Perry Mason: Season 9, Episode 19

The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise (13 Feb. 1966)

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A cop discovers that an art dealer is selling the stolen painting Sausalito Sunrise. When the cop is found dead in the gallery, Perry defends the dealer and an employee. Paul poses as a truck driver to uncover the real fencing operation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Tobin ...
Terrance Clay (credit only)
Bobbi Dane
Donald Murphy ...
Francis Clune
Mark Tapscott ...
Sgt. Deke Bradley
Bert Kannon
Peter Mamakos ...
Olaf Deering
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Estelle Gaige
Richard Angarola ...
Campbell Boyd
Stanley Clements ...
Floyd Walters


After LAPD officer Harry Marburg is shot in the stockroom of the Clune Galleries, the owner Francis Clune is suspected of the crime and the police are obviously out to get him. The officer was there investigating an art theft which Clune said he reported to the police. Lt. Drumm and Sgt. Deke Bradley to whom Marburg reported tell Perry Mason that no such call was ever made to them. At a new gallery opening, Clune's assistant, Bobbi Dane, is nearly kidnapped by two thugs but is injured and subsequently disappears from her hospital room. At the same time Paul has gone to work for Olaf Deering who runs a trucking firm that has had three hijackings of trucks with expensive cargo. He drives a rig on a secret route but an attempt is still made to steal his truck and cargo. When Clune and Bobbi are charged with Marburg's murder, it's up to Perry to find the connection with the series of truck hijackings and stolen art from the San Francisco area. It leads him to the real killer. Written by garykmcd

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13 February 1966 (USA)  »

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This is based on the same book as one of season 1's shows, The Case of The Moth-Eaten Mink. See more »


Near the end, when Lt. Steve Drumm shoots Sgt. Bradley, Bradley gets off one wild shot that knocks a large fragment out of a picture frame sitting on a table. But later, just before the final fade-out, the camera pans over to the picture frame, and the damage is gone. See more »

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The Courtroom is not where the confession takes place
2 May 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Perry Mason defends two people accused in the murder of a cop and of a trucking company executive. The killings are a month apart, but they do tie in together and knowing that should tell you who the real killer is because Raymond Burr defends no guilty clients.

This episode involves William Hopper going undercover with the trucking company and nearly getting killed in a hijack attempt. In fact one of the hijackers is killed so there are three killings in this particular episode.

There is a trial or a preliminary hearing before a judge, I guess that is California's version of a Grand Jury. But the murderer is discovered by Burr and confesses in an entirely different place. And that individual is really the only possible suspect when you figure it out logically.

When I guess the murderer the Perry Mason episode rates less, but for the change of where the confession is obtained the episode gets marks for originality.

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