Perry Mason: Season 1, Episode 30

The Case of the Screaming Woman (26 Apr. 1958)

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An elderly nurse visits Perry for advice but leaves not listening. Later, she arrives at the police station to confess to killing a columnist who is using a book she stole from a doctor to blackmail him into giving her a baby of her own.

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Connie Cooper
Berry Kroeger ...
Eugene Jarech
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Leona Walsh
Arthur Shields ...
Dr. George Barnes
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Mary K. Davis
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Ralph Davis
Karin Booth ...
Susan Marshall
Don Gardner ...
Bob Shroeder
Morris Ankrum ...
Judge Cameron
Phil Arnold ...
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Influential columnist Mary K. Davis desperately wants a baby in order to keep her diplomat husband, Ralph Davis, from leaving her for another woman. She enters the office of Dr. George Barnes and nurse Leona Walsh to steal a book of the doctor's adoption records. She will return the book if Dr. Barnes will provide her a baby which she has told her husband she is expecting in order to keep him. After visiting Davis at her home to plead for the book, Leona consults with Perry Mason for advice. Dr. Barnes runs a hospital where single women who are pregnant enter under the alias of the woman who is going to adopt the baby. Dr. Barnes then generates false birth certificates under the false names. The book contains all the records on such births. Mary's secretary visit's Mary's lawyer, Eugene Jarech, who then visits Perry hoping to share the information in the book, illegally. When Mary K. is murdered, Leona confesses to the crime, and Perry must cut a Gordian knot of intrigue to get at the... Written by richardann

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26 April 1958 (USA)  »

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Newspaper Headlines Los Angeles Chronicle "Extra" Sunrise Edition: "Mary K. Davis Murdered", "Nurse Confesses to Crime", "Claims Self-Defense", "Court Seeks Adjournment", "Comment", "State Man Held Captive 30 Hours By Three Bandits", "Building -- Under --"(partially shown) See more »

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Dr. Barnes's first name in the closing credits is listed as George and Mason uses the name George once. However, in court, Hamilton Burger refers to him as Dr. Philip Barnes. See more »

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Hated Mason's client
15 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one case where I wished Perry's client would have been convicted. I love Raymond Burr and Perry Mason, but these 1950's women are irritating. I grew up in the 50's and know how horrible it was for unwed mothers. Everybody commented about how awful the murder victim was and she was no peach, but I could gladly see Perry's client walk the green mile. Perry's client is so stupid she confesses to a murder she didn't commit. She's such a loyal employee, she made this viewer gag. Even so, I recommend this episode as good viewing. I love to see Ethel's (Vivian Vance) husband in these roles. He's never likable. Ruta Lee is also attractive and good, but did she have to be so dumb? Better than most programs on today even with the women's roles being so dated.


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