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 tries to force Dr. George Barnes and nurse Leona Walsh to trade a baby for a stolen book of the doctor's adoption records. Leona consults with Perry Mason for advice. When Mary K. is murdered, Leona confesses to the crime, and Perry must cut a Gordian knot of intrigue to get at the truth. Written by
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Philip Ober who plays Ralph Davis, and Josephine Hutchinson who plays Leona Walsh were both in North by Northwest shot the same year, he playing the real Lester Townsend, and she playing the phony Mrs. Townsend See more
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