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"Perry Mason" The Case of the Silent Six (1965)

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Original Air Date:
21 November 1965 (Season 9, Episode 11)
Susan Wolfe is beaten within an inch of her life while her neighbors sit and do nothing. Her overprotective brother, Dave, an L.A. police detective, runs to the apartment to check on his sister and is knocked unconscious as a man is killed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Hopper ... Paul Drake

William Talman ... Hamilton Burger

Richard Anderson ... Lt. Steve Drumm

Skip Homeier ... Sgt. Dave Wolfe

Dianne Foster ... Linda Blakely

Cyril Delevanti ... Craig Jefferson

Virginia Gregg ... Flo Oliver

David Macklin ... Ron Peters

Hampton Fancher ... Hamp Fisher

Chris Noel ... Susan Wolfe

Tyler MacDuff ... Herb Jackson

Kenneth MacDonald ... Judge Carter
John Heath ... Arch

Walter Mathews ... Reporter
Peter Baron ... Monk Coleman
Lee Miller ... Sgt. Brice

Dale Van Sickel ... Joe Oliver (as Dale Van Sickle)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Anderson ... Police Officer / Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jesse Hibbs 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Bast  written by
Ernie Frankel  story consultant (as Ernest Frankel)
Erle Stanley Gardner  creator

Produced by
Arthur Marks .... producer
Gail Patrick .... executive producer (as Gail Patrick Jackson)
Art Seid .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Shores 
Cinematography by
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard W. Farrell 
Casting by
Harvey Clermont 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
Set Decoration by
Carl Biddiscombe 
Makeup Department
Annabell Levy .... hair stylist (as Annabell)
Irving Pringle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gordon A. Webb .... assistant director
Art Department
Ray Thompson .... properties
Sound Department
Herman Lewis .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Dalzell .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Evelyn Carruth .... wardrobe supervisor
Bob Wolfe .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Fred Steiner .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Ernie Frankel .... story consultant (as Ernest Frankel)
Orville H. Hampton .... associate story consultant
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erle Stanley Gardner  creator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min | 52 min (without commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Suspects in this case attended a party at which they were under the influence of "goofballs", 1960's slang for barbiturates.See more »
Plot holes: Lt. Drumm and Sgt. Wolfe arrive at an apartment building in response to a disturbance call. It turns out that no one living in or visiting the building called the police, so who was responsible for the call?See more »
[first lines]
Susan Wolfe:Help! Somebody, please, help me!
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Interesting mystery about six silent people, 2 January 2012
Author: kfo9494 from United States

This episode begins at an apartment complex with a girl screaming for help. The camera then begins to show people in their apartments either trying not to hear the screams or trying to cover up the noise of the screams. Thus we get the title "The Silent Six".

It just so happens the women screaming is Susan Wolfe (Chris Noel) her over-protective brother Dave Wolfe (Skip Homeier) works with Lt Drumm in homicide at the LA Police Department.

Susan has had trouble with the apartment manager named Joe Oliver. He had been making passes at Susan much to the chagrin of Sgt David Wolfe. He went so far as to tell Mr Oliver that he would 'get' him if it ever happened again.

And guess who is the first car to arrive at the screaming-- yes Lt Drumm and Sgt Wolfe. He goes running up to his sister's apartment and enters the door. He then gets hit over the head and dropping the gun to the floor. Next thing Sgt Wolfe knows is he is waking up and Mr Oliver has been shot six times with his duty weapon. And now he is charged with the murder of Mr Oliver. And Lt Drumm ask Perry to handle the case.

Mr Oliver was not the most likable person. We learn through Paul Drake that just about everyone that were the so-called 'Silent Six' had some kind of hatred for Mr Oliver. Everyone is a suspect until Perry examination of a certain witness reveals that all six were not as silent as we were lead to believe.

I like the way the story centered around people that did not want to get involve. Only after Ms Wolfe was beat to the brink of death did everyone wish they would have acted in some way. A good story and good show. Very interesting characters and all carried some type of baggage that adds to the story.

Note- I sure this has happened before but this is the first episode in the LA courthouse that I remember Perry and Hamilton Burger's table were on opposite sides. Perry is to the left of the judge and Hamilton sits to the right. Usually it is the other way around.

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