Perry Mason is approached by a beautiful woman, Arlene Dowling, who wants him to recover a house trailer that was recently stolen. It's an odd case from the beginning and when the trailer is quickly located, she's prepared to buy it off the vendor rather than just take possession. When Perry learns that Arlene's father is in prison having been convicted in the Mercantile Bank theft, he thinks there's far more going on than meets the eye. After Perry receives $1500 in the mail, he's pretty sure he's being set up. A meeting with Arlene's friend George L. Ballard confirms Perry's suspicions. DA Hamilton Burger soon has Perry in the Grand Jury room and when Perry's testimony contradicts that of a police detective, Burger charges him with perjury. Meanwhile, Arlene's dad's work partner Ballard is murdered and she is charged. Perry agrees to defend her but in a strange turn of events, is also called as a witness for the prosecution. Written by
Did You Know?
This is the only episode of the 200+ TV episodes over 9 seasons where Della gives Perry a kiss. Though it's only on the cheek, it's the only kiss they share until The Case of the Tell-tale Talk Show Host in the series of Perry Mason movies. See more
Color of unmarked police car tailing Perry Mason's car changes color from dark to light repeatedly. See more
[At a restaurant, Burger has had to admit that he was wrong accusing Mason of perjury
The least I can do is buy you lunch.
Amy, one order of crow. He'll eat it here.