Perry defends Con Bolton who is accused of killing his future step-father-in-law, Sumner Hodge. Hodge was a bombastic and demanding individual in both his personal and business life. His step-daughter Irma hated him and Sumner was dead set against the marriage, even to the point of faking an assassination attempt to try and implicate Con. In addition Irma is to inherit considerable money from her father's estate which Sumner is threatening to hold up. Even his twin brother Adrian Hodge admits that his brother is a dominating Napoleon. When Sumner is killed in a car accident - his brakes had been tampered with - Bolton is arrested. Bolton had been seen working under the car before Sumner left in it. Leo Lazaroff hated the man, believing Hodge stole an idea from his brother that made him lots of money. His business partner Jack Talley was also planning to end their business relationship and Sumner was in the process of buying him out. Written by
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Although Philip Ober is credited as only playing Sumner Hodge, he actually also plays Sumner's brother Adrian, using a wig and glasses. See more
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[to Sumner Hodge
You had no right to order my friend out of my house. Stop trying to run my life! You're not infallible. If I'm making a mistake, that's my affair. All you do is lay down the law for everybody around you!