After 30 years building up his furniture manufacturing business, Axel Norstaad has decided to retire. He's also decided to donate the proceeds of the dale to the building of a children's ... See full summary »
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Dick Van Dyke,
Barry Van Dyke
After 30 years building up his furniture manufacturing business, Axel Norstaad has decided to retire. He's also decided to donate the proceeds of the dale to the building of a children's hospital in his community. Norstaad's products are renowned for their quality and craftsmanship and he thinks he's found the right man to keep up the tradition. Nothing could be further from the truth. The buyer is a con man who is out to make whatever he can out of business and then walk away. He's soon ordering cut-rate raw materials and aiming for volume sales a t low prices trading on the company's reputation to make a quick killing. When he is found dead, Axel Norstaad is charged with murder and his lawyer Perry Mason defends him. Written by
The writers who teamed up for this episode are both a couple of good TV writers who wrote for a variety of series. This script works out pretty well too.
A wood furniture owner gets involved in a deal to sell his business & donate the money to charity to build a children's hospital. Little does he or his girlfriend who is arranging the deal realize that the party buying his business is not exactly honest.
In fact, his plan is to make knock offs of the trademark furniture line, close the plant, layoff all the workers, & then skim as much money as he can out of the business in 12 months & get out. Then, he turns up murdered one afternoon, & the police suspect that the former owners temper has led to his murder.
Mason gets the job of sorting out the suspects to determine who actually killed the con man. Not an easy project as there are a lot of folks with ulterior motives available.
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