Film producer-director Tony Fry is something of a wheeler-dealer who returns to Hollywood after completing his latest movie in Mexico. On his arm is an attractive young blond, Kathy Anders, who he informs the press is going to be his wife. It's all a publicity stunt and the press no sooner leaves that he sends her on her way but Kathy sees him kissing Joanne Pennington, wife of movie mogul, JJ Pennington. Fry has his own retinue including assistant director Howard Stark, his secretary Lydia Lawrence and personal assistant Coley Barnes who's invested $200,000 in the movie. Tony is in desperate need of cash and has 48 hours to pay his $50,000 debts in Mexico or his film footage will be seized. He turns to JJ Pennington is the hope of getting the financing he needs. Kathy has her own agenda as she blames Fry for driving her father, once a renowned movie cameraman, to drink. When Fry is found dead, Kathy is charged with murder and Perry Mason defends her in court. Written by
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