Prospective heiress Alice Trilling has very low self-esteem, seeing herself as ugly and unable to live up to her late father's expectations. Her father's perverse will requires her to marry before her next birthday or the family company, Trilling Toys, will be sold off. The business is being run by her uncle, Harry Trilling, who's been doing his best to get her to settle down but to no avail. Alice's emotions are best summed up by the the Angie doll, the company's best selling product which was created for Alice but exemplified a level of perfection she could never hope to achieve. Talbot Sparr is the company executive who actually made the doll and feels Harry Trilling is unsuitable to head the company, having blocked many of his ideas for new products. When Alice learns that Uncle Harry paid her new boyfriend to romance her, she confronts him. When Harry Trilling is found dead, Alice is arrested and Perry Mason defends her. Written by
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[Harry Trilling gets out of a car, unsteadily, and tries to open the back door
[rushing out to help
Mr. Trilling! What are you doing here?
I'm all right, Talbot. I can handle my own wheelchair, thank you.