Allan Winford is a small time oil operator working for oil tycoon Jerome Klee whose only goal is money. When Klee decides to delay for 10 years the production of an oil field Winford discovered, he is murdered. Winford is charged.

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Jerome Klee
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Jason Rohan
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Mirabel Corum
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Harry Lannon
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Jerome Klee is a powerful and much disliked businessman. He's made his fortune in the oil industry and his sole goal in life seems to be make as much money as he possibly can. He's contracted with Allen Winford to drill a test well on ranch land owned by Jason Rohan. Oil is found there but he decides not to exercise his option having just signed a lucrative deal with the Prince of a Middle East country. That's bad news for Winford, whose small company would have finally made the big time nor for Rohan, who has been spending money he's not yet been paid. At home, Klee has dropped his long-time mistress in favor of a young French actress. An attempt is made on Klee's life when someone shoots at him. Winford who is with him sees the shooter and knocks Klee down saving his life. Besides Winford, Klee has taken advantage of the others who work for him. All in all, it's no surprise when Klee is found murdered with Winford's monkey ranch and his truck is seen leaving the scene. When Winford ... Written by garykmcd

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3 April 1966 (USA)  »

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Not many tears shed for this homicide
7 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those episodes where the murderer should have been rewarded with a pardon instead of jail time. It would seem that the world is now a better place- but that is a judgment call.

Anyway, the story is about a older farmer, Jason Rohan, who is mad that his wife let an drilling company test his ground for oil. At first he is upset to the point of shooting at the men. But when told that the land has oil and could be worth millions, now Jason is all in. He buys cars and new clothes as the test continues.

The person that is financing the drilling is a oil baron named Jerome Klee. He is the nasty man that only cares about money and steps on everyone in his way. He decides to cap the oil on Rohan's land instead of drilling. This is going to put Jason Rohan, the land owner that has spend thousands, near bankrupt. When Allan Winford, of the drilling company, wants to announce the oil find- Jerome threatens him with 'never working in the industry again'. Jerome Klee is use to getting his way and no one is going to stop him or change his mind including Perry Mason.

Then for some strange reason, the oil baron gets a note and goes out to his oil company at night. Jerome gets hit over the head with a wrench and dies. The wrench belongs to Allan Winford and he is seen driving off right after the murder. Perry will defend Allan in court for the murder charge.

Nearly everyone in the cast is a suspect. In fact most people feel relieved that Jerome is dead which will have Perry's plate full as he takes this murder to court. Perry will cross-examine most of the suspects on the witness stand in order to get to the truth of the matter.

The only problem with the story is perhaps a little too crowded since there are many people to choose from. When the final moments of the show appear, the circumstance surrounding the murder would be something the viewer would not know until Perry presents the evidence. But with that said it was still a good watch for viewers.


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