Womanizing businessman Loring Lamont, Jr. wants one of the stenos, Arlene Ferris, to work late. He disappoints his own secretary, Edith Bristol, by giving her the night off. Junior sabotages Ferris's car, so she has to ride with him. On a pretext, he takes Arlene to his Malibu beach house. The Asian caretaker for Lamont Sr., Oolong Kim, asks Junior to repay a long overdue $2,000 loan, which the young slacker blows off. He makes a heavy move on Arlene, who runs out of the house on foot. He chases her in his car and then on foot along the road. Arlene manages to double back and swipe Lamont's car, knocking him into the mud in the bargain. She returns the car to his apartment in town so as not to be accused of stealing it. The next morning her friend Madge suggests Arlene consult with Mason due to the charges Lamont might bring against her. Lamont is found stabbed to death, and Arlene is charged with murder. Perry Mason plays games with Lt. Tragg's identification witness and is accused ... Written by
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The use of initials was important in this episode. O.K. was stressed throughout the show. At the end, Della was seen wearing a necklace with her initials, DS. See more
As Perry would say, Murder is never funny.
The end credits list a character named Colong Kim. But it should have said Oolong Kim. There was quite a point made several times about trying to locate someone with initials O.K. Oolong Kim was questioned about whether he was ever referred to as "O.K." And his name, which was pronounced clearly several times during the show, was "Oolong," not "Colong." See more