Perry Mason: Season 6, Episode 9

The Case of the Weary Watchdog (29 Nov. 1962)

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Della is on the hook to Perry for $25,000 but more importantly may go to prison for helping a friend charged with murder who was being blackmailed. Perry must not only prove his client but his trusted secretary innocent as well.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Wesley Lau ...
Janet Brent
Zaneta Holmes
Edward Franklin
C. C. Chang
Alton Brent
Judy Dan ...
Trixie Tong
Dean Chang
Philip Ahn ...
James Wong


Della Street is shocked when her good friend Janet Brent asks to borrow $25,000. Della doesn't have anywhere near that kind of money but when she talks to Perry about it, he unquestioningly lends her the money. Janet is being blackmailed by Edward Franklin who runs a gallery specializing in oriental art objects. He gladly accepts her money but reneges only his promise to return embarrassing photos to her. When Franklin is found dead, Janet is accused of murder and Della is told she will charged with being an accomplice. Janet isn't the only one who had problems with Franklin however. It seems that a rare object he recently sold for $10,000 may only be worth $50 and family of a local restaurant owner may be trying to return Chinese art objects to their homeland. To solve the case, Perry will have to involve himself in another court proceeding at the very moment the jury is deciding Janet's fate. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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29 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Della accused by DA's office as an accomplice to murder- Good show
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Della Street's friend, Janet Holmes, is being blackmailed by an employee of her husband's oriental art gallery. She asked Della for $25,000 to pay the employee, Edward Franklin, the money for some photos. Since Della does not have that kind of money, she asked Perry. Perry without any knowledge of the situation agrees to give Della the money. When Janet gives Edward the money he refuses to give her the pictures. He claims that he now wants 50% of the gallery business.

During a dinner party, Edward comes up to Janet's husband and asked if he can talk with him after the party. This upsets Janet that when Edward and her are privately together, she pulls a gun on him and demands the pictures. Edward tries to take the gun put is hit over the with a item that knocks him out.

Later Edward is found dead and Janet is the suspect. The police pulled Janet's car over a few minutes later but the only person in the car is Della. Hamilton Burger advises that if Janet is charged with murder then Della would be charged as an accomplice.

There is also another situation going on in this show where the oriental gallery sold a 'weary watchdog' figurine to a lady named Zaneta Holmes. Ms Homes was charged $10,000 for the figurine but has found out that the statue is worth less that $50.

When the figurine is stolen- a friend of Perry's, CC Chang, advises that he stole the item. He tells Perry that he wants to send the statue back to his native land in China. But Perry believes that his story is not on the up-and-up.

In this episode we get a great mystery. Not only does Perry have to defend Janet and protect Della- he also has to effect the hearing of CC Chang. And it will be strange when Edward Franklin is found to be a cad in both court hearings. But both will tie the entire episode together.

A very entertaining episode that was fun to watch.

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