Perry Mason: Season 7, Episode 13

The Case of the Wednesday Woman (2 Jan. 1964)

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Phillip Stewart about to be released from prison has been refusing to see his wife. A $500,000 diamond was stolen at the business where he worked. After he is released, he is charged with killing a detective who is looking for the gem.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Wesley Lau ...
Phillip Pine ...
Phillip Stewart
Lisa Gaye ...
Joyce Hadley
Lester Ormesby
Mrs. Helen Reed
Phyllis Hill ...
Mrs. Katherine Stewart
Thomas Webber
Jack Mallory
Alvy Moore ...
Ralph Manza ...
Amos Elwell


For some time now, Katherine Stewart has been visiting her husband Phillip every Wednesday in San Quentin prison serving a year for involuntary manslaughter. He has been serving a term for killing his employer but for the last month, he has refused all visits from his wife. He is released on parole. Katherine consults Perry Mason and is at her wits end. She is now afraid that he will do something silly that sends him back to jail so she wants Perry to offer him a job on the east coast and get state approval for it. Jack Mallory, who contacts Katherine, is a private investigator looking into the theft of the valuable Jakarta diamond that disappeared at the same time Phillip Stewart was accused of his original crime. Phillip has managed to get his old job back with the firm Reed and Webber. Webber is buying out Mrs. Reed's part of the business and brought Phillip back to save the business which Reed nearly destroyed. When Mallory is found dead however, it's Phillip who is charged with ... Written by garykmcd

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2 January 1964 (USA)  »

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In the prologue, Phillip Stewart is shown in San Quentin State Prison, serving a sentence for an involuntary manslaughter conviction. San Quentin was and is a maximum security institution intended to house the worst offenders in the California penal system, and anyone convicted of a relatively minor felony (such as involuntary manslaughter) would be sent elsewhere. See more »

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Locked room with a twist
13 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Phyllis Hill, wife of prisoner Philip Pine who went to jail on a manslaughter rap hires Perry Mason to help with her husband's parole. But when he does get paroled he gets his old job back as a salesman with a jewelry firm.

The original charge that sent Pine to jail involved him killing one of the jewelry designers. A very expensive diamond went missing at the same time and was never located. A rather unscrupulous private detective played by Michael Pate is using some devious methods to locate the missing gem involving Pine.

In a variation of the standard locked room murder, we see Pine and Pate go into an elevator and when the elevator reaches the bottom we find Pate shot dead with the murder weapon in the elevator with him and no one else. An interesting puzzle for any murder mystery fans let alone fans of Perry Mason. And its Raymond Burr who's waiting on the ground floor for the elevator who has the body appear right before him.

This show carried a lovely variety of suspects that include Lisa Gaye, Marie Windsor, Douglas Dick, and John Hoyt. All of them in the past have played bad people so no clues can be gathered by looking at the cast list.

One of the more clever Perry Mason episodes.

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