Perry successfully defends Louise Selff when she is charged with killing her husband. The pressure of the trial has affected Louise so when strange things happen, it appears she killed him again when it turns out he was still alive.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Tobin ...
Rosemary Welch
Louise Selff (as Marion Moses)
Ted Harberson
Lee Farr ...
Glenn Arcott
Gene Lyons ...
Ralph Balfour
Walter Brooke ...
Deputy D.A.
Winnie Collins ...
Willa Saint Sutton (as Winifred Coffin)
Ed Allison
Geraldine Wall ...
Mrs. Stallman


Having successfully defended Louise Selff at a preliminary hearing where she was accused of murdering her missing husband, Perry Mason is now worried about her mental condition. Since she was not tried for killing her husband, Perry completes a claim on a life insurance policy which provides her with a windfall. She maintains that her dead husband's spirit visits her and makes phone calls to her. She has even made use of a spiritualist where she insists her husband has spoken to her during a séance. He tells her where to find a letter in his desk telling her to invest $300,000 in s speculative project with Glenn Arcott. Her advisor Ralph Balfour is against the investment. When Perry and Paul find her husband in her garden, apparently just shot a short time before, Louise once again finds herself in court. Determining why her husband disappeared in the first place and what he was trying to tell her through his various calls and psychic appearances is the key if Perry is to keep her ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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7 November 1965 (USA)  »

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Most tiresome client
3 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Would have liked this episode if the client hadn't been so tiresome and irritating. I had thought Perry's client who was the probation officer that rushed to the aid of his old girlfriend was my least favorite, or Noah Berry acting as the hick husband were worse,Oh, there are so many unlikeable clients. Ms McCargo plays a hysterical, whining rich woman who is so stupid, who would care if she's framed for murder? Her character has to be really irritating if I give a one star to a Raymond Burr show. I know strong, confident women were rare in those old shows, with Della as the exception. Honey West was an exception, too, but that's another show

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