Phil Schuyler likes to have a good time but he's a songwriter and always seems to be in debt. His sister's husband pays him a visit after Phil forged his signature on a check and wants his $3000 back by the end of the day or he will go to the police. That shouldn't be a problem for Phil since he's also a blackmailer, planning to get the money from Damion White. Damion's wife Mona is approached by Jerry Janda who wants to use a new song - Pearls and Jade - he says was written by Alex Chase. However, Mona recognizes it as a song she thinks was written by Damion so she confronts Alex. Phil contacts Damion ultimately wanting $50,000 but Damion refuses to pay. When Phil is found dead and White is charged with the crime, Perry Mason defends him. He finds that several people had motives including a spurned girlfriend and another songwriter whose most recent hit may not have been his own. The fact that Phil was killed on Halloween is the vital clue that leads to a solution.
Did You Know?
James Forrest's character Phil Schuyler is murdered when a plugged-in space heater is tossed into the bathtub in which he's bathing. Sean Connery as James Bond kills a villain in "Goldfinger" (1964) by tossing a plugged-in fan into a filled bathtub into which the villain had landed. "Shocking." See more
In the final courtroom series, shots showing the spectators with the bailiff in the background also show the spectators in the aisle seats behind the defense table. Throughout this series, the person in the front row changes from a man in a suit, white shirt, and tie to a woman (Mona). See more
Yeah, some trick.
Considering the results, wouldn't you say it was more of a treat?