Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Festive Felon 

Before a woman dies, she leaves a certified check for $1,000,000 to her nurse which the family and their lawyer try to hide and contest. Perry is hired to obtain the check and then defend her daughter who is charged with killing the lawyer.


Earl Bellamy


Erle Stanley Gardner (characters created by), Samuel Newman

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William Hopper ... Paul Drake
William Talman ... Hamilton Burger
Ray Collins ... Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Wesley Lau ... Lt. Andy Anderson
Jon Hall ... Max Randall
Sherry Jackson ... Madeline Randall
Kathie Browne ... Carla Eden
Anne Seymour ... Hetty Randall
Jeff Morrow ... Lawton Brent
Ray Stricklyn ... Reed Brent
Gilbert Green Gilbert Green ... Chester Brent
Elisabeth Fraser ... Eloise Brent
John Howard ... Justin Grover


Just prior to her death, family patriarch Bebe Brent leaves her nurse, Hetty Randall, a certified check for $1 million. She entrusted the check to her lawyer, Justin Grover, but Hetty never received it. Hetty's daughter, Madeline, asks Perry Mason to look into it after learning about it when she overheard her mother and uncle discuss it. Madeline learns the truth from her fiancé, Reed Brent, Bebe's nephew, and she quickly makes an appointment to see Grover and find out what he is up to when he offers to tell her what is going on. When Grover is killed in a house fire that same night and Madeline is caught by the police leaving the house with Grover briefcase containing the check, Madeline is charged with murder and Perry defends her. Perry wants to know why Bebe would have left such a large sum to a nurse, but Hetty refuses to tell him. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

28 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Case of the Festive Felon" featured two future original-series Star Trek hotties - Sherry Jackson, as Andrea in Season One's "What Little Girls Are Made Of;" and Kathie Browne, the delightful Deela in Season Three's "Wink of an Eye." See more »


[first lines]
Reed Brent: [while standing his dying aunt's bedside] Shouldn't we call the doctor again, Mr. Grover?
Justin Grover: He said he'd be here in half an hour. it's ten more minutes.
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But who
20 April 2018 | by Mooseum1See all my reviews

If the daughter of BeBe is engaged to the son of one of her brothers, doesn't that make an aunt engaged to her nephew? Did I miss something?

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