Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Floating Stones 

Juli Eng is in Hong Kong after her grandfather's death who had left her a small fortune in diamonds but they are missing. She trails two men by ship to San Francisco where she is caught leaving the office of one them who is stabbed.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Perry Mason
... Della Street
... Paul Drake
... Lt. Tragg (credit only)
... Gilbert Tyrell
... Juli Eng
... Lorraine Iverson
Gertrude Flynn ... Agatha Culpepper
... District Attorney
... Customs Inspector Wendel
Jerry Oddo ... Ralph Iverson
James Forrest ... Tudor Sherwin
... Louis Kew
... Mr. Eng
... Judge


Juli Eng, in Los Angeles, learns from her grandfather, in Hong Kong, by telephone, that he has just bought a small fortune in diamonds. He dies of natural causes so, when Juli arrives for the reading of his will, she looks for the diamonds but they are nowhere to be found. She contacts her lawyer, Perry, in Los Angeles and is convinced they were stolen by Tudor Sherwin. In fact, the manager of her grandfather's Los Angeles office, Ralph Iverson, is the thief. Iverson is taking a ship back to the USA and partners with a professional thief and smuggler, Gilbert Terrell, to smuggle the diamonds into the United States. Juli is able to get on the same ship with Sherwin and Iverson at the last minute by taking a pilot boat to the ship after it had left the dock. U.S. Customs are on the lookout for Tyrell, thanks to a shipboard snoop and Perry, but they can find nothing when he arrives. When Iverson is literally stabbed in the back and found by Perry as Juli leaves Iverson's office, Juli is ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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21 November 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Final television appearance of actor Jerry Oddo. He made two appearances on Perry Mason in 1963, but then gave up acting. Oddo finally passed away in 2003--nearly 40 years after this episode aired. See more »


[first lines]
Mr. Eng: [placing diamonds into a pouch] Ah, yes, I remember these... from happier days. But, uh, it is only right I tell you, and you tell your honored father, these stones are worth far more than $40,000.
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an episode to forget
3 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of "Perry Mason" I watched many shows during the 60's and repeats in the 80's. I was thrilled to see this episode because I could not remember ever seeing this title. After seeing the episode I can now understand why it is forgettable.

It started out well with diamonds being taking from an older Asian gentleman and so the show begins. However donating nearly the entire show to the diamonds- the murder has very little to do with the diamonds.

From Hong Kong to San Francisco we get poor performances out of nearly everyone in the cast. Not only is the story confusing but the cast seems to be lost on how this is all going to come together. But have no fear. The writers sum it all up in 20 seconds when a court spectator makes a confession that is as sad and even more confusing than what the diamonds have to do with the story.

Anyway as much as I love "Perry Mason" this is one that you can pass on. From the plot to the guest actors this is a mess. And the only thing missing from the Asian stereotype is the line "We need more Calgon".

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