Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister 

A dowdy woman comes to Perry Mason for help. Her wealthy but ailing father is being blackmailed by a disreputable private investigator for embezzling and she's afraid if her fiancé finds out, he'll break off their engagement.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Perry Mason
... Della Street
... Paul Drake
... Hamilton Burger
... Lt. Tragg
Connie Cezon ... Gertie
... Harriet Bain
... Arthur West
... Addison Doyle
... Sylvia Bain
... Ned Bain
... J. J. Stanley
... Judge
Dennis King Jr. ... Dr. Hanover
... Dr. Fisher


Private investigator Arthur West tracks down the drunk J. J. Stanley on skid row. He convinces him to make a phone call he records to Ned Bain about the two of them embezzling money from a bank. The statue of limitations on the crime are up but Bain could be sued civilly for the funds. His daughter Harriet Bain handles most of her ailing father's duties so she is summoned by West to hear the tape. She decides to contact Perry for help but he has other plans which Della persuades him to delay. Harriet is the less attractive of two daughters who is engaged to Addison Doyle. She is afraid this news will cause him to break the engagement. Perry is able to degauss a copy of the tape delaying West and allowing Paul to investigate. Ned Bain visits Stanley followed by an invitation by West for Perry and Harriet to meet him at West's apartment. Perry and Della arrive to find a note on the door and hear Harriet scream as she finds the body of Stanley in West's kitchen. West has recorded the ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

8 February 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Harriet Bain refers to her father's continuing heart condition as "acute"; the correct word is "chronic". See more »


[first lines]
[Stanley, using the name Johnson, returns to his hotel]
J. J. Stanley: My key, if you please.
Night Clerk: Here you are, Johnson.
J. J. Stanley: Thank you. Good night.
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Perry postpones a trip
11 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Wealthy Carl Benton Reid has two daughters, sexpot Tina Carver, and plain Virginia Vincent. Their father is being blackmailed by a private detective over an embezzlement charge that the statute of limitations has long passed, but Vincent is worried about the scandal as she's landed a prospective husband in Robin Hughes.

The private detective is Dan Riss and he's got a sordid reputation in the profession according to William Hopper. That gets Raymond Burr to postpone a trip to the United Kingdom to take the case which is blackmail, but graduates to murder when James Bell, Reid's former partner is murdered.

No it's not who you think it is, but the perpetrator is a most satisfactory individual to get comeuppance.

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