Perry Mason (1957–1966)
8.4/10
168
6 user 1 critic

The Case of the Lonely Heiress 

A lonely heiress, Marylin Clark, looks for a con man who swindled her sister through a lonely hearts magazine, leading to the sister's death. Marylin finds Charles Barnaby, but he winds up dead, and she is charged with murder.

Director:

Writers:

(based on the novel by),
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
... Perry Mason
... Della Street
... Paul Drake
... Hamilton Burger
... Lt. Tragg
... Edmund Arthur Lacey
Anna Navarro ... Delores Coterro
... Charles Barnaby
... Marylin Cartwright
... George Moore
... Agnes Sims
... Margo - Drake's Secretary
... Lt. Kramer (as Robert Williams)
... Judge
Robert McQueeney ... Dr. Lpuis J. Palmer
Edit

Storyline

Edmund Lacey runs a lonely hearts magazine where people respond to ads in it. One particular ad has been placed by a woman who says she inherited a considerable fortune and is quite good looking. She receives volumes of replies but has not responded to any of them. Lacey contacts Paul Drake to help determine who she is saying the postal service is concerned he may be abetting fraud. Paul is able to compose a letter that does get a response that Lacey intercepts. His real desire is to have the con man Charles Barnaby make contact with her to swindle her. On the other end she is looking for the man who she blames for the death of her sister. Barnaby makes contact saying he is land poor with money needed to finish drilling for oil on his property. He falls for the heiress Marylin Clark who is indeed quite beautiful. He decides to cut Lacey out of most of the profits while at the same time his female partner Delores Coterro becomes jealous of the beautiful Marylin. When Barnaby dies from ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 1958 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Drake has a secretary named Margo in this episode. See more »

Goofs

Richard Crane who plays Mr. George Moore is clearly not comfortable with the glasses he's wearing in this portrayal. Someone who's worn glasses for any time at all. Doesn't fiddle with them as much as the Moore character does. Especially in the first half of story. He nervously touches the frames without taking them off. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agnes Sims: He's here, lover.
Edmund Arthur Lacey: Who?
Agnes Sims: Who do you think? Box 96.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Old Badger Game
14 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Robert H. Harris starts out as Paul Drake's client, but it's Kathleen Crowley who ends up as Perry Mason's client accused of poisoning a confidence man.

Not that Crowley hasn't reason enough. LQ Jones and his partner Anna Navarro have a variation on the old badger game which he works on rich, but lonely people. He's got a country boy stumblebum act down pretty good, he makes Gomer Pyle look like Noel Coward. Crowley's late sister was taken in by Jones who was working a version of the old badger game with his Mexican spitfire partner Anna Navarro. Crowley is working a con on Jones with her stepbrother Richard Crane.

As the story unfolds and we know Crowley is innocent there's only one other person it could have been. Not hard to figure out. As for Harris the original client, his part in the show is badly written. I could not really figure out role in the proceedings.

Not the best of Mason shows.


1 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial