Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Long-Legged Models 

Gambler Glenn Falkner is murdered by George Castle, who tries to collect a debt from Falkner's daughter, Stephanie. Castle is murdered and Stephanie is charged. The case becomes confusing when not one but three identical guns are involved.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Perry Mason
... Della Street
... Paul Drake
... Hamilton Burger
... Lt. Tragg
... Stephanie Falkner
... Eva Elliott
... George Castle
... Michael Garvin Sr.
William Swan ... Michael Garvin Jr.
... Glenn Falkner
... Judge
Ann McCrea ... Margo Winter Garvin
... Bill - Used Car Salesman
Jack Harris ... Court Clerk
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After a night of gambling, Glenn Falkner's losing streak continues so he returns to his office. George Castle enters to present Falkner's IOU for immediate payment. He hopes to force Falkner to sell him a piece of valuable property for a cheap price but Falkner refuses to sell so Castle shoots him saying Falkner's daughter will sell. Later, Castle confronts Stephanie Falkner with the IOU but she refuses saying she must talk to her adviser Michael Garvin Sr. Castle visits Garvin's secretary Eva Elliott who he put in the job and has a bad history Castle knows about. Garvin and Stephanie visit Perry who then visits Castle to put pressure on Castle for a better price knowing he is squeezing Castle who made promises about the property. After leaving, he sees Stephanie enter Castle's building followed by the police and Lt. Tragg. Castle is dead. Garvin has three identical guns one of which is the murder weapon. His son has one, he keeps one in his safe and he carries one which he gave to ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG
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17 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This episode reunites William Hopper and Alix Talton who earlier co-starred in "The Deadly Mantis." See more »

Goofs

A semi-automatic pistol is fired during the episode, but the slide does not go into battery, making it painfully obvious that the ammunition was a theatrical blank. See more »

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Joe - Stickman: And it's a winner. Winner on nine. He's alive.
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Guns for everybody!
28 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

In this episode, George Castle (Joe De Santis) plays a role where he is liken to a 1930's mobster. He is tough, rude and will do anything to advance his bank account even to the means of breaking the law. So when he is murdered I can bet that no tears were shed. I think justifiable homicide is more of a proper charge than murder.

Anyway this shady character is trying to shake down Stephanie Faulkner (Peggy McCay) by making her sell some Las Vegas property for far below value in order to pay for her dead father's debt. (Oh yes, He killed her father).

George Castle finally meets his end at a local motel just minutes before a visit by Stephanie. And for some silly reason, she just happens to have the murder weapon in her apartment when Lt Tragg makes his rounds.

She got the gun from a friend Michael Gavin Sr (Lyle Talbot) when he gave it to her for protection from Mr Castle. But there is a problem. Mr Gavin Sr owns three identical guns that he gives away like penny bubblegum. Thus Perry is left to defend Stephanie from the evidence presented by the district attorney's office.

While watching this episode you have to concentrate on the guns. At times it can be difficult but keep all eyes and ears open or you will not find the ball under the cup.

This episode needs more attention than most so it is not an easy watch. But if you 'hold-the-rope' till the end you will see one of the sweetest courtroom confessions in the entire 'Perry Mason' series. Not to mention the 'Harold and Maude' ending.


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