Charles Sabin is a wealthy investor who has a rather gruff personality. He is leaving on a fishing trip to a remote cabin he owns but as he leaves he accuses his step-daughter Helen Watkins of stealing from him. He has a pet parrot Casanova who does a couple of tricks and parrots some funny answers. As he leaves he gives orders to his secretary Richard Waid to handle some tasks. Sabin is found dead in his cabin with a parrot saying Helen should turn over a gun. Sabin's wife Stephanie Sabin along with Helen visit Perry who handles some of Sabin's legal business for help. Perry visits the cabin where the Sheriff and a local teacher of criminology are interpreting the evidence. Perry notices a library book that leads him to the librarian Ellen Monteith who says she recently married Sabin making him a bigamist. Ellen is arrested while a Coroner's Inquest is called to determine cause of death. Coroner Andy Templet runs a very informal inquest where Perry re-interprets the evidence.
Did You Know?
One of the few times we hear the words "so help me God" at the end of an oath as a witness is being sworn in. See more
When Ellen Monteith reads the prop newspaper about the murder, one can see that the insides pages of the newspaper are blank. See more
Oh! Oh, I didn't know you were back, Charles. I didn't hear you.
Where is Waid? I want him.
Casanova the Parrot
Awk! Pretty Polly, pretty Polly. Polly wanna cracker.