A nervous red headed Evelyn Bagby returns to her apartment at night after her shift as a waitress. She finds a snub nosed 38 Colt revolver in her cigarette case which is not hers. She calls Perry Mason whose answering service patches her through to him. She is calling due to a previous run-in with the police where she was accused of stealing jewelry but was acquitted. Perry has her go to a motel in Hollywood but on the way there a hooded man tries to force her off the road. She fires the gun toward the car but not at the man causing him to go off the road. She brings the gun to Perry who drives out to the scene of the accident only to find the man dead from a bullet wound and homicide there. The man killed had stolen $1500 from Evelyn when she first came to Hollywood. Paul Drake learns that two identical guns were bought by the prominent man Mervyn Aldritch for him and his fiancé, an actress. Perry decides to fire a second gun at the scene later to confuse the police to extract the ...
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The first of two appearances by Sgt. Holcomb, a thuggish homicide investigator who was Perry Mason's regular adversary before Erle Stanley Gardner created the character of Lt. Tragg. See more
During his conversation with Helene Chaney, Perry's reaction shots were obviously done on a featureless sound stage. See more
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I wanted Mr. Mason. Perry Mason. Isn't this his night number?