Perry Mason defends Mona Stanton Harvey, who is accused of murdering her sculptor-husband's model, Bonnie. Unbeknown to her, her husband, Hannibal Harvey, was being blackmailed by Nonno Volente, who threatened to send Mona's love letters to him from a long-ago relationship to a scandal magazine. Hannibal has been trying everything to find the $10,000 Volente has demanded but, with Mona in Seattle tending to a sick friend, no one at the family business, Staunton Press, will help him out. Everyone there is under pressure with a lock on funds due to a fight between Everett Stanton and Rex Ainsley over the future of the company. He concocts a scheme, with Bonnie writing him a blackmail note. Mona's uncle, Everett Stanton, agrees to get him the money right away. The money is delivered but Bonnie is found dead, leading to Mona's arrest. It's left to Perry to sort it all out and find the killer.
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Dan Tobin plays Dickens in this episode. He would later become a regular for the ninth and final season as Terence Clay, restaurateur. See more
Perry Mason says to Jason Foster (Richard Anderson) that his sister, Susan Foster, would like to speak to him. Jason Foster says Yes, where is she? Then Susan Foster, who is standing only a foot or so to his left says I'm right here. In reality it would be virtually impossible for him to not be able to see her standing next to him. But when Perry tells Jason that his sister would like to speak to him his sister is not on camera until she peaks her line. Thus the illusion that because the viewer can't see her then the other character's can not see her either. See more
[to taxicab driver
Thank you. Here you are son. Keep the change.