Perry Mason is approached by a beautiful woman, Arlene Dowling, who wants him to recover a house trailer that was recently stolen. It's an odd case from the beginning and when the trailer is quickly located, she's prepared to buy it off the vendor rather than just take possession. When Perry learns that Arlene's father is in prison having been convicted in the Mercantile Bank theft, he thinks there's far more going on than meets the eye. After Perry receives $1500 in the mail, he's pretty sure he's being set up. A meeting with Arlene's friend George L. Ballard confirms Perry's suspicions. DA Hamilton Burger soon has Perry in the Grand Jury room and when Perry's testimony contradicts that of a police detective, Burger charges him with perjury. Meanwhile, Arlene's dad's work partner Ballard is murdered and she is charged. Perry agrees to defend her but in a strange turn of events, is also called as a witness for the prosecution.
Did You Know?
When Perry Mason is summoned to the grand jury, there are only six jurors present. A grand jury will consist of 12 to 23 jurors. A petit jury can have as few as six jurors. See more
The currency shown in this episode is obvious stage money. See more
Ever hear the story of the little girl who has nothing to wear? She wants to talk to you.
Heh. All right, Della, I give up.
No joke. She lives in a trailer, and somebody stole it. Trailer hitch and all, along with everything she owns.