Perry Mason

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Based on the detective fiction of Erle Stanley Gardner, 'Perry Mason' follows a brilliant Los Angeles defense attorney as he clears the names of clients in seemingly hopeless predicaments. Through surprise witnesses, stern cross-examination and an uncanny ability to use the prosecution's own evidence to his advantage, Mason (Raymond Burr) always gets the bad guys to confess or get caught up in their own web of lies.

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Ep 1: The Case of the Restless Redhead

A woman claims she was menaced by a car driven by a hooded assailant, whom she shot at with a revolver. When the police find a body in a car wreck with a bullet wound, she is wanted for murder. Aired: 9/21/1957

Ep 2: The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece

When his stepbrother is found dead, a man is charged with murder and is accused of using his sleepwalking as a cover-up. Aired: 9/28/1957

Ep 3: The Case of the Nervous Accomplice

Sybil Granger hires Mason to help her buy stock in her estranged husband's oil company on the sly. By this, Sybil hopes to force her husband's latest girlfriend, Roxy Howard, out of the company and his life altogether. Aired: 10/5/1957

Ep 4: The Case of the Drowning Duck

Donald Briggs is an unscrupulous private investigator hired by Clyde Waters to uncover information about Marv Adams, his daughter's fiance. Briggs learns that Marv Adams' father was Ben Devereaux, who was convicted of murder 18 years ago. Aired: 10/12/1957

Ep 5: The Case of the Sulky Girl

An impetuous niece who demands her trust fund be released comes to Mason for help. But it's her boyfriend who needs defending when he is charged with murdering her controlling uncle. Aired: 10/19/1957

Ep 6: The Case of the Silent Partner

Harry Bright and Chuck Clark were once best friends and business partners, until Margaret entered the picture. Margaret, a young woman on the make, entranced Chuck into marrying her. When Margaret is found shot to death, Harry is arrested. Aired: 10/26/1957

Ep 7: The Case of the Angry Mourner

Carla Adrian is having trouble fending off amorous neighbor Mark Cushing. When another neighbor hears a shot and a woman's scream in Mark Cushing's cabin, it's not long before the police discover Cushing's dead body and arrest Mrs. Belle Adrian. Aired: 11/2/1957

Ep 8: The Case of the Crimson Kiss

Fay Allison is getting married in a few days to Dane Grover. Her roommate, Anita Bonsal, is having a clandestine affair with a married man, Carver Clement. When Aunt Louise arrives early one morning to see Fay, she finds Fay and Anita both unconscious. Aired: 11/9/1957

Ep 9: The Case of the Vagabond Vixen

Hollywood producer John Addison picks up an attractive young hitchhiker. Far from innocent, she turns out to be a blackmailer and a witness to a murder with which Addison is charged. Aired: 11/16/1957

Ep 10: The Case of the Runaway Corpse

Ed Davenport fears that his wife is trying to poison him. Later, Davenport falls ill and blames her from his deathbed. After he dies, his body disappears. Aired: 11/23/1957

Ep 11: The Case of the Crooked Candle

While Martha Bradford is waiting for her appointment at a beauty parlor, she meets Rita Bradford, who apparently also is married to her husband and lives at the same address. Soon, Mr. Bradford turns up dead. Aired: 11/30/1957

Ep 12: The Case of the Negligent Nymph

Mason and Paul Drake are on a fishing trip when they spot a young woman being pursued by vicious guard dogs on an island estate. After the two men pull her from the ocean, it is discovered that in her possession is a note intended for her employer, accusing him of killing his rich uncle. Aired: 12/7/1957

Ep 13: The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink

Restaurateur Morey Allen, a friend of Mason and Della's, contacts Mason after his waitress, Dixie Dayton, is struck by a car while fleeing the restaurant after spotting a man stalking her. Aired: 12/14/1957

Ep 14: The Case of the Baited Hook

Robert Dawson confronts Albert Tydings, his partner, about $80,000 missing from Carol Stanley's trust account. Tydings admits he embezzled the money and blackmails Dawson into keeping quiet. Aired: 12/21/1957

Ep 15: The Case of the Fan-Dancer's Horse

After witnessing an automobile accident, Mason comes to represent the driver of the vehicle, an exotic dancer charged with murder. Aired: 12/28/1957

Ep 16: The Case of the Demure Defendant

Nadine Marshall lives with her Uncle Martin and Captain Hugo. She comes home excited one day with the news of her engagement to John Locke. When she tells her uncle, he shows her disquieting papers about her family. Aired: 1/4/1958

Ep 17: The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary

Arlene Dowling reports the theft of all her belongings, including a diary detailing a bank heist. Aired: 1/11/1958

Ep 18: The Case of the Cautious Coquette

Mason navigate his way through a hornet's nest of murder, hit-and-run, secret marriage and a missing witness. Aired: 1/18/1958

Ep 19: The Case of the Haunted Husband

Hitchhiking because her purse was stolen, Claire Olger is picked up by Michael Greeley. Intoxicated, he loses control of the car and collides with an oncoming truck. Arriving at the scene of the accident, the police find Claire alone in the car and the truck driver dead. Aired: 1/25/1958

Ep 20: The Case of the Lonely Heiress

Heiress Marilyn Cartright places an ad in a magazine in order to find love and companionship. In reality, Marilyn is looking for the con artist who swindled and drove her sister to suicide. Aired: 2/1/1958

Ep 21: The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister

Arthur West, a disreputable private investigator, has found J. J. Stanley in a cheap motel. He knows Stanley and his partner, Ned Bain, were involved in the embezzlement of the Texas National Bank. He wants to blackmail Bain into giving him money to keep quiet. Aired: 2/8/1958

Ep 22: The Case of the Fugitive Nurse

Janet Norris is charged with poisoning her doctor husband just before he flew to his death in his private plane. Further investigation reveals that Dr. Norris did not die in the plane crash and that he is in Mexico with his nurse mistress. Aired: 2/15/1958

Ep 23: The Case of the One-Eyed Witness

Della and Mason's dinner at a fancy French restaurant is interrupted by a phone call and an envelope containing $500 from a mysterious woman named Marian Fargo. She wants him to make an exchange: the money for some documents. Aired: 2/22/1958

Ep 24: The Case of the Deadly Double

When Robert Crane is charged with the murder of his sister's estranged husband, Mason needs the testimony of sister Helen Reed to clear him of the charge. Unfortunately for all concerned, Helen suffers from multiple personality disorder. Aired: 3/1/1958

Ep 25: The Case of the Empty Tin

Doris Hocksley is shown a personal ad in a Los Angeles newspaper for locating the daughter of Adam Hocksley and providing proof of same. A friend, John Lowell, suggests she pursue the idea to prove she is the rightful heir to the Adam Hocksley estate. Aired: 3/8/1958

Ep 26: The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife

Frank Lawton goes to visit old friend Scott Shelby and ends up being charged with his muder. Fortunately for Lawton, Mason is another old friend of his. Aired: 3/15/1958

Ep 27: The Case of the Desperate Daughter

Stefan Riker has come from Germany seeking the woman posing as Lisa Bannister. Attempting to help her stepmother, Doris Bannister pretends to be romantically interested in Stefan Riker. Aired: 3/22/1958

Ep 28: The Case of the Daring Decoy

Daniel Conway is involved in a vicious proxy war with Warner Griffith for control of an oil company. Conway's secretary, Rose Calvert, is spying for Griffith. When Rose is found dead, Conway fears he's being framed for murder and approaches Mason. Aired: 3/29/1958

Ep 29: The Case of the Hesitant Hostess

When Albert Sanders is charged with the murder of Kim Lane, Mason offers to defend him free of charge because he knows Sanders is still devastated over the accidental death of his wife and children eight years before. Aired: 4/5/1958

Ep 30: The Case of the Screaming Woman

Gossip columnist Mary K. Davis is found murdered and it seems there is no shortage of suspects. Aired: 4/26/1958

Ep 31: The Case of the Fiery Fingers

When wealthy Louise Gordon is poisoned to death her nurse is charged with the crime. Mason does some digging and discovers that the first wife of the victim's husband also died of poisoning. Is the husband really the culprit or could it be someone else? Aired: 5/3/1958

Ep 32: The Case of the Substitute Face

Mason and Della are traveling on a cruise ship returning to Los Angeles from Vancouver. Carl Houser jumps overboard and is presumed drowned. Houser later turns up on shore but with a bullet wound in his body. Aired: 5/10/1958

Ep 33: The Case of the Long-Legged Models

Racketeer George Castle kills Las Vegas hotel owner Glenn Faulkner over a gambling debt and sets his sights on land inherited by Faulkner's daughter, Stephanie. When Castle turns up murdered as well, Stephanie finds herself the number one suspect. Aired: 5/17/1958

Ep 34: The Case of the Gilded Lily

Enid Griffin, the secretary of Stewart Brent, attempts to commit suicide after learning her boss has married. Arthur Binney attempts to blackmail Stewart Brent with facts about his new wife having been in jail for fraud. When Binny turns up dead, Brent is framed for his murder, but confesses to protect his wife. Aired: 5/24/1958

Ep 35: The Case of the Lazy Lover

Attempting to miss hitting her stepfather's car, Patricia Faxon swerves as she enters her driveway and hits the hedges. After asking her stepfather, Bertrand Allred, to move his car, he finds Bob Fleetwood badly hurt next to the hedges. Aired: 5/31/1958

Ep 36: The Case of the Prodigal Parent

When Philip Larkin, the owner of an import-export company, is murdered, his step-father, Joseph Harrison, is charged. Aired: 6/7/1958

Ep 37: The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde

A visit from an attractive blonde sporting a black eye segues into a case concerning a wealthy man's long-lost grandson and murder. Aired: 6/14/1958

Ep 38: The Case of the Terrified Typist

While a woman is searching the office of the South African Diamond Company, George Baxter enters to meet Walter Lumis and Duane Jefferson. He notices things in disarray and tries to question the woman, but she makes her escape and seeks out Mason. Aired: 6/21/1958

Ep 39: The Case of the Rolling Bones

When Daniel Reed finds himself being blackmailed by an old business partner from his time in Alaska, Mason must first save him from the insane asylum and then the gas chamber. Aired: 6/28/1958

Ep 40: The Case of the Corresponding Corpse

Mason receives a telephone call from George Beaumont, a man who supposedly died in a plane crash nearly three years earlier. In reality, Beaumont missed the plane and after hearing about the accident decided to disappear. Aired: 9/20/1958

Ep 41: The Case of the Lucky Loser

Mason has all kinds of trouble when a murder brings him into the tangled financial and personal affairs of the wealthy Balfour family. Aired: 9/27/1958

Ep 42: The Case of the Pint-Sized Client

Robbers lift a bundle from the Hargrove Finance Company and Frank Anderson is murdered in the aftermath. Anthony "Pop" Renzi is identified as one of the robbers and charged with both the robbery and the murder. Mason sets out to clear him of both charges. Aired: 10/4/1958

Ep 43: The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant

Major Frank Lessing, a payroll officer on an Army base, is found murdered and Sergeant Joseph Dexter is charged with the crime. The case hinges on a payroll robbery committed in the Philippines years before. Aired: 10/11/1958

Ep 44: The Case of the Curious Bride

Rhoda Reynolds is charged with murdering her blackmailing ex-husband, Arthur Kane. At the trial, Mason moves the proceedings to the room in which Kane was murdered in order to re-enact the fatal night. Aired: 10/18/1958

Ep 45: The Case of the Buried Clock

Slimy Jack Hardisty embezzles $100,000 from his father-in-law, Dr. Blane. The greedy Hardisty then tries to blackmail the doctor for more. Mason is hired by Dr. Blane to put an end to Hardisty's machinations but before he can swing into action Hardisty is found dead. Aired: 11/1/1958

Ep 46: The Case of the Married Moonlighter

A moonlighting school teacher is charged with the murder of an acquaintance he had taken home after the man had earlier raised a disturbance at his night job at a cafe. Aired: 11/8/1958

Ep 47: The Case of the Jilted Jockey

Jockey Tic Barton is in a mess of trouble. First, he's fired when his horse loses a fixed race and then he's charged with murder after confronting Johnny Starr, the man actually responsible for the fix. And, oh yes, Tic's wife was having an affair. Aired: 11/15/1958

Ep 48: The Case of the Purple Woman

An art collector, Rufus Varner, is told by a reputable art critic that one of his most prized paintings, "The Purple Woman," is a forgery. Aired: 12/6/1958

Ep 49: The Case of the Fancy Figures

Martin Ellis is sent to jail for stealing the sum of $300,000. Ellis is later exonerated thanks to evidence discovered by his wife and the real thief, Charles Brewster, is arrested for the theft. Brewster manages to get out of jail on bail but later turns up dead. Aired: 12/13/1958

Ep 50: The Case of the Perjured Parrot

The courtroom action in this episode takes place at a coroner's inquest as a parrot holds the key to freeing suspect Ellen Sabin from blame in the murder of her husband. Aired: 12/20/1958

Ep 51: The Case of the Shattered Dream

Sarah Werner asks Mason to find her husband, Hugo Werner, who ran off with her inheritance. Hugo, now using the name Hans Breel, is working on a gem scam but his scheme backfires when he is murdered and Sarah is charged with the crime. Aired: 1/3/1959

Ep 52: The Case of the Borrowed Brunette

Eva Martell is hired out of numerous candidates by Melvin Slater to impersonate a woman named Helen Reynolds. Eva is paid extremely well and given a nice apartment for assuming the identity of Helen. Aired: 1/10/1959

Ep 53: The Case of the Glittering Goldfish

An inventor of a cure for sick fish is charged with the murder of the purchaser of a pet fish store. Aired: 1/17/1959

Ep 54: The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll

When Millie Crest assumes another woman's identity after an embezzlement scheme, she ends up stabbing an intruder in self-defense—but, of course, things are not what they seem. Aired: 1/24/1959

Ep 55: The Case of the Fraudulent Photo

While investigating corruption in a Northport Hospital project, District Attorney Brander Harris is the victim of a setup, resulting in an incriminating photo. When one of the men who may be trying to besmirch Harris's name ends up dead, Harris is charged with murder. Aired: 2/7/1959

Ep 56: The Case of the Romantic Rogue

After con man Stacey Chandler and Helen Harvey are married in Vegas, Chandler's former associate and scheming con woman, Irene Wallace, is found murdered. Aired: 2/14/1959

Ep 57: The Case of the Jaded Joker

Danny Ross is a television comedian who has been promised a television show and desperately needs to make a comeback. Charles Goff, advertising executive who promised Danny a new show, double-crosses Ross and offers the show to another comedian. When Goff turns up dead, Ross is the prime suspect. Aired: 2/21/1959

Ep 58: The Case of the Caretaker's Cat

Wealthy Peter Baxter decides to test the loyalty of his heirs. He pretends to change his will cutting them all out and leaving his entire estate to groundskeeper James Hing. Aired: 3/7/1959

Ep 59: The Case of the Stuttering Bishop

Bishop Arthur Mallory is met in his hotel room by Wallace Lang, an associate of a wealthy man named Charles Burroughs. He is warned through physical violence to stop looking for Burroughs' granddaughter. Aired: 3/14/1959

Ep 60: The Case of the Lost Last Act

Playwright Ernest Royce is found shot to death in the same manner as a character in one of his un-produced plays. The play deals with characters very close to real people and the real-life murder of a New York underworld figure. Aired: 3/21/1959

Ep 61: The Case of the Bedeviled Doctor

Dr. David Craig discovers that tapes of conversations with his psychiatric patients are missing and being used for blackmail purposes. When the suspected thief and blackmailer, Mark Douglas, turns up murdered, Craig is charged with the crime. Aired: 4/4/1959

Ep 62: The Case of the Howling Dog

Evelyn Forbes escapes from a mental institution only to be charged with murder. The key to the case is a dog that continues to howl no matter what. Aired: 4/11/1959

Ep 63: The Case of the Calendar Girl

A building contractor is charged with the murder of a wealthy political Mr. fix-it. Aired: 4/18/1959

Ep 64: The Case of the Petulant Partner

Harry Bright and Chuck Clark were once best friends and business partners until Margaret entered the picture. Margaret was a much younger woman on the make who entranced Chuck into marrying her. When Margaret is found shot to death, Harry is arrested for murder. Aired: 4/25/1959

Ep 65: The Case of the Dangerous Dowager

Matilda Benson is a tough old broad who rules her children with an iron hand and the promises in her will. When Benson and her brood become involved in a gambling scandal and the death of a nightclub owner, Mason looks into the matriarch's matter. Aired: 5/9/1959

Ep 66: The Case of the Deadly Toy

Martin Selkirk is a major league rotter who wants Claire Allison in the worst way, even though she's dating Dirk Benedict. Selkirk has Dirk's jaw broken and begins sending Claire threatening mail. Then Selkirk is murdered in his beach house. Aired: 5/16/1959

Ep 67: The Case of the Spanish Cross

Young Jimmy Morrow can't seem to catch a break. Already on probation for car theft, he's charged with stealing a valuable Spanish cross and killing its owner. Mason feels sorry for the kid and decides to take the case. Aired: 5/30/1959

Ep 68: The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom

Mason returns to his office late one night and finds an attractive woman climbing into his balcony window. She claims to be Virginia Colfax, the secretary of Ed Garvin, who has an office next door to Mason's. Aired: 6/13/1959

Ep 69: The Case of the Lame Canary

Ruth Prescott wants to divorce Walter Prescott so she can be with her true love, Jimmy MacLaine. After a brush with death, Ruth becomes convinced that Walter is trying to kill her, but then Walter turns up dead. Aired: 6/27/1959

Ep 70: The Case of the Spurious Sister

Bruce Chapman returns home early from a business trip to find that his wife, Marie, wants a divorce. Chapman is shocked at this turn of events because he thought his wife had recently been strangled to death. Aired: 10/3/1959

Ep 71: The Case of the Watery Witness

Lorna Thomas is a has-been actress who once gave up her baby for adoption and lived to regret it. George Clark discovers that his wife might be Lorna's long-lost daughter and begins to see dollar signs. Aired: 10/10/1959

Ep 72: The Case of the Garrulous Gambler

Larry Benton is a hard-luck guy. He gets in an argument in a poker game and knocks Mike Granger out cold. Then he is informed him that Granger is dead. Aired: 10/17/1959

Ep 73: The Case of the Blushing Pearls

Mitsuo Kamuri has been seeing a great deal of Grover Nichols, son of wealthy businessman Hudson Nichols. Nichols doesn't approve of his son's relationship and when Mitsuo is "caught" with a string of valuable pearls belonging to Mrs. Nichols, he agrees to absolve her if she stops seeing his son. Aired: 10/24/1959

Ep 74: The Case of the Startled Stallion

Wealthy rancher John Brant forecloses on Jo Ann Blanchard's mortgage and takes possession of her prized stallion. Jo Ann goes to Mason for help in getting the horse back but soon needs his aid in getting her off a murder charge. Aired: 10/31/1959

Ep 75: The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma

Donna Kress, a singer, is preparing a demo for a recording contract. She has been carrying on a longterm affair with a married man, Frank Thatcher. That night, Thatcher is involved in a hit-and-run accident but does not report it. Aired: 11/14/1959

Ep 76: The Case of the Golden Fraud

Richard Vanaman's shot at a big promotion is sabotaged when he is framed for murder. Aired: 11/21/1959

Ep 77: The Case of the Bartered Bikini

Wally Dunbar seeks Mason's help in securing ownership of his new summer line of swimwear, but the sketches are stolen and, worse yet, chief designer Rick Stassi is murdered. Aired: 12/5/1959

Ep 78: The Case of the Artful Dodger

Allen Sheridan has more enemies than you can shake a stick at, even though he's due to inherit the healthy sum of $162,000. When Allen turns up dead his killer could be anyone, but his cousin, Sarette, becomes the prime suspect. Aired: 12/12/1959

Ep 79: The Case of the Lucky Legs

Marjorie Cluny wins a contest for best-looking legs sponsored by Frank Patton of Stellar Productions. Her prize is a trip to Hollywood and a role in Patton's next picture. Unfortunately, there was fine print in Marjorie's contract that she didn't read. Aired: 12/19/1959

Ep 80: The Case of the Violent Village

On a fishing trip in a small Sierra Nevada town with his old friend, Sheriff Gene Norris, Mason gets sidetracked into a murder case when Phil Beecher returns from jail. Aired: 1/2/1960

Ep 81: The Case of the Frantic Flyer

A double cross, a double murder, a plane crash, missing money and an innocent widow charged with crimes she didn't commit are the elements of this case. Aired: 1/9/1960

Ep 82: The Case of the Wayward Wife

Ben Sutton is listed as the author of a best-selling book describing his experiences in a Korean POW camp. When the real author is released from an Army hospital, Sutton is slain before he can tell the truth and his widow is arrested for the murder. Aired: 1/23/1960

Ep 83: The Case of the Prudent Proecutor

DA Hamilton Burger asks Mason to defend an old friend who once saved his life in a boating accident 10 years before. The old friend of Burger's is now facing a murder charge. Aired: 1/30/1960

Ep 84: The Case of the Gallant Grafter

Corporate intrigue is the backdrop of this episode when embezzling accountant Robert Doniger is murdered and Edward Nelson is charged. Aired: 2/6/1960

Ep 85: The Case of the Wary Wildcatter

Charles Houston cleverly gets away with killing his wife by making it look like she died in a car accident. Then a wildlife photographer shows up with the murder on film. Aired: 2/20/1960

Ep 86: The Case of the Mythical Monkeys

Author Mauvis Meade sends her secretary, Gladys Doyle, out to a mountain cabin to pick up a package. Gladys gets lost and her car gets stuck in the mud. She then walks to a cabin looking for help and encounters a mysterious man who appears to know her. Aired: 2/27/1960

Ep 87: The Case of the Singing Skirt

The Big Barn is a legal gambling casino run by George Anclitis. Things are going well until George's second banana, Slim Marcus, botches a crooked card game and is exposed for cheating. Aired: 3/12/1960

Ep 88: The Case of the Bashful Burro

Mason arrives in the gold mining town of Placer City looking for an old prospector to subpoena for testimony. He then gets involved in a murder case when one of the participants in a barroom fight is found dead. Aired: 3/26/1960

Ep 89: The Case of the Crying Cherub

A valuable Matisse painting is stolen from a museum. When the thief is found murdered, museum employee June Sinclair and her boyfriend, David Lambert, are charged with the crime. Aired: 4/9/1960

Ep 90: The Case of the Nimble Nephew

Mason is sought out by land tycoon Adam Thompson, who suspects one of his nephews of rifling the house safe. The twist? The land tycoon's next in command is found dead, after it's found out that he was the one stealing the secrets. Aired: 4/23/1960

Ep 91: The Case of the Madcap Modiste

After one of the biggest names in fashion is poisoned after embarrassing her husband on TV. Aired: 4/30/1960

Ep 92: The Case of the Slandered Submarine

Navy Commander Jerome Burke is assisting the police in the investigation of the murder of a cafe singer. The police believe that a sailor assigned to a Navy submarine committed the crime. Aired: 5/14/1960

Ep 93: The Case of the Ominous Outcast

When a notorious bank robber's son returns to his hometown it seems as though everyone is interested in missing loot supposedly hidden by the man's father. This leads to murder. Aired: 5/21/1960

Ep 94: The Case of the Irate Inventor

James Frazer wants a divorce and his cheating wife refuses to give him one. She's also stealing the plans to his invention in order to bait her engineer lover into staying around. Aired: 5/28/1960

Ep 95: The Case of the Flighty Father

When eighteen-year-old Trudy Holbrook's mother dies leaving her $10 million, two men blow into town claiming to be her long-lost father. Then the only person who could identify the real father, a blind uncle, is killed. Aired: 6/11/1960

Ep 96: The Case of the Treacherous Toupee

Tyrannical company president Hartley Bassett returns from the dead after two years. His first act is to fire Peter Dawson, which makes Dawson the prime suspect when Bassett is found dead. Aired: 9/17/1960

Ep 97: The Case of the Credulous Quarry

Mason defends Richard Hammond, charged with killing his former girlfriend by running over her with his car. Aired: 9/24/1960

Ep 98: The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker

Jim Ferris is having an affair with his uncle's bored young wife. They concoct a scheme to finagle $80,000 from the man by faking a kidnapping. It doesn't take long before things go horribly wrong. Aired: 10/1/1960

Ep 99: The Case of the Singular Double

Mason is accused of obstructing justice when he defends a woman who had faked her own suicide by running an empty car off a cliff. It seems as though the police found the body of another woman in the wreckage. Aired: 10/8/1960

Ep 100: The Case of the Lavender Lipstick

A heiress to a cosmetics company is charged with the murder of the company's owner. Aired: 10/15/1960

Ep 101: The Case of the Wandering Widow

When a man accused of a murder is freed from prison upon newly discovered eyewitness testimony, it starts a chain reaction of blackmail and murder. Aired: 10/22/1960

Ep 102: The Case of the Clumsy Clown

Two owners of a circus are trying to buy out each other. Both also are after a clown in the circus for the funds. The second owner is blackmailing him regarding his wife's second marriage. Aired: 11/5/1960

Ep 103: The Case of the Provocative Protégé

Washed up pianist David Carpenter is knocked out and pushed over a cliff for insurance money. Carpenter's beautiful protege, Donna Ross, immediately comes under suspicion by the police. Aired: 11/12/1960

Ep 104: The Case of the Nine Dolls

Mason's fishing trip to Scotland is interrupted by seven-year-old Peggy Smith. Peggy is living at a boarding school and searching for her real parents. Aired: 11/19/1960

Ep 105: The Case of the Loquacious Liar

Lester Martin's life takes a horrible turn for the worse when a man breaks into his apartment, forces him at gun-point to drink half a bottle of Scotch and then drives him into the country. Aired: 12/3/1960

Ep 106: The Case of the Red Riding Boots

Ann Farwell is miserable over the separation of her parents. Things aren't made any better when her father starts seeing Rita Conover, a scheming woman half his age. When Rita turns up dead both Ann and her mother think the other committed the crime. Aired: 12/10/1960

Ep 107: The Case of the Larcenous Lady

A mayor's political career is jeopardized when his conniving wife goes too far. Aired: 12/17/1960

Ep 108: The Case of the Envious Editor

Slimy publishing tycoon Donald Fletcher buys controlling interest in a respectable but financially troubled publishing house. Fletcher turns things upside down by turning the publications into scandal sheets featuring photographs of scantily clad women. Aired: 1/7/1961

Ep 109: The Case of the Resolute Reformer

Mason represents a citizen's group in hearings on a proposed aqueduct to be named after county engineer William Harper Caine. He gets a stop-work order until a section of the proposed location can be checked for an underground spring. Aired: 1/14/1961

Ep 110: The Case of the Fickle Fortune

Ralph Duncan is a civil servant whose job is to inventory the estates of wealthy decedants. One day, he returns home with $153,000 worth of old greenbacks he discovered while going through a recently deceased old woman's home. Aired: 1/21/1961

Ep 111: The Case of the Waylaid Wolf

Womanizing playboy Loring Lamont has his sights set on Arlene Ferris, his father's shapely secretary. He lures her to his beachfront bachelor pad with seduction on his mind. Arlene slaps the rotter and flees taking Loring's car back into town. Aired: 2/4/1961

Ep 112: The Case of the Wintry Wife

Inventor Walter Randall wants a divorce from his cold-blooded wife, Laura, in order to be with Phyllis Hudson. Laura decides to get back at Walter by blackmailing one of his assistants into building a bomb that will destroy Walter's underwater sounding invention. Aired: 2/18/1961

Ep 113: The Case of the Angry Dead Man

Willard Nesbitt faked his drowning death in a boating accident so his wife could collect the double indemnity life insurance money. Aired: 2/25/1961

Ep 114: The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff

Crooked jewelry store owner Karl Addison learns that he needs an operation that will temporarily blind him. Addison makes plans to rob his own store knowing that his sightlessness will provide him with a perfect alibi. Aired: 3/11/1961

Ep 115: The Case of the Barefaced Witness

In a small California town throwing a festival during which all men wear beards, Paul Drake tries to locate missing money embezzled by a former bank president. Aired: 3/18/1961

Ep 116: The Case of the Difficult Detour

Contactor Pete Mallory is charged with the murder of a vacation resort developer. Aired: 3/25/1961

Ep 117: The Case of the Cowardly Lion

Hilde Fursten and Tony Osgood work at the San Diego Zoo. When a baby monkey goes missing, Fursten is blamed. Aired: 4/8/1961

Ep 118: The Case of the Torrid Tapestry

Having served a six-year prison sentence for a fire he didn't start, Claude Demay has devised a plan to expose the real criminal, Leonard Voss, who tried to burn down a warehouse containing a valuable art collection. Aired: 4/22/1961

Ep 119: The Case of the Violent Vest

Advertising executive Herman Albright is in the wrong place at the wrong time wearing the wrong clothes. These mistakes cost poor Herman his life in a case of mistaken identity. Aired: 4/29/1961

Ep 120: The Case of the Misguided Missile

Jerry Reynolds, an old war buddy of Mason's, is accused of killing an officer at Vandenburg Air Force Base during the investigation into mysterious missile crashes. Aired: 5/6/1961

Ep 121: The Case of the Duplicate Daughter

A mixed-up mess involving blackmail, murder and a boyfriend confounds Mason as he struggles to put all the pieces together. Aired: 5/20/1961

Ep 122: The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather

Young David Gideon has his head turned by a conniving woman. In his haste to protect her and her supposed good name, the source of her pain turns up dead—namely her estranged husband. Aired: 5/27/1961

Ep 123: The Case of the Guilty Clients

Lola and Jeff Bronson are going through a divorce and can't wait to be rid of each other—until Bill Ryder sabotages Jeff's business and makes a play for Lola. When Ryder is found dead, Jeff and Lola are the two prime suspects. Aired: 6/10/1961

Ep 124: The Case of the Jealous Journalist

The drowning death of a newspaper executive during a fishing trip sets off all kinds of repercussions at the newspaper. Aired: 9/2/1961

Ep 125: The Case of the Impatient Partner

Paint manufacturer Amory Fallon suspects that his partner, Ned Thompson, is behind a mysterious fire and explosion. Aired: 9/16/1961

Ep 126: The Case of the Missing Melody

Mason and Della attend the wedding of Polly Courtland to Eddy King. The ceremony is halted at the altar when Polly begins screaming "No! No!" and hurriedly exits the church. Aired: 9/30/1961

Ep 127: The Case of the Malicious Mariner

During a terrible storm at sea, First Officer Jerry Griffin dumps a million dollars worth of goods overboard to lessen the chances of his cargo freighter sinking. Once on shore, Jerry is hauled before a maritime court. Aired: 10/7/1961

Ep 128: The Case of the Crying Comedian

Comic Charlie Hatch learns that the woman he loved and lost, Anne Gilrain, has escaped from a sanitarium to which she was forced to commit herself by her husband, Tom. When Tom Gilrain is murdered, Charlie is afraid that Anne did the deed. Aired: 10/14/1961

Ep 129: The Case of the Meddling Medium

On the case of a phony psychic who met with a grisly death, Mason devises a fantastic demonstration to prove his client innocent and expose the real culprit. Aired: 10/21/1961

Ep 130: The Case of the Pathetic Patient

Mason defends Dr. Wayne Edley, who has been accused of committing two murders. Aired: 10/28/1961

Ep 131: The Case of the Traveling Treasure

His fishing trip ruined, Mason is on the case when a deep-sea fisherman aboard a rented boat is found dead. Aired: 11/4/1961

Ep 132: The Case of the Posthumous Painter

Artist Jack Culross fakes his own suicide and sees the sales of his paintings go through the roof. His only oversight was forgetting to inform his wife of the scheme. Aired: 11/11/1961

Ep 133: The Case of the Injured Innocent

After a test driver deliberately crashes a race car equipped with an experimental engine, claims the collision paralyzed him and then ends up murdered, Mason defends the investor behind the engine's creation. Aired: 11/18/1961

Ep 134: The Case of the Left-Handed Liar

Health club instructor Ward Nichols wants to marry the daughter of his employer, but his estranged wife is pressuring him for money and claiming to be pregnant. Aired: 11/25/1961

Ep 135: The Case of the Brazen Bequest

Charles Cromwell, the president-elect of Euclid College, worries that some less than stellar moments from his past will be exposed when Maisie Freitag arrives at the college. Aired: 12/2/1961

Ep 136: The Case of the Renegade Refugee

A journalist is murdered while tracking an ex-Nazi war criminal who may be posing as an executive at a company called Space Associates, Ltd. Aired: 12/9/1961

Ep 137: The Case of the Unwelcome Bride

Wealthy Walter Frazer has always blamed his daughter-in-law, Sue Ellen, for the failures of his son, Gregson. You can only imagine how he feels when Sue Ellen is accused of Gregson's murder. Aired: 12/16/1961

Ep 138: The Case of the Roving River

Working to settle a land dispute in the Manzana Valley, Mason soon finds himself defending his client against a murder charge when the key witness is blown up by a homemade bomb. Aired: 12/30/1961

Ep 139: The Case of the Shapely Shadow

Naive secretary Janice Wainwright carries out her boss' orders, placing a briefcase containing more than $100,000 in a train station locker. Then she waits for the arrival of his ex-wife but is met by an arrest warrant instead. Aired: 1/6/1962

Ep 140: The Case of the Captain's Coins

Historian Phillip Andrews argues that his fiancée, Evelyn Faraday, is entitled to a share of a shipping company fortune. Phillip then finds himself accused of murdering the company's top man. Aired: 1/13/1962

Ep 141: The Case of the Tarnished Trademark

Axel Norstaad sells his much respected furniture trademark to Martin Somers, described by some as the slide trombone of the furniture business. Somers immediately begins stripping the company of its assets and churning out inferior products. Aired: 1/20/1962

Ep 142: The Case of the Glamorous Ghost

Eleanor Corbin pleads amnesia after police find her running and screaming through woods near her apartment building. Her loss of memory is of little help to her when she is later charged with murder. Aired: 2/3/1962

Ep 143: The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal

A casual pen pal relationship leads to insider information and murder. Aired: 2/10/1962

Ep 144: The Case of the Mystified Miner

Mason tries to clear his young, beautiful client after a twisting and wheeling plot of murder, kidnapping and embezzlement unfolds. Aired: 2/24/1962

Ep 145: The Case of the Crippled Cougar

Mike Preston is a bitter man who despises Hugh Jamison because he mistakenly believes Jamison stole $100,000 from him and is responsible for him being crippled. Trying to entrap Jamison, Preston makes a mistake and is set up for murder by the real culprit. Aired: 3/3/1962

Ep 146: The Case of the Absent Artist

Cartoonist Pete Manders is elated when the owner of the comic strip "Zingy" offers to sell him the strip for a song. However, Pete then learns that his girlfriend is running away to Europe with the strip's owner. Aired: 3/17/1962

Ep 147: The Case of the Melancholy Marksman

Ted Chase discovers that his second wife, Irene, may have killed his first wife. When Irene turns up dead, Mason defends Ted by digging up Irene's sordid past. Aired: 3/24/1962

Ep 148: The Case of the Angry Astronaut

Astronaut Matthew Heller is suspected of killing his old service rival, General Addison Brand, after Brand is put in charge of the astronaut program. Aired: 4/7/1962

Ep 149: The Case of the Borrowed Baby

A baby mysteriously appears in Mason's office along with a rare St. Christopher medal, which could help identify the baby's parents. Aired: 4/14/1962

Ep 150: The Case of the Counterfeit Crank

A crazy man, his dead nephew and a military base are tangled up in a confusing case for Mason. Aired: 4/28/1962

Ep 151: The Case of the Ancient Romeo

Mason and Della go out for a night at the theatre to see 'Romeo and Juliet.' After the theatre suddenly goes dark during a dueling scene, the audience is horrified to discover that one of the actors has been killed with a sword when the lights are restored. Aired: 5/5/1962

Ep 152: The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox

Aspiring screenwriter Herbert Simms submits a teleplay to unscrupulous producer Charlie Corby, who passes the manuscript off as his own. Corby's scheme dies with him, however, when he is fatally whacked over the head with a whiskey bottle. Aired: 5/19/1962

Ep 153: The Case of the Lonely Eloper

Merle Telford is a naive and maladjusted young woman who is about to turn 21 and receive a substantial inheritance. She plans to run away from her guardians and elope with Danny Pierce as soon as she receives her money. Aired: 5/26/1962

Ep 154: The Case of the Bogus Books

Mason investigates the murder of an antiquarian bookseller with an interest in forgery. It seems as though someone turned on the gas line to his office while he was taking his afternoon nap. Aired: 9/27/1962

Ep 155: The Case of the Capricious Corpse

When a major financial supporter of an orphanage lapses into a coma and later dies, his nephew pursues plans to shut down the institution. Aired: 10/4/1962

Ep 156: The Case of the Playboy Pugilist

Boxing trainer Jimmy West thinks he's finally found a championship contender in Davey Carroll. Unfortunately, Davey's tangled love life leads to Jimmy being charged with murder. Aired: 10/11/1962

Ep 157: The Case of the Double-Entry Mind

Timid bookkeeper Clem Sandover is irate when his longterm embezzlement scheme is discovered by a fellow employee. When that co-worker turns up dead, however, it's Sandover's wife who's charged with the crime. Aired: 10/18/1962

Ep 158: The Case of the Hateful Hero

Young cop Jimmy Anderson and his veteran partner come across a robbery at the Wilson Plastics Company while on patrol one night. His partner killed in the ensuing shootout, evidence then points to Jimmy as having been an accomplice. Aired: 10/25/1962

Ep 159: The Case of the Dodging Domino

Phil Schuyler is a two-bit songwriter who comes to a bad end on Halloween night. Someone enters his bungalow while Phil is taking a bath and tosses an electric heater into his tub. Aired: 11/1/1962

Ep 160: The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle

An unscrupulous uncle, who is in reality the father of his niece, returns home from the sea seeking money from the sale of oil leases on his land. When the man is found murdered, his shipmate is charged with the crime. Aired: 11/8/1962

Ep 161: The Case of the Stand-In Sister

Two brothers, one a businessman, one a mobster, at separate times have claimed the same young girl as their daughter. Trouble follows when it is revealed that $100,000 due to the girl via a trust fund has been mishandled. Aired: 11/15/1962

Ep 162: The Case of the Weary Watchdog

Della asks Mason for $25,000 to help her friend, Janet Brent, who is being blackmailed by an employee of her husband, who has staged compromising photos of her in a motel. Aired: 11/29/1962

Ep 163: The Case of the Lurid Letter

A young widowed high school English teacher in a small town is accused via letter of making passes and more towards some of her male students. But a small town is a small town and it seems that all the key figures are involved. Aired: 12/6/1962

Ep 164: The Case of the Fickle Filly

After her father's death, a young woman finds herself penniless and alone. Then a present from her father—for which he paid $50,000—drops on her lap. However, it turns out to be worthless. Aired: 12/13/1962

Ep 165: The Case of the Polka-Dot Pony

A wealthy woman is confronted by two girls who claim to be the daughters she was forced to abandon 20 years before. Aired: 12/20/1962

Ep 166: The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe

Mason digs into a dead man's past in search of evidence to clear an accused murderer. Aired: 1/3/1963

Ep 167: The Case of the Bluffing Blast

A young girl searching for the father she has never seen seeks Mason's help when she's charged with murder. Aired: 1/10/1963

Ep 168: The Case of the Prankish Professor

When a college professor is murdered after publishing a lurid novel featuring thinly veiled versions of his colleagues' private lives, the man's estranged wife is charged with the crime. Aired: 1/17/1963

Ep 169: The Case of Constant Doyle

After the death of her husband and partner, Joe Doyle, Constant Doyle takes on a case involving a young man who knew her husband. She asks for Mason's help and he suggests she hire the Paul Drake Detective agency. Aired: 1/31/1963

Ep 170: The Case of the Libelous Locket

A dance student is charged with murder when her instructor is found dead after they had a physical altercation. Aired: 2/7/1963

Ep 171: The Case of the Two-Faced Turnabout

When a Balkan dictator with ties to an American businessman dies, the race is on to destroy papers belonging to him that may implicate the businessman in corruption. Aired: 2/14/1963

Ep 172: The Case of the Surplus Suitor

After a wealthy heiress' uncle is found dead, she is charged with the murder. Aired: 2/28/1963

Ep 173: The Case of the Golden Oranges

Mason goes to the dogs when his defense of a murder suspect hinges on a surprise witness—a dog named Hard Tack. It seems as though Hard Tack holds the key to the murder of a developer who planned to bulldoze orange groves. Aired: 3/7/1963

Ep 174: The Case of the Lawful Lazarus

When a man declared legally dead suddenly re-appears and tries to get a hold of his dying wife's money in order to protect their children's interests, her entire family rallies against him until one of them turns up murdered. "Lazarus" is naturally charged. Aired: 3/14/1963

Ep 175: The Case of the Velvet Claws

A photographer snaps a picture of politico Harrison Burke and a married woman, Eva Belter, as they leave a local gambling establishment. Eva goes to Mason for help and tells him that a scandal sheet called "Spicy Bits" is blackmailing her. Aired: 3/21/1963

Ep 176: The Case of the Lover's Leap

Slippery Roy Comstock attempts to swindle his partner, Peter Brent, fake his own suicide and disappear with his slutty wife. Comstock's plans are dashed, however, when he's murdered. Brent is accused of the crime. Aired: 4/4/1963

Ep 177: The Case of the Elusive Element

A promoter's plan to frame his wife and business partner for embezzlement fails, but they're arrested anyway for his murder. Aired: 4/11/1963

Ep 178: The Case of the Greek Goddess

Mason is hired by a sculptor charged with murdering the overbearing mother of his model. Aired: 4/18/1963

Ep 179: The Case of the Skeleton's Closet

Mason defends the ex-wife of an author who is murdered after having written a lurid expose´ on small town secrets. Aired: 5/2/1963

Ep 180: The Case of the Potted Planter

A jealous husband is teased into a tizzy after being led on by his sister's lies. Aired: 5/9/1963

Ep 181: The Case of the Witless Witness

A judge is accused of murdering a government witness who planned to expose him as a crook. Aired: 5/16/1963

Ep 182: The Case of the Nebulous Nephew

A scam to swindle elderly relatives and a pang of conscience leads to a murder. Aired: 9/26/1963

Ep 183: The Case of the Shifty Shoebox

Robbery, embezzlement and a coverup at a trucking company end in the murder of one of the owners. Aired: 10/3/1963

Ep 184: The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito

Mason investigates when the sale of phony gold mines leads to murder. Aired: 10/10/1963

Ep 185: The Case of the Deadly Verdict

Mason loses a case when Janice Barton is convicted of murdering her aunt and subsequently sentenced to death. After the verdict, Mason continues investigating to find the real killer among the old lady's heirs. Aired: 10/17/1963

Ep 186: The Case of the Decadent Dean

Mason defends the dean of a prep school on charges of murdering a teacher who had been embezzling and blackmailing. Aired: 10/24/1963

Ep 187: The Case of the Reluctant Model

Crude but wealthy art connisseur Otto Olney throws a party to celebrate his purchasing a painting by famed artist Gauguin. However, a party guest, art expert Colin Durant, says that the painting is actually a fake. Aired: 10/31/1963

Ep 188: The Case of the Bigamous Spouse

After a woman discovers that her friend's husband is leading a double life, complete with another wife, she enlists Mason on account that she fears the double-timing husband may try to poison her. But when the husband is found dead, the woman who was fearing for her life is charged with murder. Aired: 11/14/1963

Ep 189: The Case of the Floating Stones

A woman learns that her recently deceased father's office manager has made off with his small fortune in diamonds. She is eager to apprehend the crook, but before the thief can be brought to justice, he is found with a knife in his back. Aired: 11/21/1963

Ep 190: The Case of the Festive Felon

Wealthy but dying Bebe Brent gives the bulk of her estate to her loyal nurse. Needless to say, this act angers the remainder of the Brent clan and leads to a murder. Aired: 11/28/1963

Ep 191: The Case of the Devious Delinquent

After a crook double-crosses his partner and ends up dead, Mason must maintain the man's innocence. Aired: 12/5/1963

Ep 192: The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang

An insurance policy, an untimely death and a plot of land surround a murder and a suspect who may be innocent. Aired: 12/12/1963

Ep 193: The Case of the Badgered Brother

When two brothers inherit their father's chain of department stores, disagreement abounds and leads to murder. Aired: 12/19/1963

Ep 194: The Case of the Wednesday Woman

Released from prison after serving a sentence for the murder of his employer, Phillip maintains his innocence and may do something reckless to prove it. But it isn't long before Phillip is again arrested for murder. Aired: 1/2/1964

Ep 195: The Case of the Accosted Accountant

When the son-in-law of a wealthy industrialist begins to question the man's judgement, Mason is called in to help reinforce the case. Soon, however, the industrialist is found dead and his son-in-law is the prime suspect. Aired: 1/9/1964

Ep 196: The Case of the Capering Camera

Scandalous photos and blackmail lead to suicide...or is it murder? Mason is resolved to find out. Aired: 1/16/1964

Ep 197: The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands

After winning tickets at a horse track lead to accusations of theft and eventually murder, Mason must defend a woman caught in the middle. Aired: 1/23/1964

Ep 198: The Case of the Bountiful Beauty

After Stephanie Carew's body is found floating in a swimming pool, the coroner’s report finds that she died in the ocean and her corpse was then placed in the pool. Meanwhile, the police have learned unsettling information about best-selling novelist Deborah Dearborn, and it ties her to the murder. Aired: 2/6/1964

Ep 199: The Case of the Nervous Neighbor

Private investigator Paul Drake is sent to locate Charles Fuller's missing mother. Not only is she missing, she is suspected in a murder that happened the day before she went missing. When Drake locates the missing women, he learns that she was found badly beaten in a field six months earlier and has lost her memory. Aired: 2/13/1964

Ep 200: The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman

Frenchman Phillipe falls for a married woman, taking her away from a violently abusive husband. When the ex-husband dies piloting his airplane, Phillipe is blamed for drugging him. Aired: 2/20/1964

Ep 201: The Case of the Frightened Fisherman

When the former boss and wife of a scientist attempt to prevent him from taking the credit for a new antibiotic, the wife turns up dead and her scientist husband has trouble clearing his name. Aired: 2/27/1964

Ep 202: The Case of the Arrogant Arsonist

When a retired fire chief is accused by a reporter of burning down his own warehouse for insurance money, he threatens the reporter with a $1.5 million slander suit, demanding that he publicly retract his statement. The reporter doesn't quite comply and ends up dead, landing the fire chief in jail. Aired: 3/5/1964

Ep 203: The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between

A naive young woman enlists the help of not only Paul and Mason but also a fortuneteller. After confiding in her loquacious landlord, he and his pet parrot end up dead. Aired: 3/12/1964

Ep 204: The Case of the Woeful Widower

Certain that her employer is plotting to murder his wife, housekeeper Nellie Conway launches her counterattack. Aired: 3/26/1964

Ep 205: The Case of the Simple Simon

Actress Ramona Carver is confronted by a young man who claims to be her son. Aired: 4/2/1964

Ep 206: The Case of the Illicit Illusion

An unhinged woman accused of murdering her husband's business partner hires Mason to keep her out of the slammer. Aired: 4/9/1964

Ep 207: The Case of the Antic Angel

A man is flabbergasted after seeing his wife—who died five years earlier! After he contacts her and she denies her identity, she soon ends up dead, and her husband is charged with the murder. Aired: 4/16/1964

Ep 208: The Case of the Careless Kidnapper

After a fake kidnaping goes wrong, Dr. Gregory Pelham finds that his secret experiments in rehabilitating prominent alcoholics have resulted in a mess of blackmail and murder. Aired: 4/30/1964

Ep 209: The Case of the Drifting Dropout

Mason defends a mixed-up man accused of killing his former boss. The young man's uncle had been a business partner of the deceased and was quite a crook. Scandal and intrigue run deep and it's up to Mason to dredge up the culprit. Aired: 5/7/1964

Ep 210: The Case of the Tandem Target

After a hated businessman is killed in a sabotaged automobile, his future son-in-law—who the businessman despised—is arrested for the murder. Aired: 5/14/1964

Ep 211: The Case of the Ugly Duckling

A prospective heiress to a toy company must soon marry if she wishes to inherit her father's business. When it surfaces that her new boyfriend is being paid to romance her by her uncle, murder is not far behind. Aired: 5/21/1964

Ep 212: The Case of the Missing Button

A man's campaign to prove his estranged wife an unfit mother is interrupted when he's arrested for murder. Aired: 9/24/1964

Ep 213: The Case of the Paper Bullets

Mason is caught between rival political families when the wife of a campaigning senator is accused of murder. Aired: 10/1/1964

Ep 214: The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor

Scandal rocks the art world when a model is found dead, presumably murdered by the jealous wife of a sculptor. Aired: 10/8/1964

Ep 215: The Case of the Sleepy Slayer

When a man is accused of killing his employer, who still owed him $50,000 for an accident years before, it's up to Mason to find the real killer. Aired: 10/15/1964

Ep 216: The Case of the Betrayed Bride

A recently widowed women becomes tangled in a web of suspicion when she hastily remarries a fortune-hunting Frenchman. When the Frenchman's ex-wife comes looking for him, he turns up shot dead in a swimming pool. Aired: 10/22/1964

Ep 217: The Case of the Nautical Knot

Mason is summoned when Harvey Scott's efforts to retain temporary control of the family mining company lead to murder. Aired: 10/29/1964

Ep 218: The Case of the Bullied Bowler

After a struggling bowling alley is shut down at the insistence of a domineering townswoman, a doctor involved in the closure is found murdered. Aired: 11/5/1964

Ep 219: The Case of a Place Called Midnight

In an offbeat case, Mason becomes involved in international intrigue wheh he travels to Switzerland to meet a friend's future daughter-in-law. Aired: 11/12/1964

Ep 220: The Case of the Tragic Trophy

A Hollywood wheeler-dealer is in desperate need of cash and has gotten himself in some trouble with the ladies. But before things can get any worse, he turns up dead. Aired: 11/19/1964

Ep 221: The Case of the Reckless Rockhound

When a businessman responsible for decimating a local mining business returns to town, it is not long before he is found murdered. Aired: 11/26/1964

Ep 222: The Case of the Latent Lover

A man left unhinged by his wife's affair has been acting out in very strange ways, even attempting to rob a bank in his despair. And when his wife ends up murdered, he is the natural suspect. Aired: 12/3/1964

Ep 223: The Case of the Wooden Nickels

Mason becomes embroiled in a case involving coin collectors, counterfeit coins, fraud—and murder. Aired: 12/10/1964

Ep 224: The Case of the Blonde Bonanza

When a shady promoter is killed after a crooked modeling deal, his intended victim is suspected of his murder—but the truth in this case is more than skin deep. Aired: 12/17/1964

Ep 225: The Case of the Ruinous Road

When a land development deal goes sour, Mason defends engineer Adam Conrad, accused of a murder committed in an old house that has something sinister hidden underneath it. Aired: 12/31/1964

Ep 226: The Case of the Frustrated Folksinger

When a shady music industry agent is found murdered, there are several likely culprits, and Mason has to determine which of them did the deed. Aired: 1/7/1965

Ep 227: The Case of the Thermal Thief

Attorney Ken Kramer comes to the aid of an alleged thief accused of stealing a $50,000 necklace. Aired: 1/14/1965

Ep 228: The Case of the Golden Venom

Mason is hired to look into the death of his client's son, which occurred two years earlier. It is revealed that several people may have had reason to want the man out of the way. Aired: 1/21/1965

Ep 229: The Case of the Tell-Tale Tap

When the niece of the head of an investment firm is found dead, the company's financial comptroller is charged with her murder. Aired: 2/4/1965

Ep 230: The Case of the Feather Cloak

An avid surfer and beachcomber finds something on a Hawaiian beach, something important enough for someone to kill him with a spearfishing gun. After his girlfriend is seen fleeing the scene, it's up to Mason and Drake to defend her. Aired: 2/11/1965

Ep 231: The Case of the Lover's Gamble

An art critic is found dead in his bedridden wife's bed, yet his wife is nowhere to be found. The woman's caretaker is charged with murder, and it's up to Mason to find the truth. Aired: 2/18/1965

Ep 232: The Case of the Fatal Fetish

After a pin-prick to a voodoo doll seemingly results in a stab wound through the chest, Mason is called to determine a more down-to-Earth cause of death. Aired: 3/4/1965

Ep 233: The Case of the Sad Sicilian

After a dispute between Sicilian business partners leads to murder, Mason is enlisted to find the culprit. Aired: 3/11/1965

Ep 234: The Case of the Murderous Mermaid

After a swimming stunt goes horribly wrong, a young woman is charged with orchestrating the mayhem, and Mason must set the record straight. Aired: 3/18/1965

Ep 235: The Case of the Careless Kitten

When a woman receives a phone call from a man claiming to be her wealthy uncle who disappeared 10 years prior, Mason is called in to investigate. A proposed encounter with the man leads to the discovery of a corpse and soon the niece of the phantom uncle is poisoned. Aired: 3/25/1965

Ep 236: The Case of the Deadly Debt

A man suspects his father was killed by a gangster to whom he owed $10,000. When the gangster turns up dead, the timing couldn't be worse for the bereaving son. Aired: 4/1/1965

Ep 237: The Case of the Gambling Lady

Counterfeit casino chips and chronic gambling lead to murder, and Mason suspects one of his clients may be culpable. Aired: 4/8/1965

Ep 238: The Case of the Duplicate Case

After his cheating wife's body is recovered from the burned-out department store where she worked, a man finds $72,000 in his briefcase. Aired: 4/22/1965

Ep 239: The Case of the Grinning Gorilla

A scientist involved in a lawsuit with his former housekeeper is found stabbed to death, and the housekeeper—though cornered by a loose gorilla—is present when the corpse is discovered. Aired: 4/29/1965

Ep 240: The Case of the Wrongful Writ

After a young lawyer is framed for the murder of a man claiming to be a government agent, Mason must cull through witnesses to identify the killer. Aired: 5/6/1965

Ep 241: The Case of the Mischievous Doll

When a shady private investigator and his pawn die mysteriously, the woman who may have been his intended target is charged with their murders. Aired: 5/13/1965

Ep 242: The Case of the Laughing Lady

A woman being held in prison pending her trial sees the woman whom she believes committed the crime with which she has been charged on a televised gala. Aired: 9/12/1965

Ep 243: The Case of the Fatal Fortune

A fortune teller gives a series of accurate predictions regarding a woman's future. But something goes wrong when she's charged with murdering her new husband. Aired: 9/19/1965

Ep 244: The Case of the Candy Queen

Claire Armstrong has built a candy empire, but things go sour when her cousin is almost killed by poisoned candy and a man is found dead in his office. Aired: 9/26/1965

Ep 245: The Case of the Cheating Chancellor

Mason returns to his college alma mater to receive an award, but there's no rest for the weary when he's called upon to defend Van Fowler for the murder of a professor. Aired: 10/3/1965

Ep 246: The Case of the Impetuous Imp

Mason helps a young woman who believes her aunt was murdered by her husband, but he soon turns up dead, too. Aired: 10/10/1965

Ep 247: The Case of the Carefree Coronary

The Safeline Insurance Company notices an increase in heart attacks among their policy holders. The company suspects fraud and hires Mason and Paul to investigate. Aired: 10/17/1965

Ep 248: The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner

Lucas Tolliver arrives in California from Oklahoma to meet the woman he was matched up with by a computer dating service. The woman, Miliicent Barton, is supposedly a rich widow. Aired: 10/24/1965

Ep 249: The Case of the 12th Wildcat

Burt Payne coaches and owns 10% of a professional football team. His rich wife, Ellen, owns the remainder. Knowing that he's washed up and needing some quick cash, Burt tries to sell his share of the team to a group of investors. Aired: 10/31/1965

Ep 250: The Case of the Wrathful Wraith

Louise Self finds herself in the unfortunate position of having to stand trial for the murder of her husband twice. Aired: 11/7/1965

Ep 251: The Case of the Runaway Racer

Test driver Pete Griston cracks up a vehicle owned by Pappy Ryan. Pappy accuses Havey Rettig of tampering with the car and files charges against Rettig and Griston. Then Rettig is killed and Griston is found standing groggily over the body. Aired: 11/14/1965

Ep 252: The Case of the Silent Six

Police Sergeant Dave Wolfe warns Joe Oliver to stay away from his kid sister, Susan. Now Susan's been beaten up in her apartment, Oliver has been shot to death and Dave is being charged with murder. Aired: 11/21/1965

Ep 253: The Case of the Fugitive Fraulein

Mason and Della travel behind the Iron Curtain and get involved in a murder case, which ends up being tried in an East German court. Aired: 11/28/1965

Ep 254: The Case of the Baffling Bug

The suspected theft of industrial secrets leads to an investigation by Drake, spying and murder. Aired: 12/12/1965

Ep 255: The Case of the Golden Girls

A club owner is found dead, his partner charged. The men's animosity towards each other makes the case appear to be an open-and-shut ordeal, but Mason is not so sure. Aired: 12/19/1965

Ep 256: The Case of the Bogus Buccaneers

Aspiring actor Tony Polk lands a job on a popular TV program. Part of his job consists of dressing up in a buccaneer costume and delivering gifts to viewers at their homes. Another actor and Tony trade lists and before too long he's up the creek. Aired: 1/9/1966

Ep 257: The Case of the Midnight Howler

A woman is accused of killing her ex-husband, shot to death during a live radio broadcast while giving an interview. His ex-wife admits to being present during the murder, but swears she did not pull the trigger. Aired: 1/16/1966

Ep 258: The Case of the Vanishing Victim

When Dr. Stacey Fielding's small airplane crashes and poison is found in his body, Miriam Fielding is arrested because the last thing Fielding drank was whiskey from a flask she had given him. Aired: 1/23/1966

Ep 259: The Case of the Golfer's Gambit

Washed up golfer Chick Farley has made many enemies throughout the years and it's not really a surprise when he turns up murdered. But when fellow golfer Jim Harrell is charged with the death, Mason gets a mysterious envelope containing $2,500 and a request from Harrell to defend him. Aired: 1/30/1966

Ep 260: The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise

An art dealer and his girlfriend are arrested for two murders related to a series of hijacks. Paul goes undercover to ferret out the hijacking ring, and Mason finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun pointed by a killer even he never considered. Aired: 2/13/1966

Ep 261: The Case of the Scarlet Scandal

Another fishing trip goes awry for Mason when he's drawn into the murder of a woman who was killed while delivering a blackmail payment. Aired: 2/20/1966

Ep 262: The Case of the Twice-Told Twist

When a young car thief—who helped strip Mason's car down to the frame—is charged with murder, Mason decides to take the case. Aired: 2/27/1966

Ep 263: The Case of the Avenging Angel

Mason acts as a middleman between an investor and music industry big shot Clete Hawley, who has been hired to turn Sandy Chester into a star. It is no secret that Hawley is brilliant but cruel, and when he ends up murdered his newest star-in-training, Chester, is charged. Aired: 3/13/1966

Ep 264: The Case of the Tsarina's Tiara

When a jeweler and gem expert is pulled over for speeding, the corpse of an international jewel thief is found in the trunk. Aired: 3/20/1966

Ep 265: The Case of the Fanciful Frail

Things keep going from awful to good grief for poor Ethel Andrews. First she's left at the altar by her fiancee, Bruce Strickland, who also lets her take the blame for a $50,000 securities theft. Aired: 3/27/1966

Ep 266: The Case of the Unwelcome Well

Powerful and avaricious businessman Jerome Klee has made a fortune in oil and intends to make a lot more. But after crossing a business associate and his wife, he turns up dead. Aired: 4/3/1966

Ep 267: The Case of the Dead Ringer

While Mason is representing Barbara Kramer, who accuses Otis Swanson of stealing her father's intellectual property, Swanson hatches a nefarious scheme to discredit Mason and distract him from the case. Mason loses the case; however, Swanson soon turns up dead and Mason now defends Kramer. Aired: 4/17/1966

Ep 268: The Case of the Misguided Model

After he accidentally kills his friend's attacker—and she has him dispose of the body without alerting the authorities—a guilt-stricken ex-boxer decides to report the incident to Mason. Aired: 4/24/1966

Ep 269: The Case of the Positive Negative

A respected retired general is blackmailed into declining an offer to clean up the city of San Carlos, which is being tarnished by the operations of mobster George Emory. When Emory turns up dead, the general is the prime suspect. Aired: 5/1/1966

Ep 270: The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper

After Alex Tanner and his wife, Patricia, inherent her father's global media empire, things get messy when an obnoxious newspaper man is found dead and the couple's toddler is kidnapped. Aired: 5/15/1966

Ep 271: The Case of the Final Fadeout

After an unscrupulous television star decides not to continue with his hit show, the producer is in hot water. It's not surprising that a murder soon occurs, but nothing goes as expected after that. Aired: 5/22/1966