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Season Two - September 21 1957 through June 28 1958Season Two:



Season Two Premiere - The Case of The Corresponding Corpse

Episode #040

The Case of The Corresponding Corpse

58-09-20

[Notes: As with Season One, only the original Erle Stanley Gardner stories carry the ''Erle Stanley Garder's'' prefix in the title screens. This example, and the one that follows, illustrate how this convention was employed.

In Addition, the attentive viewer will note that the ''The'' convention was dropped for Season Two's title screens.

Also note that the 'wide latin' and 'medium latin' typefaces are now used exclusively in preparing the title screens.]

Martha Wentworth as Mrs. Lyle
Martha Wentworth as Mrs. Lyle
Herb Lytton as Mr. Leon Corby
Herb Lytton as Mr. Leon Corby
Vaughn Taylor as Harry Folsom
Vaughn Taylor as Harry Folsom
Owen Cunningham as Jonah Whittaker
Owen Cunningham as Jonah Whittaker



The Case of The Lucky Loser
Episode #041

The Case of The Lucky Loser

58-09-27

Heather Angel as Florence Ingle
Heather Angel as Florence Ingle
Douglas Kennedy as Steven Boles
Douglas Kennedy as Steven Boles
Richard Hale as Addison Balfour
Richard Hale as Addison Balfour
Morris Ankrum as Judge Caldwell
Morris Ankrum as Judge Caldwell
John Eldrege as Thurston the butler
John Eldrege as Thurston the butler



The Case of The Pint-sized Client
Episode #042

The Case of The Pint-sized Client

58-10-04

[Notes: Edward Marr, here appearing as Cagle. appeared in over 380 Lux Radio Theatre programs between 1937 and 1955. He also appeared in over 70 feature films and 200 appearances in Television before he retired in 1969.]
Eduardo Ciannelli as Gramp Renzi
Eduardo Ciannelli as Gramp Renzi
Eleanor Audley as Lois Gilbert
Eleanor Audley as Lois Gilbert
Raymond Greenleaf as Judge
Raymond Greenleaf as Judge
Edward Marr as Cagle
Edward Marr as Cagle
Nita Talbot as Iris Anderson
Nita Talbot as Iris Anderson



The Case of The Sardonic Sergeant
Episode #043

The Case of The Sardonic Sergeant

58-10-11

{Notes: John Dehner, here seen as the prosecuting Judge Advocate, Major Lewis appeared often with Raymond Burr in Radio. Indeed, Dehner auditioned with Raymond Burr for the lead role in Fort Laramie (1955). The role of Cavalry Captain Lee Quince ultimately went to Burr. It was Raymond Burr's last major involvement with The Golden Age of Radio prior to his extraordinary Television career. Dehner actually got his start in Hollywood not as an actor, but as an animator for the Walt Disney Studios, working on "Fantasia" (1940) and "Bambi" (1942).]
John Dehner as Major Lewis
John Dehner as Major Lewis
Robert Armstrong as Walter Haskell
Robert Armstrong as Walter Haskell
John Archer as Major Frank Lessing
John Archer as Major Frank Lessing
Grant Richards as Capt. Kennedy
Grant Richards as Capt. Kennedy
Wendell Holmes as Howard Evans
Wendell Holmes as Howard Evans
Russell Thorson as Lt. Col. Brice
Russell Thorson as Lt. Col. Brice
George E. Stone as Bartender
George E. Stone as Bartender



The Case of The Curious Bride
Episode #044

The Case of The Curious Bride

58-10-18

[Notes: Tommy Cook, seen in this episode as Frank Lane, was a famous Golden Age Radio juvenile actor with over 1,200 Radio appearances to his credit by the time he appeared as a young adult in Perry Mason. He co-starred in The Adventures of Red Ryder, Ozzie and Harriet, The Life of Riley, and The Great Gildersleeve among a host of other popular Radio dramas.

Arch Oboler goes over The Hollywood March Of Dimes Of The Air script with emcee Tommy Cook at the NBC mike (1942)
Arch Oboler goes over The Hollywood March Of Dimes Of The Air script with a much younger emcee Tommy Cook at the NBC mike (1942)

It should also be noted that this story for this script, The Case of the Curious Bride (1935), was one of the earliest Perry Mason novels to come to Film, starring Warren William as Perry Mason and directed by Michael Curtiz.]

Tommy Cook as Frank Lane
Tommy Cook as Frank Lane
Lewis Charles as Sidney Otis
Lewis Charles as Sidney Otis
S. John Launer as Judge
S. John Launer as Judge
John Hoyt as Philip Reynolds
John Hoyt as Philip Reynolds
James Seay as Dr. Harris
James Seay as Dr. Harris
Michael Emmet as Artie Keane
Michael Emmet as Artie Keane



The Case of The Buried Clock
Episode #045

The Case of The Buried Clock

58-11-01
Don Beddoe as Dr. Blane
Don Beddoe as Dr. Blane
Fredd Wayne as Jack Hardisty
Fredd Wayne as Jack Hardisty
Jeanne Bates as Jean Strague
Jeanne Bates as Jean Strague
Paul Fix as District Attorney Hale
Paul Fix as District Attorney Hale
Robin Hughes as Rodney Beaton
Robin Hughes as Rodney Beaton
Howard Wendell as A. J. Randall
Howard Wendell as A. J. Randall
Jamie Forster as Judge Norwood
Jamie Forster as Judge Norwood
Phil Chambers as Dr. Ritchie
Phil Chambers as Dr. Ritchie
Robert Foulk as Sheriff Elmore
Robert Foulk as Sheriff Elmore



The Case of The Married Moonlighter
Episode #046

The Case of The Married Moonlighter

58-11-08
Jesse White as Luke Hickey
Jesse White as Luke Hickey
Stacy Harris as Frank Curran
Stacy Harris as Frank Curran
Olan Soulé as Court Clerk
Olan Soule as Court Clerk
Arthur Franz as Danny Harrison
Arthur Franz as Danny Harrison
Anne Sargent as Eileen Harrison
Anne Sargent as Eileen Harrison



The Case of The Jilted Jockey
Episode #047

The Case of The Jilted Jockey

58-11-15
Barbara Lawrence as Gloria Barton
Barbara Lawrence as Gloria Barton
June Vincent as Victoria Bannion
June Vincent as Victoria Bannion
Hugh Sanders as Dion Bannion
Hugh Sanders as Dion Bannion
Nolan Leary as Bob Allen
Nolan Leary as Bob Allen
Kenneth R. MacDonald as Judge
Kenneth R. MacDonald as Judge
Joe Forte as Coroner
Joe Forte as Coroner
Bright Magic as Himself
Bright Magic as Himself



The Case of the Purple Woman
Episode #048

The Case of the Purple Woman

58-12-06


The Purple Woman

Edwin Jerome as Judge
Edwin Jerome as Judge
Robert H. Harris as Aaron Hubble
Robert H. Harris as Aaron Hubble
Rhys Williams as Rufus Varner
Rhys Williams as Rufus Varner
Doris Singleton as Doris Andrews
Doris Singleton as Doris Andrews
Donald Murphy as Wayne Gordon
Donald Murphy as Wayne Gordon



The Case of The Fancy Figures
Episode #049

The Case of The Fancy Figures

58-12-13

[Note: The relatively short, but highly prolific and successful career of Frank Silvera, here seen as Jonathan Hyett, was noteworthy on many levels. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Silvera was one of the performing arts most successful and versatile African-American artists of mid-20th Century American history. He successfully broke the color-barrier for great character actors, paving the way for actors of the calibre of Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding, Jr., James Earl Jones, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Samuel Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Don Cheadle, and Will Smith. Even more remarkable is the era during which Silvera made his greatest contributions to Film, Radio and Television--the 1940s through 1960s.


Frank Silvera circa 1946

Universally cast without regard for his color, Silvera was equally successful in white, latin, ethnic European, mixed race or black character roles. Though his life was cut short due to an electrocution accident in his home at the age of only 56, he'd already carved out an extraordinary, multi-media career as a critically acclaimed writer, actor and director.

His performance in The Case of The Fancy Figures only underscores his amazing range and versatility.]

Frank Silvera as Jonathan Hyett
Frank Silvera as Jonathan Hyett
Joan Banks as Valerie Brewster
Joan Banks as Valerie Brewster
William Phipps as Martin Ellis
William Phipps as Martin Ellis
Ralph Clanton as Charles Brewster
Ralph Clanton as Charles Brewster
Ray Kellogg as Richard Hyett
Ray Kellogg as Richard Hyett
S. John Launer as Judge
S. John Launer as Judge
Chuck Webster as Sgt. Brice
Chuck Webster as Sgt. Brice
David McMahon as Walter Vico
David McMahon as Walter Vico



The Case of The Perjured Parrot
Episode #050

The Case of The Perjured Parrot

58-12-20

The Headline
The Headline

Edgar Buchanan as Andy Templet
Edgar Buchanan as Andy Templet
Mel Blanc as Casanova The Parrot
Mel Blanc as Casanova The Parrot
Jody Lawrance as Ellen Monteith
Jody Lawrance as Ellen Monteith
Dan Barton as Richard Waid
Dan Barton as Richard Waid
Fay Baker as Stephanie Sabin
Fay Baker as Stephanie Sabin
Robert E. Griffin as Fred Bascomb
Robert E. Griffin as Fred Bascomb
Frank Ferguson as Sheriff Barnes
Frank Ferguson as Sheriff Barnes
Joe Kearns as Mr. Langley
Joe Kearns as Mr. Langley
Jason Johnson as D. A. Sprague
Jason Johnson as D. A. Sprague
Maurice Manson as Charles Sabin
Maurice Manson as Charles Sabin
Maurice Manson as 'Arthur'
Maurice Manson as 'Arthur'
Howard Culver as Rufus Bolding
Howard Culver as Rufus Bolding
Mel Blanc as 'The Imposter'
Mel Blanc as 'The Imposter'



The Case of The Shattered Deam
Episode #051

The Case of The Shattered Deam

59-01-03

The 'Pundit Dream'
The 'Pundit Dream'

Osa Massen as Sarah Werner
Osa Massen as Sarah Werner
Marion Marshall as Irene Bedford
Marion Marshall as Irene Bedford
Kurt Kreuger as Hans Breel
Kurt Kreuger as Hans Breel
Ivan Triesault as Fred Schoenbeck
Ivan Triesault as Fred Schoenbeck
Lillian Bronson as Judge
Lillian Bronson as Judge
Robert Carson as Lawrence David
Robert Carson as Lawrence David



The Case of The Borrowed Brunette
Episode #052

The Case of The Borrowed Brunette

59-01-10
Maggie Mahoney as Eva Martell
Maggie Mahoney as Eva Martell
Sheila Bromley as Agnes Nulty
Sheila Bromley as Agnes Nulty
Adrienne Marden as Barbara Slater
Adrienne Marden as Barbara Slater
John Stephenson as Grant Reynolds
John Stephenson as Grant Reynolds
Joe De Santis as Melvin Slater
Joe De Santis as Melvin Slater
Morris Ankrum as Judge Bates
Morris Ankrum as Judge Bates
Herman Rudin as Thomas Folsom
Herman Rudin as Thomas Folsom



The Case of The Glittering Goldfish
Episode #053

The Case of The Glittering Goldfish

59-01-17
Cecil Kellaway as Darrell Metcalf
Cecil Kellaway as Darrell Metcalf
John Hudson as Tom Wyatt
John Hudson as Tom Wyatt
Jacqueline Scott as Sally Wilson
Jacqueline Scott as Sally Wilson
Catherine McLeod as Nora Huxley
Catherine McLeod as Nora Huxley
S. John Launer as Judge
S. John Launer as Judge
Rusty Lane as Harry Tiller
Rusty Lane as Harry Tiller
Chuck Webster as Sgt. Brice
Chuck Webster as Sgt. Brice
Olan Soulé as Clerk
Olan Soulé as Clerk
The Goldfish as The Goldfish
The Goldfish as The Goldfish



The Case of The Foot-Loose Doll
Episode #054

The Case of The Foot-Loose Doll

59-01-24

[Notes:
In case you missed the notes from Season One, Lee Miller, portraying Sgt. Brice in this episode, was actually Raymond Burr's stand-in and double for most of the series' run. Seeing them together in the photo at right, one can see the resemblance.

Sam Buffington, the young actor portraying Fred Ernshaw in this episode, was the lead in Radio's Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, his only major lead in Radio. Within a year from the filming of The Case of The Foot-loose Doll, Sam Buffington would be dead by his own hand----at the age of 29.]

Continuity Issues


This is the long shot of [supposedly] Paul Drake arriving at the sanitarium where the missing Fern Driscoll has been found.


This is the entrance shot from Season One's Episode #30, The Case of the Screaming Woman.

What's wrong with these pictures?

Well for one, the Dr. Barnes in the sign refers to Arthur Shield's character from Episode #30. For another, that's Perry Mason driving to Episode #30's Dr. Barnes in his Cadillac convertible. But in the long shot from this episode you can still tell it's Perry's convertible in the distance. Since Paul Drake would never be caught dead driving a Cadillac, this presents yet another continuity issue.

To make all of this work, perhaps we can suspend disbelief and conclude that the Dr. Barnes in Episode #30 took Perry's advice and sold his practice to the doctor portrayed by Charles Meredith in this episode--almost a year later, chronologically. Apparently the new doctor decided to maintain the name of the old hospital, including the Dr. Barnes portion. Or. . . . the new doctor simply hadn't hung out his own shingle quite yet.

Barton MacLane as Senator Baylor
Barton MacLane as Senator Baylor
Robert Bray as Carl Davis
Robert Bray as Carl Davis
Ruta Lee as Millie Crest
Ruta Lee as Millie Crest
Betty Lou Gerson as Marjory Davis
Betty Lou Gerson as Marjory Davis
Eve McVeagh as Laura Richards
Eve McVeagh as Laura Richards
Sam Buffington as Fred Ernshaw
Sam Buffington as Fred Ernshaw
Helene Stanley as Brenda Scobey (impersonating the real Fern Driscoll)
Helene Stanley as Brenda Scobey (impersonating the real Fern Driscoll)
Jim Kirkwood, Jr. as Johnny Baylor
Jim Kirkwood, Jr. as Johnny Baylor
John Bryant as Bob Wallace
John Bryant as Bob Wallace
Jan Harrison as the real Fern Driscoll
Jan Harrison as the real Fern Driscoll
Charles Meredith as Doctor
Charles Meredith as Doctor
Lee Miller as Sgt. Brice [Raymond Burr's double and stand-in]
Lee Miller as Sgt. Brice



The Case of The Fraudulent Foto
Episode #055

The Case of The Fraudulent Foto

59-02-07
Hugh Marlowe as Brander Harris
Hugh Marlowe as Brander Harris
June Clayworth as Eva Scott
June Clayworth as Eva Scott
Herbert Anderson as Eugene Milton
Herbert Anderson as Eugene Milton
Peter Brocco as Theophile Duclerc
Peter Brocco as Theophile Duclerc
Francis De Sales as George Fairbanks
Francis De Sales as George Fairbanks
Wilton Graff as Cleveland Blake
Wilton Graff as Cleveland Blake
Carole Mathews as Leora Mathews
Carole Mathews as Leora Mathews
Bartlett Robinson as Marshall Scott
Bartlett Robinson as Marshall Scott
Kenneth R. MacDonald as Judge
Kenneth R. MacDonald as Judge
Mark Roberts as James Castleton
Mark Roberts as James Castleton



The Case of The Romantic Rogue
Episode #056

The Case of The Romantic Rogue

59-02-14 (Valentine's Day -- Get it?)

And what could be a more romantic opener than an secret asignation at the lovely Hotel Culver
And what could be a more romantic opener than an secret asignation at the lovely Hotel Culver?

Marion Ross as Helen Harvey
Marion Ross as Helen Harvey
Sara Haden as Florence Harvey
Sara Haden as Florence Harvey
John Bryant as Stacey Chandler
John Bryant as Stacey Chandler
Jean Willes as Irene Wallace
Jean Willes as Irene Wallace
Jack Daly as Pete Daniels
Jack Daly as Pete Daniels
Frederic Worlock as Judge
Frederic Worlock as Judge
Pitt Herbert as Autopsy Surgeon
Pitt Herbert as Autopsy Surgeon
Robert Bice as Faulkner
Robert Bice as Faulkner



The Case of The Jaded Joker
Episode #057

The Case of The Jaded Joker

59-02-21
Frankie Laine as Danny Ross
Frankie Laine as Danny Ross
Bobby Troup as Buzzie
Bobby Troup as Buzzie
Walter Burke as Freddie Green
Walter Burke as Freddie Green
Tom Drake as Cleve Niles
Tom Drake as Cleve Niles
Mary LaRoche as Lisa Hiller
Mary LaRoche as Lisa Hiller
Harry Jackson as Charles Goff
Harry Jackson as Charles Goff
Martha Vickers as Sheila Hayes
Martha Vickers as Sheila Hayes



The Case of The Caretaker's Cat
Episode #058

The Case of The Caretaker's Cat

59-03-07

[Notes: No, this isn't a Season change. Just a brief glimpse into the future of the title credits. Pulling out all the stops, the title sequence begins with animation, then film footage freezing to a posterized graphic of Raymond Burr, then animation again. Kinda jarring for a mid-season change. Dontcha think? In reality, this is the title sequence eventually employed in Season Five. This in itself begs all manner of questions. In any case, it's an intriguing, albeit inexplicable, change of pace.

This is another of the original Erle Stanley Gardner stories (as again prefixed in this new title sequence's title screen as "Erle Stanley Gardner's . . . "). The story first screened in 1936's The Case of The Black Cat starring Ricardo Cortez as Perry Mason, making it the sixth Perry Mason film to move from pulp to screen, large or small.

The seven earliest renditions of Perry Mason in Film were:

1917 The Seven Pearls with Léon Bary

1934 The Case of The Howling Dog
with Warren William

1935 The Case of The Curious Bride
with Warren William

1935 The Case of The Lucky Legs
with Warren William

1936 The Case of The Velvet Claws
with Warren William

1936 The Case of The Black Cat
with Ricardo Cortez

1937 The Case of The Stuttering Bishop
with Donald Woods

The period during which Warren William was portraying Perry Mason four times, he was also portraying Philo Vance and Sam Spade (or rather a wacky caricature of Sam Spade--Ted Shane). Upon completing the Perry Mason foursome for First National Pictures, he launched into his nine portrayals of Michael Lanyard, The Lone Wolf , between 1939 and 1943, while tossing off another apperance as Philo Vance in The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) with Gracie Allen.

This episode also features the only appearance of Judy Lewis (born Judy Young) in the Perry Mason series. To be charitable, this was not Judy Lewis' most noteworthy acting appearance--she's terrible, but gorgeous nonetheless. Fortunately she only had seven short lines. Judy Lewis was the celebrated love-child of Clark Gable and Loretta Young (yes, the virginal, innocent Loretta Young). Born with her father's extraordinarily characteristic ears, her mother wisely had them snipped when Judy was seven. Judy Lewis went on to compile a successful Television career, subsequently retiring to become a celebrated author, Psychological Therapist, and counselor in Southern California.]

Benson Fong as James Hing
Benson Fong as James Hing
John G. Agar as Kenneth Baxter
John G. Agar as Kenneth Baxter
Judy Lewis as Winifred Oakley
Judy Lewis as Winifred Oakley
Dick Crane as Dr. Douglas Keene
Dick Crane as Dr. Douglas Keene
Raymond Bailey as Mr. Hilliard
Raymond Bailey as Mr. Hilliard
Bill Erwin as Paint Store Clerk
Bill Erwin as Paint Store Clerk
Michael Fox as Autopsy Surgeon
Michael Fox as Autopsy Surgeon
Monsoon as The Caretaker's Cat
Monsoon as The Caretaker's Cat
Jacqueline Lee as Nurse Watson
Jacqueline Lee as Nurse Watson



The Case of The Stuttering Bishop
Episode #059

The Case of The Stuttering Bishop

59-03-14

Vaughn Taylor as Bishop Mallory
Vaughn Taylor as Bishop Mallory
Ken Lynch as Wallace Lang
Ken Lynch as Wallace Lang
Herb Ellis as Deputy District Attorney
Herb Ellis as Deputy District Attorney
Rebecca Welles as Carol Delaney
Rebecca Welles as Carol Delaney
Carl Benton Reid as Charles Burroughs
Carl Benton Reid as Charles Burroughs
Morris Ankrum as Judge
Morris Ankrum as Judge
Claire Carleton as Blanche Atkins
Claire Carleton as Blanche Atkins



The Case of The Lost Last Act
Episode #060

The Case of The Lost Last Act

59-03-21
Joanne Gilbert as Faith Foster
Joanne Gilbert as Faith Foster
Katharine Bard as Helen Dwight
Katharine Bard as Helen Dwight
Jerome Cowan as Royce
Jerome Cowan as Royce
Stacy Harris as Frank Brooks
Stacy Harris as Frank Brooks
David Lewis as John Gifford
David Lewis as John Gifford



The Case of The Bedeviled Doctor
Episode #061

The Case of The Bedeviled Doctor

59-04-04
Dick Foran as Dr. David Craig
Dick Foran as Dr. David Craig
Marianne Stewart as Edith Douglas
Marianne Stewart as Edith Douglas
Phillip Terry as Peter Heywood
Phillip Terry as Peter Heywood
Frederic Worlock as Judge
Frederic Worlock as Judge
Michael Fox as Dr. Hexie
Michael Fox as Dr. Hexie
George E. Stone as Court Clerk
George E. Stone as Court Clerk



The Case of the Howling Dog
Episode #062

The Case of the Howling Dog

59-04-11
Ann Rutherford as Evelyn Forbes
Ann Rutherford as Evelyn Forbes
John Holland as Clinton Forbes
John Holland as Clinton Forbes
S. John Launer as Judge
S. John Launer as Judge
Vito Scotti as D'Amato
Vito Scotti as D'Amato
'Sammie' as The Howling Dog
'Sammie' as The Howling Dog
Gregory Walcott as Bill Johnson
Gregory Walcott as Bill Johnson
Elaine Edwards as Polly Forbes
Elaine Edwards as Polly Forbes
Ed Prentiss as Dr. Bayliss
Ed Prentiss as Dr. Bayliss



The Case of The Calendar Girl
Episode #063

The Case of The Calendar Girl

59-04-18
Ralph Moody as Dennison
Ralph Moody as Dennison
Charles Tannen as Jasper Horn
Charles Tannen as Jasper Horn
George E. Stone as Court Clerk
George E. Stone as Court Clerk
Richard Gaines as Judge
Richard Gaines as Judge
George Neise as Wilfred Borden
George Neise as Wilfred Borden
John Anderson as George Andrews
John Anderson as George Andrews



The Case of The Petulant Partner
Episode #064

The Case of The Petulant Partner

59-04-25
R. G. Armstrong as Harry Bright
R. G. Armstrong as Harry Bright
William H. Wright as Chuck Clark
William H. Wright as Chuck Clark
Francis J. McDonald as Salty Sims
Francis J. McDonald as Salty Sims
Geraldine Wall as Nell Gridley
Geraldine Wall as Nell Gridley
Nan Leslie as Margaret Clark
Nan Leslie as Margaret Clark
Myron Healey as Howard Roper
Myron Healey as Howard Roper
Russell Thorson as Mel Topham
Russell Thorson as Mel Topham
Jamie Forster as Judge
Jamie Forster as Judge
Stafford Repp as Philip Morgan
Stafford Repp as Philip Morgan
Sid Cassel as Carlos the Waiter
Sid Cassel as Carlos the Waiter
Tony Regan as Kellogg
Tony Regan as Kellogg



The Case of The Dangerous Dowager
Episode #065

The Case of The Dangerous Dowager

59-05-09
Robert Strauss as Danny Barker
Robert Strauss as Danny Barker
Kathryn Givney as Matilda Benson
Kathryn Givney as Matilda Benson
Barry Atwater as Robert Benson
Barry Atwater as Robert Benson
Leo Gordon as Charles Duncan
Leo Gordon as Charles Duncan
King Calder as Dr. Ralph Caldwell
King Calder as Dr. Ralph Caldwell
Joey Faye as Walter Cobb
Joey Faye as Walter Cobb



The Case of The Deadly Toy
Episode #066

The Case of The Deadly Toy

59-05-16
Mala Powers as Claire Allison
Mala Powers as Claire Allison
Paul Cavanagh as Horace Selkirk
Paul Cavanagh as Horace Selkirk
Kathryn Card as Hannah Barton
Kathryn Card as Hannah Barton
Dennis Patrick
as Martin Selkirk
Dennis Patrick as Martin Selkirk
Robert Rockwell
as Dick Benedict
Robert Rockwell as Dick Benedict
Morris Ankrum as Judge
Morris Ankrum as Judge
Norm Alden as Darrel Reed
Norm Alden as Darrel Reed
Jennifer Howard as Lorraine Jennings
Jennifer Howard as Lorraine Jennings



The Case of The Spanish Cross
Episode #067

The Case of The Spanish Cross

59-05-30
Jacques Aubuchon as Felix Karr
Jacques Aubuchon as Felix Karr
Josephine Hutchinson as Miriam Baker
Josephine Hutchinson as Miriam Baker
Linda Watkins as Grace Runyan
Linda Watkins as Grace Runyan
Arthur Space as James Morrow, Sr.
Arthur Space as James Morrow, Sr
Donald Randolph as Curtis Runyan
Donald Randolph as Curtis Runyan
Jonathan Hole as Everett Wormser
Jonathan Hole as Everett Wormser
Richard Gaines as Judge
Richard Gaines as Judge
Harlan Warde as Sgt. Kenton
Harlan Warde as Sgt. Kenton
George E. Stone as Court Clerk
George E. Stone as Court Clerk



The Case of The Dubious Bridegroom
Episode #068

The Case of The Dubious Bridegroom

59-06-13

[Notes: Jean Tabor [Joan Tabor in Episode 32], seen here first as Virginia Colfax, then as her true identity, Helen Bynum, private detective, was something of a sensation during the filming of this episode. No less than Walter Winchell reported the following during the filming of this episode:

"Are Raymond Burr and actress Joan Tabor planning a surprise?..."

She was recently single when she appeared in this episode (her second appearance in the series). Knowing what we know now about the personal lives of both principals, Winchell's question seems rather naive, if not downright humorous. Jean Tabor was only 27 when she appeared in The Case of The Dubious Bridegroom. Within the following seven years she'd be married for 4 years to Broderick Crawford, then divorced. Then at the age of only 34, would succumb to an accidental overdose of influenza medicine.

Rosa Turich, better known in early Spanish Television as Felipin Y Rosita, the comedy act she shared with her husband, Felipe, was one of the era's most durable Latina character actresses--on both sides of the border with Mexico. She's credited with at least 100 appearances in American television and at least twice that many in Mexican television.]

Neil Hamilton as Frank Livesey
Neil Hamilton as Frank Livesey
Jean Tabor as Helen Bynum
Jean Tabor as Helen Bynum
Patrick McVey as D.A. Covington
Patrick McVey as D.A. Covington
Tom Brown as Asst. D.A. Jarvis
Tom Brown as Asst. D.A. Jarvis
Robert Nichols as Howard Scanlon
Robert Nichols as Howard Scanlon
K. T. Stevens as Ethel Garvin
K. T. Stevens as Ethel Garvin
Rosa Turich as Filomena
Rosa Turich as Filomena
Keith Richards as Sergeant Holt
Keith Richards as Sergeant Holt
Robert Lynn as Judge
Robert Lynn as Judge
Betsy Jones Moreland as Lorrie Garvin
Betsy Jones Moreland as Lorrie Garvin



The Case of The Lame Canary
Episode #069

The Case of The Lame Canary

59-06-27

[Notes: This season should have been called the Domestic Pet Season. During the course of the season's thirty episodes we were treated to no less than five domestic pet themed stories and scripts:

The Real Casanova, The Perjured Parrot
Ep. 50 - The Case of The Perjured Parrot

The Glittering Goldfish
Ep. 53 - The Case of The Glittering Goldfish

Monsoon, the Caretaker's Cat
Ep. 58 - The Case of The Caretaker's Cat

Sammie, the Howling Dog
Ep. 62 - The Case of The Howling Dog

The Lame Canary
Ep. 69 - The Case of The Lame Canary

First, the obvious disclaimer: "no pets were actually injured during the filming of these productions." Another obvious observation is that four out of five of these scripts were from Erle Stanley Gardner's own pen. Was Erle Stanley Gardner a pet lover himself? It rather begs the question. One might well ask if The Case of The Jilted Jockey doesn't qualify as a sixth, but we're reminded that Bright Magic, the doped up colt, wasn't actually a domestic pet.

It's obvious the production staff had a lot of fun with the Season closer. It's played a bit over the top, by design. It's also one of the twistier plots. Susan Cummings, Chet Stratton, and Berry Kroeger are the scene-stealers in this episode, all three clearly camping it up for the season finale. The cinematography for this one was pretty artsy as well. Note the shot at right from inside the fireplace. All in all a fine close to second great season.

And of course a season which brought another 200-plus Golden Age Radio stars to the small screen.]

Berry Kroeger as Ernest Wray
Berry Kroeger as Ernest Wray
James Philbrook as Harry Jonson
James Philbrook as Harry Jonson
Susan Cummings as Margaret Swaine
Susan Cummings as Margaret Swaine
Chet Stratton as Hotel Clerk
Chet Stratton as Hotel Clerk
S. John Launer as Judge
S. John Launer as Judge
Richard Wessel as Transfer Man
Richard Wessel as Transfer Man
The Lame Canary
The Lame Canary
Lee Miller as Sgt. Brice
Lee Miller as Sgt. Brice



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