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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lazy Lover

After shifty businessman Bertrand Allred is found dead in his car, his wife Lucille is charged with murder after she is seen walking back to the hotel from the scene of the crime.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x35
Airdate: Saturday May 31st, 1958

Guest Stars
Harry TownesHarry Townes
As Bob Fleetwood
Frances HelmFrances Helm
As Bernice Archer
James Bell (2)James Bell (2)
As P. E. Overbrook
Kenneth R. MacDonaldKenneth R. MacDonald
As Judge
Len HendryLen Hendry
As Officer
Neil Hamilton (1)Neil Hamilton (1)
As Bertrand Allred
Yvonne CraigYvonne Craig
As Patricia Faxon
Ann LeeAnn Lee
As Lucille Allred
Main Cast
Raymond BurrRaymond Burr
As Perry Mason
Barbara HaleBarbara Hale
As Della Street
William HopperWilliam Hopper
As Paul Drake
William TalmanWilliam Talman
As Hamilton Burger
Ray CollinsRay Collins
As Lieutenant Arthur Tragg
Episode Notes
Neil Hamilton and Yvonne Craig, who play father and step-daughter in this episode, would go onto play father and daughter on the ABC camp classic series Batman.

Episode Quotes
Perry: Anything interesting this bleak Monday morning?
Della: Oh, this little item on top might bring you a ray of sunshine.
Perry: Just this bare naked check?
Della: Just that bare naked 2,500 clams.
Perry: Della, when it's over a thousand you don't refer to them as clams. They become dollars.

Perry: Why hello. This is Lieutenant Tragg of homicide. Mrs. Allred. Her daughter.
Lt. Tragg: Are you Mrs. Allred's lawyer, Mason, or are you just acting as an M.C.? Perry: I happen to be her attorney, Lieutenant.

Perry: In view of certain past accusations, Lieutenant, I'd like this instance of my cooperation with the police duly noted. Remember, I turned [culprit] over to you.
Lt. Tragg: Oh, would carved in stone be satisfactory, or should we etch it in bronze?
Perry: Whichever is more expensive.

Della: All right, who really did kill Allred?
Perry: Overbrook. Burger had it right the first time. I just couldn't bring myself to the point of agreeing with him. Might establish a dangerous precedent.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorErle Stanley Gardner
Executive ProducerGail Patrick
ProducerBen Brady
Associate ProducerSam White
Make-upMel Berns
Set DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Charles Vassar
Production Sound MixerEugene Irvine
Script SupervisorCosmo Genovese
Director of PhotographyFrank Redman
Story EditorGene Wang
Production SupervisorJ. Paul Popkin
Art DirectorLewis H. Creber  |  Lyle R. Wheeler
Film EditorRichard Cahoon
Assistant DirectorArthur Marks
Editorial SupervisorArt Seid
Wardrobe SupervisorDick James
Prop MasterRay Thompson (3)
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