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Perry Mason: The Case of the Surplus Suitor

John Wilburn, bothered by blackmail, seeks the aid of corporate lawyer Sherman Hatfield. Then someone punches John's ticket for good, and the police nab his niece Hollis. Sherman finds himself in an unfamiliar arena defending the young lady.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x19
Airdate: Thursday February 28th, 1963

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Writer: Robert C. Dennis

Guest Stars
Joyce BulifantJoyce Bulifant
As Hollis Wilburn
James BestJames Best
As Martin Potter
Carl Benton ReidCarl Benton Reid
As John Wilburn
Nellie BurtNellie Burt
As Mrs. Abernathy
Linden ChilesLinden Chiles
As Vernon Elliot
Andrea KingAndrea King
As Jean Crewe
Hayden RorkeHayden Rorke
As Gage McKinney
Lisa DavisLisa Davis
As Receptionist
Jimmy Cross (1)Jimmy Cross (1)
As Cabbie (as James Cross)
Grandon RhodesGrandon Rhodes
As Judge
Walter PidgeonWalter Pidgeon
As Sherman Hatfield
John SiegfriedJohn Siegfried
As Alex Gaussner
Russ GrieveRuss Grieve
As Cop (as Russell Grieve)
Main Cast
Barbara HaleBarbara Hale
As Della Street
William HopperWilliam Hopper
As Paul Drake
William TalmanWilliam Talman
As Hamilton Burger
Wesley LauWesley Lau
As Lt. Andy Anderson
Episode Notes
Walter Pidgeon portrays Sherman Hatfield, the fourth and final "guest lawyer" needed during Raymond Burr's hospitalization and recovery. Pidgeon had earlier been considered for the role of Perry Mason when the show was first cast.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorErle Stanley Gardner
Associate ProducerJackson Gillis
MusicVan Cleave
Make-upIrving Pringle
Set DecoratorCharles Vassar
Production Sound MixerHerman Lewis
Director of PhotographyRobert G. Hager
Art DirectorLewis H. Creber
Main Title ThemeFred Steiner
Wardrobe SupervisorEvelyn Carruth
Prop MasterRay Thompson (3)
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