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Perry Mason: The Case of the Runaway Corpse

Ed Davenport falls ill on a business trip. When he calls a doctor he claims his wife poisoned him with candy. The doctor then calls the police but when they arrive Davenport's corpse is missing. Later, when Davenport's corpse is found in a shallow grave, his wife Myrna is charge with the murder.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Saturday November 23rd, 1957

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Guest Stars
June Dayton
As Myrna Davenport
Sarah Selby
As Louise Ansel
Rebecca Welles
As Rita Norge
John Stephenson
As Ed Davenport
Michael Fox
As Dr. Hoxie
Martha Wentworth
As Motel Manager
Jack Kenny (2)
As Kenny (as Jack Kenney)
Edwin Jerome
As Judge (as Ed Jerome)
Jack W. Harris
As Court Clerk
James Maloney
As Dr. Renault
Adam Williams
As Jason Beckmeyer
William Challee
As Medford
Keith Alan
As Officer Bloom
Robin Morse (2)
As Dr. Mitchell
Main Cast
Raymond Burr
As Perry Mason
Barbara Hale
As Della Street
William Hopper
As Paul Drake
William Talman
As Hamilton Burger
Ray Collins
As Lieutenant Arthur Tragg
Episode Quotes
Della: You know, Paul, I don't know what we'd do without you.
Perry: Don't tell him that, Della. He'll send us a bill in the morning.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorErle Stanley Gardner
Executive ProducerGail Patrick
ProducerBen Brady
Associate ProducerSam White
Make-upMel Berns
Set DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Charles Vassar
Script SupervisorCosmo Genovese
Director of PhotographyFrank Redman
Story EditorGene Wang
Production SupervisorJ. Paul Popkin
Art DirectorLyle R. Wheeler  |  Lewis H. Creber
Film EditorRichard W. Farrell
Assistant DirectorArthur Marks
Editorial SupervisorArt Seid
Wardrobe SupervisorDick James
Recording MixerHarry M. Leonard
RecordistAlfred Bruzlin
Prop MasterRay Thompson (3)
Warning: Perry Mason season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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