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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

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Guest Stars
Joyce Bulifant
As Hollis Wilburn
James Best
As Martin Potter
Carl Benton Reid
As John Wilburn
Nellie Burt
As Mrs. Abernathy
Linden Chiles
As Vernon Elliot
Andrea King
As Jean Crewe
Hayden Rorke
As Gage McKinney
Lisa Davis
As Receptionist
Jimmy Cross (1)
As Cabbie (as James Cross)
Grandon Rhodes
As Judge
Walter Pidgeon
As Sherman Hatfield
John Siegfried
As Alex Gaussner
Jean Harvey (1)
As Cleaning Woman
Russ Grieve
As Cop (as Russell Grieve)

Lee Miller (1)
As Sgt. Brice
Main Cast
Raymond Burr
As Perry Mason
Barbara Hale
As Della Street
William Hopper
As Paul Drake
William Talman
As Hamilton Burger
Wesley 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
Executive ProducerGail Patrick
ProducerArthur Marks
Associate ProducerJackson Gillis
MusicVan Cleave
Make-upIrving Pringle
Set DecoratorCharles Vassar
Production Sound MixerHerman Lewis
Script SupervisorCosmo Genovese
Director of PhotographyRobert G. Hager
Art DirectorLewis H. Creber
Main Title ThemeFred Steiner
Wardrobe SupervisorEdward McDermott (2)  |  Evelyn Carruth
Prop MasterRay Thompson (3)
Warning: Perry Mason season 6 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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