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Perry Mason: The Case of the Sleepy Slayer

When Rachel steals money from her Uncle Abner's safe to feed her boyfriend's drug habit, the uncle demands restitution. But instead, Uncle Abner is found murdered with his secretary charged with the crime.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x4
Airdate: Thursday October 15th, 1964

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Writer: Samuel Newman

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Guest Stars
Phyllis HillPhyllis Hill
As Rachel Gordon
Hugh MarloweHugh Marlowe
As Doctor Lambert
Robert Brown (1)Robert Brown (1)
As Tracey Walcott
Gigi PerreauGigi Perreau
As Phyllis Clover
John NapierJohn Napier
As Bruce Jay
Karl SwensonKarl Swenson
As Charles Norman
Joan TompkinsJoan Tompkins
As Sadie Norman
J. Edward McKinleyJ. Edward McKinley
As Harlan Farrell
Richard HaleRichard Hale
As Abner Gordon
Morris AnkrumMorris Ankrum
As Judge
William WoodsonWilliam Woodson
As Medical Examiner
Douglas EvansDouglas Evans
As Salesman
Alfred HopsonAlfred Hopson
As Clark
Gil FryeGil Frye
As Chef
John RaybornJohn Rayborn
As Pusher

Lee Miller (1)Lee Miller (1)
As Sgt. Brice
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
Wesley LauWesley Lau
As Lt. Andy Anderson
Episode Quotes
Perry: Della, do you know what Justice Holmes said in reference to negligence? It also applies to clues. He said...
Della: "Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over, and being kicked."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorErle Stanley Gardner
Executive ProducerGail Patrick
ProducerArthur Marks  |  Art Seid
Associate ProducerJackson Gillis
CastingHarvey Clermont
Make-upIrving Pringle
Set DecoratorCarl Biddiscombe
Production Sound MixerHerman Lewis
Script SupervisorMarshall Schlom
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
Art DirectorLewis H. Creber
Main Title ThemeFred Steiner
Film EditorAl Clark
Assistant DirectorGordon A. Webb
Story ConsultantSamuel Newman
Wardrobe SupervisorEvelyn Carruth  |  Edward McDermott (2)
Prop MasterRay Thompson (3)
Warning: Perry Mason season 8 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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