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Perry Mason: The Case of the Dead Ringer

Perry loses a civil case when the opposing counsel successfully suggests that Perry paid off a witness! But who? Before Otis Swanson can benefit from his victory, someone murders him, and the police suspect Perry's client Barbara Kramer.


Episode Info


Episode number: 9x26
Airdate: Sunday April 17th, 1966

Director: Arthur Marks
Writer: Jackson Gillis


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Guest Stars
Indus ArthurIndus Arthur
As Barbara Kramer
Recurring
Arlene MartelArlene Martel
As Sandra Dunkel
Recurring
Oliver McGowanOliver McGowan
As Otis Swanson
Recurring
Henry BeckmanHenry Beckman
As William March
Recurring
Stewart MossStewart Moss
As Dan Swanson
Recurring
Maurice MansonMaurice Manson
As Jess Parkinson
Recurring
Tom Palmer (1)Tom Palmer (1)
As Franklin Bates
Recurring
Chet StrattonChet Stratton
As Minister
Recurring
Alan FordneyAlan Fordney
As Harley
Recurring
Grandon RhodesGrandon Rhodes
As Judge No. 2
Recurring
Anthony JochimAnthony Jochim
As Makeup Man
Recurring
Ed PrentissEd Prentiss
As Judge No. 1
Recurring
Alex BookstonAlex Bookston
As Assistant Manager
Recurring
Mike De AndaMike De Anda
As Mexican Worker (as Mike Miguel De Anda)

Uncredited
Connie CezonConnie Cezon
As Receptionist
Recurring
Raymond BurrRaymond Burr
As Grimes
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
Richard AndersonRichard Anderson
As Lt. Steve Drumm
Dan TobinDan Tobin
As Terrence Clay
Episode Quotes
Perry: You know, I can still hear him in the courtroom, laughing at everyone. "Which one of you ain't posin' and playactin'?" You know, there's a lot of truth in that.
Drumm: Ah-ha. A lawyer's weakness. Empathizing with a criminal despite himself.

Terrence: Gentlemen, being in a ship is being in jail with a chance of drowning. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
Drumm: Now who said that?
Terrence: I said that.
Perry: Yes, but Samuel Johnson said it two hundred years before you did.
Terrence: Great minds frequently trod the same path.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorErle Stanley Gardner
Executive ProducerGail Patrick
ProducerArthur Marks  |  Art Seid
CastingHarvey Clermont
MusicRichard Shores
HairstylistAnnabell
Make-upIrving Pringle
Set DecoratorCarl Biddiscombe
Production Sound MixerHerman Lewis
Script SupervisorMarshall Schlom
Director of PhotographyJohn M. Nickolaus, Jr.
Art DirectorLewis H. Creber
Main Title ThemeFred Steiner
Film EditorRichard W. Farrell
Assistant DirectorGordon A. Webb
Story ConsultantErnest Frankel
Wardrobe SupervisorEvelyn Carruth  |  Bob Wolfe
Prop MasterRay Thompson (3)
Associate Story ConsultantOrville Hampton
 
Warning: Perry Mason season 9 episode 26 guide may contain spoilers
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