The Perry Mason TV Show Book
Episode Guide - The First Season

September 28, 1957 [2] "The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay
--Laurence Marks and Gene Wang
Story
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1936 novel

In this episode Perry must defend a man with a motive. Peter Cole walks in his sleep and has been found more than once roaming the house, unaware of his actions. One night, he was even found standing over someone's bed holding a knife. Now he's been accused of stabbing a man who was attempting to extort money from him and block the progression of his divorce. Cole hires Perry to handle his difficult defense.

Perry needs all the encouragement he can get. Thanks to Della, he gets it in the famous shoulder-rubbing scene.

Peter Cole--John McNamara (defendant)
Frank Maddox
--John Archer
Steve Harris
--Darryl Hickman
Phillip Kendall
--Harry Hickox (victim)
Judge
--Kenneth MacDonald
Jackson, Mason's assistant
--Tony Michaels

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