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

November 2,1957 [7] "The Case of the Angry Mourner"

Director--William D. Russell
--Francis Cockrell
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1951 novel

There's trouble in Bear Valley. Carla Adrian, played by the luscious Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie"), gets her blouse ripped by a wheelchair-bound water skiier who gets fresh. Later, when the masher is found shot dead, Adrian's mother, Belle (Sylvia Field, aka Mrs. Wilson on "Dennis the Menace"), is arrested for the crime. Luckily for her, Perry is vacationing nearby. Watch Perry literally strong-arming his elderly client in an effort to have her come clean.

Paul Fix, better known as Marshal Micah Torrence on "The Rifleman," makes the first of his several appearances on the Mason series portraying the "typical" backwoods prosecutor.

Marion Keats--Joan Weldon
Belle Adrian
--Sylvia Field (defendant)
District Attorney William Hale
--Paul Fix
Sam Burris
--Malcolm Atterbury
Carla Adrian
--Barbara Eden
Mark Cushing
--Eric Sinclair (victim)
Judge Norwood
--Jamie Forster


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