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

November 30,1957 [11] "The Case of the Crooked Candle"

Director--Christian Nyby
--Robert Tallman
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1944 novel

A double life and a double wife plagued Joe Bradford. Wife number 1, Martha Bradford, is surprised when she goes to get her hair done and discovers there is another Mrs. Bradford. Later, when Joe Bradford is found bludgeoned to death, Tragg arrests Martha Bradford. Perry has to figure out who killed the man: wife number 1 or wife number 2?

Martha Bradford--Nancy Gates (defendant)
Larry Sands
--Whit Bissell
Rita Bradford/Wassell
--Doris Singleton
Joe Bradford
--Bruce Cowling (victim)
Judge Newark
--Frank Wilcox


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