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

10 June 7,1958 [36] "The Case of the Prodigal Parent"

Director--Arthur Marks
--Seeleg Lester and Gene Wang

Philip Larkin is found shot to death. His stepfather, Joseph Harrison, is the chief suspect. The two men quarreled over business and over a girl. In fact, a home movie shows the men fighting. Perry is called on to defend Harrison and delve into the family's strange lineage.

Fay Wray, the woman who drove the big monkey crazy in the 1933 monster classic King Kong, plays the defendant's wife in this episode. Nancy Kulp, Miss Jane of "The Beverly Hillbillies," also appears.

George Durrell--Herbert Rudley
Ethel Harrison
--Fay Wray
Joseph Harrison
--John Hoyt (defendant)
Philip Larkin
--Terry Becker (victim)
--Morris Ankrum
Sarah Winslow
--Nancy Kulp


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