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

September 20, 1958 [40] "The Case of the Corresponding Corpse"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--Don Brinkley and Gene Wang
Story--Don Brinkley

Perry gets a phone call from George Hartley Beaumont, a man who supposedly died in a plane crash over the Atlantic nearly three years before. Actually, George missed that plane and decided to take advantage of the accident to disappear, letting his wife collect the $90,000 insurance policy. Meanwhile George has been living incognito with his girlfriend, Ruth Whittaker.

George grows tired of life-on-a-limb and wants to return home. His plans are cut short, however, when someone buries a letter opener in his back.

Perry defends Ruth when she's arrested for the murder.

Ruth Whittaker--Joan Camden (defendant)
Glenn McKay--William Ching
George Hartley Beaumont--Ross Elliott (victim)
Judge--Lillian Bronson


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