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

April 11, 1959 [62] "The Case of the Howling Dog"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay--Seeleg Lester
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1934 novel

This episode involves four victims: three humans and one canine.

Perry preps Paul with a great description of a little brunette cookie who's missing, and asks if he knows where to look for her. Paul finds the woman in question. Her name is Evelyn Forbes and she's just escaped from an insane asylum. Later she's wanted for murder.

Perry wants to clear the disturbed woman but he has to go up against Tragg to do it. Tragg does his best to hide evidence from Perry, but Perry wins in the end.

Evelyn Cartright Forbes--Ann Rutherford (defendant)
Thelma Brent--Fintan Mayler
Polly Cartright Forbes--Elaine Edwards (victim #1)
Arthur Cartright--Robert Ellenstein (victim #2)
Clinton Forbes--John Holland (victim #3)
Judge--S. John Launer

Webmaster's Note: Tom Grossman notes that Thelma Brent was played by Fintan Meyler not Fintan Mayler.


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