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

June 27, 1959 [69] "The Case of the Lame Canary"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--Seeleg Lester
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1937 novel

Ruth Prescott wants to divorce her husband Walter so she can be with true love Jimmy MacLaine. After a brush with death, Ruth is convinced her husband is trying to kill her. When Walter turns up dead instead, the police believe Ruth shot him, but Perry doesn't think so. A lame canary and unusual bruises on the victim puzzle our young lawyer, if only momentarily.

Harry Jonson--James Philbrook
Ruth Prescott--Stacy Graham (defendant)
Walter Prescott--William Kendis (victim)
Judge--S. John Launer


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