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

January 2, 1960 [80] "The Case of the Violent Village"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay--Sam Elkin and Seeleg Lester
Story--Sam Elkin

Perry is planning on a relaxing weekend in the Sierra town of Fawnskin, hunting with his old friend Sheriff Gene Norris, but he gets sidetracked into another murder case.

The town is out for blood when Phil Beecher returns from jail. Phil did time for drunken driving and neglience in the car accident that killed Aggie, the sheriff's daughter. Aggie's sister Charlotte wants revenge, and frames Phil for robbery. When the scheme backfires, Charlotte herself is killed, and things look pretty grim for Phil. A lynching is a definite possibility before Perry steps in.

Phil Beecher--Ray Hamphill (defendant)
Sheriff Eugene Norris--Barton MacLane
Norm Thurston--Bart Burns
Charlotte Norris--Ina Victor (victim)
Judge--Willis Bouchey

Webmaster's Note: D. A. Supernaw notes that Fawnskin is actually in the San Bernardino National Forest, near Big Bear lake, not in the Sierras. A sign seen in the episode says that Fawnskin is in the Sierras however.


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