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

February 20, 1960 [85] "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay--Robert Bloomfield

Charles Houston thinks he's clever; he kills his wife and makes it look like a car accident. Freedom and fortune are his; that is, until a wildlife photographer shows up with the murder on film and Charles finds out the same day that his sister-in-law Paula has squandered all the profits on his oil well. The situation goes from bad to worse for Charles, especially when Paula is found locked in a room with his corpse.

Watch for Barbara Bain, star of "Mission: Impossible," in this episode.

Madelyn Terry--Barbara Bain
Charles Houston--Byron Palmer (victim)
Lucky Sterling--Douglas Kennedy
Paula Wallace--Lori March (defendant)
Judge--Richard Gaines


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