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

September 17, 1960 [96] "The Case of the Treacherous Toupée"

Director--Richard Kinon
Teleplay--Maurice Zimm
Producer-- Herbert Hirschman

Robert Redford makes an early TV acting appearance as Richard Hart in this, the premiere episode of the Mason series' fourth season.

Hartley Basset returns from the dead after two years. A tyrannical company president, he isn't liked any better the second time around, a fact underscored when someone puts two bullets in him. Poor Peter Dawson was fired by Hartley on his return, making him Tragg's prime suspect. Perry has two witnesses lined up to testify that Dawson didn't do it. Hartley's stepson, Dick Hart (Redford), and his new wife, Teddi, both swear they saw a different assailant at the scene of the crime.

It's an open and shut case until Teddi and Dick disappear.

Peter Dawson--Philip Ober (defendant)
Hartley Basset--Thomas B. Henry (victim)
Richard Hart--Robert Redford
Arthur Colemar--Nelson Olmsted
Judge--Frank Wilcox


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