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

April 22, 1961 [118] "The Case of the Torrid Tapestry"

Director--John English
Teleplay--Bob Mitchell

Claude Demay was sent up for six years for starting a fire in a warehouse containing the valuable Nathan Claver art collection. Demay was framed, and devises a plan to expose the real criminal, Leonard Voss. He tediously weaves a perfect imitation of a Panamaker tapestry supposedly lost in the fire.

When he's out of jail, Demay goes to Voss and barters his tapestry for an original Tao Kwan Budah. This statue will prove that the collection was not destroyed in the fire and expose Voss.

Before the appointment for the trade takes place, Voss is murdered and Demay is sent back to jail for another crime he did not commit.

Old-time film star Conrad Nagel performs in this episode.

Claude Demay--Robert H. Harris (defendant)
Leonard Voss--John Holland (victim)
Nathan Claver--Conrad Nagel
Judge--Kenneth MacDonald


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