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

November 25, 1961 [134] "The Case of the Left-handed Liar"

Director--Jerry Hopper
Teleplay--Jonathan Latimer

Ed Nelson (Doctor Rossi on "Peyton Place") plays Ward Nichols, an All-American football player turned health club instructor. He wants to marry his employer's daughter, Casey Daniels, but his estranged wife Veronica, who also works at the club, is being difficult. She has been pressuring Ward for money and claiming to be pregnant, but actually it's a scam, not unlike one she's pulled in the past.

When Casey's father is found crunched with a dumbbell, Ward is eventually accused, causing Perry to arrive just in time to flex his courtroom muscles.

Ward Nichols--Ed Nelson (defendant)
Veronica Temple--Leslie Parrish
Bernard Daniels--Les Tremayne (victim)
Rhonda Houseman--Joan Banks
Judge--Kenneth MacDonald


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