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

January 6, 1962 [139] "The Case of the Shapely Shadow"

Director--Christian Nyby
Teleplay--Jackson Gillis
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1960 novel

A beautiful but naive secretary, Janice Wainwright, is only carrying out her boss's orders when she unloads a briefcase carrying more than $100,000 in a train station locker. Then she waits for her boss's ex-wife at a train station in Las Vegas, but Tragg arrives instead with a murder rap, accusing her of killing her boss, Morley Thielman.

It seems that Fred Carlyle saw a woman's shadow through the shades of Thielman's office window shortly before the murder. Carlyle says the sexy silhouette belonged to Janice. Although Tragg brags that Janice has been arrested outside Perry's legal jurisdiction, our man gets the case anyway and causes Burger to blow his top once again at some typical Mason maneuvers in the courtroom.

Cole B. Troy--Robert Rockwell
Janice Wainwright--Elaine Devry (defendant)
Morley L. Thielman--George Neise (victim)
Judge--Willis Bouchey


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