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

April 7, 1962 [148] "The Case of the Angry Astronaut"

Director--Francis D. Lyon
Teleplay--Samuel Newman

Mitchell Heller (Robert Bray, who later played Corey Stewart, the forest ranger who adopted "Lassie"), an overworked astronaut, is marked as a murder suspect after his worst enemy, Major General Addison Brand (James Coburn) is murdered. The police figure Heller had motive since Brand stole his job and his girlfriend, and was suspected of stealing his valuable invention.

Perry believes Heller is innocent, and now he must figure out how a dead man can talk.

This is the episode where Paul--resisting all the way--goes for a spin in a simulated space capsule.

Major General Addison Brand--James Coburn (victim)
Mitchell Heller--Robert Bray (defendant)
Matthew Owen--John Marley
Judge--Tom Harkness


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