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

February 27, 1964 [201] "The Case of the Frightened Fisherman"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--Jonathan Latimer

Chemist Randolph James has started a successful business to develop a new antibiotic. But when his former boss, Hudson Bradshaw, files suit claiming James developed the formula while working for him, it's only the beginning of James's problems. His wife, Natalie, is selling her stock to Bradshaw, which will give the ex-boss control of James's new company. There are also whispers that Natalie is having an affair with Bradshaw. Furious, James vows to stop his wife at any cost. It's apparently not an empty threat, as Natalie soon turns up dead. The police say James did it. James claims that he was fishing at the time of the murder. But when he can't locate the fisherman who can back up his story, he locates Perry instead.

Helen Bradshaw--Mala Powers
Mrs. Pennyworth--Connie Gilchrist
Randolph James--Lee Farr (defendant)
Natalie James--Marian Collier (victim)
Judge--Tom Harkness


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