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

January 7, 1965 [226] "The Case of the Frustrated Folksinger"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--John Elliotte

Amy Jo Jennings is an aspiring folksinger all too fresh from the hills and full of dreams of being a big star. But besides being very naive, Amy Jo is also very rich, having inherited her father's successful Home Folk's Remedy Company. This explains talent agent Harry Bronson's interest in her. He's offered her a starring role in a cross-country musical--for $50,000, that is. Amy Jo finally wakes up and smells the coffee at a swinging party at Bronson's house. She goes looking for Bronson, but he appears to be asleep. Actually, he's dead. As Amy Jo has the best motive for the crime, she's soon singing a sad song of murder to Perry.

This episode features Gary Crosby (Bing's son), Lee Meriwether, and Mark Goddard, who portrayed Don West on "Lost in Space."

"Jazbo" Williams--Gary Crosby
Amy Jo Jennings--Bonnie Jones (defendant)
Lester Crawford--Mark Goddard
Harry Bronson--Robert H. Harris (victim)
Lionel Albright--Richard Garland
Natalie Graham--Lee Meriwether
Judge--S. John Launer


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