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

March 4, 1965 [232] "The Case of the Fatal Fetish"

Director--Charles R. Rondeau
Teleplay--Samuel Newman

Fay Wray plays Mignon Germaine, a voodoo dancer whose son Larry (played by actor/talk-show host Gary Collins) is no less than the assistant of Hamilton Burger.

Larry is handling a case of criminal fraud against Allied Chemical, a charge he'd like to drop. But then Larry's girlfriend, Carina, claims that Larry compromised himself by offering a deal on the fraud case in exchange for a partnership in the law firm representing Allied. Hamilton has no choice; he suspends Larry.

Larry's voodoo-dancer mother will do anything to help him. During a performance, Mignon approaches Carina's table and pins a voodoo doll to the table with a ceremonial dagger. Carina immediately falls into a coma. It's not black magic she's suffering from, it's pep pills. Larry doesn't help his resumé any when he is later found in Carina's hospital room, standing over her body, which has the ceremonial dagger protruding from it.

Mignon Germaine--Fay Wray
Carina Wileen--Karen Steele (victim)
Curt Ordway--Alan Hewitt
Larry Germaine--Gary Collins (defendant)
Judge Penner--John Gallaudet


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