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

April 29, 1965 [239] "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla"

Director--Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay--Jackson Gillis
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1952 novel

This strange episode begins when Della buys the diary of a drowned woman at an auction. After reading the entries, she becomes convinced the woman's death was not a suicide, as the authorities ruled at the time.

The mystery thickens as Perry gets involved and discovers that there is a kleptomaniac gorilla on the loose, one who is later suspected of murder.

Gavin MacLeod and Victor Buono are featured. Janos Prohaska plays the gorilla.

Nathan Fallon--Victor Buono
Josephine Kempton--Lurene Tuttle (defendant)
Mortimer Hershey--Gavin MacLeod


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