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

October 10, 1965 [246] "The Case of the Impetuous Imp"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--William Bast
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1950 novel, The Case of the Negligent Nymph

Perry rescues a beautiful writer--Diana Carter--from the ocean in his boat and then must dive in and rescue her twice more--in the courtroom. The first time is for jewel theft and the second is for a charge of murder. (What kind of company does this girl keep?)

The evidence to clear Diana lies at the bottom of the ocean, a forged note inside a bottle inside a sunken yacht. Perry pulls this one off, with a lot of help from his good friend Paul.

This is the episode where Diana Carter is so grateful to be cleared that she dedicates her first mystery novel to Paul and titles it The Amorous Adventures of Paul Lake, Private Eye.

Diana Carter--Bonnie Jones defendant)
Helga Dolwig--Hanna Landy
Addison Powell--Richard Webb (victim)
Judge Brawley--Byron Morrow
Judge Morton--Ed Prentiss


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