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

April 24, 1966 [268] "The Case of the Misguided Model"

Director--Jerry Hopper
Teleplay--Orville H. Hampton and Ernest Frankel

Former beauty queen Mary Ann Mobley plays Sharon Carmody, a model trying to become the new representative for White Queen soap. Trouble is, the job calls for Sharon to be as pure as the product she'll be pushing, and unfortunately, her past is getting in her way. She's being blackmailed. Then someone kills her adversary and it looks like smooth sailing for her. But her boyfriend, ex-boxer Duke Maronek, had fought with the blackmailer and thinks he killed him. He tells this to Perry and when the police arrest someone else for the crime, Perry is torn between two unpleasant options. Ethics prevent him from revealing his client's confession, but he can't let an innocent man be convicted.

Sharon Carmody--Mary Ann Mobley
Jake Stearns--James Griffith (defendant)
Judge--Harry Holcombe

Webmaster's Note: Don Davis points out that the position that Sharon Carmody is trying out for is described numerous times as the "White Snow Princess" and that "White Queen soap" should likely read "White Snow soap."


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