Perry Mason Season 7

Season 7

Perry Mason Season 7

First Air Date: September 26, 1963

First Aired on    :   1963
Episodes    :   30 episodes



Episodes

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7x30 The Case of the Ugly Duckling (May 21, 1964)


The deceased father of Alice Trilling left behind a strange will. His successful toy company would be left to her ONLY if Alice is married or engaged within a year's time. Until then, her wheelchair bound Uncle Harry and a board of directors will run the company. In searching for a husband, Alice has one major problem: she's coyote ugly and she's the first one to admit it. An artist begins a flirtation and after seeing a portrait he's painted of her, Alice begins to think she could find happiness with him. There's one problem though: nasty old Uncle Harry has been playing matchmaker behind the scenes for reasons of his own. Alice discovers her uncle's perfidity and pushes over his wheelchair. Quickly fleeing the scene, Alice is later arrested when Uncle Harry is found dead. Perry is retained as defense counsel but even he has a tough time in this one because Alice herself thinks she's guilty.


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7x29 The Case of the Tandem Target (May 14, 1964)


Irma Hodge's wealthy step-father, Sumner Hodge, is withholding her inheritance because he dislikes her folksinger boyfriend, Con Bolton. When someone supposedly takes a shot at Sumner, he suggest to the police that Con is to blame. Then another attempt is made on Sumner's life which proves successful. His car goes over a cliff with him behind the wheel and an investigation reveals that the brake line had been severed. Witnesses then claim Con was fooling around with the brakes minutes before the crash and he's charged with murder.


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7x28 The Case of the Drifting Dropout (May 07, 1964)


Small town junk dealer/mayoral candidate Mort Lynch gives college dropout Barry Davis a job because he was once close friend's with Barry's uncle. Barry and Mort's relationship is uneasy and he's soon the number one suspect when someone bashes Mort's skull with a monkey wrench and it's found in Barry's car. Perry enters the case to defend Barry and discovers that the case hinges on a 20 year old counterfeiting scheme involving Barry's late uncle and a few "prominent" citizens in the town.


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7x27 The Case of the Careless Kidnapper (April 30, 1964)


A kidnapping hoax leads to murder when the ransom note gets into the wrong hands.


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7x26 The Case of the Antic Angel (April 16, 1964)


A recovering alcoholic takes to the bottle after he sees his wife, who's supposedly been dead for five years. Then she turns up dead for real and he's arrested for her murder.


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7x25 The Case of the Illicit Illusion (April 09, 1964)


Mason is hired by a woman who is convinced, after a series of bizarre events, that she's crazy.


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7x24 The Case of the Simple Simon (April 02, 1964)


Actress Ramona Carver is confronted by a young man who claims to be the son she gave up for adoption. Murder soon results.


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7x23 The Case of the Woeful Widower (March 26, 1964)


Certain that her employer is plotting to murder his wife, housekeeper Nellie Conway launches a counterattack.


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7x22 The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between (March 12, 1964)


A woman goes on trial for murder when a fortuneteller's deadly prediction becomes a reality.


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7x21 The Case of the Arrogant Arsonist (March 05, 1964)


A fire chief wants to bring a libel suit against a reporter who accuses him of burning down his own warehouse. Things get even worse for the chief when he's charged with murder.


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7x20 The Case of the Frightened Fisherman (February 27, 1964)


Chemist Randolph James has started a successful company to develop a new antibiotic but his former boss, Hudson Bradshaw, files suit claiming that James developed the formula while in his employ. James' wife, Natalie, then begins selling her stock to Bradshaw which would give him control of the new company. James vows to stop his wife at any cost and she turns up dead. James claims that he was fishing at the time the murder occurred but things go from awful to good grief when he can't find the fellow fisherman who can substantiate his story.


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7x19 The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman (February 20, 1964)


A Frenchman is giving money to an old lady love from his hometown, unaware that she's sharing the cash with her husband. When hubby turns up murdered guess who gets charged with the crime?


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7x18 The Case of the Nervous Neighbor (February 13, 1964)


Mason's client: an amnesia victim on trial for the murder of her husband.


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7x17 The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (February 06, 1964)


20 year old Deborah Dearborn has just written a best selling novel about a cold and calculating woman who bears a strong resemblance to her boyfriend's stepmother. Now Deborah is living at a beach house in Malibu and in the process of selling the rights to her book to a movie producer. Then the stepmother, Stephanie Carew, appears on the scene threatening to sue for libel. This throws a monkey wrench into the movie but when Stephanie's dead body is found floating in a swimming pool everyone assumes the death is accidental and champagne corks begin popping all-around because the blockbuster movie can proceed. Hold everything, says the coroner. His autopsy shows that Stephanie did not die in the swimming pool but in the ocean and that the cause of death was a blow on the head not drowning. Poor, little Deborah is charged with the crime.


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7x16 The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands (January 23, 1964)


Sweet but ditzy Nancy Banks wants Perry to cash a bundle of winning racing tickets for her. There's only one problem: her former employer claims the racing tickets as his own. Nancy then gets in even deeper feces when she's charged with her ex-employer's murder.


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7x15 The Case of the Capering Camera (January 16, 1964)


Mystery clouds Mason's search for the murderer of a photographer who was shot while a model pointed a loaded gun at him but didn't pull the trigger.


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7x14 The Case of the Accosted Accountant (January 09, 1964)


Edward Lewis's increasingly bitter arguments with his father-in-law make him the suspect when the old goat is murdered.


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7x13 The Case of the Wednesday Woman (January 02, 1964)


A wife's ears perk up when an insurance investigator informs her that he has proof that her husband was wrongfully convicted of the crime for which he is imprisoned. Then the insurance investigator turns up dead. Goings on in an elevator highlight this episode.


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7x12 The Case of the Badgered Brother (December 19, 1963)


Brothers Martin and Todd Baylor are feuding over ownership of a successful chain of clothing stores. Martin ends up with a knife sticking out of his back one night and Todd is charged with the murder.


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7x11 The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang (December 12, 1963)


Grover Johnson manages somehow to talk his much younger bride Eula into living with him on a barren spread of ranch land. Needless to say, Eula hates it and can't wait to sell the property. Along comes wealthy Texas Nelson Barcliff who's ready, willing, and able to purchase the property. But is this big Texan really who he appears to be? Or is it just an elaborate real estate swindle cooked up by Eula? Either way, both Eula and Barcliff end up dead and Grover finds himself charged with Eula's murder.


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7x10 The Case of the Devious Delinquent (December 05, 1963)


Three JD teens cruise Hollywood Boulevard in a cool convertible lookin' for kicks! A liquor store goes down and the blackmail and plot twists begin. Lies and more lies and it's going from bad to worse for young Timmy Balfour who soon discovers that there's every bit as much delinquency from the adults when he's charged with murder.


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7x09 The Case of the Festive Felon (November 28, 1963)


Wealthy but dying Bebe Brent gives the bulk of her estate to her loyal nurse. Needless to say, this act angers the remainder of the Brent clan and leads to a murder.


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7x08 The Case of the Floating Stones (November 21, 1963)


Julie Eng needs Perry's help when some precious stones her grandfather left her turn up missing, and the assclown who swiped them, Ralph Iverson, ends up assuming room temperature.


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7x07 The Case of the Bigamous Spouse (November 14, 1963)


Gwynn Elston's best friend, Nell Grimes, asks her to move in with her due to the fact that Nell's husband, Felton, is often out of town on business. Gwynn, who has a door-to-door sales job, is then astonished to see Felton's picture in someone else's house where he's known as Frank Gillette. Felton, who's really a nasty mother, tries to poison Gwynn, when she confronts him but she survives and runs to Perry for help. Then Felton is found shot to death and things go from awful to good grief for poor Gwynn--she gets arrested for the crime.


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7x06 The Case of the Reluctant Model (October 31, 1963)


Crude but wealthy art connisseur Otto Olney throws a party to celebrate his purchasing a painting by famed artist Gauguin. Then a party guest, art expert Colin Durant, says that the painting is actually a fake. Olney then goes to Perry who decides to sue Durant for libel. Durant then claims he never said anything regarding the painting and the only witness, an art student named Maxine Lindsay, confirms his story. Perry then discovers the dead body of Austin Durant, fully clothed, in the shower of Maxine's apartment. Paul Drake then tracks down Maxine but the police are right behind him and they arrest her for murder. Guess who she hires to defend her?


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7x05 The Case of the Decadent Dean (October 24, 1963)


Perry has to defend the dean of a prep school on charges of murdering a teacher who had been stealing, embezzling, and blackmailing.


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7x04 The Case of the Deadly Verdict (October 17, 1963)


Janice Barton is found guilty of the murder of her wealthy relative and sentenced to death. Can Perry find the evidence to clear her of the crime before the pellets in the gas chamber fall?


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7x03 The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (October 10, 1963)


This case has nothing to do with mosquitos but rather a hidden mine that could lead to a fortune. Plus murder.


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7x02 The Case of the Shifty Shoebox (October 03, 1963)


John Flickenger pulls off a carefully planned robbery without a hitch - until his young nephew finds the gun used in the heist.


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7x01 The Case of the Nebulous Nephew (September 26, 1963)


Con artist John Brooks comes up with a new twist to convince Sophia and Ninevah Stone that he's the rightful heir to their fortune. Perry ends up reluctantly defending Brooks when he's charged with murder.




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