Perry Mason/The Case of the Petulant Partner

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The Case of the Petulant Partner
Season 2, Episode 25
Airdate April 25, 1959
Teleplay by Milton Krims,
Gene Wang
Story by Milton Krims
Directed by William D. Russell
Produced by Ben Brady
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The Case of the Petulant Partner is the twenty-fifth episode of the second season of Perry Mason, and the sixty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Hopper (Paul Drake), William Talman (Hamilton Burger) (credit only), Ray Collins (Lt. Tragg)

R.G. Armstrong (Harry Bright), William H. Wright (Chuck Clark), Francis J. McDonald (Salty Sims), Geraldine Wall (Nell Gridley), Nan Leslie (Margaret Clark), Myron Healey (Howard Roper), William Swan (Bill Shayne), Russell Thorson (Mel Topham), Lynne Allen (Louise Dayton), Jamie Forster (Judge), Russ Bender (Sgt. Givens), Stafford Repp (Philip Morgan), Sid Cassel (Waiter), Steve Stevens (Bellboy), Tony Regan (Kellogg)


Plot Overview

A man contacts Mason, claiming that his longtime friend and business partner swindled him out of his half of the business, and that he did so because of his much-younger wife. When she's found dead, murdered with his client's gun, Perry goes to work defending him on the murder charge and discovers that the wife had some very shady alliances.


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