Perry Mason/The Case of the Potted Planter
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The Case of the Potted Planter is the twenty-seventh episode of the sixth season of Perry Mason, and the one hundred eightieth episode overall.
Constance Ford (Frances), Diane Brewster (Andrea Walden), Paul Fix (District Attorney Hale), Mark Goddard (Roy Mooney), Robert Bray (Martin Walden), Joe Maross (Nelson Tarr), Davey Davison (Melinda Tarr), William Allyn (David Pinter), Harry Lauter (Chris Hearn), Frank Behrens (Doctor Oldham), Robert Foulk (Delahanty), Allan Hunt (Jimmie Moore), David Macklin (Boy), Jaclyn Carmichael (Girl), Jamie Forster (Judge), Pepper Curtis (Receptionist), Richard Emory (Interne)
Nelson Tarr buys a small-town radio station from Martin Walden, who's married to an old friend of Tarr's. Believing that Walden sold him a white elephant, and was also stirring up rumors that his wife and Tarr were having an affair, Tarr pays Walden a visit, which ends when Tarr slugs Walden, causing him to strike his head on a clay pot. Tarr hires Perry, under the belief that he'll be charged with manslaughter in Walden's death, but it's more serious than that...the fatal blow was struck from the front, with enough force to kill, and the charge is murder.