Perry Mason visits his old alma mater to attend a fund-raiser and becomes involved in a case of murder. He is there with a fellow alumni, James Hyatt, who has a son, Bob, preparing to graduate and is a student in Dr. Stuart Logan's class. Dr. Logan has his hopes on becoming the school's Chancellor but has made many enemies along the way. His research assistant, Van Fowler, feels cheated when he sees that Logan is planning to publish his latest book without giving him the co-authorship he had promised. When Fowler complains, Logan threatens to block his PhD. He also creates a furor on campus when he accuses some of the students of cheating and threatens to expel those who have. Bob's friend, Joe Price, stole the answers to the final exam. Finally, Logan has been cheating on his wife, Shirley, with a beautiful artist, Evelyn Wilcox. When Logan is found dead in his office with Fowler standing by the body, it's Van Fowler who is charged with murder and Perry agrees to defend him.
Did You Know?
had previously appeared in season six's "The Case of the Prankish Professor," where he had also played a college professor accused of plagiarism and is murdered. See more
Shots of Perry during his final cross-examination show that he is not in the courtroom. See more
Get your hands up. Oh, Dr. Logan.
Dr. Stuart Logan
Put your gun away.
Someone... I thought someone was prowling, sir.
Referenced in Dark City