To protect his sister Helen Reed and her son, Robert Crane threatens his brother-in-law David Reed with bodily harm. The next morning Helen awakens complaining about a bad nightmare in which she saw her husband Reed dead with a bullet hole in his head. They find she returned with a purse which is not hers which contains her brother's pistol. Helen suffers from continuing nightmares that involve memories she cannot explain so she agrees to return to Dr. Maitland. Helen and her brother visit Perry to retain him to defend them in case something happened to Reed. Perry starts by looking for Mr. Reed who seems to be missing. Using the purse, they find an apartment connected to a promiscuous woman named Joyce Martel who is having an affair with Johnny Hale. Perry and Paul find David Reed murdered in Joyce Martel's apartment. Crane is charged with the crime. It is up to Perry Mason and Dr. Maitland to unravel the mystery.
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Kellogg Junge Jr.'s second and final television/film appearance. Josef Elman's only ever appearance in television or film. First of only two appearances in television or film for Peter Opp. First of 46 appearances in Perry Mason for George E. Stone. See more
There is a knock at the door leading from Perry's private office to the outside corridor. Perry asks Della to open it, saying it must be Paul. But Paul has a special knock, not one used by the caller; Perry should not have been surprised when the caller turned out to be Lt. Tragg. See more
How are you, Tommy?
I'm in conference, Mr. Vance.
Oh, then I won't disturb you.