Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Misguided Model 

Ex-boxer Dennis 'Duke' Maronek tries to protect his girlfriend and thinks he accidentally killed a man. He tells Perry, his lawyer, but refuses to go to the police. When another man is arrested for the murder, Perry is caught in a bind.


Jerry Hopper


Erle Stanley Gardner (based upon characters created by), Orville H. Hampton | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William Hopper ... Paul Drake
William Talman ... Hamilton Burger (credit only)
Richard Anderson ... Police Lt. Steve Drumm
Mary Ann Mobley ... Sharon Carmody
Paul Lukather ... Dennis 'Duke' Maronek
Anthony Eisley ... Rudy Blair
Rita Lynn Rita Lynn ... Fern Bronwyn
Don Dubbins ... Deputy D.A. Vincent
James Griffith ... Jake Stearns
Harry Holcombe ... Judge
Armand Harrison Armand Harrison ... Ira Dewitt
Sarah Selby ... Millicent - Police Clerk
Isabel Randolph ... Madam Rosa Bruening


Sharon Carmody asks her friend, ex-boxer Duke Maronek, to walk her home as a man, Art Grover, has been harassing her. When they arrive at her apartment, they hear movement inside and Duke goes in alone, only to be jumped by someone inside. Sharon calls the police from a pay phone in the hall. After the melee, Duke finds his attacker dead behind the sofa. Sharon, a model who is up for a major sponsorship job as the White Snow Princess, begs him to dispose of the body so as not to hurt her chances before the police arrive. He does so but consults Perry Mason, who has helped Duke before, late that night. He rejects Perry's advice that he go to the police because of Sharon and because he is afraid of confinement in small places. But when another man is charged with killing the man, Perry is forced to act. He tries to convince Sharon to come forward but she won't and is a near lock to win the job of her dreams. Duke is soon on the run and Perry begins to think that someone else might be ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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24 April 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Sharon Carmody: But what if he comes here?
Dennis 'Duke' Maronek: Look, Sharon, there's nothing to worry about. Grover was probably drunk or just sounding off when he threatened to kill you.
Sharon Carmody: Not kill me. Just "mark me up," he said.
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Perry's in a ethical pinch in this episode
11 February 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Perry has a client that tells him under the 'attorney-client confidentiality privilege' that he killed a man. Now another man has been charged with the murder and Perry is in a pinch between a client and an officer of the court.

It beginning when a young model named Sharon Carmody (Mary Ann Mobley) is being threatened by a man named Art Grover. Sharon asks a young boxer named Duke Maronek to escort her home. When they get to her apartment, Duke opens the door and before he can turn the lights on he gets hit in the face. Duke fights back with Sharon outside calling the police. When the fight is over, the lights are turned on and Art Grover lays on the floor apparently dead from Duke's fist. Since Sharon is up for a spokesperson for 'White Snow' cleaning product she wants no scandal. She asks Duke to take the body outside before the police arrive. Duke does as Sharon asks and flees. Later the police arrive where Grover's body was dumped and they arrest a bum, that is robbing the body, for the murder.

Duke is scared and goes to Perry and reveals the story. He wants to make sure that Perry will not reveal the story to anyone. But when Perry learns that the bum is going to be charged with murder, he does everything in his power to try to get Duke to confess. Perry is torn between his client and making sure justice is protected.

With some help from Paul Drake and his little visit to Seattle, things are not as cut and dry as they seem. And with Duke refusing to be taken alive it will be a dangerous situation for police and Perry alike.

This was a different look at a lawyer's life as he tries hard to take the correct and ethical path. Very impressive episode with a entertaining mystery that keeps the viewer interested in the entire show. With the acting being top-notch this episode was a pleasure to watch.

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