In Outcast, CA, newcomer Bob Lansing encounters strange, hostile reactions from the barber to the owner of the hotel who refuses him a room. The only friendly face is J. J. Flaherty who Bob met while fishing but he is really a private eye. At the request of Dr. Kennedy, headmaster of the orphanage where he was raised, Bob is there to look up Frederick Bell, who has been sending anonymous donations to the orphanage for several years. Bell denies this. Suspicious, Bob returns to Los Angeles and consults Perry Mason. From old newspaper accounts, Bob thinks he may be the son of notorious bank robber Lynn Aberdeen, who killed two deputy sheriffs. Curiously, Bell was a clerk in the bank when it was robbed. Now Bell works for the town's richest tycoon, Tom Quincy, who is having an affair with Bell's wife Vivian. Bob decides to return to Outcast against the advice of Perry to confront the people and learn more of the history. Bell is found dead with Bob leaning over him. Bob is arrested, and ...
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When D.A. James Blackburn is questioning Vivian Bell, and finishes, the Judge tells her she can step down, however his lips do not move. See more
Hey, wait a minute. You're not locking up, are you? I was just gonna check in at the hotel and come right back for a haircut.
Little lunch, little fishing in the creek, little nap and, uh, back at 2...
Yeah, well, I'll be thrown into the dog pound by then. Is there another barber in town?