With Perry Mason away in Europe, his friend Ken Kramer takes on the case of Lona Upton, accused of murdering Maxine Nichols who was found dead in the park across the street from where she was staying. Maxine was a thief and had only just recently been released from prison. She had weaseled her way into the home of Amy Reid and had quickly become friends with Amy's half-sister, Lona Upton. Lona, tired of hearing about her sister Amy's constant attention to the death of her husband in the Catalina channel five years earlier, is glad to have the companionship of Maxine. Maxine had known Amy's husband when she was a cocktail waitress on Catalina. Maxine steals a necklace from Amy's safe that turned out to be just a cheap paste imitation. When Kramer establishes a connection between Maxine and Amy Reid's dead and much revered husband Dion, it leads to the identity of the killer.
Did You Know?
S. John Launer plays the judge. He has a few lines but is uncredited. See more
The safe Maxine Nichols has door hinges placed outside of it, which would be easy to break them off. See more
Go ahead, girl, blow them out.
Make a wish first.
Okay. My wish is that I never see your faces again as long as I live.