Greg Frazer is the son of a successful investment manger who is disappointed Greg has led a wasted life and married the entertainer Sue Ellen. When Greg is found murdered with her standing over the body holding a knife, she is charged.
Family patriarch Walter Frazer is a difficult and demanding father. A self-made man, he eagerly controls the lives of those around him. His stepdaughter, Amanda, and her husband, Peter Thorpe, who works for him, are under his thumb but he has little control over his son Greg, who drinks and gambles and has generally wasted his life so far. Greg also married against his father's wishes and his wife, Sue Ellen, has never even been invited to Walter's home. With all of this, everyone is puzzled when Walter invites everyone to his house. They are flabbergasted, however, when, in front of everyone, he offers Greg a full partnership in the family business and to give Sue Ellen $50,000 on one condition; they divorce and Sue Ellen leaves forever. Greg and Sue Ellen have a major argument as a result and, when Greg is found dead with Sue Ellen standing over the body holding the knife, she is charged with murder and Perry Mason agrees to defend her.Written by
Alan Hale would appear with Diana Millay later in "The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang" two years later in 1963. See more »
Do you have to drive so fast?
Yes, I do. You didn't get home until 20 minutes past, remember?
Darling, how many times have I told you? Every time your father gets ready to leave town, the whole office turns into a madhouse.
That's still no excuse for being late for dinner.
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