The Perry Mason TV Show Book
Episode Guide - The First Season

October 12, 1957 [4] "The Case of the Drowning Duck"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay
--I. C. Ward
Story
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1942 novel

Chem student Marv Adams is popular for his drowning-duck trick. He can make a duck sink in water with a special chemical solution. Marv is about to go to court for a new trick: poisoning Donald Briggs. Perry believes that Adams is innocent but he must bust two cases in one to prove it. The key evidence lies in finding out the truth about the murder case that sent Adams's father to the gas chamber eighteen years before.

Judge Harry Meehan--Nolan Leary
George Norris
--Paula Winslow
Marv Adams
--Gary Vinson (defendant)
Donald Briggs
--Harry Landers (victim)

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