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

November 23,1957 [10] "The Case of the Runaway Corpse"

Director--Christian Nyby
Teleplay
--Malvin Wald and Jack Jacobs
Story
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1954 novel

Ed Davenport accuses his wife, Myrna, of poisoning him. He also claims to have a letter from Myrna's dead uncle that says she poisoned him, too. Myrna consults Perry, but when they learn that Davenport is in the hospital, dying of arsenic poisoning, Perry works fast to cover for Myrna. When Tragg arrives to investigate Davenport's death, the incriminating letter is out of sight--but so is Davenport's body. Perry must buy time until he can prove Myrna's innocence. Burger goes after Perry for tampering with evidence, but loses as usual.

Myrna Davenport--June Dayton (defendant)
Jason Beckmeyer
--Dan Williams
Ed Davenport
--John Stephenson (victim)
Judge
--Ed Jerome

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Webmaster's Note: Rich Erickson points out that Jason Beckmeyer played Adam Williams not Dan.

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