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

December 14,1957 [13] "The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink"

Director--Ted Post
Teleplay
--Laurence Marks and Ben Starr
Story
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1952 novel

Morey Allen's restaurant is a regular eating spot for Perry and Della. But on this night, Morey has a problem: One of his waitresses has been struck by a car while fleeing the steak house after spotting a man stalking her. She's left behind a moth-eaten mink, which hints that she might be one of those enterprising waitresses who "mingle with the guests" after hours. If word of this gets to the press, Morey will be ruined. When the man who frightened the waitress in the first place is found murdered, Morey and the waitress are strong suspects.

Perry and Paul take up Morey's defense--there's a very funny scene when the pair "interrogate" a dumb blond bombshell witness--and the episode climaxes with Tragg and the real murderer shooting it out in Perry's office.

Sergeant Jaffrey--Douglas Kennedy
Morey Allen
--Robert Osterloh (defendant)
Dixie Dayton
--Kay Faylen (defendant)
judge Lennox
--Grandon Rhodes
George Fayette
--Marc Krah
Drake's telephone operator
--Lyn Guild

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