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

January 11, 1958 [17] "The Case of the Sunbather's Diary"

Director--Ted Post
Teleplay
--Gene Wang
Story
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1955 novel

Perry gets a phone call from a woman with some bare facts. Arlene Dowling was sunbathing when her house trailer and all her belongings were stolen. She's calling, wrapped in nothing more than a towel, from a golf course. Perry gets in hot water with Arlene. He starts out looking for her trailer, ends up defending her for murder, and is indicted for perjury for his efforts.

Arlene Dowling--Susan Morrow (defendant)
Doctor Ralph Chandler
--Carl Betz
Bill Emory
--Peter Leeds
George L. Ballard
--Ralph Moody (victim)
Gertie Lade
--Connie Cezon
Judge
--Kenneth MacDonald

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