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

March 22,1958 [27] "The Case of the Desperate Daughter"

Director--Arthur Hiller
Teleplay
--Gene Wang
Story
--Donald S. Sanford

Lisa Bannister is ready to kill herself after Stefan Riker (played by Werner Klemperer--Colonel Klink of "Hogan's Heroes") arrives in the United States from East Germany. He knows that Lisa is the daughter of the head of the Communist party in that country and has been in the United States illegally. Lisa's stepdaughter Doris vows to help Lisa and takes up a romantic relationship with Riker. Her plan works so well that the police use it as a motive when Riker is murdered.

Perry has to use kid gloves on this case. He not only has to clear Doris, but must keep Lisa's dirty laundry out of the courtroom.

We learn in this episode that Perry's office address is Suite 904 in the Brent Building.

Doris Bannister--Gigi Perreau (defendant)
Edward Bannister
--Robert F. Simon
Lisa Gebhardt Bannister
--Osa Massen
Stefan Riker
--Werner Klemperer (victim)
Judge
--Pierre Watkin

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