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

March 29,1958 [28] "The Case of the Daring Decoy"

Director--Anton M. Leader
Teleplay
--Seeleg Lester
Story
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1957 novel

Perry is attending a bar association dinner when Daniel Conway approaches him to say he's just found his rival's secretary, dead. Conway is sure he is being framed for murder. He's involved in a vicious proxy war with Warner Griffith over Cal-Texas Exploration.

Perry thinks he can solve this one in a jiffy, and tries to corral Griffith into a confession. He's surprised and puzzled to get an ironclad alibi instead. That doesn't stop Perry from finding a unique, if weird, witness who has a photographic memory and can identify people by their shoes.

We see a very dapper Perry in this episode (check out his bow tie). Also, watch the sparks fly between Perry and Della during this case.

Daniel Conway--H.M. Wynant (defendant)
Fred Calvert
--Jack Weston
Amelia Armitage
--Jacqueline Scott
Judge
--Grandon Rhodes
Rose Calvert
--Pamela Duncan (victim)

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