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

May 10, 1958 [32] "The Case of the Substitute Face"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay
--Francis Cockrell
Story
--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1938 novel

The scene opens with that beautiful shot of Perry and Della on board a luxury liner returning from a case in Vancouver. The dreamy-eyed vision of the two looking out over the ocean is broken by a desperate woman in need of help. Perry must defend her for the murder of her husband. He starts by investigating that "strange man" on board who was in a wheelchair, his face wrapped in bandages.

Anna Houser--Lurene Tuttle (defendant)
Carl Houser
--Theodore Newton (victim)
Judge Romley
--Frank Wilcox
Daniel James alias Morgan Shreeves
--Donald Lawton

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