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

October 11, 1958 [43] "The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay--Samuel Newman
Technical Advisor--Lieutenant Colonel Allison A. Conrad, U.S. Army

If Major Frank Lessing was murdered, then why did his wife, Helen, find a suicide note near his body? Helen hires Perry to defend Sergeant Joseph Dexter (Paul Picerni--best known for fifties war movies) against false charges, of killing her husband.

Helen Lessing--Lori March
Major Frank Lessing--John Archer (victim)
Master Sergeant William Smith alias Private Anthony Cusick--Harry Jackson
Sergeant Joseph Dexter--Paul Picerni (defendant)

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