|November 1, 1958  "The
Case of the Buried Clock"
Dr. Blane's son-in-law Jack Hardisty embezzled $100,000 from the good doctor and is trying to blackmail him for more. Blane hires Perry to put a stop to Hardisty's misconduct. But before the lawyer can swing into action, Hardisty is found dead, and Perry must defend the doctor against a murder rap.
Perry does some fascinating courtroom work in this episode. He finds out that a wildlife camera, triggered by a buried clock, took misleading pictures of the real killer to "prove" the man was not at the murder scene.
Notice the old-style split screen used when Perry is talking to his client on the phone.
Webmaster's Note: Tom Grossman notes that the correct first name of the actor who plays Jack Hardisty is Fredd.
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