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

January 24, 1959 [54] "The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay--Jonathan Latimer
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1958 novel

Perry accepts a thirty-eight-cent retainer from shapely Millie Crest, posing as Fern Driscoll, and played by the beautiful Ruta Lee. Unbeknownst to Perry, Millie has taken on this identity from the real Fern Driscoll (who is supposedly dead), to shield herself from a troubled past.

As Fern Driscoll, she runs into even bigger trouble when she stabs a man in self-defense, and goes on trial for murder. When Carl Davis turns up dead, from poisoning of a stab wound to his arm, a friendly witness points to Millie, now Fern.

After that, it's one surprise after another as Perry investigates this case.

Senator Harriman Baylor--Barton MacLane
Carl Davis--Robert Bray (victim)
Mildred Crest--Ruta Lee (defendant)
Marjory Davis--Betty Lou Gerson
Judge--Richard Gaines

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