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

November 14,1959 [75] "The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay--Jackson Gillis
Story--Al C. Ward

Paul's life is at stake in this one, so Perry puts up quite a fight to clear his friend from a murder charge. The situation: After putting the pressure on Frank Thatcher to confess to a hit and run accident, Paul dukes it out with him, is popped, goes down for the count, and wakes up to find Thatcher dead. Ham Burger is reluctant to prosecute, Tragg is suspicious, but a confident Perry Mason jokes with Paul that the only doubts he has concern Paul's ability to pay his bill.

Frank Thatcher--Bruce Gordon (victim)
Joe Marsden--Robert Lieb
Judge--Kenneth MacDonald
Margo (Paul's secretary)--Ann Bellamy

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