|November 14,1959  "The
Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma"
DirectorWilliam D. Russell
StoryAl 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 ThatcherBruce Gordon (victim)
Joe MarsdenRobert Lieb
Margo (Paul's secretary)Ann Bellamy