|March 12, 1960  "The Case
of the Singing Skirt"
A great episode with good shots of the street hustle and bustle of the fifties, when men were men and decent women kept quiet.
The Big Barn is a legal gambling casino where "everybody is happy" under the orders of the big boss and laughing boy George Anclitis. That is, until second banana Slim Marcus botches a crooked card game and is exposed for cheating.
When Slim's girlfriend is killed, Anclitis plants a gun and marijuana on Betty Roberts, one of the "skirts" that works for him. Betty knows too much and Anclitis wants to use her to take the heat off his club and his "boys." Perry takes Betty under his wing and goes to great lengths to put the real criminal where he belongs.
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