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

September 30, 1961 [126] "The Case of the Missing Melody"

Director--Bernard L. Kowalski
Teleplay--Jonathan Latimer
Music composed and conducted by--Barney Kessel

Perry and Delta are attending the wedding of Polly Courtland to jazz musician Eddy King (played by James Drury of "The Virginian"). Suddenly the ceremony is halted when, at the altar, Polly starts screaming "No! No!" and then runs from the church.

What happened? Polly had spotted George Sherwin holding an envelope she knows contains incriminating photographs showing her younger sister, Midge, checking into a Las Vegas motel with musician Bongo White. Polly also knows that Sherwin plans on ruining her family's reputation unless she gives up Eddy for him. But Sherwin's plan backfires when someone shoots him to death. When Tragg arrests Eddy, Perry takes over.

Constance Towers sings "The Man ILove" and "The Thrill is Gone." David Gideon, played by Karl Held, makes a rare appearance as Perry's assistant.

Jonny Baker--Constance Towers
Eddy King--James Drury (defendant)
Bongo White--Bobby Troup
David Gideon--Karl Held
George Sherwin--Grant Richards (victim)
Judge--Frederic Worlock

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