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

January 20, 1962 [141] "The Case of the Tarnished Trademark"

Director--Jerry Hopper
Teleplay--Oliver Crawford and Maurice Zimm

Axel Norstaad and his small Danish community of furniture craftsmen are hoodwinked into selling their much respected trademark to Martin Somers on a promise that the profits will build a children's hospital.

When Axel learns that Somers is a con man, he's enraged and wants to bash in the crook's skull. Although someone beats him to it, Axel is arrested for the murder anyway. To complicate matters, Axel is in love with Edie Morrow, whom he suspects of foul play in the matter.

It's a tough one for Perry, but well worth the win.

Axel Norstaad--Karl Swenson (defendant)
Maigret--Malcolm Atterbury
Martin Somers--Dennis Patrick (victim)
Judge--S. John Launer

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