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

Feburary 24, 1962 [144] "The Case of the Mystified Miner"

Director--Francis D. Lyon
Teleplay--Jackson Gillis
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1962 novel The Case of the Spurious Spinster

There's something very wrong at the Corning Company. First, $200,000 mysteriously turns up in a shoebox. Then an employee reports she's been forwarding a large payroll to the company's Mohave Monarch Mine. Trouble is, the mine is "dry." Things really get strange when a woman claiming to be the company owner, Amelia Corning, shows up--no one has ever seen her before. No matter, because she soon disappears.

When Paul gets involved to try to straighten out the mystery, he gets charged with breaking and entering. Perry enters the case when the mine's foreman winds up dead and one of the company's employees is charged with the murder. This thoroughly enjoyable episode is based on one of Erle Stanley Gardner's later books.

Susan Fisher--Kathie Browne (defendant)
Elizabeth Dow--Sheila Bromley
Judge--John Gallaudet
Ken Lowry--Michael Harvey (victim)

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