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

March 3, 1962 [145] "The Case of the Crippled Cougar"

Director--Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay--Bob Mitchell

A bitter Mike Preston (played by Bill Williams, Barbara Hale's husband) is so driven to entrap the man who crippled him and stole $100,000 that he doesn't even notice that his housekeeper, Lydia Reynolds, is in love with him.

In his haste, Mike makes a big mistake and tries to catch the wrong man. Meanwhile, the real thug sets Mike up and frames him for murder.

Perry takes Mike's case and helps him find a way out from under his problems and his resentments. Mike finally sees the light and gets involved romantically with Lydia.

Mike Preston--Bill Williams (defendant)
Harlow Phipps--Noah Keen (victim)
Arnold Keith--John Bryant
Judge--Willis Bouchey

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