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

April 28, 1962 [150] "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank"

Director--Jerry Hopper
Teleplay--Robert Leslie Bellem

A young Burt Reynolds has a bit part in this episode, and Connie Hines (Carol in "Mr. Ed") plays the victim's wife.

Businessman August Dalgran enjoys throwing money away. In the opening scene he is dropping fistsful of dollars from his office window and gleefully observing the pedestrians below as they scramble for the loot.

Gus agrees to psychiatric testing but later, when he is accused of killing his nephew Kenneth, he admits the insanity was all an act.

August "Gus" Dalgran--Otto Kruger (defendant)
Kenneth Dalgran--Don Dubbins (victim)
Sandra Dalagran--Connie Hines
Jay Fenton--John Larkin
Chuck Blair--Burt Reynolds

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