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

January 3, 1963 [166] "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--Jackson Gillis
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1938 novel

Leonard Nimoy, the world-famous Mr. Spock from the "Star Trek" series and movies, makes an early TV appearance in this episode.

When Sarah Breel is accused of shoplifting, Perry learns that the woman's sticky fingers may have more to do with protecting her boozing, gambling brother, George, than with kleptomania.

Later, George's partner Austin Cullins is murdered and the police naturally suspect Sarah. Why? First of all, Sarah was hit by a car while running from the murder scene. Second, she had both the jewels and the murder weapon in her purse. To make matters worse, George winds up shot to death too. As usual, it's up to Perry to straighten things out.

Sarah Breel--Lurene Tuttle (defendant)
Pete Chennery--Leonard Nimoy
Austin Cullins--Blair Davies (victim)
Judge--Charles Irving

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