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

March 26, 1964 [204] "The Case of the Woeful Widower"

Director--Irving J. Moore
Teleplay--Jackson Gillis
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1951 novel, The Case of the Fiery Fingers

Jerry Van Dyke makes his dramatic acting debut in this Mason story with a twist. A nervous woman turns to Perry when she becomes convinced that her employer is planning to kill his invalid wife. Although Perry helps her, "poison" aspirins and a jewel theft trigger his sixth sense, and convince him that all is not right with the woman. A questionable will and the sick wife's eventual murder convince him of it.

James Douglas--Jerry Van Dyke
Mary Douglas--Nancy Gates (defendant)
Nellie Conway--Joan Lovejoy
Elizabeth Bain--Shirley Mitchell (victim)
Judge--Kenneth MacDonald
Municipal judge--Edmund Glover

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Webmaster's Note: Rich Erickson points out that the director of this episode was Jesse Hibbs, not Irving J. Moore.

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