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

May 7, 1964 [209] "The Case of the Drifting Dropout"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--Jackson Gillis
Producer--Arthur Marks and Art Seid

Barry Davis, a college-dropout-turned-drifter, has problems keeping steady employment. Mayoral candidate/junk dealer Mort Lynch, once a friend of Barry's uncle, feels he owes the kid a favor and gives him a job.

Barry is still negative on meaningful labor, however. He quits his new job but quickly gets another, working as a reporter for a newspaper publisher who has a grudge against Mort Lynch. But when in the course of his reporting Barry learns that his uncle was a crook, he grows despondent. Things get worse when someone crushes Mort's skull with a monkey wrench, which is found in Barry's car.

Annalee Fisher--Cynthia Pepper
Dell Harper--Malcolm Atterbury
Barry Davis--Carl Reindel (defendant)
Mort Lynch--Ted de Corsia (victim)
Grove Dillingham--Neil Hamilton
Judge--Harry Holcombe

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