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

November 26, 1964 [221] "The Case of the Reckless Rock Hound"

Director--Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay--Robb White

Ever since her husband died, Reba Burgess has managed his mine, located in Burgess, California. When things were slow, Reba kept the business going by securing loans, using a shoe-box full of uncut diamonds as collateral.

So when Carl Bascom, a shady business associate of her late husband, claims to have a signed agreement giving him a half interest in the mine, Reba contacts Perry. Paul travels to Burgess to check up on Bascom and is there when the man's body is found, shot and floating in a mining sluice. When the murder weapon is identified as belonging to Reba, Perry takes up her defense.

Reba Burgess--Audrey Totter (defendant)
Kinder--Doug Lambert
Carl Bascom--Jeff Corey (victim)
Judge--Harry Stanton

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