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

March 11, 1965 [233] "The Case of the Sad Sicilian"

Director--Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay--Milton Krims

Paulo Porro is a charming, clever young man from Sicily with a clever scam for ingratiating himself with Italian-American families. But when he tries his charms on Enrico Bacio, Paulo runs into a problem. It seems that back in Sicily, there is a bad blood between the Bacio and Porro families. In fact, Bacio thinks Paulo has come to kill him. When Bacio is found with a file lodged in his neck, this indeed seems to be the case. What's worse, Paulo admits that he met the murdered man that evening, having been lured to Bacio's house by a telegram making him an offer he couldn't refuse if he agreed to leave the country. Now it's up to Perry to sort things out.

Paulo Porro--Fabrizio Mioni (defendant)
Enrico Bacio--Anthony Caruso (victim)
Judge--Charles Irving

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