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

September 26,1965 [244] "The Case of the Candy Queen"

Director--Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay--Orville H. Hampton and Robb White
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1940 novel, The Case of the Silent Partner

Her business is good, her motto is "Eat sweet and thin," but life is not all sweetness for the beautiful "Candy Queen," Claire Armstrong. Mark Chester, Claire's boyfriend, has stolen her inherited candy formula to pay back his gambling debts. Her cousin Wanda helps frame Claire for murdering blackmailer Harry Arnold.

This sticky case is one of Perry's favorites. This is the time where he investigates Claire's candy factory, nibbles for clues, and has the real murderer eating out of his hand in the courtroom.

And remember Paul trying to give Claire a box of candy at the airport to impress her?

Claire Armstrong--Nancy Gates (defendant)
Wanda Buren--Patricia Smith
Harry Arnold--John Archer (victim)
Judge--Kenneth MacDonald

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