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

November 7, 1965 [250] "The Case of the Wrathful Wraith"

Director--Arthur Marks
Teleplay--Henry Farrell

Can lightning strike twice? It seems that way to Louise Selff when she stands trial for the murder of her husband, not once--but twice.

Perry gets Louise acquitted of the murder of her husband Jameson because his body was never found. After the trial, Louise is tormented by weird happenings and visions of Jameson. He appears at a seance and she even talks to him on the telephone.

The suspicious part of the affair is that the "ghost" wants Louise to invest money in a new laser process that Jameson had taken an option on. Finally, Jameson Selff does reappear; he has been alive all the time. He is truly murdered the second time around, and poor Louise hires Perry for round two.

Louise Selff--Marion Moses (defendant)
Ralph Balfour--Gene Lyons
Jameson Selff--John Hart (victim)
First judge--Frank Biro
Second judge--Byron Morrow

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