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

January 23, 1966 [258] "The Case of the Vanishing Victim"

Director--Harmon Jones
Teleplay--Ernest Frankel and Orville H. Hampton
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1954 novel, The Case of the Fugitive Nurse

Dr. Stacey Fielding is supposed to be flying his own plane to Salt Lake City on business. Monkey business is suspected when the plane crashes and the body is found with Veronal poisoning. Miriam Fielding is arrested since the last thing Stacey drank was whiskey from a flask she had given him.

On further investigation, Miriam is cleared and even Perry is surprised to find out that the man who really died in the crash was Al, the airplane mechanic. He had switched places with Fielding at the last minute. So where is Dr. Fielding?

Miriam Fielding--Jeanne Cooper (defendant)
Jud Bennett--Richard Erdman
Judge Telford--S. John Launer
Al Dolby--John Goddard (victim)

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