Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Season
1
Episode
34

The Case of the Gilded Lily (24 May 1958)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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Enid Griffin overdoses on sleeping pills when her boss, Stewart Brent, unexpectedly got married. Arthur Binney blackmails Brent and his wife Anne to suppress the fact that she has a prison record. Brent is framed for the murder of Binney.

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13 October 2011 | kfo9494
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| A Blond extravaganza
When Stewart Brent (Grant Withers) does a quickie wedding to blond Anne Rowan(Mari Aldon) it sets off a storm in Mr Brent's business office. Upset at this marriage is his personal secretary Enid Griffin (Barbara Baxley) and the office secretary Peggy Knudsen (Shelia Bower) who both just also happen to be blond.

Then to make matters worse someone shows up demanding money or they will release the transgressions of the new Ms Baxter. Which in most "Perry Mason" episodes leads to blackmail and then murder. And anytime we have three blonds in the same episode, we already have three suspects.

Seeing Grant Withers playing a business man is like a fish out of water. He was one of John Wayne's pick in about nine of his movies. He also played in "My Darling Clementine" and was considered a western movie regular. His health was about to take a nose dive and he ended up committing suicide two years later.

During the courtroom scene we also see one of the worse confessions of the entire series. It reminded me of a high school play where the students try to get a point across by seeing who can yell the loudest.

But do not let the confession fool you. There is more to this episode than what we see in the courtroom. Make sure you watch the entire show or you could convict the incorrect person.

Even with some poor acting this episode is fun. A guessing game where most people will be wrong.

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