Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Season
1
Episode
1

The Case of the Restless Redhead (21 Sep. 1957)

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


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Perry's client is menaced by a car driven by a hooded man, whom she shoots at with a gun that was planted in her room. When the guy winds up dead from a bullet, Perry confuses matters by firing an identical gun later at the scene.


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13 June 2009 | DKosty123
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| Did Paul Drake Win At This Poker Game?
This Erle Stanley Gardner based story gets this series off to a good start. Restless Redhead has just the right amount of sleight of hand and a more active Mason that it goes just for the right vein of court room drama. This first show features a Mason who takes more risks and smokes which makes sense because to build a reputation you have to start with one.

The first time we see Paul Drake in this show, Mason calls him at a poker game with some friends in a smoke filled room with Paul puffing away as well. I do not recall ever seeing Paul Drake playing poker again in the series. Still, this is symbolic of the Ace up it's sleeve CBS had here as a series. It was Mason that led the way for other great lawyer court room set series to come like EG Marshall's The Defenders.

This episode hits a full throttle. The entire series never misses a beat, even when they run short of Gardener material later on because at least one of the writing teams works with the author on later plots.

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