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  • Sliding By

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/3/79

    Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when Wade starts having troubles in the classroom, Coach Reeves realizes Mack has been passed through because of his basketball potential, even though he's a functional illiterate.

  • Cynthia

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    S 2 : Ep 19 - 2/23/71

    Welby and Kiley are sued for malpractice by a patient who blames them for her paralysis.
  • Narcotics - DR-21

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    S 3 : Ep 16 - 1/30/69

    Friday, Gannon, and their Captain (Al Trembly) cook up a brand new idea to find marijuana at the Los Angeles International Airport. This episode tells the story of the first pot sniffing dog - Ginger.moreless
  • Management Services - DR-11

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 10/10/68

    Episode begins with the assassination of Dr. Martian King Jr. and follows the response of the Angelenos and the L.A. Police.
  • The Little Victim

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    S 2 : Ep 22 - 2/15/68

    When a nine-month old child is beaten, Friday and Gannon investigate the parents, who are more concerned about their failing relationship than their baby son.
  • The Shooting Board

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 9/21/67

    Joe stops at an all night launderette to buy cigarettes and interrupts a burglar working the coin changer. When he shouts "Freeze," the criminal comes up shooting. Joe returns fire, hitting the man, who flees with the help of his girlfriend. He's later found dead. When SID tries to find the bullet fired at Joe, they come up empty and Joe faces a shooting board with no proof the man ever fired at him. A great surprise ending.

  • The Big Masked Bandits

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/16/67

    Friday and Gannon investigate a series of cocktail lounge robberies perpetrated by individuals in red masks. Their lead suspect is a 17 year old boy with an extensive juvenile record and currently married to a 29 year old woman who was desperate for love and thinks she has reformed him.

  • True or False Face

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    S 1 : Ep 17 - 3/9/66

    False Face is on the loose in Gotham City and launches a barrage of tricky true-or-false crimes. His captured assistant lures Batman and Robin into a trap and the protean pretender leaves them to be run over by a subway train.

  • In Praise of Pip

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 9/27/63

    An alcoholic bookie regrets that he wasn't a better father to his son, Pip, critically wounded in South Vietnam. A visit to an amusement park gives them both a second chance.
  • The Case of the Counterfeit Crank

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    S 5 : Ep 27 - 4/28/62

    A crazy man (or is he?), his dead nephew and a military base are tangled up in a confusing Perry Mason episode.
  • The Case of the Injured Innocent

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    S 5 : Ep 10 - 11/18/61

    Investor Walter Eastman needs Perry to get him out of a deal with a race car driver who claims he's paralyzed after crashing their test car. The driver soon ends up murdered and Eastman needs a defense lawyer.

  • The Case of the Meddling Medium

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    S 5 : Ep 6 - 10/21/61

    Phony psychic Phillip Paisley meets a grisly death when an elevator that has been tampered with crashes. In the climactic scene Perry sets up another fantastic demonstration to prove his client innocent and expose the real culprit.moreless
  • The Case of the Difficult Detour

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    S 4 : Ep 21 - 3/25/61

    Contactor Pete Mallory is charged with the murder of a vacation resort developer.
  • The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 10/1/60

    Jim Ferris is having an affair with his uncle's bored young wife. They concoct a scheme to finagle $80,000.00 from the uncle by faking a kidnapping. Things go horribly wrong when secretary Betty Wilkins, acting as a go-between, is charged with the murder of Jim Ferris.moreless
  • The Case of the Nimble Nephew

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    S 3 : Ep 21 - 4/23/60

    Land tycoon Adam Thompson seeks out Mason when he suspects one of his nephews of rifling the house safe. However, the land tycoon's next-in-command is found dead after they find out that he was the one stealing the secrets.

  • The Purple Testament

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 2/12/60

    Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.

  • The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor

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    S 3 : Ep 14 - 1/30/60

    DA Hamilton Burger asks Perry to defend an old friend who once saved his life in a boating accident ten years before. The old friend of Burger's is now facing a murder charge.moreless
  • Third From the Sun

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 1/8/60

    With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.

  • The Case of the Lucky Legs

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 12/19/59

    Marjorie Cluny wins a contest for best looking legs sponsored by Frank Patton of Stellar Productions. Her prize is a trip to Hollywood and a role in Patton's next picture. Unfortunately, there was fine print in Marjorie's contract and her Hollywood career lasts only two days. Patton is then found stabbed to death with a woodcarving instrument . Marjorie disappears and becomes the leading suspect.moreless
  • The Case of the Golden Fraud

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/21/59

    Richard Vanaman is up for a promotion at his investment firm but is sabotaged and framed for murder.
  • The Case of the Spurious Sister

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/3/59

    Bruce Chapman returns home early from a business trip to find that his wife, Marie, wants a divorce. Chapman is shocked at this turn of events because just before he left on his trip he thought he had found the strangled body of Marie in his office. But if Marie is still alive, who was the dead woman in the office?moreless
  • The Case of the Lame Canary

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    S 2 : Ep 30 - 6/27/59

    Ruth Prescott wants to divorce Walter Prescott so that she can be with her true love, Jimmy MacLaine. After a brush with death, Ruth becomes convinced that Walter is trying to kill her rather than give her the divorce. Walter then turns up dead and the police are convinced that Ruth shot him but Perry, as usual, doesn't think so. A lame canary and unusual bruises on the victim hold the keys to the puzzle.moreless
  • The Case of the Howling Dog

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    S 2 : Ep 23 - 4/11/59

    Evelyn Forbes escapes from a mental institution only to be charged with murder. The key to the case is a dog that continues to howl no matter what.
  • The Case of the Glittering Goldfish

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    S 2 : Ep 14 - 1/17/59

    An inventor of a cure for sick fish is charged with the murder of the purchaser of a pet fish store.
  • The Case of the Fancy Figures

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/13/58

    Martin Ellis is sent to jail for stealing the sum of $300,000.00. Ellis is later exonerated thanks to evidence discovered by his wife and the real thief, Charles Brewster, is arrested for the theft. Brewster manages to get out of jail on bail but later turns up dead. Ellis is charged with the killing.moreless
  • The Case of the Curious Bride

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/18/58

    Rhoda Reynolds is charged with murdering her blackmailing ex-husband, Arthur Kane. At the trial, Perry moves the proceedings to the room in which Kane was murdered in order to re-enact the fatal night.moreless