Perry Mason - Season 3

CBS (ended 1966)




Episode Guide

  • 6/11/60
    18 year-old Trudy Holbrook's mother has died leaving her $10 million and suddenly two men claiming to be her long-lost father blow into town. The only one who could identify the real father, a blind uncle, is killed, but by who?
  • 5/28/60
    James Frazer wants a divorce and his cheating wife refuses to give him one. She's also stealing the plans to his invention in order to bait her engineer lover into staying around. Frazer leaves town for three months in order to cool down but on the night of his return he finds his wife murdered in his office and he has the only key to a unique burglar proof lock that he invented.moreless
  • 5/21/60

    When a notorious bank robber's son returns to his hometown, it seems as though everyone is interested in missing loot supposedly hidden by the man's father. This leads to murder and Perry comes to the rescue once again.

  • 5/14/60

    Cmdr. James Page is the Project Officer for the testing of some electronics equipment for the Navy submarine Moray. Cmdr. Jerome Burke is assisting the police in the investigation of the murder of a cafe singer. The police believe an unknown sailor on the Moray may be responsible. Cmdr. Page has found out that his father-in-law, Anthony Beldon, owns Alpha Electronics, the manufacturer of the electronics equipment he is testing. Cmdr. Page feels there could be a conflict of interest. On the day of the testing, Cmdr. Page is found dead in the captain's quarters. Robert Chapman, a sailor, is accused of the murder when he is found to be the husband of the dead cafe singer and his shoes contain pieces of broken glass found at the scene of her murder.

  • 4/30/60

    After one of the biggest names in fashion is poisoned after embarrassing her husband on TV, the husband is considered the prime suspect.

  • 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.

  • 4/9/60

    A valuable Matisse painting is stolen from a museum. When the thief is found murdered, museum employee June Sinclair and her boyfriend David Lambert are charged with the crime.

  • The Case of the Bashful Burro
    Perry arrives in the gold mining town of Placer City looking for an old prospector to subpoena for testimony. He then get involved in a murder case when one of the participants in a barroom fight is found killed and the other is accused of the crime.
  • The Case of the Singing Skirt
    The Big Barn is a legal gambling casino run by George Anclitas. Things are going well at the Big Barn until George's second banana, Slim Marcus, botches a crooked card game and is exposed for cheating. Slim's girlfriend, Vivan Ennis, is then killed and George plants a gun and marijuana on Betty Roberts, one of the girls who works at the club. Betty knows quite a bit about the shady activities going on at The Big Barn so George decides to feed her to the wolves in order to take the heat off himself. It's then up to Perry to try and extricate Betty from her predicament.moreless
  • 2/27/60
    Author Mauvis Meade sends her secretary, Gladys Doyle, out to a mountain cabin to pick up a package. Gladys gets lost and her car gets stuck in the mud. She then walks to a cabin looking for help and encounters a mysterious man who appears to know her. While Gladys freshens up, the man leaves and Gladys discovers a dead body.moreless
  • 2/20/60

    Charles Houston cleverly get away with killing his wife by making it look like she died in a car accident. Then a wildlife photographer shows up with the murder on film and Charles discovers that his sister-in-law has squandered all the profits from his oil well. The situation then goes from bad to worse when the sister-in-law is found locked in a room with Houston's corpse.

  • 2/6/60
    Corporate intrigue is the backdrop of this episode when embezzling accountant Robert Doniger is murdered and Edward Nelson is charged with his murder.
  • 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.
  • 1/23/60
    Ben Sutton is listed as the author of a best-selling book describing his experiences in a Korean POW camp. When the real author is released from an Army hospital, Sutton is slain before he can tell the truth and his widow is arrested for the murder.
  • 1/9/60
    A double cross, a double murder, a plane crash, missing money, and yet another innocent widow charged with crimes she didn't commit are the elements of this case.
  • 1/2/60

    Perry goes on a fishing trip in a small Nevada town with his old friend, Sheriff Gene Norris, but as usual manages to get sidetracked into another murder case when Phil Beecher returns from jail. It seems as though Phil did time for negligent homicide for the car accident which killed the daughter of Sheriff Norris. Charlotte Norris, sister of the decedent, wants revenge and frames Phil for a robbery but is herself killed. Can Perry prevent things from getting out of hand in the village?

  • 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
  • 12/12/59

    No-talent Allen Sheridan has more enemies than you can shake a stick at. even though he's due to inherit the healthy sum of $162,000.00. When Allen turns up dead, his killer could be anyone but his aunt Sarette becomes the prime suspect.

  • 12/5/59
    Wally Dunbar seeks Perry's help in securing ownership of his new summer line of swimwear but the sketches are stolen and worse yet, chief designer Rick Stassi is murdered. Wally's girlfriend, Kitty Wynne, who was being blackmailed by Stassi goes to trial for his murder.
  • 11/21/59
    Richard Vanaman is up for a promotion at his investment firm but is sabotaged and framed for murder.
  • The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma
    Donna Kress, a singer, is preparing a demo for a recording contract. She has been carrying on a long term affair with a married man, Frank Thatcher. That night Frank Thatcher is involved in a hit-and-run accident but does not report the incident. He is the son-in-law of Henry W. Dameron, a very wealthy businessman. To avoid publicity, Henry Dameron instructs Frank Thatcher to pay off the dead man's family anonymously. Frank uses Paul Drake to take care of the details. After Paul Drake speaks to the widow he uncovers the fact of the hit-and-run accident which Frank did not reveal. Later he confronts Frank Thatcher, a fistfight ensues, and Paul Drake is knocked unconscious. Later Frank Thatcher is found dead in the same apartment with Paul Drake after he wakes up. Paul Drake is accused of the murder when his gun is found to be the murder weapon.moreless
  • 10/31/59
    Wealthy rancher John Brant forecloses on Jo Ann Blanchard's mortgage and takes possession of her prized stallion. Jo Ann goes to Perry for help in getting the horse back but soon needs Perry's aid in getting her off a murder charge she is arrested for killing Brant.
  • 10/24/59
    Mitsuo Kamuri has been seeing a great deal of Grover Nichols, son of wealthy businessman Hudson Nichols. Nichols doesn't approve of his son's relationship and when Mitsuo is "caught" with a string of valuable pearls belonging to Mrs. Nichols he agrees to drop all charges provided she stops seeing his son. Things then get even more complicated when Mitsuo's uncle, who had originally strung the pearls. is found murdered. The death has been made to look like hara-kiri but the police are not fooled.moreless
  • 10/17/59

    Larry Benton is a hard luck guy. He gets in an argument in a poker game and Mike Granger is shot with his own gun. Then his "friends" inform him that Granger is dead. Unknown to Larry, the entire scenario is a scam to shake him down for money. Larry forges his brother's check for $5,000.00 but ring leader Johnny Clay tries to bleed him for an additional twenty grand. Johnny's greed proves to be his undoing as he ends up dead himself. Steve Benton tries to cover up Larry's involvement and ends up being charged with Clay's murder. Perry then tries to track down Mike Granger, the man Larry supposedly killed, in order to get to the bottom ot things.

  • 10/10/59

    Lorna Thomas is a has-been actress who once gave up her baby for adoption and lived to regret it. George Clark discovers that his wife might be Lorna's long-lost daughter and begins to see dollar signs. The Clarks go to Perry for advice but learn that since Lorna gave up her daughter for adoption she cannot inherit any of her mother's estate. George is devastated over the loss of potential income but he's also under arrest when Lorna is found murdered.

  • 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