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Perry Mason

Season 7 Episode 17

The Case of the Bountiful Beauty

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Feb 06, 1964 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Case of the Bountiful Beauty

20-year-old Deborah Dearborn has just written a best-selling novel about a cold and calculating woman who bears a strong resemblance to her boyfriend's stepmother. Now Deborah is living at a beach house in Malibu and in the process of selling the rights to her book to a movie producer. Then the stepmother, Stephanie Carew, appears on the scene threatening to sue for libel. Stephanie turns up dead and it initially appears to be an accidental drowning, but the coroner soon confirms that it's murder and Deborah is arrested.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • 20 year old Deborah Dearborn has written a book unknowingly about a real person based on an account from her ex-boyfriend.

    This episode is not very spectacular when you

    exclude Zeme North and Ryan O'Neal from it.

    They make this episode go.

    Deborah Dearborn has written a million-selling

    book,unknowingly,about John Carew's stepmother

    Stephanie.As a result,she cannot sign any more

    contracts on the book as a safeguard.But

    Stephanie has other plans: to have Deborah not

    only sign the contract,but collect all the money

    the movie makes.Although Deborah doesn't sign,

    a set of circumstances beyond her control result

    in Stephanie being murdered and she is charged

    with Stephanie's murder.Perry Mason,through his

    ever-dependable private investigator Paul Drake,

    is able to find out the truth and reveal the

    real murderer.

    Zeme North puts on her best performance of

    her acting career and Ryan O'Neal is equally

    splendid in this rather ordinary episode,and

    because of their performance,raise an otherwise

    dull episode to an above average rating.moreless
Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal

John Carew

Guest Star

Zeme North

Zeme North

Deborah Dearborn

Guest Star

Douglas Fowley

Douglas Fowley

Rubin Cason

Guest Star

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith


Recurring Role

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