Perry Mason

Season 2 Episode 1

The Case of the Corresponding Corpse

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Sep 20, 1958 on CBS
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Perry receives a telephone call from George Beaumont, a man who supposedly died in a plane crash nearly three years before. In reality, Beaumont missed the plane and after hearing about the accident decided to disappear leaving wife Laura with his life insurance money. Since then, Beaumont has been cavorting with girlfriend Ruth Whittaker and living under an alias. He has grown tired of this life and wants to return home but someone cuts short his return by sticking a letter opener in his back. Ruth is then charged with the murder.moreless

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    Joan Camden

    Joan Camden

    Ruth Whittaker

    Guest Star

    Vaughn Taylor

    Vaughn Taylor

    Harry Folsom

    Guest Star

    Jeanne Cooper

    Jeanne Cooper

    Laura Beaumont

    Guest Star

    Jack Gargan

    Jack Gargan

    Court Clerk

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (3)

      • Perry: (answers phone) Hello.
        Lt. Tragg: You don't care what hours you keep.
        Perry: Who is this?
        Lt. Tragg: Your friend and admirer.
        Perry: Lieutenant Tragg?
        Lt. Tragg: Yes it is.

      • Lt. Tragg: (to Perry) Well, I've got to get back to work. Thanks for dropping by, and I'll tell Mr. Burger you've been most cooperative.

      • Lt. Tragg: (to an officer holding the murder weapon) Get that down to the lab. (to Perry) That's the murder weapon if you haven't guessed.
        Perry: I guessed. Who killed him, Lieutenant?
        Lt. Tragg: What makes you think we've picked on anyone?
        Perry: Oh, you've got that look.

    • NOTES (1)

      • This is the only episode of the second season which retains the first-season theme recording. Beginning with the second episode of the season a new recording of the theme is heard which will be used through the eighth season.

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