Perry Mason

Season 9 Episode 24

The Case of the Fanciful Frail

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Mar 27, 1966 on CBS
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The Case of the Fanciful Frail
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Things keep going from bad to worse for poor Ethel Andrews. First she's left at the altar by her fiancee, Bruce Strickland, who also let's her take the blame for a $50,000 securities theft since her signature was on the transfer authorization. Ethel decides to leave town but nearly has an accident with a car driven by Peggy Sutton. Peggy, it seems, is on the run from a hired killer. Ethel foolishly agrees to swap identities with Peggy but then Peggy perishes in a car accident. Ethel then finds $50,000 in the trunk of Peggy's car and makes the mistake of informing Bruce Strickland who turns up murdered. Perry sends Paul Drake up to Lake Tahoe to find out about Peggy Sutton, but it might be too late because the noose is getting pretty tight around poor Ethel's neck.

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    There were parts edited out of this epsiode in which it tells of a meeting between Strickland, Carrarthurs plus the summary above in which Ethel telephones Strickland which could explains why he was in Peggy'a apartment when he was killed ; either he was looking for the 51,000 Peggy had-not knowing Ethel gave it to Perry MAson; aparently Millgrave also thinks the conterfeit 51,000 is also in Peggy Arpartment. Alternativley the reason Strickland was in Peggy Apratment is that he was looking for the wedding ring that he had bought for Ethel-which would have proved Ethel Story that he had bought the engagement ring! addional note the IMB summary Goofs at 0673255/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv claims that Sutton was murdered; actually this is mistaken she was killed in the car accident-since the hired thug Milgrave hired to go after Sutton mistakes Ethel for Peggy! It also claims this is one of two epsiodes where the murderer goes free--in fact in the other one is apparently The Case of the Wayward wife-at the end Mason consults with the real killer;, Mason advises Lt Tragg that the real killer-who is mortally ill-acted in Self defense; Tragg accepts the explantion! 82

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Pippa Scott

Pippa Scott

Ethel Andrews

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Barry Kelley

Barry Kelley

Park Milgrave

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Arch Johnson

Arch Johnson

Frank Carruthers

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S. John Launer

S. John Launer

Judge

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Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Sgt. Brice

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