This is an excellent episode about corruption in
government---in this case county government.
There is an attempt to frame the Waring County
District Attorney.The one quote that stands out
is Perry's comment to Brander Harris "Smear tactics can be very effective at times,especially
against young,career-minded district attorneys."
The way Perry exposes the corrution in the Graft
is downright superb.For instance,Perry getting
the inspector to admit after asking about six and
one-half tons of steel cable "Only one truckload
of steel cable was delivered to the site,Mr.Mason." Obviously the prospectus on the
Northport Hospital was a false one that enabled
raking off money from false demands of money
that is not neeeded.In fact,Perry got the
County Auditor through this same steel cable
report to admit through not denying it(he bowed
his head in shame)of his involvement.Then Perry
exposed the contractor,George Fairbanks,who
admitted being the mastermind of the graft.
Later Perry exposes the real murderer in
true Perry Mason for.The key was when Eva Scott
broke down and admitted lying about a flat tire.
She was covering up a minor auto accident,but in
doing so,Perry is able to prove who was the
This is an episode for the brainy,so I
understand why less intelligent reviewers don't
rate it with an 8 like me.But I think the
episode is excellent.