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Perry Mason

Season 3 Episode 3

The Case of the Garrulous Gambler

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Oct 17, 1959 on CBS
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The Case of the Garrulous Gambler
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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.

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  • An oilman is accused of murdering a man who has been blackmailing his brother.

    7.0
    Larry Benton has a problem: he thinks he has killed a man

    after he accused him of cheating at poker. Ben Wallace

    blackmails him over it and Larry's brother Steve is angry that Larry has forged checks in his name. He goes to

    Perry Mason and thinks his brother is being blackmailed

    by Johnny Clay and Ben Wallace. Then Steve decides to take

    matters into his own hands and goes to Johnny Clay to

    confront him. Steve finds Johnny Clay murdered, and Ben

    Wallace catches him wiping off fingerprints everywhere in

    Clay's beach house. Perry Mason then defends Steve and

    gets the real murderer. A good episode, as is any episode written by

    Gene Wang.moreless
Dick Foran

Dick Foran

Steve Benton

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Steve Brodie

Steve Brodie

Ben Wallace

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Paula Raymond

Paula Raymond

Doris Shackley

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Morris Ankrum

Morris Ankrum

Judge

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