Perry Mason

Season 2 Episode 7

The Case of the Married Moonlighter

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Nov 08, 1958 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A moonlighting school teacher is charged with the murder of a male acquaintance he had taken home after the acquaintance had earlier raised a disturbance at his night job at a cafe.

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  • review

    A red Herring epsiode-with two obvious suspects who did not kill the victium!

    Poor Mrs Harrison is in quite a bind :

    1) If she stays with him-they stay in poverty due to his stupid and stubborn refusal to become an engineer and remain a teacher at a poor school!

    2} if she divorces her husband-she and the child will probably get little to no alimony conserering that her husband cant even keep up household payments-let alone medical expiences for their daugther!

    She has only two hopes for her daugther:

    3} constitute divorce proceedings to force her husband to realize that he has to give up teaching and become an enginner to support his wife and child

    4} Constitute divorce proceedings and take her child and live on her family farm and find someone who can support her child with a well paying job.


    1} is growing intolerable for her and her child sake

    2) leaving her worse off than before

    3) Her husband is too stubborn to quit his low paying teaching job

    4) Her last and best hopemoreless
  • Luck of the draw this is what I called you can't dwell on someone

    The reason that this case earned a 7.3 because you wouldn't think a defense attorney wouldn't needed to think fast about who to pin. but you can't always get so lucky about who ever is the real guilty person but that the magic of Perry Mason for y'all a leather book with an IOU as the tip off
  • A moonlighting teacher is charged with the murder of an old acquaintence.

    Danny Harrison has to work at two jobs to

    support his wife and baby girl who has a bad leg.

    His wife is at wits end and wants a divorce.

    He encounters at his evening job at Luke's cafe

    an old acquaintence,Frank Curran.Problem is,

    Frank is drunk,and gets violent,and when Luke

    wants to call the police,Danny intercedes for

    his friend and takes Frank home.But the next day,

    Frank is found dead at his apartment,and Danny

    is charged with Frank's murder.Perry Mason comes

    to the rescue and with assistance of his

    reliable private eye Paul Drake,the real murderer

    is revealed.Danny does not have to pay the

    lawyer's fees because of his predicament.

    An above average episode.

  • A moonlighting teacher is charged with the murder of an acquaintence who had earlier raised a disturbance at the cafe he works at in the nighttime hours

    Danny Harrison is a school teacher who works

    nights at Luke's cafe.He needs money to pay the

    medical expenses for his daughter whose leg is

    lame.His wife wants him to quit his teaching job

    and go to work as an engineer.His foolish pride

    does not allow him to do this.While working at

    Luke's cafe,an old acquaintence,Frank Curran,

    stops in.He orders chili,but calls it slop when

    he eats the first mouthful.He gets mad and knocks

    the bowl of it on the floor.Luke Hickey,the

    owner,angrily tells him he will not only pay for it,but clean it up as well.Danny offers to take

    Frank home---and is charged with murder when

    Frank is later found murdered.Perry Mason helps

    to expose the real murderer.

    The best Perry Mason episode ever.moreless
Arthur Franz

Arthur Franz

Danny Harrison

Guest Star

Jesse White

Jesse White

Luke Hickey

Guest Star

Anne Sargent

Anne Sargent

Eileen Harrison

Guest Star

Richard Gaines

Richard Gaines

Judge Carwell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Paul: Just where do you go to look for something you hope is destroyed?
      Perry: That's easy--you make it an essential part of the District Attorney's case. Then he has to produce it.

    • Perry: I'd love to help, Eileen. If only because you were the first woman who ever proposed to me. It was on her father's farm in Oregon. She was seven at the time.
      Eileen: I was not. I was 8-1/2 and you turned me down.
      Della: He probably thought you were too old for him!

    • Eileen Harrison: I'm tired of hearing all the clichés about how everything will turn out all right.

    • Luke Hickey: Yeah,but he didn't kill that crumb.
      Perry: I believe that but we can't prove it with lies.

    • Paul: You know what gets me?
      Della: Why Perry doesn't have you arrested for grand larceny?

    • Della: Any more questions?
      Paul: Yeah. The way I see it, Perry doesn't stand to make a dime in this case. After all, the Harrisons can't afford to pay him. How can he afford to pay me?
      Perry: That's a very good question, Paul. Come to think of it, I can't. (rips up Paul's check)

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode is unique in that a bench warrant is issued from the judge for the arrest of a witness for disobeying a supoena.