Perry Mason

Season 1 Episode 23

The Case of the One-Eyed Witness

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Feb 22, 1958 on CBS
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The Case of the One-Eyed Witness
Della and Perry's dinner at a fancy French restaurant is interrupted by a phone call and an envelope containing $500.00 from a mysterious woman named Marian Fargo. She wants him to make an exchange for her: the money for some documents regarding her fugitive brother. Unbeknownst to Marion, her own husband is in on the blackmail scheme which is being masterminded by one Samuel Carlin. Marion's husband and Carlin both turn up dead but Marion, who has fled on a bus, has an eyewitness, Diana Maynard, who can provide her with an alibi for the murders. Unfortunately for all concerned, Ms. Maynard has only one good eye and may not be telling the truth about who she is.moreless

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    Angie Dickinson

    Angie Dickinson

    Marian Fargo

    Guest Star

    Luis Van Rooten

    Luis Van Rooten

    Samuel Carlin

    Guest Star

    Dorothy Green

    Dorothy Green

    Diana Maynard

    Guest Star

    Jack W. Harris

    Jack W. Harris

    Court Clerk

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • After the fire trucks arrive we see Perry talking with the neighbors, followed immediately by a close-up of him watching the fire and then segues back to him talking with the neighbors as Paul returns.

      • Paul Picerni's character states that he's suffering from tuberculosis yet he smokes like a chimney throughout the entire episode.

      • Paul Picerni's character is an escapee from a correctional institution who doesn't want his true identity to be discovered. So what's he doing sitting in the courtroom during the trial?

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Perry: (fixing his tie and jacket - after they have solved the case) There. How's that?
        Della: Very nice.
        Perry: Am I presentable enough to take you to dinner?
        Della: Definitely.
        Perry: Where do you want to go?
        Della: Ferrold's Cafe.
        Perry: Why there?
        Della: Well, there's something that still puzzles me in this case.
        Perry: Mmhmm.
        Della: What could they possibly put in a cup of coffee that makes it worth a dollar?
        Perry: No more questions - please!

      • (while dining out at a fancy French restaurant)
        Della: You know, this restaurant's going to need a lawyer one of these days.
        Perry: Why?
        Della: Grand larceny. Look at these prices.
        Perry: My dear Miss Street, you know enough not to read on the right side of them menu. Coffee, one dollar. Coffee, one dollar. Coffee, one dollar!!

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