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Perry Mason

Season 1 Episode 6

The Case of the Silent Partner

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Oct 26, 1957 on CBS
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The Case of the Silent Partner
Harry Marlow owns a florist business and wants to own a part of Mildred Kimber's orchid business but Mildred Kimber is not interested. So Harry Marlow makes an arrangement with a local club owner, Sam Lynk, to cheat Mildred's husband, Bob Kimber, out of his share of the business in a card game. Meanwhile an employee of Sam Lynk, Lola Florey, decides to help Mildred Kimber to get the shares of stock back from Sam Lynk. When Sam Lynk is found dead in his home, Mildred Kimber is accused of the crime after her prescription drug container is found in Sam Lynk's house.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Perry plays detective and never sets foot in a courtroom.

    "TCOT Silent Partner" plays very much like a B-movie film noir, with gangsters, gun molls, drunks and dames. And it's an unusual Perry Mason episode since it features no courtroom scenes. Perry even sidesteps Paul Drake and does a lot of his own sleuthing in this show, even discovering the corpse before the police.

    It throws Perry Mason into a kind of cop/PI role rather than as a lawyer (Hamilton Burger gets only one scene this week, but it's a nice face-off with Perry), but the mystery hums along at a good pace. And it offers more examples that contradict the idea of Mason as a "straight arrow" - far from it, he'll do whatever he can to protect his client, even coercing her into firing a shot from the murder weapon to discredit any tests the police could run.moreless
Peggy Maley

Peggy Maley

Lola Florey

Guest Star

Dan Seymour

Dan Seymour

Harry Marlow

Guest Star

Anne Barton

Anne Barton

Mildred Kimber

Guest Star

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