Perry Mason

Season 5 Episode 8

The Case of the Traveling Treasure

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Nov 04, 1961 on CBS
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The Case of the Traveling Treasure
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Perry and Paul are all set to go deep sea fishing on a boat owned by their friend, Scott Cahill, but when Cahill's regular customer wants the boat for the weekend they have to charter another. Later, Perry gets word that the Coast Guard has boarded Cahill's vessel looking for stolen gold. They found some of the bullion and the corpse of a shady character, Karl McGovern. An autopsy reveals that McGovern was killed with a fatal dose of digitalis. Scott Cahill is charged with murder when the police theorize that he and the dead man were partners in stealing the gold.

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  • Red Herring

    6.0
    Lots of red herrings in this fish story. Limited courtroom drama. Perry and Hamilton Burger explain the case outside court.
  • This is a great episode although Della Street (Barbara Hale) does not appear in it. This episode also has some nice location shooting with some good scenes about the boat at the end.moreless

    9.0
    One of the best of Season Five for me. This episode has a two fold plot. First is the theft of $500,000 in gold bullion from a US gold depository and then the murder of a man aboard a ship whose captain is a friend of Perry's.



    This one has Paul Drake doing a lot of investigating including going to Mexico. Nice little touch there where Paul is inquiring about the type of cigarettes a man is smoking. Of course by this season PM was sponsored by Parliament (which is why we haven't seen the original closing credits with sponsor logos since Season 3) so I'm sure that was a plug for them.



    Della Street is strangely absent in this episode during the courtroom scenes which is unusual. It's not surprising that she is not along on the fishing trip where this all starts out though.moreless
Jeff York

Jeff York

Scot Cahill

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Lisa Gaye

Lisa Gaye

Rita Magovern

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Arch Johnson

Arch Johnson

Karl Magovern

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Tom Harkness

Tom Harkness

Judge

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Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Sgt. Brice

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