Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 21, 1957
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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Perry Mason

Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling things can be revealed and relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into admitting their guilt.

Perry Mason Season 5 (1961-1962)

5x01 5 5x01 The Case of the Jealous Journalist
The drowning death of a newspaper executive during a fishing trip sets off all kinds of repercussions at the newspaper itself. Including murder.
Sep. 02, 1961
5x02 5 5x02 The Case of the Impatient Partner
A paint manufacturer suspects that his partner is behind a mysterious fire and explosion at their factory. Then the manufacturer gets charged with the murder of the partner.
Sep. 16, 1961
5x03 5 5x03 The Case of the Missing Melody
When Perry and Della attend a wedding, the bride runs out of the ceremony yelling "No, no!" It seems as though a blackmailer held up compromising photos of her sister in hopes of getting ...
Sep. 30, 1961
5x04 5 5x04 The Case of the Malicious Mariner
During a storm at sea, First Officer Jerry Griffin jettisons a million dollars worth of goods into the sea in order to lessen the chance of his ship sinking. Hauled before a maritime ...
Oct. 07, 1961
5x05 5 5x05 The Case of the Crying Comedian
Comedian Charlie Hatch learns that his old galpal, Anne Gilrain, has escaped from an asylum from where she was forcibly by her nasty husband. When hubby turns up murdered, Charlie fears ...
Oct. 14, 1961
5x06 5 5x06 The Case of the Meddling Medium
Phony pyschic Phillip Paisley meets a grisly end when an elevator that has been tampered with crashed with him inside. It's up to Perry to set up another fantastic demonstration to ...
Oct. 21, 1961
5x07 5 5x07 The Case of the Pathetic Patient
Perry defends a physician who's accused of committing two murders.
Oct. 28, 1961
5x08 5 5x08 The Case of the Traveling Treasure
Once again, Perry and Paul have bad luck on a fishing trip when their fishing guide friend Scott Cahill gets charged with murder as part of a gold smuggling scheme.
Nov. 04, 1961
5x09 5 5x09 The Case of the Posthumous Painter
Artist Jack Culross fakes his own death and sees the sales of his paintings go through the roof. Unfortunately, Jack forgot to tell wife Edna about the scheme so when she finds out ...
Nov. 11, 1961
5x10 5 5x10 The Case of the Injured Innocent
A really weird courtroom confession scene highlights this episode about the murder of a race car driver.
Nov. 18, 1961
5x11 5 5x11 The Case of the Left-Handed Liar
A health club owner is found crunched to death with a dumbbell at his establishment. Perry's client is an employee who wanted to marry the victim's daughter.
Nov. 25, 1961
5x12 5 5x12 The Case of the Brazen Bequest
A college president finds himself charged with murder not long after an old acquaintance makes an unusual bequest to the school.
Dec. 02, 1961
5x13 5 5x13 The Case of the Renegade Refugee
A journalist is murdered while tracking a Nazi war criminal who might be posing as an executive at an aerospace company.
Dec. 09, 1961
5x14 5 5x14 The Case of the Unwelcome Bride
Wealthy Walter Frazer has always blamed his daughter-in-law for the failures of his no talent assclown son. You can only imagine how Frazer feels when his daughter-in-law is charged ...
Dec. 16, 1961
5x15 5 5x15 The Case of the Roving River
Perry goes to the Manzana Valley to help settle a land dispute but the key witness in the case gets blown up by a homemade bomb.
Dec. 30, 1961
5x16 5 5x16 The Case of the Shapely Shadow
A beautiful but naive secretary gets charged with the murder of her boss after a witness states that he saw a shapely shadow through the shades of the boss's office window shortly before ...
Jan. 06, 1962
5x17 5 5x17 The Case of the Captain's Coins
Historian Phillip Andrews believes that his fiancee, Evelyn Faraday, is entitled to a share of a shipping company fortune but then finds himself accused of murdering the company's top ...
Jan. 13, 1962
5x18 5 5x18 The Case of the Tarnished Trademark
Axel Norstaad sells his respected furniture trademark to Martin Somers, described by some as the slide trombone of the furniture business. Somers immediately begins stripping the company ...
Jan. 20, 1962
5x19 5 5x19 The Case of the Glamorous Ghost
Eleanor Corbin pleads amnesia when police find her running and screaming through the woods near her apartment building but this loss of memory does Eleanor little good when she is later ...
Feb. 03, 1962
5x20 5 5x20 The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal
A casual pen pal relationship between two young girls leads to insider information and murder.
Feb. 10, 1962
5x21 5 5x21 The Case of the Mystified Miner
Perry tries to clear a smoking hot secretary in a case that begins with $200,000 mysteriously turning up in a shoebox and later disappearing. Other elements include a mine that's not ...
Feb. 24, 1962
5x22 5 5x22 The Case of the Crippled Cougar
Mike Preston despises Hugh Jamison because he mistakenly believes Jamison stole $100,000 from him and was responsible for him being crippled. Trying to entrap Jamison, Preston gets ...
Mar. 03, 1962
5x23 5 5x23 The Case of the Absent Artist
Cartoonist Pete Manders is elated when Gabe Phillips offers to sell him ownership of the comic strip "Zingy" for a song. Manders is less than elated when he learns that Phillips plans ...
Mar. 17, 1962
5x24 5 5x24 The Case of the Melancholy Marksman
Ted Chase comtemplates revenge when he discovers that his second wife might have been responsible for the death of his first wife. Someone else beats Ted to the punch but he gets charged ...
Mar. 24, 1962
5x25 5 5x25 The Case of the Angry Astronaut
Astronaut Matthew Heller is charged with murdering his old service rival, General Addison Brand, after Brand is put in charge of the astronaut program.
Apr. 07, 1962
5x26 5 5x26 The Case of the Borrowed Baby
A baby that's mysteriously left on the doorstep of Perry's office leads to a case of murder.
Apr. 14, 1962
5x27 5 5x27 The Case of the Counterfeit Crank
Is August Dahlgren really crazy or is he being cagily eccentric? Either way, he's charged with murder when his sleazy nephew turns up dead.
Apr. 28, 1962
5x28 5 5x28 The Case of the Ancient Romeo
Perry's friend Steve Brock is appearing in Romeo and Juliet. Perry and Della are in the audience when the lights go out during the Paris/Romeo dueling scene... and they come back up ...
May. 05, 1962
5x29 5 5x29 The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox
Producer Charlie Corby steals a teleplay from up-and-comer Herbert Simms and prepares to produce it. When Corby turns up dead, a witness places Simms at the scene of the crime.
May. 19, 1962
5x30 5 5x30 The Case of the Lonely Eloper
Naive and maladjusted Merle Telford is about to turn 21 and receive a substantial inheritance. As soon as she receives her money, Merle plans to run away from her guardians and elope ...
May. 26, 1962

Season 5 Characters

Perry Mason played by Raymond Burr
Della Street played by Barbara Hale
Paul Drake played by William Hopper
Lt. Tragg played by Ray Collins
Hamilton Burger played by William Talman
Judge played by Tom Harkness
Courtroom Spectator played by Mitchell Rhein
Sgt. Brice played by Lee Miller (II)
Lt. Andy Anderson played by Wesley Lau
David Gideon played by Karl Held
Autopsy Surgeon played by Pitt Herbert
Court Clerk played by Patrick Waltz
Lt. Anderson played by Wesley Lau
Judge played by S. John Launer
Court Bailiff played by Chuck Hamilton
Court Clerk played by George E. Stone
Girl played by Mabel Rea
Secretary played by Cindy Ames
Doctor played by Maurice Wells
Policeman played by John Reach
Attendant played by James Hansen (IV)
Watchman played by Lionel Dante
Restaurant Patron played by Don Anderson
District Attorney played by Everett Sloane
Daphne Whilom played by Zasu Pitts

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Season 5 Videos

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Season 5 Quotes

05x29 - The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox Season 5 / Episode 29: - The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox

Miriam Waters: Look, Mr. Mason - I was only his secretary - not his conscience. I did what I was told to do - period.
Perry Mason: Out of loyalty or love, Miss Waters?
Miriam Waters: What difference does that make? He's dead, isn't he? Sure, I suppose he was robbing everybody blind. Maybe he never intended to make "Mr. Nobody." And maybe he was trying to promote himself into some overseas production unit, but so what? That's the way the business is - and that's the way a lot of the people in it are. Charlie was no better than many; I admit that. But he was no worse than most, either.
05x05 - The Case of the Crying Comedian Season 5 / Episode 5: - The Case of the Crying Comedian

Perry Mason: Almost anyone is capable of a crime under certain circumstances.
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Season 5 Trivia

  • Episode 05 - Med Flory, who plays police Sgt. McVey, plays US Army Capt. McVey in "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Misguided Missile (#4.25)} only five months before.
  • Episode 16 - Goof (plot holes): In the epilogue, it is strongly implied that Henry Battle was having a tryst with Janice Wainwright at the time of the murder. If so, why didn't he offer to testify and provide Janice with an alibi?
  • Episode 05 - Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The first time we see him, he is introduced as Lt. McVey but he's listed as Sgt. McVey.
  • Episode 05 - This is the only episode in the entire "Perry Mason" series not to feature Barbara Hale.
  • Episode 21 - This is an adaptation of 'The Case of the Spurious Spinster'. It is the second adaptation of a Gardner novel not to retain its original title.

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