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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Case of the Pathetic Patient |
Perry defends a physician who's accused of committing two murders.
|Oct. 28, 1961|
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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|
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Season 5 Quotes
|Season 5 / Episode 9: - The Case of the Posthumous Painter|
Perry Mason: Good art is like music. It should be enjoyed, not dissected.
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: An excellent sentiment, Mr. Mason, but a bit basic perhaps. You wanted to see me? I'm Vincent Kenyon.
Perry Mason: Dr. Kenyon, I'm interested in a painting called "The Three Witches." I was told you'd bought it.
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: Yes, you passed it as you came in. It's the best of the Culross collection.
Perry Mason: It has been suggested that the painting was completed by another artist after Culross' death.
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: Are you Mrs. Culross' attorney? A very emotional woman, Mr. Mason, totally ignorant of art. This canvas is genuine, from first stroke to last.
Perry Mason: You seem to be an expert on Culross, Dr. Kenyon.
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: I should be. I was the first to recognize his talent.
Perry Mason: You have no objection to our verifying your observation scientifically?
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: Well, inexpert handling of a valuable canvas is really quite out of the question.
Perry Mason: That's reasonable, Doctor, but we will in no way touch the painting.
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: Ah. Well, very well. [Mason examines the painting with a piece of equipment]
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: Well, Mr. Mason, are you satisfied?
Perry Mason: Completely. My thanks for your cooperation.
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: Well, if you had accepted my opinion, you could have saved yourself trouble. Anyone even with the remotest familiarity with Culross' work would never begin to doubt the authenticity of this canvas. Obviously you were wasting your time.
Perry Mason: You could be right, Dr. Kenyon. Good day.
Dr. Vincent Kenyon: Good day, Mr. Mason.
|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.
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