PERRY MASON 303 The Case of the Garrulous Gambler 10/17/1959
Larry Benton is a hard luck guy. He gets in an argument in a poker game and knocks Mike Granger out cold. Then his "friends" inform him that Granger is dead. Unknown to Larry, the entire scenario is a scam to shake him down for money. Larry forges his brother's check for $5,000.00 but ring leader Johnny Clay tries to bleed him for an additional twenty grand. Johnny's greed proves to be his undoing as he ends up dead himself. Steve Benton tries to cover up Larry's involvement and ends up being charged with Clay's murder. Perry then tries to track down Mike Granger, the man Larry supposedly killed, in order to get to the bottom ot things.
Guest star: Morris Ankrum (Judge), Victor Sen Yung (Mickey Fong), Gordon Wynn (Mike Granger), Tony Travis (Johnny Clay), Paula Raymond (Doris Shackley), Robert Nash (Earnshaw), Lawrence Green (Dr. Victor), Wynn Pearce (Larry Benton), Steve Brodie (Ben Wallace), Dick Foran (Steve Benton), Anne Barton (Nora Bradley)
Stars: Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), William Hopper (Paul Drake), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Talman (Hamilton Burger)