Perry Mason Season 2
S02E01 The Case of the Corresponding Corpse
First Aired: September 20, 1958
Perry receives a telephone call from George Beaumont, a man who supposedly died in a plane crash nearly three years before. In reality, Beaumont missed the plane and after hearing about the accident decided to disappear leaving wife Laura with his life insurance money. Since then, Beaumont has been cavorting with girlfriend Ruth Whittaker and living under an alias. He has grown tired of this life and wants to return home but someone cuts short his return by sticking a letter opener in his back. Ruth is then charged with the murder.
Cast: Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Hopper (Paul Drake), William Talman (Hamilton Burger), Ray Collins (Lieutenant ArthurTragg)
Guests: Martha Wentworth (Mrs. Lyle), Joan Camden (Ruth Whittaker), Owen Cunningham (Jonah Whittaker), Ross Elliott (George Beaumont), Herbert Lytton (Corby), Joan Staley (Roberta Quinn), Jeanne Cooper (Laura Beaumont), Lillian Bronson (Judge), Vaughn Taylor (Harry Folsom), William Ching (Glenn McKay)