Perry Mason Season 2
S02E18 The Case of the Jaded Joker
First Aired: February 21, 1959
Danny Ross is a television comedian who is waiting to hear about a new television show. It has been three years since his last television show was cancelled. Charles Goff is an advertising executive who promised Danny he would pitch him for a new show in return for an introduction with the president of a large big-budget advertiser. Danny does his part but learns from Goff's secretary that Goff landed the deal without him. When Charles Goff is found dead in his office the next morning, Danny's friend, Freddie Green, is accused of the murder after finding his fingerprints on the murder weapon.
Cast: Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Hopper (Paul Drake), William Talman (Hamilton Burger), Ray Collins (Lieutenant ArthurTragg)
Recurring Role: S. John Launer (Judge)
Guests: Harry Jackson (Charles Goff), Martha Vickers (Sheila Hayes), Mary La Roche (Lisa Hiller), Tom Drake (Cleve Niles), Bobby Troup (Buzzie), Frankie Laine (Danny Ross), Walter Burke (Freddie Green)
Singer Frankie Laine, appearing here in a dramatic role, is known for belting out such classics as Mule Train, Jezebel, Rawhide and Blazing Saddles.
Bobby Troup would later appear in the role of Dr. Joe Early on the hit 1970's medical drama Emergency, which also featured his wife Julie London.