Perry Mason Season 2
S02E19 The Case of the Caretaker's Cat
First Aired: March 7, 1959
Wealthy Peter Baxter decides to test the loyalty of his heirs. He pretends to change his will cutting them all out and leaving his entire estate to groundskeeper, James Hing. Hing is then supposed to burn down Baxter's house and Baxter would substitute a medical cadaver for his own body. If any of the heirs contested the will, they would be disinherited. Hing does as he is instructed. He burns down the house but the body discovered inside is really that of Peter Baxter. Perry tries to sort through this muddled mess and arrive at the truth.
Cast: Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Hopper (Paul Drake), William Talman (Hamilton Burger), Ray Collins (Lieutenant ArthurTragg)
Recurring Role: George E. Stone (Court Clerk), Michael Fox (Autopsy Surgeon)
Guests: Jacqueline Lee (Nurse Watson), Benson Fong (James Hing), John Agar (Kenneth Baxter), Bill Erwin (Paint Store Clerk), Barney Biro (Judge), Anthony Eustrel (Gordon Roland), Raymond Bailey (John Hilliard), Dick Crane (Dr. Douglas Keene), Judy Lewis (Winifred Oakley), Maxine Cooper (Edith Devoe), Robert Knapp (Stuart Baxter)