First aired: 9/21/1957
This, the First episode of "Perry Mason," was a real cliff-hanger. Perry drives to the scene of a shooting and finds the police recovering the body of Harry Merrill from a car that went over the side of a mountain. MerriIl has a bullet in his body and a pillowcase over his head. This is a coincidence, because Perry's client Evelyn Bagby, claims she was chased by a hooded man in a car near the same cliff that day. She fired two shots at the man's car to scare him off, and now the police want her for murder.
Writer: Russell S. Hughes
Director: William D. Russell
Guest star: Jack Gargan (Court Clerk), Grandon Rhodes (Judge) , Whitney Blake (Evelyn Bagby), Ralph Clanton (Mervyn Aldritch), Gloria Henry (Helene Chaney), Jane Buchanan (Mrs. Boles), Dick Rich (Sgt. Holcomb), Norman Leavitt (Mr. Redfield), Helen Mayon (Mary Thompson), Lorraine Martin (Drake's Operator), Vaughn Taylor (Lewis Boles), Clark Howat (Policeman)