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William Hopper, Barbara Hale, Raymond Burr, Perry Mason, "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice," 1957

William Hopper, Barbara Hale, Raymond Burr, Perry Mason,

"Perry Mason"
Season 1, Episode 3: "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice "
Original broadcast date: October 5, 1957

The popular TV crime/courtroom drama series, "Perry Mason," was based on the novels by Erle Stanley Gardner. The show's main cast was comprised of Raymond Burr (May 21, 1917 - September 12, 1993) as the attorney title character, as well as Barbara Hale (April 18, 1922 - January 26, 2017), William Hopper, William Talman, and Ray Collins.

"Perry Mason" ran for nine seasons, from 1957 through 1966. Burr received an Emmy award for Outstanding Actor in a Dramatic Series, as did Barbara Hale, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Synopsis of this episode, via IMDb:
A wealthy woman hires Mason to buy stock in her husband's land company, hoping to force his mistress out. But her plan goes awry when she is charged with the murder of her husband's business partner Mason bought the stock from.

Margaret Hayes (December 5, 1916 - January 26, 1977) was one of the guest stars in this episode. Hayes appeared in many television guest roles, and appeared four times on "Perry Mason" as different characters. Other actors who appeared in this episode included Richard Hale, Greta Thyssen (Miss Denmark beauty pageant winner), William Roerick, Robert Cornthwaite, Jean Howell, Morris Ankrum, Claudia Bryar, Norman Leavitt, and James Gavin.

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