Circus clown Felix Heidemann marries Lisa in a whirlwind. Part owner Jerry Franklin, who is also in love with Lisa, is taken aback. In her drunken exuberance Lisa accidentally releases a tiger that seriously mauls Jerry. Four years later, Lisa has married wheelchair-bound Jerry out of pity, but she did not divorce Felix. The two owners of the circus have an agreement that gives each an option to buy the other owner out for $180,000. The second owner, Judd Curtis, comes to Felix telling him he wants the money Felix is raising for Jerry for his own use or he will tell Jerry about Lisa and Felix. Another clown, Tim Durant, tries to oust Felix from the circus to take his job by supporting Curtis, in his bid to buy out Jerry. Felix consults Perry Mason, and everyone goes to the circus that evening, including Lt. Tragg who has been called about an attempted murder. During Felix's act, the main attraction, one stunt involves blank cartridges, but one shot fired was a live round that kills ...
Did You Know?
Ken Curtis guest starred in this episode as Durant. He would later be known famously as Festus on Gunsmoke. See more
Lt. Tragg is witness to a homicide because he is investigating an attempted homicide perpetrated in the same whereabouts earlier that day. Police departments don't assign homicide investigators to attempted homicide cases. See more
What is it?
The threshold. I've got to carry you.
The threshold. The threshold.