Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper 

After an incident at a party, Greg Stanley goes outside to drive a drunken Danny Shine home. When they arrive at Shine's home, Stanley is arrested for shooting Shine, who is dead. The case is difficult to solve due to a baby's kidnapping.


Jerry Hopper


William Bast, Erle Stanley Gardner (characters created by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William Hopper ... Paul Drake
William Talman ... Hamilton Burger
Richard Anderson ... Police Lt. Steve Drumm
Gary Collins ... Alex Tanner
Cloris Leachman ... Gloria Shine
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Greg Stanley
Anne Whitfield Anne Whitfield ... Patricia Tanner
Mary Foskett Mary Foskett ... Lola Stanley
John Lasell John Lasell ... Danny Shine
Pat Priest ... Norma Fenn
John Holland ... Bruno Grant
William Bramley William Bramley ... Leon Vandenberg
Walter Burke ... Adams


Alex Tanner and his wife, Patricia, return to the United States from Japan after Patricia's father dies, leaving her with a major stake in his global media empire. Alex is to take over while she stays home to raise their 18 month old son, Billy. At a party given for him by the staff, a drunk newspaper columnist, Danny Shine, continuously badgers Alex, saying he visited their home that afternoon and will have an interesting article in a few days time. Most people at the party think he's just being obnoxious so his assistant, Greg Stanley, angrily drives him home only to get there and find that Shine was dead in the seat beside him all the time. Stanley is charged with murder and Perry Mason agrees to defend him. Soon after, however, the Tanners son is kidnapped, presumably to keep them from testifying about something at the trial. They refuse to bring in the police, making Perry's job even more difficult to find the truth and defend Stanley. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

15 May 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Not the usual pretrial court, this takes place with a jury. See more »


[first lines]
Patricia Tanner: Alex.
Alex Tanner: Yes, darling?
Patricia Tanner: You didn't say goodnight to Bobby.
Alex Tanner: Pat, I'm awfully late. You know, they're throwing this party for us and, since you can't go, the least I can do is...
Patricia Tanner: It'll only take a minute, Alex. Please, he's calling for his daddy.
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Bad acting
13 September 2019 | by forryjesseSee all my reviews

Guest cast was very weak. Storyline lacked focus. Could tell end of series was coming very soon.

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