Amy Scott is a naive young woman who goes to her neighbor, Madame Zillia, a fortuneteller, for advice. So why is Amy secretly tape recording their sessions? She has also hired Paul to help her find a man. Paul finds the young man in a bad part of town where he drops Amy. She refuses his help but he stays outside the bar, where the two exit fighting. He has figured out enough to know that she's in over her head and consults Perry on what he has found. Madame Zillia tells Amy something close to her is going to die. After Amy tries to confide in her talkative landlord, Victor Bundy, she finds her pet parrot dead. Afterwards, Madame Zillia visits Amy to tell her their visits must stop. Amy then goes to visit Victor in his apartment where she finds the landlord, himself, dead. Even more secrets and lies than usual must be revealed before Perry and Paul can save their client from a murder conviction. And play Cupid while they're at it.
Did You Know?
The legal name of Madame Zillia is not disclosed on camera; indeed she is addressed as Madame Zillia by Perry Mason when she is on the witness stand and referred to in the courtroom by Hamilton Burger as "the woman known as Madame Zillia". Whilst not strictly illegal, this is rather odd courtroom procedure by the two attorneys, it being customary in court proceedings to address or refer to people by their legal names. See more
When the body of Victor Bundy is found lying by the fireplace, the camera hangs on actor Jacques Aubuchon
during the fade long enough to see his eyes move under their lids, unusual activity for a supposed corpse. See more
Remember, now, do not be afraid. I saw nothing but success for this alliance. Go, and I will see you day after tomorrow.