At an import/export company secretary Lorraine Stevens working a bit late is again asked by Philip Larkin for a date but she refuses after a heated argument about his intentions. Later, Lorraine goes to a jewelry store to pick up a package as asked in a note but they have no package. She tries calling her bosses with no luck as the store prepares to close. About the same time Joseph Harrison is in the hose of his ex-wife with the body of Philip who has been shot. He leaves but returns later to find the police investigating. His prints are found on the gun case for the WWI German gun used but not on the gun itself. After he is arrested, his ex-wife Ethel Harrison visits Perry to hire him to defend her ex-husband for her son's murder which Perry and Della find strange. A piece of film turns up showing Joseph hitting Philip adding to the evidence but Mrs. Harrison has disappeared with both Burger and Perry looking for her. No one will talk and Paul is having no luck as Perry must deduce ...
Did You Know?
British-born actress Virginia Field, who was educated in Paris and Vienna, shows off her linguistic talent in this episode with a French/Italian accent. (Her character talks about working in Paris.) Field appears in multiple Perry Mason episodes, including Tsarina's Tiara, where her accent is Russian. See more
At the conclusion in Perry's office Perry answers Paul twice. He answers him in the long shot, then in the two shot of him and Della, he answers Paul again. See more
Lorraine, I know it's after 6:00, but would you mind staying a few more minutes and filing this London correspondence for me?
Oh, of course not, Mr. Durell.