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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The New Perry Mason' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The New Perry Mason':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 16, 1973: The Case Of The Horoscope Homicide
Season 1, episode 1
W: Orville H. Hampton   D: Leo Penn

With Ruth Hussey (Corrine Warner), Peter Mark Richman (Junius), Fionnuala Flanagan (Nancy Addison), Sorrell Booke (Milo Vernon), Robert Mandan (Anthony Brewer), Brett Somers (Gertrude Lake), Harvey Fisher (Colley Clemmons), Victor Millan (Judge).
Monte Markham stars in this latest version of Erle Stanley Gardner's courtroom hero. Tonight, Perry Mason defends a distraught woman accused of murdering her astrologer husband, a conniving star gazer whose forecasts controlled the fortune of a cosmetics tycoon.

September 23, 1973: The Case Of The Prodigal Prophet
Season 1, episode 2
W: Gerry Day   D: Robert Day

With Beverly Garland (Laura Lee), Dana Elcar (Dory Strong), Richard Hatch (Christopher Baxter), Brett Somers (Gertrude Lake), Whit Bissell (Judge), Candy Clark (Julie Potter), Felton Perry (Marty Tatum), Med Flory, Arch Whiting (Joe Hackett).
Perry Mason becomes the first man at the scene of a crime and is forced by circumstances to become a witness for the prosecution's case against his own client.

September 30, 1973: The Case Of The Ominous Oath
Season 1, episode 3
D: John Llewellyn Moxey

With Joanna Barnes (Mrs. Ballinger), Simon Oakland (Frank Emmet), Tim McIntire (Earl Corbett), Jed Allan (David Rainey), Paul Carr (Ira Siever), Kathleen Lloyd (Sally Corbett), Quinn Redeker (Roy Travis), Leonard Stone (Harlow Dawson), John Howard (Judge Channing).
Mason defends mechanic Earl Corbett in his retrial for the murder of a prominent physician, and must go against eyewitness testimony to save his client from life imprisonment.

October 7, 1973: The Case Of The Wistful Widower
Season 1, episode 4
W: Orville H. Hampton, Ernie Frankel   D: Leo Penn

With Bruce Kirby (Hank Carroll), Jacqueline Scott (Arlene Pagan), Donnelly Rhodes (Jerry Strand), Dennis Patrick (Howard Millis), Loretta Leversee (Alice Burton), Arthur Franz (Dave Wallant), Chris Forbes (Joy Montgomery), Jerry Fogel (Detective Bernstein), Walter Brooke (Judge), Arthur Peterson (Joe).
When two men, one wanted by the law and the other by a crime syndicate killer, exchange identities, the result is murder.

October 14, 1973: The Case Of The Telltale Trunk
Season 1, episode 5
W: Robert W. Lenski   D: Arthur Marks

With Keenan Wynn (Victor Harding), Mary Ann Mobley (Jennifer Fielding), Richard Anderson (Ray Norman), Stewart Moss (David Graham), Mary-Robin Redd (Louise Beldon), Vince Martorano (Ed Stark).
When the body of a missing millionaire, dead for more than four years, turns up in Hong Kong, Mason is called upon to defend the man who admits planning the murder.

October 21, 1973: The Case Of The Deadly Deeds
Season 1, episode 6
D: Arthur Marks

With Jodie Foster (Hildy Haynes), Tiffany Bolling (Lynn Cody), Will Hutchins (Dan Haynes), Don Porter (Otis Temple), Ellen Geer (Maria Findley), David Huddleston (Stephen Elder), Jonathan Lippe (Beau Findley), Andrea King (Claire Henry), Maggie Wellman (Judy Trask).
Mason defends a big-time gambler on a murder charge, but the case gets even more complicated when Mason must also deal with a custody battle for his client's daughter.

October 28, 1973: The Case Of The Murdered Murderer
Season 1, episode 7
W: Gerry Day   D: Lee Madden

With Paul Burke (Herbert Newton), Sharon Farrell (Pat Morrissey), Martin E. Brooks (Nate Morrissey), Roger Davis (Larry Vaughn), Pat Woodell (Jenny), Frank Marth (Brockhurst), Clark Howat (Coverly), Logan Ramsey (D.A. Hooper), George Wallace (Sgt. Dean), Robert Phillips (Police Lieutenant).
A brilliant inventor is discovered by a group of reporters standing over a dead man with a knife in his hands, and Mason is hard-pressed to prove his innocence when he can't find another person with a motive for the killing.

November 11, 1973: The Case Of The Furious Father
Season 1, episode 8
W: David P. Harmon   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Donna Baccala (Eva Stelik), Pat Harrington Jr. (Luke Dawes), George Murdock (Sgt. Cook), Edward Winter (Dr. Kenyon), Michael Lerner (Derek Stocker), Regis Cordic (Judge).
Lt. Tragg finds himself working both sides of a murder case when he is forced to arrest Det. Dave Cook for murder, and then asks Mason to defend him.

November 25, 1973: The Case Of The Cagey Cager
Season 1, episode 9
W: Orville H. Hampton   D: Michael O'Herlihy

With Paul Richards (Jules Barron), Woodrow Parfrey (Doc Farraday), Ross Elliott (Aaron Hayden), Sabrina Scharf (Sheila Osborne), Kenneth Tobey (Detective Naismith), Chick Hearn (TV Announcer), Melissa Newman (Nita More), Bill Overton (Randy Marlowe), Brett Somers (Gertrude Lake), Richard Collier (Erwin Beatty).
Mugged in a crowded parking lot by an ex-basketball player, Mason turns around to defend the young man who's accused of murder.

December 2, 1973: The Case Of The Jailed Justice
Season 1, episode 10
W: Orville H. Hampton, Ernie Frankel   D: Murray Golden

With Andrew Duggan (Judge Daniels), Clu Gulager (Tom Heater), Tisha Sterling (Susan Auriol), Susan Howard (Ellen Ballister), Martin Braddock (Sam Ballister), Whit Bissell (Judge), Jason Wingreen (Mr. Harmon).
A Los Angeles judge with a reputation for being tough is arrested for poisoning his wheeler-dealer son-in-law, and then tries to tell Mason how to conduct his defense.

December 9, 1973: The Case Of The Spurious Spouse
Season 1, episode 11
W: Larry Alexander   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Carl Betz (Clint Exeter), Irene Tsu (Nhi Khanh), James Hong (Nhi's Brother), Alan Oppenheimer (Spencer Phillips), Jennifer Rhodes (Dina Landon), Vernon Weddle (Dr. Glober), John Holland (Judge Earnshaw), Zack Taylor (Royce Landon).
A Vietnamese girl is charged with murdering a man she claims is her husband, and Mason is hard pressed to prove her innocence when it turns out the man already had a wife.

December 16, 1973: The Case Of The Frenzied Feminist
Season 1, episode 12
W: Lou Shaw   D: Murray Golden

With Carolyn Jones (Marian Ryan), David Hedison (Calvin Ryan), Lloyd Bochner (Clifton Vance), Linda Marsh (Norma Evanson), Gino Conforti (Sidney Gebhardt), Felice Orlandi (Mr. Sloat), Keith Rogers (Beverly Wren), Martin Blaine (Judge).
Mason defends the fiery and beautiful editor of a women's lib magazine on a charge of murdering the publisher who gave her job to another woman.

December 30, 1973: The Case Of The Perilous Pen
Season 1, episode 13
W: Donn Mullally   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With William Watson (Jeff Box), Robert F. Lyons (Frank Kowalski), Jennifer Billingsley (Elsa Collins), John S. Ragin (Carter Young), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Wilke Jones), Robert Burr (Capt. Ring).
Paul Drake goes undercover as a prison convict to help Mason prove that his client, a prisoner at the penitentiary, did not kill one of the guards.

January 13, 1974: The Case Of The Tortured Titan
Season 1, episode 14
W: Orville H. Hampton, Ernie Frankel, Shimon Wincelberg   D: Michael O'Herlihy

With Arthur O'Connell (Oliver Harwood), Bethel Leslie (Elinor Furley), Elaine Giftos (Shelby Danton), Ron Glass (Mark Borden), Garry Walberg (Cab Driver), Don Keefer (Leland Harwood), Michael Evans (Dr. Baxter), John Howard (Judge), Richard Roat (Dr. Allman).
A chance meeting with a girl leads Mason to become her defense attorney when she's arrested for murdering the brother of an aging architect, who's been committed to a mental institution.

January 20, 1974: The Case Of The Violent Valley
Season 1, episode 15
W: William Bast   D: Herb Wallerstein

With Katherine Justice (Maggie Larson), Andrew Robinson (Vic Brandt), Denver Pyle (Grady Cobb), Frances Lee McCain (Laurie Haden), Victor Campos (Mr. Gomez), Kevin Hagen (Carl Simpson), David Hayward (Lennie Cobb), William Jordan (Art Kruger), Eddie Firestone, John Milford, Rayford Barnes.
The kidnapping of Mason's young co-counsel from the courtroom complicates his attempt to gain a fair trial for a man accused of murdering a hated ranch foreman in a rural California town. (Last show of the series.)


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