Wiki Home
About
Seasons
Episodes
Title Index
Show Finder

By #

The Show
Principal Cast
Actors Lists
Who Is That?
Uncredited Actors
Famous People
Episode #218
Statistics
Credits Anomalies
General Trivia
Location Trivia
Trivia Lists
TV Trivia Lists
Perry Links

The Database
The Office
The Credits
The Cars

Media Page

Wiki Search


Wiki Sandbox
Documentation
User Profiles
Changes
Old Site

Perry Mason TV Show Book

Barbara Hale Annex
Barbara Hale Annex

Della Looks On
Della Looks On

Perry Mason Group
Perry Mason Group

Della-Perry Group
Della-Perry Group

EMAIL

Site built with
pmwiki-2.1.27

Hosted at
Pair Networks

EpisodePages/Show190

AdminEdit | Hist | Print

<< Floating Stones | Episodes | Devious Delinquent >>

#190: The Case of the
Festive Felon
Original Airdate: 11/28/63

Summary Edit

From The Perry Mason TV Show Book (Revised)
Wealthy but dying Bebe Brent gives the bulk of her estate in the form of a cash gift of $1 million to her loyal nurse, Hetty Randall. This last act angers the remainder of the Brent clan and leads to a murder. Perry enters to solve the family dispute, dig up a few skeletons in the closet, and figure out who did it.

Jon Hall, formerly in television’s Ramar of the Jungle, came out of retirement to film this episode.

Credits Edit

Random actor from episode. Click for page of all available.

Opening

Starring Raymond Burr
in The Case of THE FESTIVE FELON
Based upon characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman, Ray Collins

Trailing

Directed by Earl Bellamy
Written by Samuel Newman
Arthur Marks | Producer
Gail Patrick Jackson | Executive Producer
Jackson Gillis | Associate Producer
Samuel Newman | Story Consultant

Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Barbara Hale as Della Street
William Hopper as Paul Drake
William Talman as Hamilton Burger
Ray Collins as Lt. Tragg
Wesley Lau as Lt. Anderson

Cast

Jon Hall as Max Randall
Sherry Jackson as Madeline Randall
Kathie Browne as Carla Eden
Anne Seymour as Hetty Randall
Jeff Morrow as Lawton Brent
Ray Stricklyn as Reed Brent
Gilbert Green as Chester Brent
Elisabeth Fraser as Eloise Brent
John Howard as Justin Grover
Nelson Leigh as Judge
Anne Barton as Bebe Brent
Michael Fox as Surgeon
Marshall Reed as Policeman
Louise Lewis as Mrs. Taylor

Uncredited Actors
Don Anderson as Courtroom Spectator
Bert Stevens as Court Clerk

Crew

“Perry Mason”
Director of Photography … Howard Schwartz, A.C.E.
Art Direction … Lewis Creber
Assistant Director … Robert G. Stone
Film Editor … Richard H. Cahoon, A.C.E
Casting … Harvey Clermont
Makeup … Irving Pringle
Hair Stylist … Annabell
Wardrobe Supervision … Ed McDermott, Evelyn Carruth
Set Decoration … Carl Biddscombe
Properties … Ray Thompson
Production Sound Mixer … Herman Lewis
Script Supervision … Marashall Schlom
Theme Composed by … Fred Steiner

Perry Mason
Produced by the CBS Television Network in association with Paisano Productions

Trivia Edit

Sherry Jackson makes her only Perry appearance here as Madeline Randall. Sherry Jackson's best-known role was as Danny Thomas’ daughter Terry Williams for 104 episodes of Make Room For Daddy. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 29 September 2009.
+ Both Sherry Jackson and Kathie Browne would make memorable (at least from the male point of view) appearances in Star Trek. Submitted by 65tosspowertrap, 11/27/2013. P.S. Happy Thanksgiving.

Once again, Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) appears only in the billing. Submitted by gracenote, 2/24/2011.

Sightings: Two favorite frequent faces appear in the courtroom gallery today: Distinguished Gentleman #1 and Little Old Lady #1. Submitted by gracenote, 2/24/2011.

The Curious Coffee Set makes an appearance at Perry’s office. Submitted by gracenote, 8/3/2011.

Marshall Reed, as "Policeman", gets just one line in this episode. At the burning house, in answer to Madeline's ". . . in the house, there's a man!", Policeman says "No lady . . . there was a man." In the preceding episode TCOT Floating Stones, Reed, as the Fisherman, also got only one line: "Here it is, catch." (the little package). Policeman's grim response to Madeline seems much more in character with Reed's normal tough-cowboy roles. Added by Gary Woloski, 3/18/14.

CARS. At 20:20, with siren wailing, Policeman's Car rushes to the fire, passing background Car (a):

  • (1) 1957 Ford Custom Fordor Sedan B&W with "POLICE" on door and 1963-pattern Black-Plate, possible Lic No (Exempt) E 5233. Paint, roof siren & lights and their installation are identical to the linked image and also this one (actual 1957 LA County Sheriff cruisers).
  • (a) 1955 Simca Aronde 1300 Coupé de Ville, white body w/ black roof is parked at roadside and passed by Car (1). What a Beaut! Ride the French countryside in one of these on youtube (13:30, all-round viewing of car in last 45 secs). More on Simca Aronde in Ep#51 Comments.

There are two other shots showing minor background cars:

The shot with the police car at 20:20 is a bit odd. The black-plate indicates that this is not reused foot-age filmed before 1963. Yet they didn't use one of the two '63 Ford Galaxie TV/movie police replicars that have been used exclusively since ep#169, instead opting for what I believe is an actual ex-LA County Sheriff cruiser of 1957 vintage (the roof equipment matches). Did Marshall Reed (playing the Policeman) show up with this car? In ep#189 he came in a boat. Added by Gary Woloski, 3/18/14.

Comments Edit

The title here seems like a comparatively poor choice, despite the nice alliteration. None too informative or indicative of the plot! Submitted by Ed Zoerner, 6/12/09.

<< Floating Stones | Episodes | Devious Delinquent >>