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#269: The Case of the
Original Airdate: 05/01/66
From The Perry Mason TV Show Book
Retired general Roger Brandon is all set to head an anticrime commission when a man named George Emory claims to have compromising photos of Brandon's wife Laura. Unless Brandon refuses the position, Emory will launch a smear campaign against the woman.
General Brandon has never backed down from a fight before, and he doesn't intend to this time. Deciding to fight the problem head on and trusting his wife implicitly, Brandon calls Emory's bluff. The good news is that someone kills Emory. The bad news is that the killer did a neat job of framing the general for the murder.
Starring Raymond Burr
in The Case of THE POSITIVE NEGATIVE
Based upon characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman
Directed by Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay by Robert E. Kent
Story by Robert E. Kent and Robert Yale Libott
Arthur Marks \ Art Seid | Producers
Gail Patrick Jackson | Executive Producer
Ernest Frankel | Story Consultant
Orville H. Hampton | Associate Story Consultant
Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Barbara Hale as Della Street
William Hopper as Paul Drake
William Talman as Hamilton Burger
Richard Anderson as Lt. Steve Drumm
Music | Richard Shores
Brian Donlevy as General Roger Brandon
Bettye Ackerman as Laura Brandon
Parley Baer as Frank Cummings
Dabbs Greer as Bill Cotton
Simon Scott as Stanley Overton
Anthony Hayes as Warren Cotton
Ted de Corsia as George Emory
John Gallaudet as Judge
Jim Drum as Photographer
Tom Allen as Police Officer
Director of Photography
John M. Nickolaus, Jr.
Art Direction Lewis Creber
Assistant Director Gordon A. Webb
Film Editor Richard H. Cahoon, A.C.E.
Casting Harvey Clermont
Makeup Irving Pringle
Hair Stylist Annabell
Wardrobe Supervision Bob Wolfe, Evelyn Carruth
Set Decoration Carl Biddiscombe
Properties Ray Thompson
Production Sound Mixer Herman Lewis
Script Supervision Marshall Schlom
Theme Composed by Fred Steiner
Automobiles supplied by Ford Motor Company
Produced by the CBS Television Network in association with Paisano Productions
Sightings: Turning up in the courtroom gallery to watch Perry pull a rabbit out of this hat are Quiet Old Man #1 and our Miss Carmody. More about them here. Submitted by gracenote, 6/15/2011.
Continuity Error: Note the lighting when the lamp is turned on in the first scene. The lighting in the blackmail photo (supposed taken at that moment) is completely different. Submitted by cgraul, 1/25/2012.
Although the titles of the episodes are usually centered, in this episode "Positive" is aligned to the left while "Negative" is aligned to the right. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 6/27/12.