After Ruth Prescott's husband Walter refuses to give her the divorce she's asked for, she runs out of the house and is nearly run over by a furniture delivery truck that rams a parked car severely injuring the occupant. Ruth is convinced that her husband tried to have her killed to get his hands on what is left of her inheritance. She calls Jimmy McLain who she is in love with who tells her to come to his apartment. When she arrives, Jimmy is gone but his gun holster is there - empty. She returns home to destroy love letters from Jimmy McLain but finds her husband dead on the floor and a gun lying on the carpet beside him. While burning the love letters, Walter's secretary Margaret Swaine walks in and leaves after seeing the body. Ruth takes the gun and a toppled bird cage with an injured canary. She consults Perry Mason who puts Paul Drake on the case to track down the people involved. Paul finds the the car that was struck has been found with the driver dead. Ruth is charged with ...
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This appears to be the only acting credit for Ray Phillips who played the motorcycle cop. See more
Jonson's truck crashed into Walden's car hard enough to seriously injure Walden, but neither the car nor the truck show any damage. See more
Walter, please listen to me.
I'm all ears.
I've tried to make a go of our marriage. It just hasn't worked.
I'm not complaining, Ruth.
It's been more than two years. A long time to pay for a mistake. I want a divorce.