Having successfully defended Louise Selff at a preliminary hearing where she was accused of murdering her missing husband, Perry Mason is now worried about her mental condition. Since she was not tried for killing her husband, Perry completes a claim on a life insurance policy which provides her with a windfall. She maintains that her dead husband's spirit visits her and makes phone calls to her. She has even made use of a spiritualist where she insists her husband has spoken to her during a séance. He tells her where to find a letter in his desk telling her to invest $300,000 in s speculative project with Glenn Arcott. Her advisor, Ralph Balfour, is against the investment. When Perry and Paul find her husband in her garden, apparently just shot a short time before, Louise once again finds herself in court. Determining why her husband disappeared in the first place and what he was trying to tell her through his various calls and psychic appearances is the key if Perry is to keep her ...
Did You Know?
Marian McCargo who played Louise Selff is the mother of William R. Moses who was Ken Malansky in the later Perry Mason TV films. See more
While the Deputy D.A. delivers a fiery closing argument in Louise Selff's preliminary hearing, Louise's friend Rosemary Welch is actually smiling. Under the circumstances, this is so far out of character as to constitute a serious lapse of judgment by the director. See more
And prove that she killed her husband. Your Honor, there are other incontrovertible facts. Twelve witnesses saw this sailboat, with husband and wife aboard, Leave the starting line at the regatta. And eight witnesses, six hours later, boarded this boat adrift in a calm sea and the only person aboard was the defendant.