#3 The Case of the Nervous Accomplice

The Case of the Nervous Accomplice
Perry Mason Season One Volume One
Released July 11, 2006

The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (Episode #3)
Original air date: October 5, 1957
Produced by CBS Television in Association with Paisano Productions

Cast List

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

Maggie Hayes ... Sybil Granger
Richard Hale ... George Lutts
Greta Thyssen ... Roxy Howard
William Roerick ... Bruce Granger
Robert Cornthwaite ... Herbert Dean
Jean Howell ... Vinnie Dean
James Gavin ... Jerome Keddie
Norman Leavitt ... Alexander Redfield
Claudia Bryar ... Ruth Marvel
Morris Ankrum ... Judge Hoyt
Tyler McVey ... Sam Elkins
Robert Bice ... Hurley
George Eldredge ... Fenton Thompson
Gail Bonnie ... Harriet
Sam Flint ... Mr. Rector
Jack Harris ... Court Clerk

Key Production Staff

Directed by William D. Russell
Teleplay by Stirling Silliphant
Ben Brady, Producer
Gail Patrick Jackson, Executive Producer
Sam White, Associate Producer

Veteran stage and film actor Morris Ankrum appeared as a judge for the first time in this episode. Prior to becoming an actor, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was also an attorney, with a degree from the prestigious University of Southern California School of Law. Morris Ankrum portrayed a judge in 22 episodes, up until his death in 1964. He appeared for the last time in "The Case of the Sleepy Slayer."

Greta Thyssen
Miss Denmark (1952)

Danish-born actress Greta Thyssen, who portrayed Roxy Howard, was the first of many beauty queens to appear on the show. She was crowned Miss Denmark in 1952 and moved to the United States to pursue a film career and follow in the footsteps of other classic Hollywood blonde bombshells of the era. Greta was Marilyn Monroe's double in Bus Stop and appeared in many films and television shows between 1956 and 1967.

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