#5 The Case of the Sulky Girl

The Case of the Sulky Girl
Perry Mason Season One Volume One
Released July 11, 2006

Perry Mason DVD

The Case of the Sulky Girl (Episode #5)
Original air date: October 19, 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

Olive Sturgis ... Fran Celane
William Schallert ... Donald Graves
Lillian Bronson ... Clara
Robert Griffin ... Crinston
Connie Cezon ... Gertie
Brian Hutton ... Rod Gleason
Raymond Greenleaf ... Norton
Howard Wendell ... Judge Purley
Paul Bryar ... Sgt. Wilbur
Frank Wilcox ... Judge Markham
Bob Kline ... Officer Delaney
Larry Thor ... Police Surgeon
Jack Gargan ... Court Clerk
Dick Winslow ... Reporter

Key Production Staff

Directed by Christian Nyby
Teleplay by Harold Swanton
Ben Brady, Producer
Gail Patrick Jackson, Executive Producer
Sam White, Associate Producer
Gene Wang, Story Editor


Lillian Bronson, who played Clara Mayfield, also portrayed a judge on three Perry Mason episodes: The Case of the Corresponding Corpse (1958), The Case of the Shattered Dream (1959), and The Case of the Clumsy Clown (1960). The only other female actress to portray a judge was Paula Winslow, who was credited as a night court judge in The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle (1962).

Prolific actor William Schallert, who played Donald Graves, was ranked #39 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" for his role as Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show (1963-66). He has also earned high praises from Star Trek fans for his role as Nilz Barris, Federation Undersecretary of Agricultural Affairs, in the classic episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" (1966).

This episode marked the first appearance of Connie Cezon as Gertie Lade, Perry Mason's office receptionist. She appeared in 17 episodes.

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