#26 The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife

The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife
Perry Mason Season One Volume Two
Released November 21, 2006

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The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife (Episode #26)
Original air date: March 15, 1958
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

Phyllis Avery ... Marion Shelby
Stewart Bradley ... Frank Lawton
Barbara Lawrence ... Ellen Waring
Claude Akins ... Phillip Dix
Jonathan Hole ... Arthur Williams
Tom Palmer ... Scott Shelby
Jason Johnson ... Judge Ellsworth
Howard Petrie ... Ben Parker
Peter Hansen ... Howard Black
Paul E. Burns ... Richy
Frederick Draper ... Ted Young

Key Production Staff

Directed by Anton M. Leader
Teleplay by Stanley Niss
Ben Brady, Producer
Gail Patrick Jackson, Executive Producer
Sam White, Associate Producer
Story Editor, Gene Wang


Despite being credited, series regulars William Talman and Ray Collins did not appear in this episode.

Jason Johnson, who portrayed Judge Ellsworth, appeared in five Perry Mason episodes. He was also a judge in The Case of the Paper Bullets (1964).

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