In Los Angeles, Perry Mason is hired by Prof. Hans Ritter and his wife Emma who had recently tried to smuggle, with the help of his assistant Gerta, their granddaughter Elke from East Germany. The attempt to smuggle her out fails and the East Germans offer to release the girl if the Professor voluntarily returns to the East. Hans decides to return to East Germany against the wishes of everyone. Perry has Paul trail Hans to ensure his safety while Perry travels to Berlin in the hopes of arranging a transfer. Perry makes a counter offer of money for Elke's release but it is turned down. Unbeknowst to Perry, Emma and Gerta have returned to East Berlin with a check for $50,000. Perry soon finds himself in an East German court defending Emma Ritter, who has been charged with murdering an East German middleman. Perry finds the court proceedings to be somewhat one-sided and must find the true murderer if Emma is to be released and if the Ritters have any hope of having their granddaughter ...
Did You Know?
Actors Kevin Hagen
and Susanne Cramer
would marry 14 months after this aired. Sadly, Susanne would die of pneumonia, a result of possible medical malpractice, less than two years later at the age of 32 on the 7 January 1969 in Hollywood. They also later appeared together on The Guns of Will Sonnett: One Angry Juror
(1969) which aired two months after she had passed away. See more
The final scene is supposed to take place at a Hotel in Germany, but a Porsche car with California license plates is plainly visible. See more
German Border Guard
Your passes, please. Thank you.