When her purse is stolen, Claire Olger (Patricia Hardy) is forced to hitch a ride from Michael Greeley. Unfortunately, Greeley (John Hubbard) has been drinking--and when he plows his vehicle into a truck, killing the other driver, he runs away, leaving Claire to take the rap. In his efforts to save Claire from charges of manslaughter and grand theft auto, Perry (Raymond Burr) locates the elusive Granger--who happens to be stone cold dead. Now Perry must defend his client on a charge of first-degree murder! A second killing further complicates this episode, which is based on a 1941 novel by Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner.
by Hal Erickson synopsis