Perry Mason 1964

The case of the Careless Kidnapper (1964)

Mark Slade plays  Michael DaVinci in a Perry Mason episode – ‘The case of the Careless Kidnapper’ – in 1964.  Also starring Raymond Burr.

Complicated story of a boy who wanted himself ‘kidnapped’ so that his parents would give him more attention (the kidnapper being Michael DaVinci.). The plot expands to involve violence, robbery, murder and a court case, plus the reuniting, at the end of the episode, of Michael and his mother who hadn’t been on speaking terms for years.