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Dr. Bayliss informs Arthur Cartwright that his sister has escaped from the sanitarium. Arthur tells Dr. Bayliss not to call the police, he will handle the matter. Dr. Bayliss agrees. Evelyn Forbes has just brutally assaulted the night nurs, stolen her clothes, and broken out of the sanitarium. After all of this, Dr. Bayliss agrees not to call the police. Things would be handled much differently today. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 7/20/2008.
I don't remember even hearing anything about how badly hurt the nurse was. After all, that WAS a pretty heavy vase she was clobbered with, and Mrs. Forbes used quite a bit of force when she hit her, too. I think Mrs. Forbes was lucky she didn't accidentally kill the nurse. But, in late 50s, most businesses didn't file any charges if a woman got injured, or killed; the prevailing attitude back then was that a woman was lucky to even HAVE a job. That's also why office wolves acted with impunity - no court would ever prosecute them. Submitted by Arisia, 02/18/18
Maybe I just missed him, but did anyone see Pitt Herbert as the Coroner? He's in the credits. Submitted by daveb, 8/12/2009.
+ Not on the DVD. Kilo 4/21/2018.
Paul Drake can certainly sprint with the best of them as he shows in this episode. Early on he enters the house across the street from the Forbes residence and in less than 6 seconds is opening the 2nd-floor window. You can even see Paul begin his sprint as his associate Andrews enters the door. Submitted by Kenmore, 7/05/2010.
+ Just before Paul enters the residence he pauses and holds up the key. If you look quick (or pause) you can see that he has a bandaid on his finger tip. It's also noticeable in other scenes such as when he's playing with the "killer" German Shepherd in the epilogue. Submitted by Kilo 4/21/2018.
The dog which Paul brings to Perry's office really loves the PI's hair. Was Brylcreem a PM sponsor? Submitted by MikeM, 11/02/2012
It seems odd that the police cars have no writing on the doors. Submitted by scarter, 8/4/14
Clinton Forbes asks Perry if a will is valid if the maker of the will is executed for murder, and then he tells Perry he wants to make a will. It seems odd Perry doesn't ask him about this. "Mr. Forbes, are you planning a murder?" Forbes assures him he isn't, but he volunteers that information on his own, as he's leaving Perry's office.
submitted by scarter, 8/4/14 //
+ It was actually Arthur Cartwright, Evelyn Forbes' brother, who asks about the will. Submitted by Kilo 6/30/2017.
++And Perry said, "Do you have something in mind, Mr. Cartwright?", NOT "are you planning a murder". Submitted by Arisia, 02/18/18
Classic Perry: "If my client's interests are in jeopardy, I will do whatever is necessary," he tells Paul. Mike Bedard 6.27.16 MeTV airing.
Not the first--but likely the most dramatic--example in Perry Mason:
And notice that neither Perry nor Della comment on the motivations of a secretary who kills her boss because he won't marry her !!
Submitted by Notcom,10-04-2016.