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Anomaly: Paul Langton, listed as Prosecutor Green, is called Mr. Telford twice by Perry in court. He was Deputy D.A. Telford in #101, TCOT Wandering Widow. Submitted by daveb, 12/20/2007.
+ The judge also addresses him as Mr. Telford. Submitted by gracenote, 7/8/2011.
Betty Lou Gerson makes the last of three appearances here on Perry playing Trudie Braun. Betty Lou Gerson was much better known as a radio actress and a voice actress. Ms. Gerson was the star of First Nighter on radio for 15 years and also was the orginal voice of Cruella De Vil in the 1961 Disney production of 101 Dalmations. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 3 September 2009.
Location: The Courthouse that Perry goes to several times is the San Diego County Administration Center. It is part of the National Registry #88000554. Posted by Eric Cooper, 18 March 2010.
Uncredited Actors: Though Don Anderson rarely appears in episodes set outside of LA, here he plays a security officer at the San Diego Zoo. Submitted by FredK, 4 October 2010.
Sightings: One of our recurring spectators made the field trip to San Diego to watch Perry Mason in actionónamely, Distinguished Gentleman #1. Can you spot any other regulars? Submitted by gracep, 11/13/2010.
+ While Perry, Della, and Tony Osgood talk in front of the gorilla exhibit, The Thin Man walks along in the background, apparently looking at other exhibits. Submitted by gracep, 7/8/2011.
Character Names: Bookkeeper Kellerís full name is Abner Keller, as we learn when he introduces himself to Mason. Submitted by gracep, 11/13/2010.
Although Ray Collins (Lt. Tragg) is credited in this episode, he does not actually apepar. Submitted by gracep, 11/13/2010.
Location: Almost 24 minutes in, Paul pulls into the Kona Kai Club. Itís still in business as the Kona Kai Resort Hotel, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106. If you Google Kona Kai Resort you can see the dining area where Perry and Della ate in the next scene. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 7 April 2011.
Background Cars. Amongst the tons of background cars are these few of interest:
The octagonal emblem on the door of the SD Zoo cars is the Seal of the City of San Diego (closeup @ 18:53). On cars (1) & (3) the seal is accompanied by the lettering "SAN DIEGO ZOO - UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO ". Added by Gary Woloski, 11/15/12.
Movie Connection: There were a few things in this episode that relate to The Wizard of Oz: (1) The title of the story (2) The signs above Boris in his first appearance - TIGERS, LIONS, BEARS, and Elephants (3) Baby gorilla named Toto (4) victim named Braun (close to Baum). Did anybody see others? Submitted by H. Mason 11/8/14
+That's L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the 1900 book the Oz movie is based on; (5) Incredibly, there is an actor in this episode named OZ! O.Z. Whitehead makes his only appearance on PM, playing Beacom. CBS had rebroadcast The Wizard of Oz (it's 3rd TV appearance) on December 11, 1960, 4 months before the airing of this episode. Would that be within the time this episode was being written and produced? Submitted by DyNama 11/27/2014
This is the second of three PM appearances for Phyllis Coates, the original Lois Lane on television's Adventures of Superman...MikeM. 9.10/2016
This is the first of two PM appearances for Carol Rossen, who appeared in eight episodes of the television series The Lawless Years...MikeM. 12/19/2016
Writer Jonathan Latimer may have had San Diego connections from his service in the US Navy during World War II. Latimer passed away in San Diego (La Jolla) in 1983...MikeM. 9/18/2017