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Watch the service ribbons on that Coast Guard lieutenant after he finds the victim on the fishing boat. Submitted by Tom Lewis, 11/17/2004.
Perry mentions that he once served on a minesweeper. That was originally revealed (also, during WWII south Pacific) in episode #120 "Misguided Missile".Joe B. 01/24/2020
+ Just before he enters the room as well. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 2/15/15.
+ Are those Captain bars on the collar of that Coast Guard officer? Submitted by H. Mason 11/13/14 + They are Captain's bars on his collar, but only in the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force. In the Navy and Coast Guard they are Lieutenant's bars. Either way it is still the same rank, pay grade O-3. Crunchy 3 Mar 2020
Nearly positive about this…Perry and Paul are deep-sea fishing off the back of a boat. Perry gets a bite and we see a Marlin jumping and skipping across the water. That clip of the fish is from the Bogart/Bacall movie To Have and Have Not. By odd coincidence, we saw the episode and the movie on the same day! Submitted by email by Mike Fried, 11/8/2007. Posted by daveb 3/3/2008. A video clip and pictures can be found here.
Sightings: The Pencil Mustache Man appears in the courtroom sitting in the row behind Perry in the seat nearest the window. Submitted by Kenmore, 9/19/2010.
+ In a couple of cutaways to the coutroom gallery, we catch glimpses of the Little Old Lady in a Hat and of “Sasha Magaloff. Read more about all the favorite frequent faces. Submitted by gracenote, 6/17/2011.
Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson appears as Captain Andrews, the charter boat skipper recommended by Capt. Cahill when he has to cancel his charter with Perry and Paul. Capt. Andrews calls Mason to the radiophone to take Cahill’s call, but the voice was dubbed by another actor. Submitted by FredK, 3 Nov 2010.
PM Movie/TV Crossover: In the role of Smith, one of the bosses at Alchemy Gold Mines, is actor Addison Richards. He also appeared in PM #7, TCOT Angry Mourner, as the attorney of statuesque Marion Keats who gives the episode its name. Here's the point: Years earlier, Richards played the judge in Warner Brothers' 1934 production of TCOT Howling Dog. The film version starred Warren William as Perry Mason, young Mary Astor as defendant Bessie Foley, and lovely Helen Trenholme as Della Street. The movie is worth a look - before the imposition that year of the Hays Code (if you know what I mean). Submitted by JohnK, 19 January 2019
The footage of Perry and Paul fishing off the stern of the boat and Don Anderson calling Perry to the phone [see above item] seems to have been lifted and reused in episode #229, TCOT Telltale Trap. Submitted by FredK, 15 Nov 2010.
Karl Magovern lives at 167 Carillo, a street near the triangle where San Vicente meets Olympic, just south of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, a street with entertainment and talent agencies. But the addresses there do not include 167. Submitted by cgraul, 11/2/2011.
CARS. (1) 1957 Chevrolet 210 2-Door Sedan, Lic MNR 620, all black, Leon Ulrich. Straight-6 engine (not V8: no large, wide "V" on hood & trunk lid). It's the cheapest model in Chevy's mid-price range @ $2122. Rear licence plate frame seen at 15:21 indicates that the car was bought in Manhattan Beach, Cal. The dealer's name and the annual validation sticker on the rear plate have been taped-over.
There are too many background cars in the dock scenes to list, but three cars do stand out:
Perhaps Cars (a) & (b) carried cast & crew to the Location Shoot. Added by Gary Woloski, 1/28/13.
Serrano Street: When Leon Ulrich was looking in the phone directory for Karl Magovern's address the listing above Karl's was for Peter Magorian, 475 North Serrano. In episode 51, TCOT Shattered Dream, Irene Bedford lived at 813 West Serrano, Apt. 5B. Does the street run East-West or North-South. Is it a real street or a fictional street? Submitted by H. Mason 11/13/14
+ Hey Mason! Why don't you get off your butt & do a little research?
+REPLY: What's the answer? I asked a couple of reasonable questions and I got a useless response from somebody who won't even sign their name. Added by H. Mason 11/14/14 - typing the address into the google box takes 15 secs! Your laziness means that you are not allowed to complain.
+Four years later: Serrano street runs North and South. North is north of the Hollywood Freeway. Submitted by catyron, 2.6.2018.
Closed-Captioning Anomalies: At the start of Ben Wylie's testimony (@ 33:17 on the CBS/Paramount set) he states "Macgovern was aboard by 6:00pm so it must have been about five after [6:05] when we tied up at the gas dock." The closed-captioning states "...it must have been about 5:00 when we tied up..." The closed-captioning also spells Cahill's name as "Scott" even though it is spelled "Scot" in the closing credits. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 2/15/15.
+ The sign at the dock reads "Scott Cahill". jfh 06Jan2017.
This is the first of eight PM writing credits for Robb White. White was born in the Philippines in 1909, the son of American missionaries. He graduated from the US Naval Academy and was a Navy pilot during World War II. His Wikipedia page has a lot of interesting information about his life and writings...MikeM. 9/30/2016
This is the third of seven PM appearances for Lisa Gaye, who was the sister of actresses Debra Paget and Teala Loring...MikeM. 1/6/2017
H.M. Wynant joins Walter Burke in having played both a prosecutor and a suspect in various episodes. DODay 10/04/17
The yacht Viajero II started out as the submarine chaser, PC-728. It was commissioned 8 Mar 1943 and reclassified as SC-728 the next month. It was decommissioned 10 Dec 1945. In 1952 it was bought by William Kesling of Long Beach, CA and named Viajero II. The yacht was later sold in 1956 and 1957. While there are no known photos of SC-728, here are some of SC-729. Submitted by Steve Fox, 4/21/2020
The Coast Guard vessel is an Active-class patrol boat, originally built to enforce prohibition laws in the 1920s. Submitted by vgy7ujm on 22 May 2020