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At August Dalgran’s competency hearing, Perry intervenes saying “...Section 1461 of the California Probate Code provides that any relative or friend of the alleged insane or incompetent person may appear and oppose such a petition.” There is in fact such a code and section. Read it here if you dare. Submitted by Steve Fox, 12/2/04. [Perry’s statement doesn’t seem to jibe with the current code.]
John Larkin makes his first of four appearances on Perry playing Jay Fenton. John Larkin was the voice of Perry Mason on radio for several years. He is probably best known to television viewers as D.A. Mike Karr on the afternoon soap opera Edge of Night. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 9 August 2009.
Location: The final scene was probably in Upper Iverson Ranch, Garden of the Gods area, in Chatsworth where many movies and television shows were shot. See episode #88 TCOT Bashful Burro for more about this area. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 3 May 2010. See also Location Trivia.
Character Names: We learn that Kenneth and Sandra’s last name is also Dalgran (so presumably Ken is August’s brother’s son). Submitted by gracep, 1/4/2011.
Continuity Error: A slight editing error. In court, during the murder hearing, just before the break, there’s a shot of Sandra (Connie Hines) in the gallery wearing a different hat than she wore earlier on the stand and in other such shots. This hat is seen again after the break during Burger’s summation and afterward. This appears to be on the next day as it was dark outside during the break scene in Perry’s office. And, Martha Blair’s hat has changed as well. Submitted by dave, 4/20/2011.
CARS. (1) white 1962 Mercury Commuter 4-door station wagon, Gus Dalgran.
Car (2) appears again in Ep#169. Added by Gary Woloski, 4/08/13.
It's for you, Mr. Mason: We get a double-header in this episode. Perry is quizzing the delectable Sandra in her living room when she hands him over to Paul, who's calling from a phone booth (remember those?). Later, Perry's in the Dalgran offices when the secretary summons him to her desk. It's that detective again. Submitted by francis, 11/01/14.
Judge: Actor Charles Irving made his third appearance as a judge. He was on the bench in the disturbing the peace case (Judge #1). His other two cases were outside of Los Angeles, episode 130 - Palm View and episode 135 - Euclid Heights, which seemed to be in L.A. County. Submitted by H. Mason 12/9/14
"Judges" ?: How many Perrys had 2 Judges in the Same episode & how many had 3 like this one? Mike Bedard 2.15.15.
Perry's client on the stand: This was the first time Perry had his client testify. Because of a technicality in episode 38 (TCOT Terrified Typist) the man on the witness stand wasn't Perry's client. In this story Mr. Burger didn't get a chance to question the defendant. Submitted by H. Mason 12/9/14
Unsolved Mysteries: What happened to the murder weapon? (see comments below) Submitted by H. Mason 12/10/14 //
In a Rare "casual dress" scene, Perry's tie is undone and hanging loosely around his neck in the office. Mike Bedard 4.27.2016
This is the second of two PM appearances for Connie Hines. Connie Hines began her role as Carol Post on the Mister Ed series in 1961. She did the 144th final episode in 1966...MikeM. 10/27/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Burt Reynolds, who would later star for one season in the television series "Dan August"...MikeM. 2/2/2017
+ He would also begin, within six months of the airing of this episode, a three-season run as Quint Asper in the long-running CBS series "Gunsmoke". Notcom, 020317.
Counterfeit Crank...Late 18th century (in the sense ‘sickly, in poor health’): perhaps from obsolete (counterfeit) crank ‘a rogue feigning sickness,’ from Dutch or German krank ‘sick.’...MikeM. 11/2/2017