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Susan Seaforth makes her only Perry appearance here playing Helen Gregory. Susan Seaforth would go on to greater prominence in the 70s on the soap opera Days Of Our Lives after marrying her co-star Bill Hayes and changing her name to Susan Seaforth Hayes. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 2 September 2009.
Location: As a running inside joke of the show the writers used the address of the studio where Perry Mason was being shot as addresses in the story lines. About 3 minutes into this episode Big Steve is on the phone dictating a note to be sent to 1416 N. La Brea. Then 5 minutes in John Gregory reads the telegram with 1416 N. La Brea. That address was the original home of Charlie Chaplin’s studio and is currently the Jim Henson Studios. On the Henson website if you click on Sound stage and then History it states: “In 1961, CBS purchased the studio to shoot the Paisano Production’s Perry Mason series. During this time, Raymond Burr lived on the lot. CBS then sold the studio in 1966 to the A&M Record Company; Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss moved in on November 6, converting the swimming pool and two of the sound stages to recording studios.” See 1040 N. Las Palmas for an earlier studio address used in the series. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 18 May 2010.
Sightings / Uncredited Actors: As the Sub-Committee hearing breaks up, we catch a glimpse of Distinguished Gentleman #1 as he departs from the spectators’ seats. But out the door ahead of him is uncredited actor Bert Stevens, who is presumably a Senator (as he was seated at the Senators’ table). Submitted by gracep, 1/14/2011.
+ In the courtroom gallery, Quiet Old Man #1 sits, er, quietly, behind Big Steve. “Miss Carmody” is in the front row, and Distinguished Gentleman #1 peeps out from the back row. Submitted by gracep, 1/14/2011.
Character Names: Once again, we may presume the autopsy surgeon is Dr. Hoxie since Michael Fox is portraying him, as he has so many times before. Paolo should be Capt. Nick Paolo. Submitted by gracep, 1/14/2011.
+ Peter Mamakos appeared in 2 other Perrys: TCO A Place Called Midnight & TCOT Sausalito Sunrise as Paul Drake's client/Victim #2 [IMDb also lists an Ironside appearance]. Mike Bedard 3.5.15.
In this episode we learn that Paul's office assistant /secretary is named "Seale" (spelling from subtitles). HiTechHiTouch 17Mar2018.
Alas, Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) is once again absent despite credit. Submitted by gracep, 1/14/2011.
Continuity Error: When court reconvenes, two chairs are empty where Big Steve and his guard sit. A moment later, they fill those seats again. Submitted by gracep, 1/14/2011.
TCOT Curious Coffee Set: Della and Perry eat breakfast at their hotel from plates that match the Curious Coffee Set also on the table. Submitted by gracenote, 7/24/2011.
+ This is at 22:17, for all you Coffee Cup lovers -- and the action is set in BOSTON, of all places. This scene also begins with a fascinating editor's cut, a fade: Perry's hands, showing his left-hand pinkie ring as he holds the newspaper clipping ... fade to ... to Della's hands, showing her right-hand pinkie ring as she holds the newspaper clipping. Nice work! Submitted by catyron, 04/25/18
CARS. Car(1) is seen behind "Big Steve" as he uses a phone booth near Washington D.C. (newsbox carries the Washington Tribune). The other cars are seen back in California.
I like to think that Car(1) belonged to Big Steve's shyster lawyer (who had driven it out to D.C.) but that Steve pinched it for his getaway. Added by Gary Woloski, 6/24/13.
1956-1962 California passenger-car front plates: color, B&W. Other '62 plates: DC (five characters), MD, VA . California Plate Primer here. Gary W.
According to Wikipedia, Susan Seaforth is the only actor to appear in all six decades of Days of Our Lives...MikeM. 11/11/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Kaye Farrington, who played Amazon #5 in the movie "In Like Flint"...MikeM. 2/17/2017
This is the first of four PM appearances for Meg Wyllie, who was born in Honolulu and raised in the Philippines where her father worked as an engineer...MikeM. 3/9/2018