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Location: The bridge about 25 minutes into the episode is the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. Submitted by Eric Cooper 25 June 10.
+ This bridge is also seen in #202, TCOT Arrogant Arsonist. Some pictures and more information can be found here. Submitted by daveb, 1/25/11.
++ Insofar as the setting is supposed to be San Francisco, this might be considered a goof, although perhaps the producers felt it looked enough like the Bay Bridge that viewers would be fooled. Submitted by Notcom, 033017.
Mr. Iverson, Ms. Culpepper, and Ms. Eng drink from the Curious Coffee Set on board the S.S. Ione. Then magically, the Set reappears at the Iversons’ home. How curious! Submitted by gracenote, 2/22/2011.
+ The actress who played Juli Eng (which would have been spelled 'Ng' if she was from HK), Irene Tsu, played the lead in Flower Drum Song in 1961; later she played the mother of Harry Kim on ST:Voyager 50 years later (April 2001). Submitted by Lazarus0, 03/31/2016.
Uncredited Actors: The customs official inspecting Mr. Tyrell’s baggage is none other than Don Anderson. He looks like he really wants to say something to him, but can’t. Submitted by gracenote, 2/22/2011.
+ As Iverson leave’s the ship’s lounge, we can Bert Stevens sitting at a back table with some friends. Submitted by gracenote, 7/29/2011.
Sightings: Several favorite frequent faces appear in the courtroom gallery: Quiet Old Man #1, “Miss Carmody”, Pencil Mustache Man (in the far the corner), and the beloved Little Old Lady #1. And who are they, you may well ask. Submitted by gracenote, 2/22/2011.
+ Look closely. In a wide shot of the inspections area, a bespectacled man holding a brunette woman’s arm walks past a sign pointing to the information booth. That man is Distinguished Gentleman #1.
Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) does not appear despite being billed. Submitted by gracenote, 2/22/2011.
CARS. As Lorraine & Ralph Iverson leave the Steam Ship terminal at 24:57, they're about to board Car(1) when Ralph sees Cars (2) and (a):
Background Cars. Parked behind Car (2):
Setting location for the court scenes, at 32:37 we see San Francisco's HALL OF JUSTICE with
At 25:01 compare Cars (2) & (a) to reveal the differences. The models they could be are listed here under "LeSabre" and "Electra 225". Car(2) has three venti-ports (=LeSabre), a definite B-pillar (so it's a Sedan) and the upper-aft corner of the rear window is curved. Car(a) has more venti-ports [four, so it's an Electra 225] and the upper-aft corner of the rear window has a definite notch or sharp bend (=HardTop). The buicks.net link notes that almost 65,000 copies of Car(2) were made, yet today there are few internet photos of it. Is the car too boring to photograph or did they all get driven into the ground? Added by Gary Woloski, 3/2/14.
Bill Zuckert Judged 4 Perrys, Captained 2 Columbos, Sheriffed an OK Corral Star Trek & Police Commissionered a Quincy, M. E. [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.3.15.
+ Actor Bill Zuckert was also a judge in two cases outside of Los Angeles in his previous appearances. (see episodes 146 and 167). Added by H. Mason 3/4/15
Dialogue: I counted no less than TEN instances of a character saying “Excuse me” in this episode. (I am including Gilbert Tyrell’s “Excusez-moi, madame” when recognized by Agatha Culpepper, as he is first boarding the ship.) Submitted by Dan K., 1/27/16.
This is the only PM directing credit for Don Weis, who directed numerous television shows including 57 episodes of Ironside...MikeM. 12/21/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Irene Tsu, who also appeared in a single episode of Ironside...MikeM. 12/21/2016
This episode originally aired on Thursday, 21 November 1963, the evening before JFK was killed in Dallas...MikeM. 12/21/2016
+When Gilbert Tyrell is asked if he's an American he responds, "No. Texan." jfh 27Dec2017.
This is the third of four PM appearances for Gertrude Flynn, who started appearing on Broadway in 1929...MikeM. 3/29/2017
Another glimpse of Perry-at-home, although it's actually Perry-in-his-hotel-room.
Character Names: Lorraine's last name is "Iverson"; Wendel's title is "Customs Inspector"