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This episode is based on the 1942 Erle Stanley Gardner novel of the same name. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 27 October 2009.
Julie Sommars would later appear in another series centered on a mystery-solving defense lawyeróMatlock. According to the IMDb, she played A.D.A. Julie March (and Matlockís friend) in 94 episodes between 1987 and 1994. Submitted by gracenote, 4/27/2011.
+ Julie was in 3 FBIs, 2 McClouds & the 1991 Perry Color movie TCOT Glass Coffin [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 5.7.15
This is one of the few Perry Mason episodes where there is no trial or evidentiary hearing. Instead, everyone is gathered into the parlor ‚ la Hercule Poirot for the denouement. Submitted by gracenote, 4/27/2011.
Always edgy Louise Latham makes the first of her two "Perry Mason" appearances here. According to production notes, she had a contract for two episodes, but the second one didn't take place until the fall, in Season 9, in TCOT Cheating Chancellor. Submitted by dwhite 1.20.13
Although this episode is sans courtroom dynamics, the book has one of the best courtroom dramas of the series. The defendant? Della Street!! cgraul 2.12.16
It's for you, Mr. Mason: Paul tracks down Perry in the doctor's office after Frank is shot. jfh 23Feb2017.
Location: About 17 minutes in they drive to Empire Theatre. Itís such a tight shot I canít be certain until I get a chance to drive by and explore but I think itís the John Anson Ford Theater which is still rockiní and is a short drive from the studio. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 14 September 11.
+ It is, indeed, the Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood; but the hotel clerk is not saying 'Empire', he is mis-pronouncing 'Amphitheatre' (am-PIE-thee-AY-ter). The Ford was referred to, locally, as the Amphitheatre. dwhite 1.20.13
Name of the "Careless Kitten": Monkey. Submitted by H. Mason 9/29/14
This is the first of two PM directing credits for Vincent McEveety, who would later direct "A Perry Mason Mystery" in 1995 with Hal Holbrook and Barbara Hale...MikeM. 2/23/2017