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This episode of Perry Mason (TCOT Candy Queen) and the first season episode TCOT Silent Partner (#6, 1.6) are both based on the same Erle Stanley Gardner novel titled The Case of the Silent Partner. So this current episode is often considered to be a "re-make" of the first season episode TCOT Silent Partner. See repeated episodes here. Submitted by Charles Richmond, 26 April 2013.
Anomaly: H. M. Wynant, listed as Tony Mario, is called Tony Earl or Mr. Earl in the show.
Uncredited Actors: Once more Don Anderson appears as a plainclothes policeman. Though he has no lines, he's right behind William Boyett in the raid on the gambling house. Don and two uniformed men actually apprehend the Candy Queen fleeing from the murder room. Submitted by FredK, 11 January 2011.
+ It’s difficult to miss Arthur Tovey, King of Extras, sitting behind William Anderson in the courtroom gallery. He’s the lean, placid elderly gentleman next to H.M. Wynant. (We don’t have him on our Uncredited Actors page yet, but perhaps soon…) Submitted by gracenote, 5/11/2011.
+The dark haired young brunette was in the courtroom again on the first row on prosecutor's side second from the left end. In this episode, the gallery did not change seating positions between days. Perry Baby 12/8/13
Irony: Patricia Smith played Wanda Buren in this episode. “TCOT Candy Queen” was the *only* Perry Mason episode she appeared in. The irony is: Patricia Smith was a diabetic. She battled diabetes for 65 years until her death of a weakened heart in 2011. Submitted by Charles Richmond, 8 March 2011.
Stalled in his Hollywood career, Kenneth MacDonald wrote a pamphlet entitled "THE CASE OF KENNETH MACDONALD" and "distributed it to as many producers as he could. The ploy worked; he started getting jobs at most of the studios...He is probably best remembered as a foil for many of Columbia's comedy teams...particularly The 3 Stooges [IMDb]." That website states that he presided in 32 PM episodes (11.8%) from #2/"Sleepwalker's Niece" to 271/"Final Fade-Out." Mike Bedard 2.10.15.
Elusive Entry: Concealed in back of the Royal Beach FINE FOODS restaurant is a good-sized casino floor, bustling with gung ho gamblers. But to gain entry, even the manager has to sneak in through a janitor's closet and pull a secret lever. How did all those patrons get in there? And where would they have parked their cars unnoticed? Maybe they came in buses to an underground garage. JohnK, 15 November 2015
This is the second of two PM appearances for Nina Shipman, who has a music degree from Cal State University, Los Angeles...MikeM. 3/8/2017