After the divorce hearing, there is a man to whom Lola Bronson says, “Thank you for your help, Mr. Gilman.” The man receives no credit, however. I wonder who he is? Submitted by gracep, 11/19/2010.
According to this Fred Danzig article of 14 June '61, the Second Annual TV Guide Award Show aired on NBC on Tuesday 13 June, three days after this final episode of Season 4:
- Raymond Burr was awarded "favorite male performer" (having won "most popular male personality" the previous year) and
- Perry Mason repeated as "favorite series".
A photo at the event, posted on the "PM TV SHOW BOOK", here, shows Gail Patrick Jackson and Barbara Hale with the trophies. Evidently Barbara is accepting Raymond's award on his behalf: Michael Starr quotes Raymond's assistant, Bill Swann, saying that Raymond left "June 10 for Australia" to promote the start of the show in that country (Starr, Michael Seth. Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2008. page 137), see here. Submitted by Gary Woloski, 3 June 2012.
Summary Error: Bill is not found with three bullets in his body. According to Lt. Tragg, one bullet was found in the body, one in the wall, and one in a log in the fireplace. Submitted by ace, 8/10/12. 10yearoldfan corrected the summary on 29 December 2012.
No Accent Dept.: For someone whose family has lived in Argentina "for generations," Lola, like her cousin Conception, exhibits not the slightest trace of Spanish influence on her speech. Submitted by francis, 9/24/14.
+ Actually Conception does make a few attempts at sounding non-American. But it's not convincing. Working on this episode was noted voice actor Ben Wright, but I imagine that in the few days they had to make these episodes there was no time for accent training. JohnK, 10 October 2015.
+ And wouldn't the cousin's name be Concepcion (with an accent on the last syllable), rather than Conception? JohnK, 10 October 2015.
++ Names can be spelled many diifferent ways, says Janis with an "s". As to the accents, Faith Domergue was born in New Oeleans, Louisiana and has an interesting accent all her own, as evidenced in the movie Where Danger Lives (1950) also starring Robert Mitchum and Claude Raines. jfh 16Jan2018.
+++ This is the first of two Perry appearances for Ms. Domergue; the second of which is episode 178 "The Case Od The Greek Goddess" in which she is murder victim, Cleo Grammas. jfh 16Jan2018.
Bon Voyeur: For a character identified as an "astrologer," Burger's creepy witness spends a lot of time peeping into private residences, it would appear. During his "usual sweep of the sky and the city," he's somehow able to identify people going into and out of one particular house in Los Angeles, and even provide a license plate number! This is really stretching it as a plot device. Submitted by francis, 9/24/14.
+ I suspect his creepiness was deliberate, not accidental. 'Astronomer', my eye ... but since he did give the police some evidence, I guess they decided, that THIS time, he wouldn't be up for a vice charge .. Submitted by MikeReese, 12/28/2016
+ That would be "astronomer." An "astrologer," one who purports to tell people their future based on where and when they were born, might be expected to be one who peeps into residences. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 11/09/14.
Surely the many people watching the test flight would have seen that the plane did not start breaking up as Ryder claimed. DOD 10/18/19
+ The Civil Aeronautics Board would have had no problem in proving that the aircraft came down in one piece, and that the crash was the fault of Bill Ryder. In fact, testimony from a CAB investigator should have been a prominent part of the trial. Submitted by vgy7ujm on 13 June 2020.
This episode has the classic murder mystery clue of the broken glass at the point of entrance. Too bad all those criminals have not figured out that the broken glass needs to be hit from the outside (so it falls inside) to make it look like a burglary. Submitted by HamBurger, 09/28/2014
At least to me, Lisa Gaye (Lola Bronson) in this episode looks, sounds and even acts like a young Kirstie Alley (pre-Cheers). Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 11/09/14.
+ Lisa Gaye graced six episodes of PM, but that's not enough for me: I put her on a pedestal as high as that of Julianna Margulies. Not a bad actress, either -- she convincing plays some nasty women. JohnK, 10 October 2015
It's for you, Mr. Mason: Paul reaches Perry by phone at Lola's and Conception's apartment. jfh 08Oct2018.
Quick Loan: Minutes after the charges were dropped and before the defendant left the courtroom, Paul said a bank was going to lend Jeff the money to develop his airplane. Preposterous! Submitted by H. Mason 11/10/14
This episode must set a record - it is a full half hour before Perry and company make an appearance. DanO 9/26/17
+ Apparently you caught a bad case of Syndicateditis: in (at least some) longer versions, Perry is actually in the very first scene. Diagnosed by Notcom, 011718.
While Lola and Bill are tussling with Lola holding the gun in her right hand, Bill twists her arm to the right with the gun pointing away from him and at the fireplace when the gun fires. I wonder why Lola thought that the bullet had hit him at such close range, with no evidence of him being shot. Also, looking at the crime scene photos later in court, or hearing testimony, did she realize that Bill's body had clearly changed position from where she left it on the carpet? Why would Jeff have changed the position of the body? Submitted by (lowercase, with a comma and period) masonite, 03/08/19.