Both Perry and Hamilton address the witness as Madame Zillia instead of her (unknown in the episode) given name, which seems odd since neither holds her fortune-telling in high esteem. I suppose it’s possible that she legally changed her name to Zillia! Submitted by Ed Zoerner, 9/2/2011.
Both Merry Anders and Anthony Eisley would appear several times in another of my favorite shows, Dragnet. Submitted by 65tosspowertrap, 12/9/2013.
+ Anthony Eisley also apppeared on television in 98 episodes, from 1959-62, as one of the owners of the detective agency in the eponymous Hawaiian Eye, along with Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad, and Poncie Ponce. jfh 25Aug2022
We get scenes set in both “fleabag” and “swanky” hotels. And is it possible that only one of that particular tape recorder was sold in all of Los Angeles? DOD 02/23/21
+ According to Lt. Anderson: the model of tape recorder was "sold at only one store in Southern California." The "serial number [shows] that the defendant ... purchased that exact tape recorder." OLEF641 7/8/21
++ Why not just check the registration with the CA DTR (Dept of Tape Recorders)?? 😁 Seriously , tho, viewers might recognize this as being a precursor to what became a staple on Hawaii Five-O, with seemingly everything from typewriters and cameras all the way down to a wad of gum being magically traced to the point-of-sale...perhaps more plausible given the smallness and closed nature of Hawaii, but of course absurd for the amount of information that could be obtained. Notcom, 070821.
One of the best scenes in this episode is when Paul asks the hotel desk clerk if the clerk knows where Joyce Carlton is. The clerk looks directly at him and says, "Oh, I might." After Paul tosses a crisp bill on the desk, the clerk looks down at it and says, "And then again, I might not." Paul then forks over some more cash to complete the deal. Submitted by Dan K, 9/10/17.
When Amy finds her dead canary she lets out a blood curdling scream that can be heard through the neighborhood. Yet when she finds the body of a dead man (Bundy) the best she can do is a muffled "Oh". Submitted by Kilo 12/08/2017.
+ Well, she was attached to the canary . . OLEF641 7/8/21
Madame Zillia wasn't much of a seer if she couldn't see that the young woman was using a fake name! OLEF641 7/8/21
There is a point never cleared up (at least not in the syndication print I viewed). Who put the audiotape in the fireplace for Amy Scott to find? Was it Bundy or Madame Zillia? (I assume Dora had nothing to do with it, although there was a lot of hinting otherwise.) And was Dora telling the truth about her glasses? Queried by gracenote, 3/16/2011.
Good questions, which I for one did not see answered in the episode on the 2012 Paramount DVD. However, at 32:30, in court Madame Zillia tells Hamilton (run the cursor across the hidden text) that Victor said, " I was to tell the girl I would not see her anymore." So, possibly, Dora told Victor about the tape recorder. Also, no further mention about the glasses. Della needs to return, so that Perry can explain everything to her! Submitted by masonite, 12/5/12.
+Though the ending with Paul and Perry is a lot of fun. Submitted by Miss Carmody, 7 Nov. 2023.
Just watched this again, and no, we do not learn who took the tape reorder, who tried to burn it, nor why that person wouldn’t just destroy the tape rather than the whole machine. And Dora’s part in all this, if any, remains a mystery. Also a mystery - why would a single person in a one bedroom apartment need a maid? DOD 02/23/21
Madame Zillia had to have somebody helping her. Who killed the canary? Submitted by H. Mason 3/21/15
+Because Victor Bundy was working with Madame Zillia, as landlord he had a passkey and would have known everything that was going on. He is the most likely person to burn the tape recorder and tapes (though it's an odd thing to do), and to have killed the canary. He could even have moved Amy's ring to the windowsill, or at least have seen it sitting there and told Madame Zillia about it. Submitted by Miss Carmody, 7 Nov. 2023.
Another two-fer for Perry: he, of course, provoked a confession from the murderer in the case at the bar plus discovered the murder and murderer of a death heretofore ruled a suicide. jfh 16Jan2018.