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.
+ Although “Candy Queen” has a more noir-ish quality, I found “Silent Partner” better scripted and easier to follow. DOD 04/07/20
++ Seems like this final season had a lot of repeats from mostly the first season. I guess the writing was on the wall that this would be the final one. Submitted by HamBurger, 7/18/2020
+++ Actually there are some substantial differences b/w the two: a major character - the slighted plant manger - is introduced, the motivation(s) of the murderer is(are) quite different, as is that of the murdered; what seem to have survived are the milieu of gambling, the gender of the main characters...and the defendant's fur coat. All of which is mentioned to point out a curious observation: given Garner's Story Wheel method of writing, some unrelated shows are actually closer to one another in storyline than the remakes. Notcom 090321.
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 (Carol Olin), who has a music degree from Cal State University, Los Angeles...MikeM. 3/8/2017
Perry must have anticipated a short day in court. He parked in a 2 hour parking zone in front of the courthouse. Submitted by Kilo 1/19/2018.
This is the fifth of five PM appearances for John Archer (Harry Arnold), who also appeared twice on "Ironside"...MikeM. 3/14/2018
This is the fifth of five PM appearances for Robert Rockwell (Ed Purvis), whose career on stage, radio, screen and television spanned half a century. Typecast by his iconic role as Eve Arden's Mr. Boynton on the "Our Miss Brooks" television series, Rockwell managed to transition to other roles on stage, screen and television. When Robert Rockwell passed away at his Malibu home in 2003, he was survived by his wife, to whom he had been married since 1942, and by their five children...MikeM. 7/18/2018
+ I loved Robert Rockwell in "Our Miss Brooks" and have always been pleased to see him appear in episodes of Perry Mason. Submitted by catyron, July 19th, 2018
Location: Carol Olin's charm school is located on the 8th floor of the 11-story 6399 Wilshire Blvd building. (We have seen this building before.) However, when Carol calls Paul into her office, we see through the window a street level view of a one-story wooden Queen Anne cottage backed by some residential shade trees! This screen view appears through a different window in Episode 256, TCOT Bogus Buccaneers. Submitted by catyron, July 19th, 2018
+ We've given nicknames to many of the background characters, should we do the same for the sets as well ?? If so, I'd like to suggest this one be labelled the "Candy Queen Anne Cottage". Advocated by Notcom, 080218.
In the final Bon Voyage scene, Della is wearing a fur stole! I choose to believe it was a gift from Perry! Lili-Beth, 2.7.20