Locations: This episode opens with Perry and Della taking Angels Flight the Funicular railroad (more information here) in downtown Los Angeles. About halfway through this episode Perry and Steve go to Los Angeles County Hospital (some pictures here) and then a few minutes later Paul Drake gives chase through historic Olvera Street, one of the oldest areas of downtown. A tourist stop, Olvera Street is still there and looks basically the same. Posted by Eric Cooper, 25 September 2009.
+ It was a real treat to see the Angel's Flight railroad in action ... but the use of Olvera Street as a location simply confused me. I recognized it as once, and figured Paul was running around in Los Angeles, so i was very slow on the uptake when Paul began talking about the young man being a U.S. citizen -- it was well into the dialogue between Paul and Donna Reales before i realized that the entire Olvera Street scene was supposed to be taking place in Mexico! Submitted by catyron, August 10th, 2018
Beverly Hills (birth name Beverly Powers) makes her only appearance on Perry here as Sue. Beverly Hills played a stripper in quite a few of her video appearances, including Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Beverly Powers changed her name to Beverly Hills to accentuate her two biggest assets. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 17 November 2009.
This episode is the *only* episode of Perry Mason filmed in color. This "experimental" color episode is episode #262. Coincidentally, in Nazi Germany, their first experimental jet fighter (built my Messerschmitt) was the ME-262. Submitted by Charles Richmond, 9/14/2013.
+ "How Hitler Lost The War" is a great documentary that looks at Nazi "Wonder Weapons" like the 262 & the V1/V2 Rockets that led to the US Space Program & Perry Space-oriented episodes. Mike Bedard 3.8.15.
That's a good way to remember "262" and it was missing on MeTV's lineup. Found a nearly complete YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2Vd3ckI1s&t=14s This was uploaded last month (12/2016) and although I watched it on a UHD TV it seemed formatted for a SmartPhone in ‘Portrait’ mode. It’s missing first and last few seconds, credits and edges of the picture and the audio has a "Donald Duck" quality. Submitted by pilotart 01/21/2017.
Curious Coffee: Ben Huggins serves coffee to Donna Reales using cups from the Curious Coffee Set. More info here. Submitted by daveb, 12/30/2010.
+ As in episode 243, The Case Of The Fatal Fortune, there appears to be a graphic design of some sort inside the rim of the cup. jfh 18May2018.
+ + I see no graphic design inside the curious coffee cups (served by a silver-plate carafe with matching creamer and sugar) -- they look like the same cups to me that they have always been for almost 200 episodes. What appears black in the b&w episodes is a very dark green. Also, the transferware cups seen frequently at Clay's Grill, with the image of a cabin-style building on them, are red-on-white, and the cup interiors are also covered with a transferware pattern. Submitted by catyron, August 10th, 2018
Just watched this scene and there is indeed a design on the inside facing a right handed drinker. DOD 04/23/19
Kevin O'Neal (Lennie Beale) is the son of Patricia O'Neal and the younger brother of Ryan O'Neal. jfh 16May2016.
Sightings: We get to see the Pencil Mustache Man in full color! He sits on the defense side, second row and is best seen behind Perry as he finishes questioning Donna Reales (Lisa Pera) while standing at his table. Submitted by Kenmore, 9/24/2010.
+ Distinguished Gentleman #1 plays a yellow-clad waiter at Clay’s Grill in at least two scenes. “Miss Carmody” turns up among the courtroom spectators. More about these folks on the “Who Is That?” page. Submitted by gracenote, 6/5/2011.
+ + The Pencil Mustache Man also appears at the crime seen of Lennie's dead girlfriend. He's standing in the back wearing what look's like a cabbie's hat. Submitted by Kenmore, 10/3/2011
Harry Holcombe Judged 3 Perrys & appeared in 2 others as Mr. Big & a Senator [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.5.15.
Viewers will remember Victor Buono as King Tut in the Batman series of the mid sixties. Seems like he acts and dresses like he was previewing his character in that series here in this episode. Submitted by HamBurger, 07/02/2017
This is the only PM appearance for Lisa Seagram, who is the daughter of an NYPD detective...MikeM. 4/9/2018
This is the only PM appearance for Helen Kleeb, whose 137 IMDb credits stretch from 1952 to 1997...MikeM. 5/18/2018
Character Names Sue's last name is Sawyer. [unsigned, undated]
+ In a nod to Oliver Twist, which featured a brutal member of Fagin's gang named Bill Sikes, this episode also features a character of the same name. Submitted by Chief Kurtz, 19 January 2022
The van in the opening sequence (1966 Ford Econoline, I think) doesn't have a license plate, front or rear. Kilo 5/13/2020.