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# 032 <2.14> Above Suspicion
(revised 10/04/2021)
Mistake: In the exterior shot on his way to Falcon Crest, Phillip wears a very dark sports coat. In the subesequent interior scene, however, he wears a lighter suit.
This comes from the fact that the exterior scene is footage that was shot while filming # 020, but has remained unused in that episode; it is the segment when Phillip, in his Jaguar, drives towards the Falcon Crest Main Gate for the first time, which was cut shortly before the Main Gate became visible in the frame — compare # 020 for details. The clip in the current episode was first used for # 021 and is now reused. Since filming of the current episode did not take place in the Napa Valley, it was impossible to shoot a new exterior scene. Selecting appropriate wardrobe for Phillip could have been improved though.
Season time frame:
On the one hand, two months after the charges against Cole were dropped (# 026).
On the other hand, Lori is said to have returned also two months ago.
# 023 through 026 apparently depict only a few days, in particular giving respect to # 026 where it was mentioned that Joseph had been born less than a week ago. The current episode obviously depicts the events after Nov 3, 1982 (compare # 028 and 031).
Two Tuscany merchants are mentioned, who will never make an appearance on the show: Davis and Stewart.
The filming location for the San Francisco restaurant where Richard and Melissa dine is what used to be a now defunct restaurant in Marina Del Rey, CA called Don the Beachcomber.
Among the guests at that restaurant is Dr. Fong (played by uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI, marked on the first screen grab avove).
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.

Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again — this time as a patron at the aforementioned restaurant.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.


The filming location for the scene with Phillip's yacht in the San Francisco Bay is Marina Del Rey, CA.
Phillip's 1974 Formosa 51 yacht is named Aeolus.

Last on-location filming at the Agretti Residence. In later episodes, exterior shots of this first location will be stock footage only.
Product placement: Maggie mentions Dick Tracy, a police detective from comic strips first published in the 1930's.
The bedroom of Lori's apartment in this episode is portrayed by a room at the 10560 Wilshire, a condominium complex in Westwood — different from the location in # 023 through 027 (compare # 023 for the first location in San Francisco) and also different from the two Greater L.A. locations in # 031 and 035. The 10560 Wilshire complex is also utilized as Phillip's place (compare # 031) and Richard's apartment (see below).
The San Francisco Marina Restaurant where Lance and Lori run into Phillip and Amanda is portrayed by the Parkway Grill in Pasadena, CA. The street number, 510, is also the real-life street number. The lower row of pictures shows the restaurant having undergone a renovation in the 1990's.
Compare # 016 for a previous use of this location.
Deleted scene: Act 2 contained a scene in which Vickie comes to Nick's store late at night — Sheila is visiting her sister in San Francisco — to invite him to go running with her again. But he rejects her. This scene was removed in post-production.

Several allusions on who could be Agretti's murderer: Various persons wear gray wool pullovers or cardigans that resemble the one Carlo's murderer wore when he / she killed him:

Cole (gray pullover; but obviously not the murderer, as we already know at this time);

Lance (blue / gray sweater);

Chase (gray pullover; but hardly a suspect since he is hunting the murderer); Julia (gray cardigan).


It can be seen very well in this episode that many walls in the interior set of the Gioberti House are swing elements. This becomes apparent as they are not standing tightly on the floor.

Gioberti House exterior set — inconsistency: The Mercedes-Benz 300 TD is parked on the driveway in front of the veranda. The replica of the driveway on the sound stage lacks to resemble the grade of the real driveway in front of the house.

Cameraman's mistake: In the scene at the Gioberti House as seen from the point of view of Agretti's murderer, the upper part of an arm in a white T-shirt is reflected on the knife. The murderer wearing a gray pullover, this mysterious arm can only be the cameraman's.

Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again — this time (in a dark curly wig) as Joseph's nurse in the nursery at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion again.
Compare # 202 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Melissa wears a pullover she already wore in season 1 (in # 015 — screen grab 1).
Cameraman's mistake: In the scene with Angela and Phillip in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, the camera is pulled too far back from the set. For that reason, it becomes apparent that the wall behind the small side table is missing (yellow arrow). It is the wall where later, in season 5, the double pocket doors to the sun room will be installed. It is a swing set with movable walls to accommodate any production requirements.
The establishing shot of Chinatown in San Francisco is stock footage from a film library. It features California Street at the intersection with Grant Avenue (towards north) with the distinct Sing Chong Building at the corner where the Chinatown Wax Museum was housed in these days.
The outdoor scenes of the Chinatown street in San Francisco where Charles Fong lives (street number 451), however, are filmed in the China Alley of Hennesy Street (formerly known as Tenement Street) on THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) backlot.
Fictional entity: City Wine Distributors, a San Francisco wine distribution company, and its CEO, Frank Jacobson (an unseen character), are mentioned.
Richard and Melissa go out for dinner to The Flowering Rose, a restaurant in Chinatown in San Francisco. The establishing shot (stock footage from a film library) features Grant Avenue (filmed in northern direction) at the intersection with Pacific Avenue.
The filming location for that restaurant is also the former Don the Beachcomber restaurant in Marina Del Rey, CA (see above).
This episode marks the first appearance of uncredited extra JACK DOUGLASS. He is an American background actor, who appeared in many TV productions between 1980 and 1988.
In this episode, he plays a patron at The Flowering Rose. He will appear in a number of episodes — in some of them as a deputy, but he usually portrays different characters. He also changes his looks by using glasses at times, changing his hairstyle and growing a mustache or shaving it off from time to time, so it is not always easy to recognize him at first sight.
Compare # 130 for a list of appearances throughout the series.

The interiors of Richard's San Francisco apartment are portrayed by rooms at the 10560 Wilshire, a condominium complex in Westwood (compare # 031 for details: Phillip's apartment).

Editing mistake: When the phone rings during Richard and Melissa's tête-à-tête, Richard switches on the answering machine by pushing the third button (from the left). In the close-up right before, however, the second button has already been pressed; in the later close-up, it is off again. Obviously put together negligently from various takes.

Vickie and Nick meet in front of O'Brien's, a bar in Tuscany. The filming location for that pub is what used to be the Alpine Haus Restaurant (Bavarian cuisine) in San Fernando, CA.


When Nick arrives in front of the O'Brien's, the shadow of the cameraman and the camera can be seen on the Packard for a short moment.

License plate number of Sheriff Dan Robbins' patrol car, a 1982 Dodge Diplomat: 58632.
The Tuscany Valley road (Sheriff Robbins stops Cole) and the hillside road (Vickie and Nick overlooking the valley) are actually a road in the lagoon area on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS).

The second Gioberti Estate garage (compare # 011 for the first one) is portrayed by an exterior set built for "The Waltons", the Waltons' New Mill near the lagoon on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS). The screen grab is from # 034. The set no longer exists.


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