Scanlon: Well, I think you might as well write that off. Pyle was a lush and an opportunist.
Britt: You don't write off the chance that Glen Connors may still be alive. He was one of the men who framed my father.
(Talking to Mike) Britt: I could never forget about the Green Hornet. You won't let me. Come on Elaine, it's a perfect day for sailing. Elaine: You know, if I were a man, I would devote myself to catching that dreadful Green Hornet. Mike: (Scoffs) Ha!...Ha! Casey: Don't put her down, Mike. She just might do it. Mike: (Scoffs) Ha!
Victor Jory, who plays the villain (Charles Delaclaire / Glen Connors) was The Shadow in the 1940's radio serial The Shadow.
The famously wealthy and reclusive Charles Delaclaire was inspired by Howard Hughes. This is an early example of what a decade later would be a cliche.