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Regarding the remarks in the summary, above: In the first place, Miss Blanchard didn’t say she couldn’t pay Perry; she said the horse Spin Drift couldn’t, and there was no implication that she had not paid Perry for his service to her. It seems more likely that Perry was brushing off the laughable idea of getting a fee from the horse, too. Secondly, in lieu of the horse not paying, she gives Perry the title to his first foal and box seats to a race, so Mason is hardly working pro bono, for either Blanchard or her prize colt. (Still, what lawyer would give his client a gift ”to remember us by,” which is what he did at the beginning of the scene?) Submitted by gracep, 9/11/2010.
At 2:15 and again at 2:26 into the episode, when Clara Hammon is driving Earl Maulden away from their fake wedding, it's amusing to watch the street scene out the rear window: the car turns each corner long before she turns the steering wheel. Submitted by 10yearoldfan, 2 July 2012.
Mis-matched Prop Selection. In court Tragg presents a casting of a tire imprint (DVD 32:30) that he claims was made by "the Left Front wheel of Mrs Blanchard's station wagon" (Car2). As can be seen on Jo Ann's car earlier, its tires are standard passenger-car size 7.10-15. Tragg's casting indicates a heavily lugged, wide tire like that from a farmer's pickup truck or a large passenger car's snow tire. I suspect the prop was made for an earlier episode. Added by Gary Woloski 8/3/12.
Bad Luck for Mauldin: When Perry visits Carmel to question Earl Mauldin, the actor is rehearsing Shakespeare, and tells Perry the scene is from Macbeth. Well, actors are a superstitious lot and consider it bad luck to use that title, referring to it instead as "the Scottish play." Submitted by francis, 7/30/14.
The Winner of the Rollin Hand Award: Earl Mauldin (played by Paul Richards) wins the Rollin Hand Award for 1959, even though Hand did not come on the TV scene until almost a decade later. Not only does Mauldin closely resemble John Brant in his impersonation of Brant, he literally becomes Brant in his original "wedding day" impersonation and, later, in his surprise courtroom appearance. Congratulations should be extended to the show's production crew for this anticipatory "Mission: Improbable"-style transformation of one actor (Paul Richards) into another (Trevor Bardette) and back again. Submitted by BobH, 13 July 2016.
+This episode aired again on MeTV on 19Jul2017, four days after the death of Martin Landau. jfh 19Jul2017.
+The Two Faces of Trevor Bardette. Actor Trevor Bardette actually appears as two characters in this episode: as murder victim John Brant and as Earl Mauldin, disguised as John Brant on his "wedding day" and during his later courtroom impersonation. As far as I'm aware, this later "impersonation" makes Bardette one of only three actors in series history--the others being Maurice Manson and Philip Ober in Episode #s 50 and 210--to appear as another character after the character he's playing has been bumped off. Submitted by BobH, 10 September 2016.