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Within the first 2 minutes of the episode, Everett Dorrell tells Richard Hammond that he will lend $15,000 to Hammond that evening, saying "Come to the house tonight....You better make it 9." At 8:55 PM Dorrell is at home reading, wearing what look like pajamas and a bathrobe, when he gets a phone call from the bartender at the Oasis Inn, saying that Helen Austin is threatening to kill herself. Dorrell responds, "All right. I'll be there in a few minutes."
He changes into street clothes including an overcoat, and runs out to his car (hopefully after leaving an explanatory note for Hammond). Shortly thereafter, Dorrell hits Helen Austin with his car, killing her, when Hammond drives up from the opposite direction. After they discuss what to do about the accident, Dorrell reaches into his overcoat for his billfold while telling Hammond "I've got your money here too. In cash." Why was Dorrell carrying $15k in cash to the Oasis Inn? Why didn't he leave it at home, like in a safe? Submitted by (lowercase, with a comma and period) masonite, 02/07/19.
A “blooper” takes place when Perry and John Conwell arrive at Conwell’s home as it’s clear that it’s been raining. The street and parked cars are wet, and we see rain droplets on Perry and Conwell’s jackets as well as Tragg’s hat. Yet when the scene shifts to the driveway, everyone is completely dry. Submitted by Kenmore, 07/05/2010.
French Parking. The production crew included a nice touch by deliberately parking Car(a), the Renault, behind the '59 Ford in the style "á la Parisienne" (DVD 13:05). This Renault could not possibly be the same one parked in New York City in Ep#78: it would have rusted-out on the drive to LA long before it got to 1040 N. Las Palmas! Added by Gary Woloski, 9/4/12.
Once again the "two of his greatest fans," Brian Kelleher and Diana Merrill, get the episode's summary wrong. Helen Austin wasn't the former girlfriend of Richard Hammond but of his lawyer, Everett Dorrell. And she wasn't supposedly killed by Hammond's car but by Dorrell's borrowed car. It would seem "two of his biggest fans" could have done more research into a widely-syndicated episode during the long time of compiling the information for the book of their supposedly favorite series. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 12/01/13.
Perry's office has new lettering on the door. Just three episodes earlier (in production) "The Case of the Gallant Grafter" featured the stock shot of his office door with different lettering. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 12/01/13. + I'm glad Perry finally got the lettering on his door redone, because the original lettering, shown during the first few seasons, had the word "Law" slightly off center. Submitted by scarter, 8/20/14
Della looks especially ravishing in Perry's office at the beginning. Joe B. 4/17/19
Is there a more annoying series guest character than Aunt Clara Thorpe, played by Katherine Squire? Well, perhaps one of the other characters played by Squire in her two other series appearances (Episodes 199 and 240). Submitted by BobH, 2 December 2016.
+ I was watching "When Harry Met Sally", and checking a transcript I had for it, when I noticed that the woman in one of the old couples looked familiar. It took me a second to recognize that it was Katherine Squire, but, considerably older. She didn't speak in that part, or I would've recognized the voice immediately.
++ She has the second most annoying voice in the world (the MOST ANNOYING VOICE in the world is the lady who's voice is on all the self-serve check stands). Submitted by Arisia, 03/06/18.
After the trial was over I really hope Everett Dorrell dumped Barbara Claridge without a second thought. She's a little too snobbish to be a good wife for anyone... Submitted by Arisia, 03/06/18