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#194: The Case of the
Wednesday Woman
Original Airdate: 01/02/64

Summary Edit

From The Perry Mason TV Show Book
Philip Stewart has done his time for manslaughter and is finally released from prison. Jack Mallory, an ex-insurance investigator, is convinced that Stewart knows the whereabouts of a stolen diamond worth $500,000. When Mallory is found murdered, only Perry stands between the ex-con and more time in the pen for another murder rap.

Credits Edit

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Opening

Starring Raymond Burr
in The Case of THE WEDNESDAY WOMAN
Based upon characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman, Ray Collins

Trailing

Directed by Irving J. Moore
Written by Sam Neuman
Arthur Marks / Art Seid | Producers
Gail Patrick Jackson | Executive Producer
Jackson Gillis | Associate Producer
Samuel Newman | Story Consultant

Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Barbara Hale as Della Street
William Hopper as Paul Drake
William Talman as Hamilton Burger
Ray Collins as Lt. Tragg
Wesley Lau as Lt. Anderson

Cast

Phillip Pine as Phillip Stewart
Lisa Gaye as Joyce Hadley
Douglas Dick as Lester Ormesby
Marie Windsor as Mrs. Helen Reed
Phyllis Hill as Mrs. Katherine Stewart
John Hoyt as Thomas Webber
Michael Pate as Jack Mallory
Alvy Moore as Cabbie
Ralph Manza as Amos Elwell
Morris Ankrum as Judge
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez as “Rosie” Dell
William Fawcett as Pawn Broker
John Cliff as Guard
Greta Granstedt as Manager
Bill Idelson as Ticket Agent

Uncredited Actors
Don Anderson as Courtroom Spectator

Crew

“Perry Mason”
Director of Photography … Howard Schwartz, A.S.C.
Art Direction … Lewis Creber
Assistant Director … Robert G. Stone
Film Editor … Richard H. Cahoon, A.C.E.
Casting … Harvey Clermont
Makeup … Irving Pringle
Hair Stylist … Annabell
Wardrobe Supervision … Ed McDermott, Evelyn Carruth
Set Decoration … Carl Biddiscombe
Properties … Ray Thompson
Production Sound Mixer … Herman Lewis
Script Supervision … Marshall Schlom
Theme Composed by … Fred Steiner
Automobiles Supplied by … Ford Motor Company

Perry Mason
Produced by the CBS Television Network in association with Paisano Productions

Trivia Edit

Location: About 14 minutes into the episode, right before the pawn shop scene, there is a nice street shot of Clifton’s Cafeteria which has been a landmark at 648 South Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles since 1931. Founded by Clifford Clinton it reflected his Christian ethics by feeding 10,000 people free in a 90-day period during the Great Depression. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 2 July 2010.

Goof: About 19 minutes into the episode, we see the exterior of a building at least 20 stories high. But once inside, we see the elevator only goes to 12 floors. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 2 July 2010.

Sightings: As Burger redirects the testimony of a witness, we find Distinguished Gentleman #1, Quiet Old Man #1, and “Miss Carmody” watching events unfold. A little later, we see a Pencil Mustache Man on the defense side of the room. Read more about these recurring but anonymous spectators here. Submitted by gracenote, 3/3/2011.

Phillip Pine played the genocidal Colonel Green in Star Trek's "Savage Curtain" opposite PM alums Barry Atwater/Prankish Professor (Vulcan Surak) & Lee Bergere/Murderous Mermaid (Abraham Lincoln). Raymond Burr was in the 1946 movie San Quentin [IMDb RB Filmography]. Mike Bedard 3.11.15.

Uncredited Actors: In the final scene, Don Anderson and an escort exit the elevator that Perry awaits to board. (Anderson was also a courtroom spectator.) Submitted by gracenote, 3/3/2011.

For several times in a row now, Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) has only appeared in the credits. Submitted by gracenote, 3/3/2011.

Cold case / old case: Perry also solved the murder of David Reed - killed a year earlier. Submitted by H. Mason 9/27/14

Names: In episode 24 TCOT Deadly Double the murder victim was named David Reed and he had a wife named Helen. In this story the unseen murder victim was named David Reed with a wife named Helen. Submitted by H. Mason 3/9/15

Recycled newspapers: The newsman in Perry's office held a stack of newspapers with the partially visible headline: HEIRESS DEATH. That paper came from episode 185 TCOT Deadly Verdict. The paper Perry took to his desk was made for episode 182 TCOT Nebulous Nephew but not used in the story. It had the headline PATENT MEDICINE BABY LOSES STONE FORTUNE. The full front page can be seen in episode 204 TCOT Woeful Widower where it was supposed to be a New Orleans newspaper. Submitted by H. Mason 9/29/14

Address: Phillip Stewart's apartment was at 3506 Vista Haven #204. In episode 177 TCOT Elusive Element Austin Lloyd lived at the same address (no apartment number was given). Submitted by H. Mason 3/9/15

Banks: In court it was discovered that the Jakarta Diamond was in a safe deposit box at the Sherman Oaks Bank. That establishment paid $500,000 for the Volney Papers in episode 171 TCOT Two-Faced Turn-A-Bout. Submitted by H. Mason 3/9/15

Phillip Pine played the genocidal Colonel Green in Star Trek's "Savage Curtain" opposite PM alums Barry Atwater/Prankish Professor (Vulcan Surak) & Lee Bergere/Murderous Mermaid (Abraham Lincoln). Raymond Burr was in the 1946 movie San Quentin [IMDb RB Filmography]. Mike Bedard 3.11.15.

Hallway: For the first time there was a water fountain visible outside of Perry's private door. Submitted by H. Mason 3/9/15

Perry once again gets his coveted on-street parking space right in front of the courthouse! ;-> ...AND Goof: the white handkerchief in his left breast pocket as he walks up the stairs after parking, is not present when seen in court! Submitted by mesave31, 05/07/15.

Comments Edit

Was anybody else expecting a reaction shot of Della when Perry and Katherine talked about her relationship with David Reed?
Perry: There was never anything between you and Reed?
Katherine: Only what grows between a man and his secretary in ten years......
She had another line then Paul spoke. Submitted by H. Mason 3/9/15

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