Site built with
Tudor Owens makes his first of two appearances on Perry here playing MacLean. Tudor Owens starred on radio with Raymond Burr (and also Jack Webb) on the noir action show Pat Novak For Hire. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 3 September 2009.
Sightings: The ubiquitous Little Old Lady in a Hat is present in the courtroom. You can see her sitting behind actor Edward Binns as Perry finishes with Special Officer Vogel for the first time on the stand. Despite her dour look, she does well enough to afford a string of pearls. Submitted by Kenmore, 9/12/2010.
+ Joining the Lady in the courtroom gallery: Pencil Mustache Man, “Miss Carmody,” “Sasha Magaloff,” and Quiet Old Man #1. Submitted by gracep, 11/23/2010.
+ Lastly, as someone bolts for the courtroom door, a startled Distinguished Gentleman #1 turns to watch. No doubt as you read each name, you wonder, Who Is That? Added by gracenote, 6/10/2011.
Uncredited Actors: Bert Stevens sits on a seat of the board hearing testimony in the Coast Guard maritime court. Submitted by gracep, 11/24/2010.
TCOT Active Art. When Paul Drake goes to Japan to check on salvage operations on the Janeel Trader’s cargo, crates with the stamp “Claver Collection — Rio de Janero” can be plainly seen behind the salvage crew. The alleged destruction of this art collection set in motion Episode #118, TCOT Torrid Tapestry. Later, when Drake and the Japanese police trace the stolen cargo to a warehouse in Yokohama, more Claver crates are present. Submitted by FredK, 2 October 2010.
+ I saw only one “Claver” crate, and I don’t believe that Paul was in Japan at that time. I think he was on the island seen in the establishing shot just before the scene with the crates. Paul probably flew there “by way of Guam” per earlier dialog. After Paul reports to Perry, he is sent on to Yokohama. I did not see any clearly identifiable “Claver” crates there. Submitted by daveb, 10/4/2010. Some pictures here.
+Dave is right and it’s a lesson to me about relying on memory late at night while posting. The second appearance of the Claver crates is on the dock in Los Angeles when Perry, Della and David Gideon check the watchmen’s routine. As David times Perry going to the ship, he and Della stand next to two Claver crates. For the record they are stencilled “Nathan Claver Collection — Rio de Janeiro.” My apologies for the inaccuracy. Submitted by FredK, 4 October 2010.
Character Names: Mr. Wenzel’s (Sean McClory’s) first name, as revealed during the Coast Guard hearing, is Fred. The protagonist Griffin (Lee Farr) is Jerry, but curiously that is left out of the credits, too. Submitted by gracenote, 11/24/2010.
Did you notice that Tudor Owen stereotypically follows in the tradition of Scottish engineers set forth in countless movies and TV shows (e.g. Mr. Scott on Star Trek) in remembrance of Scotland’s 19th century glory days of shipbuilding? Submitted by daveb, 11/24/2010.
Karl Held repeats his performance as David Gideon, which he began in #122, TCOT Grumbling Grandfather. Submitted by gracep, 11/30/2010.
Although credited, Ray Collins as Lt. Tragg does not appear in this episode. Submitted by gracep, 1/7/2011.
This episode introduces Lt. Anderson, played by Wesley Lau, who'd portrayed a paint manufacturer just two episodes ago. Submitted by francis, 4/25/12.
While tying all the loose ends together in the final scene, several of the characters enjoy refreshment from the Curious Coffee Set in Perry’s office. Submitted by gracenote, 6/11/2011.
Except for young Gideon, who is seen holding a glass of milk (again). Submitted by francis, 4/25/12.
CARS. Two rare "Professional Cars" [Cars (1) & (5)] are featured in this episode:
More on Professional Cars and Cars (1) & (5) in Comments sect. Added by Gary Woloski, 1/17/13.