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Paul Fix makes the final, of five, appearances here on Perry playing District Attorney Hale. In four of the five appearances Mr. Fix’s character name was Hale, and in one no name was given. In each episode he was the District Attorney, however each time he was practicing in a different city. Of course Paul Fix was better known for his role as a judge, the judge in To Kill A Mockingbird. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 16 December 2009.
+ The painting in DA Hale's office looks like a picture of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Mike Bedard 3/16/2017 MeTV airing.//
+ Fans of classic Westerns will remember Fix as Marshal Michah Torrance in the TV series The Rifleman. Submitted by francis, 6/13/12.
+ Paul Fix also played the first doctor on Star Trek with William Shatner. All three doctors from the original Star Trek have appeared on Perry Mason: John Hoyt, Paul Fix and DeForest Kelley. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 6/16/12.
Perry and Della have coffee after court with innocent Melinda and a Curious Coffee Set. Submitted by gracenote, 9 February 2011.
For the last time this season, Ray Collins does not appear as Lt. Tragg, despite being billed so. Nice work if you can get it. Submitted by gracenote, 9 February 2011.
+Even odder: William Tallman's name is omitted from the credits, rightfully, since Hamilton Burger does not appear in this episode; but Ray Collins's name does appear, even though Tragg does not. -Submitted by 10yearoldfan, 21 Dec 2013.
+Not so odd. As written elsewhere it all depends on the actor's contract. After his arrest, William Talman's contract was changed that he would only be credited for episodes he appeared in (although one episode made a mistake by crediting him when he didn't appear). Ray Collins' contract always stated he would be credited regardless of whether he appeared on not and this continued until his death. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 12/26/13.
A familiar jazz theme composed by Jerry Goldsmith can be heard in this episode. Originally composed for a CBS pilot years before, this music can be heard in several episodes of Perry Mason and The Twilight Zone. The full 3:13 track can be found on The Twilight Zone: The Original Television Scores Volume Four album (Varese Sarabande STV81192) and CD The Best of The Twilight Zone Original Television Scores Volume I (VCD47233). Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 6/16/12.
Anomaly: At 19:40, just before the near-collision, David Pinter's car is clearly driving on the left side of the road around a blind curve. Very bad driving for anyone, especially a trained lawyer. - Submitted by 10yearoldfan, 21 December 2013.
A Gavel: For the first time since episode 80 there was a gavel in the courtroom. A gavel was used at the school board meeting in episode 163. Submitted by H. Mason 2/11/15
Harry Lauter: This was his only Perry Mason appearance as Chris Hearn, the banker. Science fiction fans might remember him as a regular on Rocky Jones, Space Ranger. His most memorable sci-fi role was probably in The Day The Earth Stood Still. He was the lieutenant who reached for an empty holster after Klaatu picked up his damaged gift for the president. Submitted by H. Mason 2/11/15
+Harry Lauter was also one of the stars of "Tales Of The Texas Rangers", a series that ran during the 1958-59 season. Submitted by D. Tlougan, 2/20/15.
This is the only PM appearance for Diane Brewster, who was teacher Miss Canfield for the first season of Leave It To Beaver...MikeM. 12/8/2016
This is the first of two PM appearances for Mark Goddard, who was Lost In Space from 1965-1968...MikeM. 12/8/2016
+ Mark's other PM episode was Frustrated Folk Singer/# 226. Mike B.//
This is the third of five "unnamed" PM credits for Pepper Curtis, who was married to actor Howard Curtis...MikeM. 3/16/2017