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Near the beginning, Miles (Billy Mumy) sits down to watch TV. The picture can’t be seen, but we can hear the sound. Recognize the voices? Those are Doc and Matt Dillon. The show is Gunsmoke, another CBS hit series of the time. Submitted by D. A. Supernaw, 7/14/2005.
Billy Mumy makes his only Perry appearance here. In the above summary, Billy Mumy is credited with appearing in a classic Alfred Hitchcock program, “Bang, You’re Dead.” Billy Mumy also starred in one of the all-time classic Twilight Zone episodes “It's a Good Life.” Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 6 August 2009.
+Billy Mumy returned as an adult Anthony Fremont in the sequel episode "It's Still a Good Life" in the 2003 episode on the third version of The Twilight Zone. He also appeared regularly as Lennier, the aide to Minbari Ambassador Delenn on Babylon 5. Added by H. Mason 2/16/15
Diane Ladd makes her only Perry appearance here playing Miss Frances. Diane Ladd was one of the unique alumni of Perry (similar to Robert Redford) who appeared on the show before they became famous. Ms. Ladd was nominated for three Oscars, in 1974 (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), 1990 (Wild At Heart), and 1991 (Rambling Rose). In all three of these movies she appeared with her daughter, Laura Dern. Sadly there would be no wins for her. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 28 August 2009.
Location: About 45 minutes into the episode, Billy Mumy runs to Stanley Mosk Courthouse at 111 N. Hill Street, which still exists and is featured on many episodes. Posted by Eric Cooper, 10 August 2010. Some pictures here.
Location: The shopping street in Miles' neighborhood is the same street where Rayo's place was located in Ep#170 TCOT Libelous Locket. In fact, a bit Screen-Right of the bus-stop where Miles catches the bus to downtown & the courtthouse is the "PASSPORTS" sign for Sid's PHOTO Service (still painted on the shop window). The shop looks like it's still operating even though Sid Hawes (played by Harry Von Zell) has been otherwise occupied since Ep#170! Added by Gary Woloski, 12/31/13.
David Sadowski noted in the Perry_Mason Yahoo! group that this episode was originally aired a week after its scheduled date. Submitted by daveb, 1/16/2011. More information here.
Character Names: The full name of Mumy’s character is Miles Jefferson. Submitted by gracenote, 2/12/2011.
So far, Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) has not appeared this season, despite being credited for this episode and the previous. Submitted by gracenote, 2/12/2011.
Sightings: During the hearing, in a cutaway to Honer, we find a woman who looks like Little Old Lady #2 (if so, then she has stopped dying her hair as dark as before). Also in the courtroom gallery are Little Old Lady #1 and Pencil Mustache Man. Want to know who they are? Submitted by gracenote, 2/12/2011.
Uncredited Actors: Robert Wegner plays the silent police officer who helps break up a fight between Uncle Flick and shifty Sheridan. The IMDb also lists two other uncredited actors as appearing in the pool hall (see Credits, above). Submitted by gracenote, 2/12/2011.
CARS are listed in order of first appearance with appearance time(s). Cast Cars and other significant vehicles are numbered. Background Cars are lettered. Indistinct background cars are not mentioned.
Outside the HONER-DOWNING office as Joe Downing and Perry leave at 8:49:
Flick takes Miles to the Pool Hall & Diner. When the Deputy Sheriff parks outside Flick retreats out the side door, sending Miles to the movies. An unidentified white station wagon drives by, then:
At 38:01 Miles catches the Bus to downtown LA:
At 39:18 the LAPD Traffic Division Officer (white cap & gloves, white cross on shoulder patch stood for "Have a safe crossing!") points Miles towards the courthouse. The nearest cars parked across street are (Right to Left):
As Miles runs up the courthouse front steps, the background cars are:
Added by Gary Woloski, 1/8/14.
The Sign in front of the Rialto movie theatre, seen through Car(5)'s windshield at 25:16, reads:
Granville Dixon and Lorrie Delacourt were characters in the 1956 movie 3 for Jamie Dawn, a courtroom drama in which the crooked defense lawyer in a murder trial bribes three jurors (including Lorrie) to favor his client Jamie Dawn (hence the movie's title). Granville Dixon was previously Producer of Lorrie's biggest stage success, but by the time of the movie she's pretty much washed-up. The sign outside the Rialto in this episode also shows Dixon and Lorrie as Producer and Actress.
The theatre sign (referencing fictional characters from a work in a crew-member's real past) is reminiscent of the "T.J. Triton" magazine ad of Ep#101 which was probably inserted by Art Director Lewis Creber. However, Creber wasn't involved with 3 for Jamie Dawn. If you expand the TCM Jamie Dawn cast & crew listing, you'll find that Richard Cahoon was Film Editor! You'll also find several actors from Jamie Dawn who would appear in Perry Mason in the following few years. Enjoy some lobby cards. Added by Gary Woloski, 1/12/14.
This is the first of three PM appearances for Benny Baker, who was Pete the Bartender in five episodes of F Troop...MikeM. 12/13/2016
This is the second of three "unnamed" PM appearances for Henry Travis, two of them as television announcers...MikeM. 3/21/2017