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Richard Simmons (no, not the weight-loss guru) played alongside Raymond Burr in Rear Window. He played the “Man with Miss Torso.” Submitted by billp, 15 November 2009.
Sightings: The omni-present Distinguished Gentleman #1 has once again made a field trip just to see Perry in action, this time at the evidentiary hearing in Manzana County Court. Read more about him and his fellow recurring spectators. Later, back in the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Pencil Mustache Man and Little Old Lady #1 and Quiet Old Man #1 appear in the gallery, all in one shot. Submitted by gracenote, 2/17/2011.
Uncredited Actors: At Dr. Stuart’s arrest is Burr’s stand-in, Lee Miller. The bailiff who closes the blinds during the showing of a movie in court is none other than Don Anderson. Read more about these frequently unacknowledged players. Submitted by gracenote, 2/17/2011.
Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) appears only the credits (for the third time this season). Submitted by gracenote, 2/17/2011.
Location: Quick stop by Gulls Way in Malibu before going to Cliffside Resort. Gulls Way is featured in several other episodes. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 28 April 2011.
CARS. (1) Aaron Stuart's medium-color 1963 Buick LeSabre Estate Wagon w/ roof-rack & cornering lamp options. It's probably the same Buick wagon as in ep#s 169 & 173, but following the opening scene of this episode it shall forevermore have a scratched & dented tailgate.
Background Cars. (a) A 1959 Buick 4-Door HardTop (white "Flattop" roof) is parked in the far distance as Car(1) speeds by Car(2) in the opening sequence.
Added by Gary Woloski, 2/4/14.
Familiar Names. The name of the blonde owner of Car(2) who witnesses the getaway drive in the opening sequence is not given until Perry refers to her as "Miss Witt" in his examination of Chuck Emmett (42:54). Her full name "Grace Witt" occurs only in the end credits. The name rings a bell: Paul had a perilous encounter with a different "Grace Witt" (a recently grieved widow played by Maxine Stuart) in ep#109 (see photo, top of the ep#109 page)! Samuel Newman is the sole writer credited for ep#109, a key locale of which is "Manzanita Canyon".
You might also recall that we have already been to this Ep#186's "Manzana Valley" in ep#138, which was also written by Samuel Newman. There are no California places with the exact names "Manzanita Canyon" or "Manzana Valley" so it seems that the names are fictional. In the Real World, however, "Manzana" and "Manzanita" crop up in place names all across the SouthWest U.S. and Mexico. Just one instance is Manzana Creek in the San Rafael Wilderness. The commonness of such place names is not surprising since Manzana [Sp] = "Apple" and Manzanita is an evergreen shrub bearing red berries said to have been favoured by the Grizzly Bear, California's State Animal.
Likewise, ep#180's town of Palmetto, "THE FLOWER CITY", can't be tied to a Real World location. That episode was written by Robert C. Dennis with Samuel Newman as Story Consultant.
Amongst the advantages of recycling these fictitious place names is the possibility of re-using specially made props such as signs and uniform accoutrements: eg, the Sheriff's shoulder badge can be most clearly read as "MANZANA VALLEY SHERIFF" at 23:58 of this ep#186. Considering the pleasant images evoked by "Manzana", "Manzanita" and "Palmetto", I'm left curious about the identity of the model Samuel Newman might have used for "Grace Witt". Added by Gary Woloski, 2/5/14.
The real Apple Valley, California locale that corresponds so well with the Manzana Valley of ep#138 isn't consistent with the Manzana Valley of this episode #186 since downtown LA is 92 miles from Apple Valley and there's no seaside cliffs out in the desert. GSW
Repeat Characters: As mentioned above episode 138 had scenes in the fictional Manzana Valley. In that story actor Lewis Martin was Judge Libott (name in credits) and actor Kelly Thordsen was Sheriff Ward Vincent. Submitted by H. Mason 2/23/15
Repeat Actors: Lloyd Corrigan and Eddie Firestone were both in this episode and #159 "TCOT Dodging Domino". HamBurger 7/31/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Shelley Ames, who was the daughter of prominent actor Leon Ames...MikeM. 12/16/2016
This is the second of two PM appearances for Stanja Lowe, who was married to actor John Marley...MikeM. 3/24/2017