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Oklahoma born Ben Johnson makes his only Perry appearance here as Kelly. Ben Johnson won the Academy Award in 1971 for Best Supporting Actor, playing Sam The Lion in The Last Picture Show. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 14 October 2009.
The Judge in this episode is played by Harry Stanton. This is not the more famous Harry Dean Stanton, who was 25 years younger than the judge. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 14 October 2009.
+ Harry Isaacs Stanton was 1 of 9 actors who Judged 2 Perrys (his other case was Careless Kidnapper; IMDb: 45 Actor credits]. Mike Bedard 4.17.15
Elisha Cook appeared in the iconic "Maltese Falcon" (1941) & as Captain Kirk's defense attorney in Star Trek's "Court Martial" (1967) [IMDb: 217 Actor credits]. Mike Bedard 4.18.15
Roy Barcroft was the king of Republic Pictures' bad guys, playing many Western villains -- and even a Martian, in "The Purple Monster Strikes" movie serial, before going on to play a good guy in the Mickey Mouse Club's "Spin & Marty" series. Submitted by scarter, 5/6/15
Character Names: Malone’s first name is Sal; Bascom’s is Carl. Reelin’ Pete’s real name is Peter Bridwell. Submitted by gracenote, 4/15/2011.
+ALSO: Eight characters in the story were given a last name but no first name, including the killer. Added by H. Mason 4/13/15
++Actually, Malone's first name is Mal. jfh 03Feb2017.
++ During court (32:01 of the 2012 Paramount DVD), Prosecutor Clark calls for what sounds like, and is per the subtitle, Peter Bridewell. (Speaking of calls: Fingernails on a blackboard would sound like the call of the lark, compared to Clark's voice.) lowercase masonite, 04/20/16.
Names: This episode was the tenth time the murderer wasn't given a complete name. That doesn't include #85 where it wasn't sure if the killer used a nickname or if his parents gave him a different name. It also doesn't include #165 where the guilty person used a stolen identity throughout the story and a "real" name was never given. Submitted by H. Mason 4/13/15
Location: Can't say for sure but I think the Burgess Mine is actually one of the entrances of the Bronson Canyon Cave which was used in tons of movies but most famously as the Bat Cave. Submitted by Eric Cooper 24 August 11
This is the only PM appearance for Audrey Totter, who had recurring roles on a few television series...MikeM. 2/3/2017
This is the only PM appearance for prolific character actor Jeff Corey, who served in the US Navy during World War II. After he was blacklisted in the 1950s for refusing to name names, Corey became an acting instructor, with many famous actors taking his classes...MikeM. 2/9/2018
This is the second of two PM appearances for Lenore Shanewise (Mrs. Munger), who was a personal friend of Raymond Burr from his days at the Pasadena Playhouse. She would later appear in two episodes of "Ironside"...MikeM. 6/15/2018
The Cars: All those older cars in the opening street scene -- and no Gary Woloski to identify them. Sigh. Submitted by catyron, June 23rd, 2018