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CARS: 1958 Cadillac convertible, black, top down (Mason), 1956 Chevrolet 150 4dr sedan, dark color. From The Cars by Greg Cockerill.
Anomaly: Actor Larry Jackson in the credits is really Harry Jackson.
Multi-ethnic Barbara Luna makes her only Perry appearance as Rikki Stevens. Barbara Luna was married to Doug McClure for two years in the early 60s. Submitted by PaulDrake33.
For the second time, George E. Stone plays a bartender in this Perry episode. He also played the bartender in episode #24, “TCOT Deadly Double.” George E. Stone would appear in Perry 42 more times, all as the Court Clerk, the final time being in November 1962. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 21 October 2009.
Chameleon Cravat: In successive shots during the last courtroom scene, Mason's necktie is tied with a fold at the knot, then it's not. JohnK, 20 October 2016
Rand Harper (Lt. Walker) appeared with Raymond Burr in Rear Window, one of my all-time favorite movies. He was one of the newlyweds. Submitted by billp. 15 November 2009.
Syndication cuts: Dexter looks for his signed release but it is no longer in the out box and leaves; Helen wakes up, tries to call her husband at the office, no one answers and she gets up to get dressed; entire bar scene with Smith, Burke, Rikki and Drake [Barbara Luna has only one scene and no lines in the syndicated version]; Della brings Perry a court martial manual. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 7/30/12.
Military court: Perry worked with other branches of the service in episodes 92 (Navy), 120 (Air Force), and 127 (Coast Guard). Submitted by H. Mason 10/13/14
+ Perry defended a MARINE Captain in Paris after the murder of a former SS officer who had served at the Majdanek Concentration Camp (TCOT Desperate Deception 1990 movie). Mike Bedard 5.7.15
++ Will a Perry Mason of the future defend someone from Starfleet?? Alas, none of us here will ever know. Submitted by Notcom, 121115.
Cold case / old case: Perry also solved a murder only the killer was aware of that happened in the Philippines months earlier. Submitted by H. Mason 10/18/14
Kevin Hagen: The actor who played Sgt. Burke in this story is probably best remembered from the ABC show Land of the Giants as Inspector Kobick of the S.I.D., who seemed to be obsessed with the capture of The Little People. Submitted by H. Mason 4/30/15
YouTube presentation of the stock music edited in for this episode. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Link immediately below:
Traveling Tune: The song heard in the bar scene makes a reprise from the beginning of TCOT Hesitant Hostess. JohnK, 20 October 2015
This is the first of five PM appearances for Lori March...MikeM. 9/6/2016
This is the second of three PM appearances for Paul Picerni, who appeared in 91 episodes of The Untouchables as Agent Lee Hobson...MikeM. 9/27/2017