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CARS: 1959 Edsel convertible, medium color, white interior, top down, 1955 Cadillac series 62 convertible, medium color, top down, 1959 Cadillac series 62 convertible, black, black & white interior, white top up (Mason), 1959 Plymouth Savoy 4dr sedan, black & white (Police), Cameo: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, medium color & white top. From The Cars by Greg Cockerill.
Anomaly: Michael Fox is listed as Dr. Hexie in the closing credits, but is called Dr. Hoxie during the trial. Edited by Charles Richmond, 12/5/2008.
The Bedeviled Doctor of this episode is nicely acted by Dick Foran. Old-timers will remember Dick Foran as the Warner Brothers singing cowboy answer to Gene Autry in the late 30s and early 40s. While acting in over 20 western movies, he introduced his theme song “I’ll Remember April” in Ride Em Cowboy in 1942. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 11 August 2009.
+ One unorthodox western Foran acted in was the W. C. Fields classic "My Little Chickadee" (1940), where he portrayed one of Mae West's suitors. Submitted by francis, 7/15/14.
The plot of this episode is similar to that of Whirlpool, a 1950 movie sterring Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer. jfh 20Oct2017.
Sightings: Two of the blurry background figures in the courtroom gallery appear to be “Miss Carmody” and Distinguished Gentleman #1. The Little Old Lady In a Hat can also be seen in the gallery. More about these people here. Submitted by alan_sings, 16 October 2010.
+The Distinguished Lady #4 plays a patient (Mrs Wallace) that is waiting for the doctor around the 6 minute mark. This is the best view that we will see of her in the entire series. Submitted by BigBill767, 2/4/2017.
Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson’s appearance in this episode is very brief. In the establishing shot of the doctor’s office, Anderson and a woman companion walk past the building. Submitted by FredK, 25 Oct 2010.
License plate: Perry has done it again. He drives a Cadillac with a different plate number - RGG 277. It is the fifth different license plate on one of his Cadillacs. Submitted by H. Mason 10/18/14
Car Talk: Kid brother Mark drives a Cadillac -- a few years old, but still a Cadillac. The career choice of gambling bum must have provided an OK income. Meanwhile sister Edith's ride is an Edsel. According to edsel.com, you could drive one of those beauties away for about $3,000, and a little more bought you a ragtop or station wagon. I've not made a count, but there seems to be a disproportionate number of Edsels in Perry Mason; Ford Motor Company must have leaned heavily on CBS for marketing support for the ill-fated itinerant icon. JohnK, 13 December 2015
REUNITED CAST: Raymond Burr, Dick Foran and even Lee Miller all appeared in the 1956 noir, Please Murder Me, with Burr defending Angela Lansbury (J.B. Fletcher, herself!) Submitted by WJones 2/19/2016
This is the only PM writing credit for Jay Dratler, who was born in NYC to an Austrian mother. He passed from a heart attack in Mexico City at the age of 58...MikeM. 9/30/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Norma Moore...MikeM. 6/30/2017
When Dr. Craig describes walking into his office the morning after the burglary, he tells Perry, “There were papers strewn all over the place; my safe had been forced . . .” but in fact the safe had not been forced. Mark Douglas had made a duplicate of Edith’s key and simply used the duplicate key to open the safe. Submitted by Dan K, 10/28/17.