Wiki Home
Title Index
Show Finder

By #

The Show
Principal Cast
Actors Lists
Who Is That?
Uncredited Actors
Famous People
Episode #218
Credits Anomalies
General Trivia
Location Trivia
Trivia Lists
TV Trivia Lists
Perry Links

The Database
The Office
The New Office
The Credits
The Cars

Media Page

Wiki Search

Wiki Sandbox
User Profiles
Old Site

Perry Mason TV Show Book

Barbara Hale Annex
Barbara Hale Annex

Della Looks On
Della Looks On

Perry Mason Group
Perry Mason Group

Della-Perry Group
Della-Perry Group


Site built with

Site displayed with

Hosted at
Pair Networks


AdminEdit | Hist | Print

CARS: 1957 Continental MkII, light color*, 1957 Ford Skyliner retractable, black, top up (Mason)*, 1958 Ford Thunderbird convertible, black, black & white interior, top down (Drake), 1959 Ford Skyliner retractable, black, medium interior, top down (Mason), 1959 Lincoln Continental MkIV, 4dr hardtop, white, *reuse of footage from The Vagabond Vixen, season 1. From The Cars by Greg Cockerill.

When Mason is originally taking his client Claire Allison to see Martin Selkirk at Selkirkís Oceanside condo, he is driving a 1957 Ford Fairlane Retractable Hardtop. Later during the show, when Perry visits the grandfather Horace Selkirk, he is driving a 1959 Ford Galaxie Retractable Hardtop. I guess Perry had time to buy a new car in between court sessions! Submitted by Walt Broadnax, 12/10/07. Posted by daveb.

Robert Rockwell makes his first of 5 appearances here on Perry playing Dick Benedict. Robert Rockwell made a name for himself in 1950ís television playing Eve Ardenís love interest in Our Miss Brooks. Many years later he was familiar to a new generation of television watchers as the grandfather who offers his grandson a Werthers candy. He and his wife were married for 61 years, a record for any Perry alumni as far as I have been able to ascertain. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 18 August 2009.

A generation of baby boomers will remember Rockwell as Superman's daddy. The actor portrayed Jor-El in the premiere episode of "The Adventures of Superman" in 1952. Submitted by francis, 2/20/12.

Fans of Universal's Sherlock Holmes series will recognize the distinguished Paul Cavanagh, who featured in several of the early '40s films. Submitted by francis, 2/20/12.

Mala Powers (Claire Allison) makes the first of five appearances on PM. In 1962, she will portray Della's close friend, Janet Brent. Submitted by MikeM, 11/06/2012
+ Among her 81 IMDb credits are "Crying Cherub," "Weary Watchdog," "Frightened Fisherman" & "Scarlet Scandal." Mike Bedard 6.30.16.

Character Names: The Nurseís name is Walsh. Not only does Miss Allison address her thus, the caregiver identifies herself on the phone in the hospital. Mrs. Jenningsí full name is Lorraine Selkirk Jennings. Submitted by gracep 9/2/2010.

Sightings: Distinguished Gentleman #1 (in glasses) sits in the back row of the courtroom gallery, on the prosecutorís side. There is a really good shot of him behind Hannah Barton during the second part of the hearing. Submitted by gracep, 9/2/2010.
+ I believe we also see DG#1 briefly in the opening scene in the restaurant -- in San Francisco -- at about 2:45 on the DVD, as he glances over his shoulder to view the scuffle. JohnK, 14 December 2015 + Meanwhile, our beloved Little Old Lady in a Hat sits on the defendantís side. We can see her better as the courtroom clears for lunch; she lingers behind a bit. Then as Perry pulls Hannah aside for a chat, she scoots down the hall behind them. After lunch, she reappears on the defendantís side, on the front row, right next to Dick Benedict. Submitted by gracep, 9/2/2010.
+ ďMiss CarmodyĒ is seated in two places in the courtroom. First she is next to Hannah Barton and behind Horace Selkirk on the prosecution side. Later she is next to Lorraine Jennings on the defense side. Submitted by alan_sings, 9 Oct 2010.
+ Distinguished Gentleman #2 appears in a corner of the courtroom gallery in at least one cutaway (when Tragg testifies). Submitted by gracenote, 7/3/2011.

Location: About 5 minutes in and again at the 15 minute mark a car drives up the back way up to Gulls Way in Malibu which is featured in several episodes including #9. The main entrance to Gulls Way which is now owned by Dick Clark is off Pacific Coast Hwy. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 6 January 2011.

License plate: The plate number RNV 969 on Horace Selkirk's car was on the car driven by Clinton Forbes in episode 62 TCOT Howling Dog. Submitted by H. Mason 10/21/14

Painting: The picture in Perry's office beside the private door changed. Submitted by H. Mason 10/21/14

Ring: Notice Della wearing a wedding ring while posing as Perry's wife. She did not wear one while pretending to be Mrs. Fleetwood in episode 35 TCOT Lazy Lover. Submitted by H. Mason 10/21/14

This is the first of two PM appearances for Kathryn Card (Hannah Barton), who was Lucy's mother, Mrs. McGillicuddy, on the "I Love Lucy" show...MikeM. 10/7/2016

This is the second of two PM appearances for Nancy Kulp, Miss Jane (Plain Jane due to the lack of makeup, etc...) from the Beverly Hillbillies. Submitted by HamBurger, 06/09/2018

This is the first of four PM appearances for Dennis Patrick (Martin Selkirk), who was born Dennis Patrick Harrison, and dropped the Harrison surname in the early 1950's. Dennis Patrick died in a house fire in Hollywood in 2002. He was 84 years old...MikeM. 7/19/2018