Sandra Dalgran’s alibi is that she was at the movies watching Too Soon Blues. This may have been a nod to the film Too Late Blues, made in 1961 and released in January of 1962. The cast included Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens and Vince Edwards. Submitted by Mason Jar, 7/29/2011.
For some reason, a wood panel was placed beneath the witness chair blocking the view through the legs. Don Dubbins joins H M Wynant and Walter Burke in playing a prosecutor as well as victim, suspect, or killer. DOD 12/10/20
Crime Scene?: The murder happened at Kenneth Dalgran's house. Perry and Mrs. Dalgran were there a short time after the body was moved. Perry mentioned to his client that blood stains and scuff marks were seen at the house but the police were never shown examining the house or closing it while it was examined. Mrs Dalgran was there soon after the murder as if nothing had happened. Submitted by H. Mason 12/9/14
The Gun: Near the end of the hearing the defendant said the gun was beside the body. He never said he tried to hide it. The murderer said "that gun" during his confession almost seeming to indicate that it was in the courtroom. The gun was never shown and police or forensic personnel were not seen being questioned about the murder weapon. Submitted by H. Mason 12/10/14
+The 2nd gun: Chuck showed Perry & Paul his pistol at the oil rig, describing it as "my .45 Automatic. I've had it since I got out of the Army"; Technically, the M1911 is a SEMI-automatic because the 1st round has to be Manually chambered by pulling the slide to the rear. Mike Bedard 2.15.15.
+The M1911 was/is chambered in .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) aka .45 Auto by C.I.P. or 45 Auto by SAAMI, which adds to the term usage of "my .45 Automatic". Semi-Automatic refers to the requirement of one trigger pull for each round whereas Automatic refers to holding down the trigger which continuously discharges rounds as long as it is held in trigger pull. HamBurger 6.19.2016
Military Motifs: "Napoleon" & "Missile base" are part of the dialogue & "Dalgran" is similar to Dahlgren: The New York Times, March 10, 1862 states: "The new Ericsson Battery...or Monitor...has already had her first engagement with the enemy...The armament consists of two 11-inch DAHLGREN guns, which are the heaviest now used by the navy." Mike Bedard 2.15.15.
Unusual that a Mrs. Farnham testified (Mr.Burger says so) that the defendant put the body in a car trunk, but she was never seen in the episode! Submitted byWJones 2/25/16
Best part of this episode is the way Burt Reynolds filled out those white jeans! Why wouldn't August simply let his partners know why he wanted to hold on to that desert tract? In fact, it seems to me he would have a fiduciary obligation to do so. DODay 11/02/17
If we are to believe the final "confession", this is the second straight episode in which the circumstances of the decedent's demise are virtually the same: no premeditation, a quarrel arose, the decedent pulled out a gun and attacked, and the gun went off in the ensuing struggle, with it being unclear as to exactly who pulled the trigger. TriviaSleuth 8/12/2019
Derailed train-of-thought? I struggle to understand August's thinking: he repeatedly calls his nephew a "fine boy" and (even) engages in a lengthy charade so that said nephew will be appointed guardian, yet - as it is revaled at the trial - he is aware this person has embezzled money from the company....wouldn't that fact at least give a person pause ?? I think Perry may have concluded too soon a competency hearing is just a ploy. Notcom 051022