The state's case was totally dismantled by Perry even before he put on his own defense. From the revelation about the brain injuries that could not have been sustained if the victim's head was on the floor to the fact that the blows were so severe that it wasn't likely a woman of the defendant's size delivered them to the reality of the defendant's being left-handed. I can't believe the state's attorney didn't dismiss the charges. There was absolutely nothing to point to the defendant beyond her being seen holding the murder weapon (in her left hand) at the scene of the crime. Perry and Paul were also at the scene and they weren't charged with the murder. Also, the fact that a drunk guy didn't claim to see anyone else enter the house should not have mattered to the state since they knew Floyd had a back door. Their entire case really was a house of cards. And they accuse Perry of smoke and mirrors! Submitted by DellaMason on 11/25/23
In what possible context would a woman who discovered a murder pick up the murder weapon, then scream and fall backward onto her face? I have to wonder if this was the actress making this choice or did the director tell her to do this? I know it's the 1960s and women were infantilized sometimes, but it's comically unrealistic. Even if she was supposed to have fainted from the shock, she would not have turned toward the couch to do it. May be a candidate for the Robert H Harris Ham Award. Submitted by DellaMason on 11/25/23
I don't know why the Summary and Show Book state that Addison Blake was "a man who was never married". More precisely, at the beginning Floyd Grant claims that Blake never had any children and also was never married. Later in the first half Della provides more information about all this. And, there was an explosion early on at Ladera Farms, but the early plot exposition does not mention a bomb--the idea was to make the explosion look like an accident. Submitted by masonite, 10/20/11.
I've taken the liberty of correcting the plot summary. -Submitted by 10yearoldfan, 21 October 2013.
Hey! Is that the ceiling fixture from Perry’s office hanging in that motel room?
How foolish for a young woman to go roaming around unescorted in a strange town. Submitted by 65tosspowertrap, 11/8/2013.
+ And just as foolish for the motel owner to hand over his keys to Linda Blake. OK, she's really cute, I get that -- but she says her driver's license is "from England," where they drive all wrong. JohnK, 21 October, 2015
++ How foolish also for a young woman in a foreign country to litter (drop the telegram envelope on the ground), except that it allowed the hotel owner to pick up the envelope to find out where the young woman was going. jfh 20Dec2019
+++How foolish for the hotel owner to look at the telegram envelope AFTER she had dropped it. The address was on the outside of the envelope so if he was that curious about it he could have looked at it before he gave it to her. Her reaction was not all that telling so there was no real reason for him to be concerned. --DellaMason 11/25/23
When the DA is questioning Charles Lambert on the stand, it is taken at a strange angle--from below him, with a blank wall behind him. I wonder if that had to be re-shot later, and they didn't want to get extras in to fill the court again. --yelocab 26FEB18
First of two sequential episodes where the victim really had it coming. In this episode the killer confesses that she shot the victim on impulse after he had boasted of just having murdered her husband. Submitted by cspoleta, 5 March 2017
+ Correction: she did not shoot him, she hit him with a walking stick. jfh 15Apr2019.
Was that a black pocket square Charles Lambert wore on the stand? Unusual looking.