The judge had a scary look about him. His dark hair and eyebrows and heavy eyeliner make him look almost like a vampire. He should have been cast as the villain rather than the "good guy." Also,in what context would a Senate Sub-Committee believe the word of a drunken fool against a respected judge? The guy should not have even been considered as a witness for anything since his credibility was nil. All of them had credibility issues and very little proof for their fraud claims.
As for the evidence for murder, were the cops so gullible as to believe a respected judge would use his secretary's pills to poison a guy who was trying to destroy his career, then leave the bottle of pills with his secretary's name underneath the victim's bed? We aren't talking about an average murderer. This guy is a judge who would know what not to do. Even a career criminal wouldn't make a mistake like that! It's clear that the police usually go with the most obvious suspect. But considering that suspect was a respected judge, why didn't Burger question this? The murderer did everything but leave a trail of breadcrumbs to the judge's door.
It is rather enjoyable to see a judge who is the intellectual equal to Perry Mason. Indeed, Mason seems somewhat intimidated by him. It gives Mason a little more depth, makes him less of a cardboard superhero and more like a real attorney. Submitted by gracenote, 2/10/2011.
Not only does the judge match Perry’s intellect, but his heft as well! I can think of no other episode where Perry’s client seems to outweigh him. Submitted by Ed Zoerner, 8/22/2011.
Anyone else think Steve Brodie resembles that ‘Mayhem’ guy from those insurance commercials? DOD 02/08/22
If the display of clocks behind the TV newscaster looks familiar, “Airlines Oceanic Mexicana” had the same display at LAX four episodes earlier (#177, Elusive Element). Evidently this display was a popular status symbol in 1963 for companies wanting to look international. Submitted by masonite, 12/02/2011.
Victor Kendall, for one, enters a US Senate “SUB COMMITTEE [sic]” hearing room. Even in 1963 wasn’t “subcommittee” one word, the usual spelling? Archives.gov uses the one-word spelling, and I suppose that the people who ran the hearing would want to have good signage. Submitted by masonite, 12/02/2011.
An enjoyable excellent episode. I do not recall Perry having so many objections overruled. Submitted by Perry Baby 8/12/16.
Fast Friends? Though it was, of course, inevitable that Ms. Lamont's mission of mercy would end up at Perry's doorstep, it seems strange that the writer's chose to give the unmistakable impression that he and Redmond had little - if any - prior interaction: sure, our hero is world renowned, but your boss is in trouble and the first person you turn to is someone he doesn't really know...who he's just ruled against in court ?? Pondered by Notcom , 051117.
Given the flimsy evidence of fraud which forms the whole basis for the accusations against Judge Redmond, perhaps this episode might be a commentary about the Communist hearings of the 1950s, specifically the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, with James Wall (Lee Bergere) and Victor Kendall (David White) as McCarthyite figures. Submitted by gracenote, 7/27/2011.
Question: What happened to Madge Eberly???? As I have said in comment sections of other episodes these stories seem incomplete. All it would have taken was one line of dialog in the final scene saying she was going to be tried or given three years or anything to let the viewers know that she would be punished for her illegal activities. Submitted by H. Mason 2/12/
I have to agree. Ms. Eberly was, in my opinion, the least likable of all the dubious characters in the show, as she seemed to have no other motive than vindictive spite .. I know it hurts to be, say, rejected, but after twenty years? My mother had sage advice after my first boyhood breakup: 'What do you want with someone who doesn't want you??' She certainly deserved some penalty for her involvement... Submitted by MikeReese 6/7/2021