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James Bell, as Zack Davis, plays almost the same character as he did in episode 35, “TCOT Lazy Lover.” He is a hermit who takes in an injuried character and nurses him back to health. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 25 August 2009.

The music score under the opening scene at the safe is clearly lifted from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. submitted by Kenmore, 6/15/2010.

In many episodes, police identification of the deceased is surprisingly casual. This is the only episode I recall that uses dental records to ID a corpse. DOD 08/22/19

Eight minutes into the episode, the plane that crashes is clearly different from the plane that was flying -- different identification number, paint job, wing tips, etc. Simon Oakland looks much skinnier bailing out (with a different style parachute) than he does before and after while on the ground. Not that I blame him for any of this. I'd also be tempted to play the sap for Patricia Barry. Submitted by masonite, 7/10/2012.
+ On a humorous note, Howard's zipper is down mid jump. But he must have felt a draft and zipped up. When he hit the ground he was all proper again. Kilo 11/14/2019.

For a change of pace, our court clerk, George E. Stone, speaks a few lines. It is a shame that he was not given a chance to do more, but perhaps his health prevented? Submitted by gracenote, 9/21/2010.

Tragg's Car. Based solely on what is visible in this episode, it is not possible to conclude that Car(5) is Tragg's cruiser; and it's only possible to recognize the car as an Electra 225 if one knows to look for the horizontally-ribbed, two-piece "Beauty-Panel" across the back of the car just above the rear bumper (non-225 here). However, considering that there's an investigation at the motel and the other appearances of the '59 Electra 225 with Tragg in Episodes 74, 77, 78 and 97, it's a good bet that the same 1959 Buick Electra 225 4-Door HardTop, Lic No SFH 107, was scripted as Tragg's car for this episode #81. A summary of the many appearances of the 1959 and 1960 Buicks in this Season 3 follows in the Comments section of ep#94. Submitted by Gary Woloski, 23 Aug 2012.

Roger is identified as Carol's cousin twice in this episode but nothing seems to come of this relationship. Roger doesn't seem to have any qualms about planting the money in Carol's home although being her cousin might give him access. Carol's reaction to Roger being accused of murder in the courtroom by Janice is not even shown. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/25/13.

The Eyes Have It Raymond Burr's large, mesmerizing eyes have met their match in Rebecca Welles (here playing Carol Taylor). Ms. Welles appeared in four other Perry episodes, and died early in 2017 at the age of 89. jfh 09Aug2018.
+ A couple of FYIs:
1. This is Ms. Welles' third of her five appearances; the others were TCOT Runaway Corpse (1957), Stuttering Bishop (1959), Waylaid Wolf (1961), and Illicit Illusion (1964).
2. This is NOT Orson Welles' daughter Rebecca.
OLEF641 1/18/21

There is no explanation as to why the judge calls an early recess. This gives Perry an opportunity to investigate the occupant of Unit 9. (Notice also the disguised Coca-Cola machine outside Unit 9!) Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/25/13.

Hamilton Burger is, once again, wearing that hideous bow tie. jfh 09Aug2018.

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This episode has always struck me as the most noirish of many - Patricia Barry alone, and then Simon Oakland, almost always mean somebody's gonna get double crossed and likely killed in the bargain ... and Rebecca Welles isn't always the most innocent in the room - and the fact that the 'Taylor boy' is the not-quite-burned-up body in the crashed airplane adds to the backstabbing goings on. I just never expected the 'old prospector', played by James Bell, to be the killer - oh, I suspected he was dirty from the time he found Oakland's 'Howard Walters' in the woods, but not the ONE. And can I throw a shout out for Virginia Vincent? I think she's kinda cute - and she always seems to be stuck playing the drab little wife characters! Submitted by MikeReese, 9/7/2012.

Help Wanted: Mr. Taylor needed to call an employment agency. Three positions needed to be filled in his company. Submitted by H. Mason 10/27/14