Sightings: Nobody! Except maybe Pencil Mustache Man in the restaurant between courtroom scenes. Profile only. Not sure it was him. Submitted by daveb, 10/12/10.
+ Not so fast! In the corner of the courtroom gallery sits “Miss Carmody,” the only one of our favorite frequent faces to make a field trip to San Marcos for the hearing. Submitted by gracep, 10/30/2010.
+ Yes, just a brief glimpse as Perry asks to recall a witness and the judge asks the DDA who says he has no objection. Submitted by Clothears 28-Jul-2021.
There are six actors credited who are, unless I missed something, unidentifiable based on episode content. They are John McLiam, Hardie Albright, Tony Hughes, Dennis Quinn, Bert Stevens and Dean Casey. I believe they are all seen at the board of supervisors meeting. Two are behind the raised table and have lines; four are seated at a table below and don’t have lines. I believe one of the four is Bert Stevens. Submitted by daveb, 10/13/2010.
+ That is definitely Bert Stevens at the table. There is a picture of Hardie Albright in the database, but I cannot see him at the meeting. As for Dean Casey, he played a Det. Sanchez in an earlier episode (#92), but he does not appear in the photo database. Submitted by gracenote, 7/5/2011.
++ Bert Stevens was the older brother of Barbara Stanwyk. jfh 18Sep2018
The “chairman of the board” of supervisors has many lines and a desk name plate in front of him marked “S.H.MOODY,” yet there is no Moody in the credits. Submitted by daveb, 10/13/2010.
Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) although credited, does not appear in this episode. Submitted by gracep, 10/30/2010.
Deleted Scenes: The entire scene of Paul Drake fleeing from a floozy (as described in the summary) is not included in the syndication print. Additionally, the restaurant scene between courtroom scenes above is not included. Submitted by gracep, 10/31/2010.
+ One of my favorite episodes. When it shows up on the syndication circuit I always yell at the tube when they cut this scene. That whole Paul Drake scene is the best part of this episode. Submitted by HamBurger, 9/12/2021
Uncredited Actors: Robert Wegner appears a spectator to the hearing of the Board of Superivsors. Submitted by gracenote, 7/5/2011.
Once again during the final scene, everybody enjoys a hot beverage from the Curious Coffee Set. Submitted by gracenote, 7/5/2011.
+ The Curious Coffee Set actually appears TWICE in this episode! First, in the scene at the restaurant, the waitress, played by Gisele Verlaine, serves everyone from "the set" by pouring coffee from the Inland Glass Triangular Carafe. Then, in the final scene, "the set" migrates to Perry's office and Della pours coffee for everyone from the tall, narrow metallic carafe with the band around its neck and the butterfly handle. Submitted by catyron, 12/16/17.
CARS. (1) Peter Caine's white 1961 Buick LeSabre Convertible, top down. This is the first Non-Chrysler-Corp 1961-model-year car to appear in PM.
- (2) Perry's NEW all-white 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible, top up, Licence No TZX 478.
- (3) Paul's black 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, top down; only the interior is seen as Paul meets Perry at the Quigley home.
- (4) Paul drives Perry's other car, the black 1960 Ford Galaxie Special Sunliner (Lic No TVC 236, top down) to Grace Witt's lonely cabin.
- (5) Grace Witt's medium-color 1946-'48 Dodge 4-Door Sedan. The 46-48 Dodges were identical (slow ramp-up of post-WW2 production & demand).
Paul needs a Galaxie of Wit to Dodge Grace. Added by Gary Woloski, 10/2/12.
Unusual guest-cast appearances: Maxine Stuart (Grace Witt) appeared in the classic The Twilight Zone episode "The Eye of the Beholder" as "deformed" patient Janet Tyler whose head was wrapped in bandages so only her voice was heard. (When the bandages were removed she was replaced with actress Donna Douglas of The Beverly Hillbillies.)...John Hoyt (William Caine) also appeared on The Twilight Zone in "The Lateness of the Hour," one of only six episodes to be videotaped rather than filmed...Diana Millay (Debra Bradford) appeared on the soap opera Dark Shadows as a phoenix who perishes in a fire but comes back to life every 100 years, appearing in episodes set in the 1800s and the 1900s...James Westerfield (Roger Quigley) appeared in one of the nine Ross Martin-less episodes of The Wild Wild West ("The Night of the Bleak Island") while Martin was recuperating from a heart attack in the final season. It was one of only two episodes in the entire series where James West did not have a secret-service partner...John McLiam (Councilman Daniels) appeared in all three of Raymond Burr's series including Ironside and Kingston: Confidential and also appeared in one of the few hour-long Twilight Zone episodes "The Miniature." Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 7/03/14.
It's for you, Mr. Mason: Paul calls Perry at Debra Bradford's apartment. jfh 18Sep2018
Paul Drake on the witness stand: For the third time we saw Paul testify. Perry did not object to the questions and did not ask any. He was previously on the stand in episodes 45 and 77. Submitted by H. Mason 11/5/14
This is the first of three PM appearances by Diana Millay. She worked as a child model for the Montgomery Ward catalog...MikeM. 8/31/2016
Maxine Stuart was married to Frank Maxwell, who was president of AFTRA from 1984-1989. Maxine Stuart passed in Beverly Hills in 2013, aged 94...MikeM. 8/31/2016
This is the third of seven PM appearances for Douglas Dick. According to Wikipedia, he retired from acting in 1971 and became a psychologist. He passed in 2015 at the age of 95...MikeM. 8/31/2016
This is the first of six PM Judge performances for Tom Harkness, who was born in England in 1888...MikeM. 12/7/2016
Him Too This is perhaps the show's only example of sexual harassment by a female. (Should we applaud the strike for equality or be doubly appalled ??) Notcom, 122817. “Yes.” Submitted with a wink by Rickapolis 10/28/21
Folks should remember Richard Eastham (Deputy D.A. Parness) as the editor in the show Tombstone Territory that ran from 1957-1960 originally on ABC. He played Harris Claibourne, editor of The Tombstone Epitaph (an actual newspaper that still exists in limited form today). Submitted by HamBurger, 09/12/2021