Anomaly: Bart Conrad’s character, listed as Charlie, is called Eddie by Sgt. Ferris. Posted by daveb, 12/20/2007; ed. by gracenote, 7/7/2011.
Benny Rubin makes his only appearance on Perry here playing Sassano. Benny Rubin was a veteran character actor dating back to 1928, mostly on radio. He was a favorite of Jack Benny, appearing 47 times on television and numerous times on radio. His usual persona was as the Jewish schmuck set upon by life. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 3 September 2009.
Sightings: Today in the courtroom gallery we see Distinguished Gentleman #1. Read about him and other regulars here. Submitted by gracep, 11/10/2010.
+ If am not mistaken, the aforementioned gentleman is also the security guard in the opening scene. (Not sure because the neck looks a little ropy.) Submitted by gracenote, 7/7/2011.
++ We find four more of our favorites in the courtroom. The Quiet Old Man #1 is in the front row on the right and the Litte Old Lady in the Hat on the far left. Miss Carmody joins her on the left. Distinguished Lady #4 takes her favorite spot in the back row. Bill767, 1/6/16.
+++ If I'm not mistaken, we see Little Old Lady #2, Quiet Old Man #1 and Miss Carmody in the courtroom. Little Old Lady in a Hat may also be there, but the shot isn't very clear. Submitted by JazzBaby, 9/6/2019.
Uncredited Actors: Robert Wegner appears as a curious plainclothesman looking over the shoulder of Sgt. Ferris as he explains how he plans to nab a thief, but he lingers behind when they go on the trail. He turns up, however, at the penthouse apartment; he leans over the coping down at the gruesome sight below. Later, Lee Miller plays yet another unacknowledged Sgt. Brice. Submitted by gracep. 11/11/2010.
+ Don Anderson is the uniformed officer who takes notes and gestures with his pencil during a line-up. Submitted by gracenote, 7/7/2011.
Locations: Beginning at 41:12, we see Perry walking north on S. Cochran Avenue, with Wilshire Blvd. behind him - along with the Miracle Mile location of Harris & Frank Clothing. On Perry's left side is [the former] Lee Tower. He meets Paul Drake at the "Alexander Arms Apartments" (now the Cochran Apartments). Submitted by S. Stuart 11/21/18
The “Black-Ray” that Sgt. Ferris talks about is a brand of ultra-violet lamp with a spot bulb. In fact, the current product looks very much the model used by Ferris. I guess if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it! Submitted by gracep, 11/11/2010. Some pictures and more here.
+ If you watch closely at the second activation of the “Black-Ray” lamp, you will notice that the footprints thus revealed move along the floor slightly—indicating that they are, in reality, being projected upon the floor. Submitted by daveb, 11/12/2010.
I am watching this show on MyTV 21-2 Harrisburg, PA on 3/11/2011, exactly 50 years from the original broadcast, less about 6 hours. I wonder how often the shows appear on the same day as originally shown? Submitted by geoffs, 3/11/2011.
Just ONE CAR: Paul's black 1960 Thunderbird Convertible, top down. The 1960 model was the first T-Bird with fully-automatic powered top operation (youtube video, 1:14), the engineering of which Ford had already fully developed in the 1957-'59 Skyliner Retractable HardTops. Added by Gary Woloski, 10/29/12.
Closed-Caption Anomaly: On the CBS/Paramount DVD set, at 40:16, when Burger is finishing examining Mr. Slade on the stand, as he says "Thank you, Mr. Slade" the line is attributed to Tragg! Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 8/16/14.
Another Phony Recess: Just after the aforementioned closed-caption anomaly above Burger tells Mason "Your witness" but the judge feels the need to interrupt the proceedings and take a recess until the next morning without even asking Mason if his cross-examination will take much time. This gives Mason some investigating time before cross-examining Mr. Slade. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 8/16/14.
Tilted Wall?: When Addison climbed the ladder after his practice the wall to the left was about 3.5 bricks deep. When he reached the top the wall was 1 brick deep. Was there another landing before the top? Submitted by H. Mason 11/7/14
In the "tilted wall" scene above Karl Addison's shadow can be seen on the background skyline backdrop. Submitted by Kilo 8/24/2017.
Deceased vs. Decedent: In this episode, Burger refers to the dead person as the "deceased". In previous episodes, the dead have always been referred to as the "decedent". Submitted by KGarrett 02/10/2016
This is the first of three PM appearances for Merry Anders, who was born Mary Anderson. According to Wikipedia, Anders became a junior model while attending Burroughs Middle School in Los Angeles. Others who have attended Burroughs include Tyra Banks and Dustin Hoffman...MikeM. 9/6/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Jean Allison, who appeared in two episodes of Ironside...MikeM. 12/14/2016
At 18:20 on the DVD Adele Bentley is shorting out the alarm connections in the electrical circuit box. She's using a single wire with a clip on each end. She's very careful to use a handkerchief to insulate her hand from the first connection. However, she then grabs the bare clip on the other end with her hand before applying the handkerchief. We can't actually see her make the second connection. The camera switches to Adele's face. However, when we see the electrical box again there are now three clips connected! Submitted by Kilo 8/24/2017.