Goof: The card at the pawn shop shows Sarah Demay’s apartment number as 204. When we arrive at her place, we find that she’s moved to #203. See here. Submitted by daveb, date unknown.
+ Also notice the tapestry was hocked for $110. However, Sara Demay tells Claude that she hocked it for $100. Submitted by Kilo 6/19/2018.
This episode revolves around a Pannemaker arras depicting Theseus and the Minotaur. There actually were a couple famous 16th-century Flemish weavers named Pieter and Willem Pannemaker. The Flemish city of Arras was a great center of tapestry production. Arras’s tapestries were so highly regarded that the name Arras became synonymous with tapestry. So when they say “Pannemaker arras” they are saying “Pannemaker tapestry.” I imagine an actual Pannemaker tapestry would be quite valuable. While it’s certainly possible the Pannemakers could have woven a tapestry on the subject of Theseus and the Minotaur, I am not aware of any. If someone knows of such a tapestry, especially if it resembles the one in this episode, I’d certainly be interested in hearing about it here. Submitted by billp, 13 December 2009.
Some curious things happen to some of the Claver Collection crates seen in this episode. Thanks to some trivia from FredK for #127, TCOT Malicious Mariner, we know what it is. The visual story here. Submitted by daveb, 10/6/2010.
Sightings: The Thin Man appears as Paul’s operative who follows Brenda Larkin from the courthouse. Read more about him and other frequently seen people here. Submitted by alan_sings, 9 Oct 2010.
+ Watching events unfold in the coutroom gallery are a few other frequent faces. On the prosecution side sit Distinguished Gentleman #1, Pencil Mustache Man, Quiet Old Man #1, and “Miss Carmody”. All by herself on the defense side sits our beloved Little Old Lady in a Hat. Submitted by gracep, 11/14/2010
+Watching from her favorite spot on the back row, we find Distinguished Lady #4. Quiet Old Man #2 makes an appearance on Perry's side. Bill767, 1/6/16.
Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson joins our regulars on the prosecutor’s side of the courtroom gallery. Robert Wegner plays another of Drake’s operatives, silent and (of course) scowling, following Ms. Demay from the courthouse. Submitted by gracep, 11/14/2010.
Perry interviews Ms. Larkin in his usual suave way over the Curious Coffee Set. Submitted by gracenote, 7/8/2011.
CARS. First car appears at 29:22. The rest appear in a flurry during the last few minutes:
- (1) Mr Claver's black 1961 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75. When Paul talks to the chauffeur at 30:17, inspect the car and spot the flaw. No problem if you miss it; this is not a clue or part of the story.
- (2) Brenda Larkin's medium-color 1961 Buick Electra 225 Convertible, white top up, Lic No VJR 186. First seen when she leaves the courthouse and later at her apartment.
- (3) medium-color 1956 Ford Customline 2-Door Sedan, Lic No KFT 651, driven by the Incredibly Thin Man (Drake's Operative). At the warehouse see the licence plate holder inscribed "BILL HEATH (FORD)" (former Ford dealer, used to be here). If you smelled something fishy about the linked "Thin Man" image I used, you're right! See Comments.
- (4) Perry's black 1960 Ford Galaxie Special Sunliner, Lic No TVC 236, top down.
Background Cars. Cars (b) to (d) are parked close to Brenda's apartment and seen about 46:10.
- (a) circa 1955 Fiat 1100-103, light color, in traffic just ahead of the Caddy as it pulls in to the courthouse to pick up Claver (44:59). Front suicide doors! More here.
- (b) 1958-61 Austin-Healey Sprite MkI, medium-color w/black top up. As Brenda leaves her apartment at 46:10, look through and around the windshield of Thin Man's Ford.
- (c) 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-Door Sedan, light color, Lic UEH 516, in front of Car(2).
- (d) 1954 Mercury Monterey 2-Door HardTop, white w/ black roof, in front of Car(c).
- (e) circa 1945 Studebaker M-Series Truck, Lic No W77 373, probably M-15 or M-16 (standard- or heavy-duty). The Thin Man leads Perry & party past it to the warehouse.
Between the courthouse and Brenda's place, Thin Man had a mishap with Car(3): it was OK at the courthouse, but at Brenda's place the driver's side-view mirror is secured with electrical tape! Added by Gary Woloski, 11/19/12.
+ I wonder if the tape was being used to prevent glare off the back side of the mirror. Sometimes the camera crew uses a matte spray to prevent sun's reflection into the camera but maybe they were out and had to improvise. Submitted by Kilo 6/19/2018.
Closed-Caption Anomaly: @ 34:30, at the end of Mason's cross-examination of Jim Hazlett, the closed-caption reads "(gavel bangs)." In shots of the judge, however, we see that he doesn't even have a gavel, and, as usual, the judge commands attention by tapping a pencil (see @ 45:00). Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 9/29/14.
For the second time in his four appearances (so far) Robert H. Harris played the part of a man who made a copy of a work of art and it led to murder. For the other example see episode 48 TCOT Purple Woman. Submitted by H. Mason 11/8/14
Conrad Nagel was born in Iowa in 1897. His first film credit was in 1918, the year after Raymond Burr was born...MikeM. 9/13/2016
This is the first of two PM directing credits for John English, who was born in England in 1903...MikeM. 12/20/2016
This is the first of four PM writing credits for Bob Mitchell, who had 17 writing credits for the television series "Combat"...MikeM. 9/19/2017