This episode reunites fellow Rear Window actors Raymond Burr and Frank Cady, well-known for his role as Mr. Drucker on Petticoat Junction, Beverly Hillbillies (along with Perry Mason, one of my all-time favorites), and Green Acres. Submitted by billp, 15 November 2009.
+And William Hopper and Frank Cady are reunited from the 1956 movie The Bad Seed. Recurring prosecutor Paul Fix also appears in the movie. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 1/27/15.
Goof: About a third of the way in, Perry tells Paul to look on page 2 of the newspaper for the story about Leslie Hall’s murder. But Paul clearly finds the story on page 3, complete with picture. Submitted by Ed Zoerner, 6/17/2010.
+ The front page of that newspaper came from episode 8 TCOT Crimson Kiss. Added by H. Mason 11/13/14
++ Also Page 2 appears to be blank. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 1/27/15.
Could the establishing shot at the beginning of the episode be Franklin Avenue or thereabouts? I note there’s a Haig’s Market sign visible. I think there used to be such a place in the vicinity once upon a time. Perhaps someone in the LA area could check this out? Submitted by billp, 25 September 2010.
Although credited, Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) does not appear. D.A. Burger (William Talman) appears neither on screen nor in the credits. We have Sgt. Landro and Prosecutor Parness as substitutes. Submitted by gracep, 11/30/2010.
Sightings: Some people are true fans of Perry Mason. The Pencil Mustache Man, Little Old Lady #1, and “Miss Carmody” sit together in the back row of the courtroom, with “Sasha Magaloff” in front of them. Across the aisle, Distinguished Gentleman #1 just couldn’t miss watching Perry in action, either. Find out more about these and other regulars on the “Who Is That?” page. (No doubt the rest would have made it if they could). Submitted by gracep, 11/30/2010.
+ "Sasha Magaloff" is now known to be the actor Mitchell Rhein. Submitted by catyron, November 16, 2020.
The actor who plays Leslie Hall is instantly recognizable to people of a certain age from his 175 episode run as Commander Buzz Corey on the ground-breaking science fiction series Space Patrol (1950-55). Submitted by old daveb, 4/12/2011.
Location: About 7 minutes in, there is a quick shot of the W. 5700 block sign of Wilshire Blvd. This could be an inside joke as the building behind at 5757 is the Screen Actors Guild headquarters. Submitted Eric Cooper, 20 May 2011.
Location: At exactly 17:17 on the DVD you can see from the background that he is in what is called the Royal Pacfic Court apartment complex used in episode #159 as well as #241. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 20 May 2011.
Character Names: Doctor Edley’s first name is Wayne. Though merely listed as “Banning” in the credits, the plant-watering physician (see picture on this page) is Dr. Wm. Banning, radiologist, according to his door sign. Submitted by gracenote, 6/16/2011.
Greyhound bus: The coach departing from the bus station in Palm View is a GM PD-3751 or PD-4151, built in 1947 or -48. [The PD-3751 and the -4151 are identical on the outside; the -4151 has one more rows of seats, using slimmer seats on shorter intervals. The numbers 37 and 41 indicate the respective seating capacities.] Submitted by DocRushing on 10 October 2012.
CARS. (1) 1961 Ford Fairlane 4-Door Sedan, PALM VIEW ACE TAXI SERVICE, light color. Brings Widlock to the construction site and waits for him.
- (2) 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Sunliner (soft-top convertible), black, top down, Grif Roland, with his blueprints,coffee & muffin on the hood.
- (3) 1961 Buick Electra 225 Convertible, med color, top down, Lic VJR 186, Leslie Hall.
- (4) 1958 Ford F-100 Pickup, med color, Lic No L82 727, Roger Gates.
- (5) 1956 Buick Special Convertible, white, black top up, Wayne Edley.
- (6) Perry's NEW, all white 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible, top up. First appearance!
Background Cars. (a) 1951 Ford F-4 Stake (flatbed), parked on the street beside the construction site. Could, instead, be the higher-capacity Ford F-5.
- (b) Austin A-40 Cambridge (produced 1954-56) or Austin A-50 Cambridge (1954-57), Lic No BRK 748, med color, parked in front of the Ford F-4. A-40 had about 40HP, A-50 about 50HP; otherwise they were the same. Austin Flying A: ~A.
- (c) 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-Door Sedan, light color, parked across the street from taxi.
- (d) DocRushing ID'd the bus leaving the station as a General Motors PD-4151 or PD-3751.
- (e) 1955 Mercury Monterey 2-Door HardTop, black roof/light body. Parked at bus station.
Read about the styling of Perry's '61 Lincoln Continental here. Added by Gary Woloski, 1/24/13.
Fake Della: For the third time some woman made a phone call and identified herself as Della Street. (see episodes 68 and 79). Submitted by H. Mason 11/13/14
This is the second of three PM appearances for Bek Nelson, who passed in 2015, aged 88...MikeM. 9/29/2016
This is the second of three PM appearances for Percy Helton, whose distinctive voice was the result of an accident. Helton was the drunk Santa in Miracle On 34th Street in 1947...MikeM. 1/5/2017
Book 'm Da...your Honor Rather than the usual background (panelling, a portrait of a president, etc) this courtroom had something unusual, indeed singular on this series (or any other AFAIK): bookcases. Commented by Notcom, 010617.