One unusual fact about this episode: Della does not have a single line of dialogue! She is on screen a fair amount, but utters not a single word. The only time her voice is heard at all is when she chuckles along with everyone else at the fade-out. Note: This observation came from a televised episode; Della may indeed have had some lines edited out for commercial time. Submitted by Ed Zoerner, 4/1/2009.
+ No, Della speaks not a word in the DVD version either. Submitted by francis, 4/29/12.
+ Della can say more with a side-long glance or raised eyebrow than most women can say in an entire sentence! Submitted by DellaFan, 10/10/2013.
+ EXACTLY!!! Submitted by HamBurger, 10/7/2018
Sightings: The Little Old Lady in a Hat hasn’t moved from her spot since the previous episode. You first see her as Hamilton Burger questions the coroner. As we cut to the gallery, she can be seen in the back row. Submitted by Kenmore, 9/13/2010.
Uncredited Actors: The inconspicuous Bert Stevens appears in the courtroom gallery, looking rather puzzled.Submitted by gracep, 12/2/2010.
A cup from the Curious Coffee Set is used to serve coffee to Ms Eastman to calm her nerves. jfh 10Oct2017.
Anomaly: Although the race-car engine designer is a professor and credited as Mooney, Walter Eastman addresses him as Mooney, and the lieutenant and others refer to him that way, too. Submitted by gracep, 12/2/2010.
+ And the Italian driver calls him "Professor." JohnK, 14 October 2015
Location: Since the show likes locations to pull double duty, I suspect the Tudor house 3 minutes into this episode (probably in Hancock Park) is also the Tudor 3 minutes into “TCOT Unwelcome Bride.” Also 6 minutes into “TCOT Unsuitable Uncle” it is supposed to be the house at 801 Stanhope Road. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 26 May 2011.
Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) appears only in the credits, but luckily Lt. Anderson (Wesley Lau) is on the job. Submitted by gracenote, 6/21/2011.
A date is revealed at 27:26 when Mooney shows Perry (and us) a cheque he found on the floor of Danielli's room. The cheque has been ripped in two and the pieces taped back together. It is No 396, drawn on the WILSHIRE BANK LOS ANGELES, payable to Vincent Danielli and signed by Ralph Townley. It's dated October 10 19~~. There is actually a long horizontal slash on the cheque where the last two digits of the year should be. Submitted by Gary Woloski, 4/12 2012.
+ Checks written from accounts at some branch of Wilshire Bank were also seen in episodes 84 and 99. Added by H. Mason 14
CARS. (1) Erin Mooney's medium-color 1961 Buick Electra 225 Convertible, top down.
- (2) Kirby Evans' medium-color Jaguar XK140 DHC, top down. At 3:10 it's seen with its black top up & Lic No HKE 484, DHC = Drop Head Coupe = convertible. In the MeTV cable version that I saw, both shots of Kirby's car were edited out, as were most of the track shots of Car (3)!
- (3) light-color Maserati 250F, driver Vincent Danielli. More in Comments section, below.
- (4) Walter Eastman's light-color Jaguar XK150 FHC (FHC = Fixed Head Coupe). The Reg'n No on its European licence plate is blacked-out. For more on the XK140 & XK150 see Comments at Ep#121.
- (5) Kate Eastman's medium-color 1961 Chevrolet Impala 2-Door HardTop, License No VYZ 193. They certainly selected the right car for Kate; rumble-rumble-Screech!!
- (6) Dr Mooney's medium-color 1961 Mercury Meteor 800 4-Door HardTop, Lic No VJA 758. Mercury introduced Meteor as the low-end Mercury for the '61 model year to fill a gap left by the just-discontinued Edsel. "Monterey" (formerly the low-end Mercury) was promoted to high-end and the "Montclair" and "Park Lane" names were discarded. More here.
- (7) Police 1961 Ford Fairlane 4-Door Sedan with door-markings "POLICE 13410" & circular crest.
- (8) Perry 's black 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner, top down. Kirby, Walter & Perry are standing in front of it at "Horseshoe Turn" when Lt Anderson arrives (30:44).
Cars 6, 7 & 8 are Ford products but Ford didn't get a mention in the end-credits (The "Automobiles supplied by. . ." credit started with Ep#126). The only background vehicle is the bicycle in the corner of Mooney's garage (25:21). This is the first bike that I've spotted in the Series! Added by Gary Woloski, 2/3/13.
+ As with most car crashes we see in PM, the car that winds up in the ravine is clearly not what we started with in the scene. The stock-footage wrecked car has gained decals (4) and lost its roll bar. JohnK, 14 October 2015
Tyre Troubles. When the Eastman XK150 first arrives at the track (01:45) it has whitewall tires on the right (passenger) side but when the camera angle reverses (2:32), we see blackwall tires on the left (driver) side. The right front tire of Kirby's XK140 is seen to be blackwall at 00:53 but at 3:10 the left front tire is whitewall.
This is a production goof; you may ignore the anomaly since it's not meant to be part of the story. Just assume that all eight tires on the two Jags are whitewalls.
I believe that what happened is one of the Jags, say the XK150, showed up for filming with four whitewalls and the other, the XK140, came with all blackwalls (D'oh!!). They decided that both cars were to appear to have whitewalls all round, so the left-side whitewalls from the XK150 were exchanged with the right-side blackwalls of the XK140 before shooting started. Unfortunately, the cross-dressing of the two cars was unintentionally caught on film. Note that at 24:18, when Perry meets Lt Anderson, who is crouched down at the right front wheel of the Eastman XK150, the tire is whitewall (as it should be). Added by Gary Woloski, 2/3/13.
This is the only PM writing credit for Paul Franklin, who wrote additional dialogue for Reefer Madness in 1936...MikeM. 10/4/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Audrey Dalton, who was born in Ireland...MikeM. 1/10/2017