Location: Some exterior shots were filmed at the University of Redlands and at the somewhat “modernized” old La Posada (aka La Pasada) hotel on State Street (long since torn down) in downtown Redlands, CA (not far from Big Dave’s home town). Submitted by Tom Southard, 4/29/2000.
+ Beginning at 16:35: Signage on the hotel exterior includes Hotel - Cafe- Willard's Dining Room - Cafeteria and possibly [Theod]ore Sawyer. The corner is occupied by United States National Bank. In earlier (pre WWII) shots of La Posada, the corner is occupied by a Drugstore. This was a beautiful building, shamefully destroyed in 1975 to make way for a parking lot. People can be so stupid. Submitted by catyron, April 16th, 2021.
++ The "perfectly good faculty garden party" was filmed at The Redlands Bowl in downtown Redlands.
- When Dr. Cromwell burns the poem, he's at the Sylvan Theater (now called Alumni Greek Theater) on the U of R campus; the building briefly visible above it is the Hall of Letters.
- In the very next scene, Perry is talking to Dr. Tate in the middle of the Quad; the building in the background is the University's Memorial Chapel. There's a brief cutaway to Sgt Landro, the building on the hill in the background is the Administration Building. The Chapel is the home of "Cassie", the 1927 Casavant organ. At the time I was a student there, back in the '70's, she was (reputed to be) the second largest organ in the United States west of the Mississippi. The largest? The one in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. You can hear a short piece played on Cassie, and see some shots of the interior of the Chapel here.
- In the final scene, Perry comes down the steps of the Ad building (nicknamed "Ad Hill" in my day); as he crosses to where Della and Paul are, the building in the background is Duke Hall. As the three talk, we once again see Memorial Chapel in the background as Gaudeamus igitur plays softly in the background.
Continuity Error: When Maizie stumbles near the sidewalk after getting out of the cab, she lands on her hands and knees, yet she's helped up from a fully prone position, flat on her face. jfh 06Nov2019
Character Names: Charles Cromwell (Karl Weber) is addressed several times as (presumably Ph.D.), but this credential is not reflected in the closing credits, even though Dr. Tate was granted his. Additionally, Ernest Sarracino’s character’s full name is Sr. Rafael Dominguez y Sandoval. Submitted by gracep, 12/24/2010.
Euclid College: TCOT Brazen Bequest (#135, 5.12) and TCOT Prankish Professor (#168, 6.15) are both set at Euclid College. In fact, the opening sequence, showing the sign that says "Euclid College" and a man (probably a student) walking up the steps into a building behind the sign... is the *same* lead-in sequence used in *both* episodes! Submitted by Charles Richmond, 8/29/2012
Although credited, Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) does not appear in this episode, one of many times this season. Submitted by gracep, 1/7/2010.
This is one of the episodes in which Raymond Burr did not remove his pinkie ring (worn on his left hand) prior to shooting. Submitted by cgraul, 11/8/2011.
As requested below in the Comments, I can identify the music heard at the very beginning of the episode. It is a very abbreviated quote from a traditional student song, Gaudeamus igitur ("So Let Us Rejoice"). Its use in soundtracks to suggest an academic setting has become a bit stereotypical, but it is still a fine piece of music. Its words in Latin exhort students to live life fully (a sentiment akin to the saying, carpe diem, "sieze the day"). You can hear umpteen versions of it (with varying quality) on YouTube. The version by Mario Lanza from The Student Prince is a good one, though the sound quality is a little old. The tune is also heard during Brahms' Academic Festival Overture at about the eight and a half minute mark. Submitted by alan_sings, 11/10/2011.
+ This same music (no doubt part of the CBS music library) can also be heard at the start of two Twilight Zone episodes with academic settings: "Long Live Walter Jameson" from the first season (3/18/60) and "The Changing of the Guard" from the third (6/01/62). Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 4/06/15.
CARS. (1) A 1961 Ford Fairlane 4-Door Sedan TAXI, light color with rates painted on door, brings Maizie Freitag to the campus.
- (2) Charles Cromwell's black 1961 Buick Electra 225 4Door HardTop, Lic VBV 990.
- (3) Paul's black 1961 Thunderbird Convertible, top down.
While Charles questions the Cabby (15:00), some vehicles in the background are:
- (a) The Left (driver's) side of the familiar Aerocoach P-372 is a backdrop to much of the scene. This imcdb image shows the same livery (paint scheme) on the bus as filmed for this episode and also for the P-372's previous appearances in Episodes 80, 99 & 117 (Location shoots in Fawnskin, the LA waterfront and San Diego respectively). In greater clarity here's the P-372's Left and Right sides (Right side with "Silverside" panels).
When the camera angle reverses, there's some unusually-styled cars parked across the street:
- (b) 1951 Studebaker sedan, dark color.
- (c) The white car behind the Studebaker appears to be a 1961 Valiant V-100 2-Door Sedan. Valiant was Chrysler's entry into the smaller-car market in 1960.
- (d) 1952 Hudson. The big triangle, center of grill, marks the '50 to '52 Hudsons.
With this further appearance of the Aerocoach P-372 in Redlands CA, I believe that it's virtually certain that this bus was routinely used to transport Cast & Crew to Location Shoots (as first proposed by DocRushing in Ep#99 Trivia). Added by Gary Woloski, 2/7/13. Perry makes the 3000 mile flight to Panama in a Lockheed Constellation with the distinctive triple tail and dolphin shaped fuselage. Joe B. 01/07/21
Another missing character in this episode. Dr. Crowell and his wife have a daughter who is mentioned twice in the episode. The first time she is mentioned as the person who took the photograph of Dr. Cromwell and his wife, and she is mentioned again in the scene in the lab when Sgt. Landro catches up with Cromwell. But we never see the daughter in the episode. Added by Neil Van Zile, 3/14/2014
At the start of the autopsy surgeon's testimony he is seen wearing glasses. For some reason, while the camera is showing spectators (and the dialogue continues), he removes his glasses and holds them in his hand. Unless a part was cut out before broadcast, he doesn't seem to have read anything before or after removing his glasses, so the reason for his wearing the glasses in the first place or removing them is unclear. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 4/06/15.
When Perry and Paul approach Mr. Haskell's apartment door Perry (offscreen) calls out to him twice. Unless Raymond Burr can repeat a phrase exactly the same way, the dialogue seems to have been repeated in post-production. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 4/06/15.
This is the second of two PM appearances for Phyllis Avery, who was married to actor/director Don Taylor...MikeM. 10/6/2016
This is the second of two PM appearances for Barbara Stuart, who passed in 2011 at the age of 81...MikeM. 1/12/2017
This is the first of several appearances by Strother Martin most known for his appearance with Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke as Captain: "What we've got here is failure to communicate." Submitted by HamBurger, 10/8/2018
+ He also appeared with Paul Newman again in Slapshot. Submitted by HamBurger, 10/8/2018
In the wrap-up scene Perry comes out of a campus building and crosses the street to speak with Della and Paul. In the middle of the street is a large circular graphic with the words SAINTLY SOPHS 1963. Kilo 1/7/2020.