Anomaly: Coleen Gray, listed as Olga Jordan, is called Miss Corbin by Perry and Miss Olga Corbin by Paul. [Mitch English]
+ In the book, the ghost’s half sister is Olga Corbin Jordan, i.e. Mrs. William Kensington Jordan. I guess that the credits were written before the final edit of the teleplay. Submitted by masonite, 21 Novemeber 2010.
A shout-out to Douglas Dick, who yesterday turned 90! Submitted by masonite, 21 November 2010.
+ Douglas Dick passed in 2015 at the age of 95...MikeM. 10/17/2016
Sightings: Quiet Old Man #1 sits in the back row of the courtroom gallery; we see him when Perry stands to raise an objection and when the camera cuts to Ethel Belan. At another time, when Perry rises to question Miss Granger, Little Old Lady #1 peeks over his shoulder (also from the back row). They are some of many recurring spectators that are fun to spot. Submitted by gracep, 12/16/2010.
+Distinguished Lady #2 appears as the prison matron, as she has done before, here most visibly when escorting Eleanor from the visiting room. Learning to spot these recurring faces is one of the most enjoyable gifts this fan site has given me! Submitted by JazzBaby, 3/8/2019.
The music heard under the opening scene in the park is lifted from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Submitted by Kenmore, 1/16/2011.
+ That music was actually composed by Jerry Goldsmith for The Twilight Zone episode "The Invaders" (starring Agnes Moorehead, broadcast 1/27/61). The complete 12:57 track can be found on The Twilight Zone Original Television Scores Volume One LP (Varese Sarabande STV81171) and The Best of the Twilight Zone Original Television Scores Volume I (VCD47233). (Since "Psycho" was released by Universal, it is unlikely CBS would have been able to get the rights to the music even if they didn't already have a huge music library.) Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 6/17/12.
A well known, real-world financial services company gets a front row Product Placement for its travelers cheques on Walter Richey's front desk from 11:11 to 11:37. Added by Gary Woloski, 3/7/13.
CARS. (1) medium-color 1956 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible, black top up; In Opening Scene, a young couple parked in Lovers' Lane is startled by the "Glamorous Ghost".
- (2) Police arrive at the park in a 1961 Ford Fairlane 4-Door Sedan, police black & white, Lic No E 014, to apprehend the "Glamorous Ghost" as two Cattle Egrets (?) stand by. In Perry's office (next scene), it sounds like Olga says the incident occurred in "Sierra Vista Park".
- (3) Paul's black 1961 Thunderbird Convertible, top up. Della & Paul spend a lot of time in the car but not much of the TBird is seen because the camera is so close. Note that the car's hood has two fore-to-aft ridges, one running down either side - also notice the Thunderbird script aft of the headlights. In daylight, the interior looks like this. The paint looks quite dingie; time for a new car? In the next episode you'll see Paul's car has the smooth (ridgeless) hood of the 1962 TBird.
- (4) 1962 Ford Galaxie 4-Door Sedan TAXI, drops Suzanne Granger at her apartment building as Della & Paul watch. If you look into the Left side of the window, you'll see the reflection of the microphone and sound boom!
In the background, beyond the taxi's roof, is a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner, two-tone white/dark with black top up. Added by Gary Woloski, 3/7/13.
We also learn Paul’s car has a swing away steering wheel. DOD 12/15/21
+Thank you, Gary, for logging the Cattle Egrets with the cars. That gave me a chuckle -- and saved me having to do my own look-up. Sumnitted by catyron, 03/23/2018
++ The birds in question are actually two large white ducks. Their legs are way too short to be egrets, as are their bills, at least as far as I can tell about the beaks. OLEF641 4/14/21
Paul's Residence: In other stories, when part of Paul's home was shown (1,13,15,130), it wasn't clear if he lived in a house or apartment. In this episode it was said the police searched his apartment. Submitted by H. Mason 11/24/14
Raymond Burr gets a rest in this episode when Paul takes over for almost 15 minutes without Perry being seen (visiting Eleanor in the hospital, calling the doctor, visiting Eleanor's father, visiting Ethel Belan, visiting Suzanne Granger). In the novel Perry does these things or at least accompanies Paul and Della. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/05/15.
In the episode we at least see Olga in the courtroom. In the novel she just disappears about halfway through, never to be referred to again. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/05/15
+She not only appears in the courtroom scenes (where her squirming and eye shifting attracts our suspicion), she is present in the prison visiting room, where she pours yet more scorn and abuse on her sister. Submitted by JazzBaby, 3/8/2019.
This is the only PM appearance for Mary Murphy, who was briefly married to Dale Robertson...MikeM. 10/17/2016
This is the second of four PM appearances for Coleen Gray, who was once married to screenwriter/director Rod Amateau...MikeM. 1/23/2017
"Just Call Me Mr. Richey, PLEASE." In the original ESG novel, the hotel clerk's first name was Webley, not Walter. Submitted by BobH, 8 July 2018.
+ Once again the writers fall back on giving us an eavesdropping apartment/hotel manager who affects a persona I will call "fussy." But I suppose they had to give the actors portraying minor characters something to chew on. JohnK, 15 December 2021.
As is often the case, the summary veers from reality: Elanor is found wandering in a city park not "some woods"...hardly crucial, of course, but illustrative - yet again - of sloppiness ... Perry would not approve !! Notcom 033120.