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Anomaly: Edgar Buchanan is listed as Judge Edward Daley but the sign on his office window spells his name as Daily. [Mitch English]
+ Additionally, Mrs. Wardman addresses the Second Girl as Agnes, but she is not listed as such in the credits. Submitted by gracenote, 7/23/2011.

Thomas Lowell makes his first of two appearances on Perry here playing Bobby Slater. (His second was Episode #208, TCOT Careless Kidnapper, as David Pelham.) Thomas Lowell was born in 1941 with the birth name of Lowell Thomas. But of course once he became an actor, he would not use the same name as the famous newsman. Thomas Lowell had a minor career, his most famous role being Billy Nelson in the 60s action series Combat. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 2 September 2009.
+ Thomas Lowell played Private Bobby Lembeck in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) jfh 03Dec2018

Uncredited Actors: The schoolboard meeting seems to have been shot in an actual school gym with the spectators seated in real school-type folding chairs. Among the townspeople, both Don Anderson and Lee Miller can be seen. It was rare for Anderson to appear in episodes outside of Los Angeles. By this time Miller should have been recognizable as Sgt. Brice, and his presence must have been somewhat jarring to regular viewers. Submitted by FredK, 3 Nov 2010.
I have seen every (or almost every episode) at least once, and am watching them again. I still don't recognize Miller or Anderson, even though they are mentioned here often. And I watch them several times a week. So maybe you are overestimating how many of the secondary cast members average people recognize and remember. And remember, these were only shown once a week, back in the day. I am starting to notice Miss Carmody once in a while, but usually I am paying attention to the main actors. --yelocab 25APR19
- It also appears that the Distinguished Gentleman #1 is present in the gym during the meeting. His back is to the camera, but his distinctive "toupee" is pretty apparent. Submitted by Kenmore 1/04/2012

CARS. (1) Jane Wardman's white 1962 Mercury Meteor 4-Door Sedan, Lic No XCH 325.

There are too many fleetingly-seen background cars to list. At least four motorcycles, belonging to the local Toughies, await ID by a motorcycle enthusiast. Added by Gary Woloski, 6/29/13.

Although credited, Barbara Hale does not appear as Della Street in this episode, and neither does Ray Collins as Lt. Tragg. William Talman neither received credit nor appeared. Submitted by gracep, 1/15/2011.
+ LL was the 5th of Della's 11 absences. Barbara graduated from Rockford, IL HS in 1940 {IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.18.15

Perry's Client: Perry did not have to defend Mrs. Wardman in a murder case. This was the third episode without court (episodes 6 and 14). Submitted by H. Mason 12/31/14
+While Perry did not defend his client against a murder charge, he did solve one death (probably manslaughter) and one murder.

The Gavel: Judge Daley used a gavel at the school board meeting. The first time a gavel was seen and used since episode 80. Submitted by H. Mason 12/31/14

Mr. Buchanan: For the second time actor Edgar Buchanan was in charge of the proceedings in a small town and Perry solved a murder (see episode 50). Submitted by H. Mason 12/31/14

This is the first of three PM appearances for Mona Freeman, who was also a portrait painter...MikeM. 11/15/2016

This is the third of three PM appearances for Kaye Elhardt, who appeared in eight episodes of "77 Sunset Strip"...MikeM. 2/21/2017

This is the fourth of five PM appearances for Robert Rockwell (Dick Benedict Deadly Toy, Major Jerry Reynolds Misguided Missile, Cole B. Troy Shapely Shadow, Everett Rixby, Ed Purvis Candy Queen). jfh 16Dec2019

Hugh Pentecost is a pseudonym for writer Judson Pentecost Philips...MikeM. 3/13/2018

Location of Placer (Plasser / Place-Er) Hill? On first usage, the name of the fictitious town of Placer HIll is correctly pronounced Plasser Hill, as in Placerville (a real California town), but later pronounced Place-Er Hill (as in Win, Place, and Show). More to the point -- where was this episode filmed? And who got the bright idea that a town with a Gold Rush name like Placer Hill would be next to "Cactus County"? Submitted by catyron, 04/26.18
+ Actually, that's not all that improbable. Counties in California are fairly large (San Bernardino County is the largest by area in the lower 48) and most of the Gold Rush counties extend from the foothills to the crest of the Sierras. And, just over the Sierra from Gold Rush Country it's all desert. That's where Death Valley is, for example. ("It happened in the next county, near Cactus City . .") In reality, it's a bit far and a longish drive, and, except for Interstate 80, on very winding roads, but in the literal sense of the line of dialog, entirely possible. Of course, there is no "Cactus City" in California. OLEF641 5/13/21

Stunt Double: When Jane Wardman and her son Terry are being chased in their car by Pat Mangan and the motorcycle gang a zoom of the DVD reveals that the driver is a man in a wig. The boy looks like he could still be actor Mark Murray. Submitted by Kilo 8/5/2018.

Casual Perry/Perry In Pajamas Vacationing Perry spends the first half of the episode in casual slacks and shirt with a zippered jacket. After Jane's accident, at Perry's cabin, Perry appears to be attired in his pajama top under his smoking jacket. jfh 03Dec2018

Looking for Elvis ? Paul's fashion sense on display with that black shirt collar not only outside the plaid jacket, but most of the time raised in the back. Was he trying out to be part of the Memphis Mafia ? hojocola 13Jan2022