Anomaly: Maura McGiveney is listed as Gloria Winters but is called Miss Withers by Valerie (Julie Adams) in the opening scene. Submitted by Mitch English, 1/26/2005 via email.
Marvin Miller makes his only Perry appearance here playing attorney F. J. Weatherby. Marvin Miller is probably best known for playing the character who delivers the million dollar check each week, Michael J. Anthony, on the 1950s television show The Millionaire. He was also known as a prolific announcer on 40s radio. His famous voice was every where during the golden age of radio. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 9 September 2009.
Cape Canaveral (where Brent was working in the space program) was renamed Cape Kennedy several months after this episode aired, in memory of the recently slain President. The residents of the Florida town, however, didn’t like the change, and it reverted to the original name in 1974. But the Space Center there is still named after Kennedy. Submitted by gracenote, 2/1/2011.
Sightings: Our only recurring spectator to turn up during the divorce hearing is “Miss Carmody”, in the back row behind Weatherby. At Brent’s hearing, however, both Pencil Mustache Man and Quiet Old Man #1 sit on the prosecutor’s side of the gallery. Can you spot other favorite frequent faces?
Submitted by gracenote, 2/1/2011.
+ That might be a very blurry Little Old Lady in a Hat also on the prosecutor’s side (but only in one brief shot). Submitted by gracenote, 7/26/2011.
Uncredited Actors: Robert Wegner pops up as a bailiff, sitting quietly, out of focus, by the window. Submitted by gracenote, 7/26/2011.
Although Julie Adams played in a lot of B Westerns, she is best known as the girl in Creature from the Black Lagoon. Interestingly, in one of her 4 Perry Mason appearances, she is one of the rare Mason clients to be found guilty (“TCOT Deadly Verdict”)! Submitted by CGraul, 9/14/2011.
+ Murder mystery fans might be interested to know she had a recurring role as Eve Simpson, a real estate agent in Cabot Cove, Maine on Murder, She Wrote. Added by H. Mason 2/5/15
Carleton Carpenter, who played Peter Brent, was not only an actor, but a talented singer. In 1951, Carleton Carpenter teamed up with Debbie Reynolds to record the old tune "Aba Daba Honeymoon" in the movie "2 Weeks With Love". Their recording of that song made it all the way to #3 on the Billboard Chart in 1951. This is Mr. Carpenter's only appearance on TAGS. Submitted by PaulDrake 33. 11 December 2011.
+ TAGS?? What is TAGS?? OLEF641 6/1/21
> The Arthur Godfrey Show?? I , too, fail to see a connection. Notcom, 060121.
Just ONE CAR. Up at Roy Comstock's La Casita:
- a medium-color 1955 or later Willys Jeep CJ-5, BLACK-PLATE Lic# JPW 460, w/side-mounted spare, no top and windshield folded down.
This could be the same vehicle as Ep#173's Car(2) with a new '63 plate but minus the towing A-frame. Added by Gary Woloski, 9/20/13.
Any Relation?: For the third time Perry defended a murder suspect with the last name "Brent". (see episodes 34 and 162). Submitted by H. Mason 2/5/15
John Zaremba played MDs in 5 PMs (2 MEs, 1 autopsy surgeon, 1 coroner's physician), 3 Ironsides, 1 Mission Impossible, 1 Wild, Wild West, & 1 Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea + his Ph.D. appearances in All 30 Time Tunnel episodes [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 2.11.15.
This is the final of four PM appearances for Maura McGiveney, who was born in England in 1939...MikeM. 12/2/2016
This is the first of two PM appearances for Richard Jaeckel, who was nominated in 1971 for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor in "Sometimes a Great Notion"...MikeM. 3/10/2017
This is the only PM appearance for Ken Renard, who was born in Trinidad in 1905...MikeM. 3/10/2017
Believe it or Not! The rock group "Thin Lizzy" referenced this PM episode in their song "Suicide" with these lyrics: "Peter Brent combed his hair / And sent for the police / Policeman came, took Peter's name,". MeTV included this item in their article "10 Rock and Pop Songs that Were Surprisingly Inspired by Classic TV Shows" ....Bob 61571, 28 March 2018
Circular Pendant Mystery: Julie Adams as Valerie Comstock is seen wearing a large swinging medallion, circular pendant, or disc-shaped talisman. It seems to be inscribed with (at least) three very fancy, curlicue letters on it. The first letter is clearly a B. The second may be a C or J or U. The final letter is a C or a G. The character's last name, Comstock, does accord with a possibly third letter C, but the other letters do not form a part of her name. Ideas, anyone? Submitted by catyron, May 10, 2018
The name "Comstock" or "Mr. Comstock" is spoken 75 times in this episode; "Mrs. Comstock" is mentioned 20 times, and "Comstock" is shown in print once, for a total of 96 mentions. This must be a record! Submitted by Miss Carmody, 12 Sept. 2023