Sherry Jackson makes her only Perry appearance here as Madeline Randall. Sherry Jackson's best-known role was as Danny Thomas’ daughter Terry Williams for 104 episodes of Make Room For Daddy. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 29 September 2009.
+ Both Sherry Jackson and Kathie Browne would make memorable (at least from the male point of view) appearances in Star Trek. Submitted by 65tosspowertrap, 11/27/2013. P.S. Happy Thanksgiving.
++ Agreed! Sherry was Android Andrea in "What Are Little Girls Made Of? ['66]" & Kathie was Deela in "Wink of an Eye ['68]" [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.5.15.
Ray Stricklyn, who played the beloved - and perhaps relative: see below - of Sherry Jackson('s character) was in fact 14 years her senior. Fortunately he had enough of a baby face so as to not interject 'age difference' into their already troubled relationship. Notcom 052419.
+Ray Stricklyn and Elisabeth Fraser also appeared in TCOT Bashful Burro. Submitted by Steve Fox, 2/5/2023
Once again, Lt. Tragg (Ray Collins) appears only in the billing. Submitted by gracenote, 2/24/2011.
Nelson Leigh Judged 9 Perrys & 2 FBIs [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.4.15.
Sightings: Two favorite frequent faces appear in the courtroom gallery today: Distinguished Gentleman #1 and Little Old Lady #1. Submitted by gracenote, 2/24/2011.
+We find the Quiet Old Man #1 seated in the back row behind Burger. Submitted by BigBill767, 6/17/2016.
The Curious Coffee Set makes an appearance at Perry’s office. Submitted by gracenote, 8/3/2011. +after Della says, "Here's your coffee, Perry," Perry ignores her and keeps talking. Paul walks in the door and immediately helps himself to the cup of coffee from Della. Submitted by Miss Carmody, 10 Oct. 2023.
Marshall Reed, as "Policeman", gets just one line in this episode. At the burning house, in answer to Madeline's ". . . in the house, there's a man!", Policeman says "No lady . . . there was a man." In the preceding episode TCOT Floating Stones, Reed, as the Fisherman, also got only one line: "Here it is, catch." (the little package). Policeman's grim response to Madeline seems more in character with Reed's normal tough-cowboy roles. Added by Gary Woloski, 3/18/14.
+ In this story the Policeman had more lines. He appeared as a witness in court. Added by H. Mason 3/5/15
CARS. At 20:20 Policeman's Car (1) rushes to the fire with siren wailing passing background Car (a):
- (1) 1957 Ford Custom Fordor Sedan B&W with "POLICE" on door and 1963-pattern Black-Plate, possible Lic No (Exempt) E 5233.
- (a) 1955 Simca Aronde 1300 Coupé de Ville, white body w/ black roof is parked at roadside and passed by Car (1). What a Beaut! Ride the French countryside in one of these on youtube (13:30, all-round viewing of car in last 45 secs). See the Witkin-Wolf "driving holiday" ad aimed at school-teachers, top of page 2 of the Los Angeles School Journal, April 26, 1955. More on Simca Aronde in Ep#51 Comments.
There are two other shots showing minor background cars:
- At 16:04, a night shot of the Brent Building with a probable 1956 Ford Country Sedan and a possible 1963 Pontiac parked out front. This is the same film footage as at 18:30 of Ep#185.
- At 18:06 Reed waits in front of Madeline's place. Dimly visible across the street are a probable 1958 Ford Country Squire 4Door (b&w photo here) and a possible 1953 Ford F-1 Pickup.
The shot with the police car at 20:20 is a bit odd. The black-plate indicates that this is not reused footage filmed before 1963. Yet they didn't use one of the two '63 Ford Galaxie TV/movie police replicars that have been used exclusively since ep#169, instead opting for what I believe is an actual ex-LA County Sheriff cruiser of 1957 vintage (roof equipment is correct). Did Marshall Reed (playing the Policeman) show up with this car? In ep#189 he came in a boat. Added by Gary Woloski, 3/18/14.
This is the second of three PM directing credits for prolific television director Earl Bellamy, who directed 82 episodes of Bachelor Father...MikeM. 12/22/2016
This is the third of four PM appearances for Kathie Browne, who also appeared in three episodes of "Ironside"...MikeM. 3/30/2017
This is the first of two PM appearances for Anne Seymour, whose show business family traced their theatrical roots back to Ireland in the 1700's...MikeM. 4/19/2018
The Felony Murder Rule after a long period of laying low has recently been in the news in California (although if my reading of the recent changes is correct, they would not have impacted Madeline's prosecution.) Notcom, 052419.