Jacques Bergerac makes his only Perry appearance here playing Armand Rovel. Mr. Bergerac made numerous television appearances in the 60s, usually playing a Frenchman, but he is probably best known for being the fourth husband of Ginger Rogers. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 14 October 2009.
He made a brief appearance in “Gigi” as a gigolo ice skating instructor. DOD 02/18/21
Sightings: “Miss Carmody” appears at the airport infirmary as a nurse administering first aid to grieving widow Roxane Berard. Submitted by FredK, 20 Nov 2010.
+ In the courtroom gallery we find Distinguished Gentleman #1 sitting near the aisle, and Quiet Old Man #1 hiding in the back row on the other side. Submitted by gracenote, 3/11/2011.
It took a good number of viewings to spot Don Anderson in this episode, but he finally turned up among the guests at the ski lodge. Early on he's one of the small crowd who laugh as Armand throws Phillipe into a snowbank, then just before the final credits, he's in the background holding a pair of skis and chatting with an attractive gal as Perry, Della and the others rehash the plot points. Submitted by FredK 22 February 2013.
Jackie Coogan is better known as the wacky Uncle Fester from The Addams Family. Submitted by gracenote, 3/11/2011.
He may also be the only PM alum to have a law named after him. The highest paid and most heavily merchandised child star of the silent era, he earned the equivalent of about $40,000,000, virtually all of which was spent - legally - by his mother and stepfather. At age 21, he had to sue to get back some of the money he earned, eventually getting a bit over $100,000. In 1935, California passed a law, popularly called the Jackie Coogan Law, requiring a percentage of a minor’s earnings to be placed in trust. His first brief marriage was to a teenage Betty Grable. He also had a distinguished flying record in WWII. DOD 02/18/21
+ American Radio Archives at Thousand Oaks, CA holds a script ("Last Revision 11-14-63") showing that the also-wacky-character-actor Vito Scotti was apparently considered for the role of "Ron Litten" before Coogan was. See catalogue entry here. Scotti did appear in Ep#62 TCOT Howling Dog. You might catch both Vito and Jackie in "Art & the Addams Family" (S1,Ep14)☺ Added by Gary Woloski, 1/6/13.
Kenneth Patterson, who Judged this Perry, was the Store Detective in Shoplifter's Shoe & played Technician Fred in Artful Dodger [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.17.15.
CARS are all seen prior to 06:51 on the residential street outside the Rovel residence during Phillipe's two visits. Only Armand's taxi can be definitely linked to a character:
- (a) As the Opening Shot fades in, an all-white 1961 AMC Rambler American Convertible (parked, top up) is at Screen Left , only Left-Front visible.
- (b) (Opening Shot) The camera tracks a dark-color 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 700 Club Coupe (2-dr, $1985) Left to Right until (00:48) the camera stops dead on a
- (c) medium-metallic 1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster ("XKE" in USA), black top up. The car filmed here was one of the first 500 E-Types built* and was rare even when this episode first aired. Port Of Entry (P.O.E) price for this car was US$5595, splitting the difference between the factory prices of Paul's '61 TBird Convertible ($4637, ep#s121 -142) and Perry's '61 Lincoln Continental Convertible ($6713, ep#s130 -141).
- (1) At 3:08 Armand arrives outside in a light-color 1964 Dodge 330 4-Door Sedan Taxi. Phillipe flees out the back door. Outside he runs past a
- (d) light-color AMC 1958-1960 Rambler American 2-door sedan, only Right-Rear corner seen. Although Nash had been merged into AMC in 1954, this car was still popularly called a "Nash Rambler" and the '58 model was the original "Beep Beep" car. Compare this car's "50s Look" to Car(a)'s "60s Look".
- (e - g) Seen earlier but clearest at 06:00, other identifiable cars on the Rovel's street are a white '60/'61 Falcon 4-door Sedan, a medium-color 1963 Chevrolet and a probable 1950 Oldsmobile 4-Door Sedan, dark color.
In this year 2014 I still find the surprize glimpse of the XKE in this episode . Added by Gary Woloski, 10/15/14.
* Indicated by external bonnet-latches ("bonnet"="hood" in USA), see here. All later E-Types (even later '61s) had internal bonnet latches.
Murder Method: Armand Rovel was the second victim to die in a plane crash after being drugged (see episode 22 TCOT Fugitive Nurse). The same method was faked in episode 81 TCOT Frantic Flyer. Submitted by H. Mason 3/16/15
This is the only PM appearance for Janet Lake, who is married to former football player and coach Pepper Rodgers...MikeM. 1/5/2017
This is the only PM appearance for Roxane Berard, who may have acquired a French accent naturally. Wikipedia says Berard was born in Belgium. IMDB says she was born in Canada...MikeM. 1/5/2017
+ Let's split the difference and recognize her as the only Icelandic actress to appear on PM !! Seriously, though, this brief story supports the Belgian birth; but whether Belgique ou Québécois, Ms. Berard likely came by her accent naturally - as did the French-born Bergerac - which makes the complaint about "phony" accents (below) ironic...presumably McCallum was bad enough to overcome the realism of his co-stars. Notcom, 041417.
++ I think, in Berard's case, the problem is in the dialog she is given, a Hollywood scriptwriter's idea of a "Frenchified" cutsey way of speaking. And, perhaps, she had spoken English exclusively for a long time and was speaking English with an "Englishified" French accent? OLEF641 7/3/21
Goof At about 5 minutes in, Phillippe climbs a ladder in the bookstore to re-shelve three books. He shelves one, then fumbles and drops two (note that there are no books laying horizontally across the books on the top shelf). Phillipe descends the ladder and re-climbs, sbelving only one book ... and now there are two books placed horizontally across the books on the top shelf. jfh 11Jan2018.
This is the only PM appearance for Don Collier, who played ranch foreman Sam Butler in the television series "The High Chaparral"...MikeM. 1/11/2018
Mr. McManus, the deceased manager of the lodge, is named after George McManus, the cartoonist who created BRINGING UP FATHER, a classic comic strip. ...28/02/2018 by Red Chief
This is the only PM appearance for Janet Lake, whose third husband is football player/coach/administrator Franklin "Pepper" Rodgers...MikeM. 4/25/2018
Location: Any idea where the snow scenes were filmed? I admit I was born in California and have lived here most of my life, but i have never been to a ski lodge, so this is unknown territory for me. The US Forest Service office had a nice logo, though: "Wood, Water, Forage, Wildlife, Recreation - US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture." : Submitted by catyron, June 3rd, 2018
+ All the “snow” scenes I saw look liked they were filmed on a studio set. DOD 02/18/21
++ The one where Armand punches out Phillippe certainly is, but one nice touch: instead of the usual fake snow they actually used crushed ice, which looks nice and realistic packed in behind Phillippe's glasses OLEF641 7/3/21
Continuity: When Ninette comes out to get her mail the windows she passes in front of have the blinds open. A second later they are closed. Kilo 9/11/2018.
Rockin' Mason: At about 21 minutes, in the hotel bar, we hear a jumping tune first heard in Episode 29, TCOT Hesitant Hostess, at the Danceland Ballroom. JohnK, 7 March 2022.