TCOT Curious Coffee Set: The Curious Coffee Set appears in the kitchen of the Gordon house two days in a row. A similar, but not quite identical set later turns up in a restaurant where Perry confers with the doctor. It certainly is a popular style. Submitted by gracenote, 4/1/2011.
+ I think they are identical. But ... ALAS! At the end of the show, in Perry's office, the Curious Chinaware Cups have been replaced with horrible metallic and black plastic mugs, and a carafe to match. Gone are the days .... Submitted by catyron, June 17th, 2018
At the beginning of this episode, there is a shot of mansion on a cliff overlooking the ocean. There is a thunderstorm going on. Cut to a shot of the night sky, and a bolt of lightning cuts across the screen accompanied by thunder. The scene then cuts to the outside of a mansion in the middle of pouring rain. These shots are identical to the beginning of the episode TCOT Meddling Medium, with the exception that the Meddling Medium has some close ups of two gravestones in between the scenes of the lightning and the outside of the mansion. Submitted by Charles Richmond, 1/20/13.
Sightings: Usually our recurring courtroom spectators are scattered throughout the gallery, but in this episode two sit together during the entire hearing: Distinguished Gentleman #1 and Quiet Old Man #1, in the front row. But just who are they? Submitted by gracenote, 4/1/2011. + Distinguished Gentleman #1 also appears earlier as a pedestrian walking behind Sylvia and the chauffeur at the Norman Hotel. Submitted by gracenote, 8/19/2011.
Although credited, Ray Collins does not appear. Submitted by gracenote, 4/6/2011.
After giving Rachel a sedative and treating the burn on her arm, Dr. Lambert says, "She will probably sleep the clock around." instead of "sleep around the clock." Was Hugh Marlowe improvising?
Submitted by Masonite 11/27/2012
+ No, "to sleep the clock around" is another common-enough way of saying it. For example see Jack London's novel "The Sea Wolf", in Chapter XXXIX: "I did not know it, but I had slept the clock around and it was night again." An internet search will bring up other authors like Stephen King. Submitted by (the lowercase, with a comma and period) masonite, 12/11/12.
+Actually back during the early sixies when this episode was filmed and aired, the popular term was "Rock Around the Clock" a song made popular by Bill Haley and the Comets. Maybe they didn't want it to sound like that. ;-) Submitted by HamBurger 9/18/2016.
This is the second of two PM appearances for Gigi Perreau who, according to IMDb, started in films at the age of eighteen months and is still working at the age of 75...MikeM. 1/26/2017
This is the final of four PM appearances for singer/narrator/actor Richard Hale, who began his career as an opera baritone...MikeM. 2/1/2018
This is the final of 22 PM episodes for Morris Ankrum, all of them as a judge. Morris Ankrum, a graduate of the University of Southern California law school, was a lawyer before he turned to acting. Morris Ankrum passed on 2 September 1964, before this episode had aired. He was 68 years old...MikeM. 6/7/2018
+ I will miss him; he has been one of my favourite judges. Submitted by catyron, June 17th, 2018
++In 1956, Morris Ankrum played the father-in-law of Hugh Marlowe in "Earth vs the Flying Saucers," one of many 50s sci-fi flicks in which he always seemed to play a general. Submitted by VladEstragon, May 18, 2020.
This is the second of three episodes for Phyllis Hill who plays Rachel Gordon. Early in the episode, Dr. Lambert guesses the age of Rachel based on her appearance to be 40 to 45. Rachel states that she is just 35. At the time the episode was first shown, Phyllis Hill was 43 years old. Submitted by Kenmore 01/29/2022.
It's for you, Mr. Mason: Paul has a GPS tracker on Perry -- he can locate him by phone in any random restaurant, it seems. Submitted by catyron, June 17th, 2018