Harold Gould (pictured) makes his only Perry appearance here playing Lawrence West. Harold Gould is probably best known for his role as Rhoda Morgenstern father in the 1970s sitcom Rhoda. He also had a prominent role in the sitcom Golden Girls. Mr. Gould recently celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary to actress Lea Vernon. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 26 August 2009.
To me he's best known as Kid Twist in The Sting. Submitted by Clothears 14th Aug 2020.
Sightings: In the very first shot of the courtroom gallery we see two regulars, Pencil Mustache Man and Quiet Old Man #1, sitting near each other and behind Pollard and friends. Later we see Distinguished Gentleman #1 in the back row, but he “teleports” from one side of the courtroom to the other. And that just might be the Thin Man next to the aisle. Now, you may well wonder, just who are these people? Submitted by gracenote, 4/13/2011.
+ The Thin Man also appears in the courtroom gallery. He’s visible in shots of Burger questioning various witnesses. Submitted by gracenote, 8/2/2011.
++ Early in the episode when the cabbie is describing what happened to his vehicle to a skeptical police officer, there appears to be Miss Carmody lurking in the background, though admittedly I can't be sure. Submitted by Kenmore 8/19/2012
+++ Yes it looks like her on the sidewalk, with the skinny neck and nose, at 6:13 on the 2012 Paramount DVD. Finally, live action for her is more exciting than just another run of the mill lurid court case. Submitted by (lowercase, with a comma and period) masonite, 12/14/12.
++++ Thanks for noting her -- i would have missed that sighting without the heads-up. Submitted by catyron, June 24th, 2018
Ray Collins did not appear despite onscreen credit. Submitted by gracenote, 4/13/2011.
And Andy’s appearance is so brief as to be almost superfluous. DOD 03/22/21
Star Trek Alert: Two actors in this episode will appear in Star Trek roles. Jason Evers plays a central character in the original series episode, "Wink of an Eye," where in a reveral of his Perry role, he's the jealous lover. Gilbert Green played a SS major on an alien planet that took up Nazism due to the rather imprudent idea by a Star Fleet Captain that it would help the inhabitants get organized. Submitted by MyFavoritePolarBear, 11/27/22.
Music composed by Nathan Van Cleave from no fewer than three Twilight Zone episodes can be heard in this episode: Music from "Elegy," "A World of Difference" and "Two" (see trivia note episode 170). The complete "Elegy" track can be found on the LP The Twilight Zone Original Television Scores Volume Four (STV81192) and "A World of Difference" on Volume Three (STV81185). Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 6/16/12.
The pistol removed from Pollard's pocket by the police officer investigating the taxi accident was a Japanese Nambu Type 14 semi-automatic, of 1944 or 1945 production, in caliber 8mm Nambu. This was the design that inspired the popular Ruger Mk I, II, and III series of .22 caliber pistols. Submitted by oldgray, 1/23/2013.
Cars: Since there are no listings of cars for this episode as of yet, I thought I would throw one in. Just before the first court room scene, in an establishing shot outside the courthouse, there is a VW Beetle plainly visible parked in front of the courthouse. Submitted by PaulDrake 33. 12 January 2015.
+ Yes, it is a medium-dark VW Beetle, and then, behind it another car pulls up, which appears to be a fancy white taxi. Then two medium-darkish American-looking cars roll by, followed by another foreign car behind them just as the scene cuts -- but what it is, i cannot tell. A PV444 Volvo, perhaps? submitted by catyron, missing Gary Woloski and his series on "The Cars," September 25th, 2021.
+Marion Moses is the mother of William R Moses who played Perry's assistant/detective, Ken Malansky in 21 of the later made for television Perry Mason movies. Submitted by BigBill767, 6/17/2016.
Murder Method: Mrs. Pollard was the ninth current murder victim that was strangled. That number includes the first victim in #92 who had been killed three weeks before the second person. Submitted by H. Mason 4/14/15
This is the first of five credited, but unnamed, PM appearances for Patricia Joyce...MikeM. 2/6/2017
This is the only PM appearance for Lloyd Bochner. You may remember him for his role in the "To Serve Man" episode of "The Twilight Zone", or as Cecil Colby on "Dynasty".. ..Bob61571, 2/12/2018
This is the only PM appearance for Charlotte Fletcher (Aimee Wynne) and the last entry on her brief IMDb Filmography. Charlotte Fletcher had married in 1963 and in 1964 gave birth to a daughter, just three months before this episode was filmed. She would later have a son. It appears that she gave up film and television to raise a family. Charlotte Fletcher passed in 2003 at the age of 75...MikeM. 6/18/2018
+Gilbert Green and Jason Evers would later appear as father and son in Season 4 of 'The Rockford Files' in the episode 'Requiem for a Funny Box.' It was a rather avant-garde episode (for its time, at least) that depicted the great lengths homosexual men often took to hide their relationships. Third_Generation_Fan, 3/22/2021
Location and Set: That Tudor house, that staircase. Need i say more? Submitted by catyron, June 24th, 2018
+Has anyone ever supplied an accurate tally of the number of PM episodes in which that house and/or that staircase appear? It's most certainly a discouragingly high number. Submitted by BobH, 25 June 2018.\\ + At least they switched it up a bit - what is usually the door to a room is the entrance. DOD 03/22/21