Uncredited Actors: Don appears today in court. Submitted by BigBill767, 6/17/2016.
Sightings: We see the Distinguished Gentleman three times today. He is having lunch near Della and Diane and is then seen walking outside the restaurant as they leave. He has become a businessman as he runs the Taco & Hamburger stand on the beach. Quiet Old Man #1 attends court in the back row behind Perry. Submitted by BigBill767, 6/17/2016.
Location: In an early sequence, Della makes a call from a phone booth on Wilshire Boulevard across from Palisades Park in Santa Monica. The following pier scene is at Santa Monica Pier. Submitted by Mitch English, 4/2/2005.
+ The restaurant appears to be the Belle-Vue. Look for the Surf View Cafe on the pier. Later, there’s a glimpse of the Breaker’s Motel sign. See more here.
Location: The restaurant from which Della emerges is now called the BOA Steakhouse and is located where Santa Monica Blvd comes to an end at Ocean Blvd. A more interesting way to phrase it, of course, is to say that it’s where the historic Route 66 ends, making BOA Steakhouse an interesting trivia answer to the question “What’s the last business or restaurant you can pull into on the iconic Route 66?” Posted by Eric Cooper, 8/7/2009
+ Also, Paul Drake can be seen standing by the Surf View Cafe on the pier. The 880 address is clearly visible. The Surf View is still in business and still at 880 on the Santa Monica Pier. Later in that same scene as Perry stands by the scales, over his shoulder you can see a sign for a shooting gallery. That too is still in existence just a few feet away inside the Arcade. Posted by Eric Cooper, 8/7/2009. See more here.
In this episode, Della reveals that her original home was in the Smokey Mountains region. Submitted by PaulDrake 33. 1/15/15.
Ruth Warrick makes her only Perry appearance here playing Mrs. Winlow. Ruth Warrick’s first movie role was as Orson Welles’ first wife, Emily Kane in the classic movie Citizen Kane. However, most people will remember her as Phoebe Taylor, the matriarch of All My Children for 35 years until her death at age 89 in January 2005, Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 26 August 2009.
+ Ray Collins also appeared in the 1941 Classic: he played Political Boss Jim Gettys [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 4.21.15
Jonathan Lippe later changed his name to Goldsmith and is now playing "The Most Interesting Man in the World" in the Dos Equis Beer commercials. Submitted by BigBill767, 29 Mar 2014
+ According to IMDb and Wikipedia, he was born Jonathan Goldsmith. His mother was a model and his father was a gym teacher; the family was of Russian Jewish descent. His parents divorced, and at the age of six he took on the surname of his stepfather, becoming Jonathan Lippe. He eventually went back to his birth name, Jonathan Goldsmith, and he played the "The Most Interesting Man in the World" from 2007 - 2016. Submitted by catyron, June 26th, 2018
Character Names: Mr. Winlock’s first name is George. We never learn Mrs. Winlock’s first name. Submitted by gracenote, 4/16/2011.
+ We also did not learn the first name of Mr. Dillard. Added by H. Mason 4/17/15
Bruce Gordon (George Winlock) is known for playing gangster Frank Nitti on the great old TV series, "The Untouchables." Submitted by Otto Gervaert, 3/24/21.
Ray Collins (Lt. Tragg) appears in the credits only. Submitted by gracenote, 4/16/2011.
Continuity: When Perry and Paul enter the elevator, the light inside the elevator changes between the distant shot and the close-up shot before the door closes. Submitted by Alan Smithee, 12/30/2013.
Michael Constantine: He appeared on the ABC show Room 222 from 1969 to 1974 as Seymour Kaufman, Principal of Walt Whitman High School in Los Angeles. He had roles on other shows according to IMDb but I only like to make entries about things I know. Submitted by H. Mason 4/17/15
+ Reading, PA-born Constantine Joanides won the 1970 Best Supporting Actor Emmy for his Principal Kaufman portrayal. Among his 177 IMDb credits are 5 Quincys, 2 Kojaks, 2 Perrys (Runaway Racer) & an Ironside. Mike Bedard 4.22.15
Streets: At the beginning of the story Paul was giving a report to Della about his men following a person on Fifth Street to Alvarado to Seventh Street. In episode 152 TCOT Promoter's Pillbox there was a mention of Chico's Bar at Sixth and Alvarado. Submitted by H. Mason 4/17/15
This is the first of two PM appearances for Mary Ann Mobley, who was married to actor Gary Collins from 1967 until his passing in 2012...MikeM. 2/8/2017
Go Daddy Go: That swingin' tune we hear, when the too-cool-for-school stepson opens the front door for Perry, was also played in the night club in TCOT A Place Called Midnight. That band gets around. JohnK, 4 February 2018.
+ Amendment to comment: If I'm not mistaken, in TCOT Midnight, that energetic tune was the accompaniment to a man skillfully juggling plates. JohnK, 8 April 2022.
Jim Henaghan (Delivery Boy) is the son of actress/dancer Gwen Verdon from her first marriage to James Henaghan. Her second marriage was to multi-talented Bob Fosse. That marriage produced a daughter, actress/dancer/producer Nicole Fosse...MikeM. 6/20/2018
Nice to see Vaughn Taylor again -- he is always an interesting actor. This is his eighth -- and last -- PM appearance. My favourite of his appearances was in "TCOT Stuttering Bishop," in which he played the Bishop. Submitted by catyron, June 26th, 2018
Rare inside views of Paul Drake's notebook (early in the episode) and Dillard's notebook (while on the witness stand). Submitted by Otto Gervaert, 3/24/21.