Anomaly: Joyce Van Patten, listed as Fay Gilmer, is called Gilmore by several people.
+ Pete Kamboly pronounces the name "Dion" as "Dee-an" while on the witness stand. At one point in episode 47 TCOT Jilted Jockey, Hamilton pronounces the name as "Die-on" (with a long i). jfh 15Jul2019
++ In that same scene Kamboly also mispronounces it as "Dee-own"! Kilo 4/8/2020.

Uncredited Actors: S. John Launer plays the judge but is not credited even though he has lines. Submitted by daveb, date unknown.
+ Don Anderson files in with the other courtroom spectators at the beginning of the hearing. Submitted by gracenote, 4/15/2011.

The yacht featured in the Dion home movie still exists! Read more here. Submitted by D. A. Supernaw, 2/8/2007.

Location: A swimming pool next to a marina is seen in the home movies of Dion near the beginning of this episode. This is at the Long Beach Yacht Club at 6201 Appian Way. See here. Submitted by D. A. Supernaw, 4/26/2005. Updated 2/11/07.

It appears that the portrait of Dion seen in this episode also appears in #250, TCOT Wrathful Wraith, as Jamison Selff. From Tom Stillman via the Perry_Mason Yahoo! group, posted by daveb, 11/14/2009.

Location: About 25 minutes in Ken looks out Fay's window and sees Plummer Park at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood just 5 blocks from the where Jazbo drove in the previous episode TCOT Frustrated Folksinger. See episode #101 for another episode featuring Plummer Park. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 19 August 2010. Some pictures here.

Sightings: As Maxine talks on the phone, Distinguished Gentleman #1 mops the floor behind her. (But that is not the only time we see him.) Quiet Old Man #1 appears among the spectators in the courtroom gallery; he is chatting and shaking hands with a standing man. He then stands up himself to make room as the aforementioned Gentleman finds his seat. Submitted by gracenote, 4/15/2011.

Star Trek Alert: Only one actor in this episode will go on to appear in a Star Trek role, a rarity for Perry Mason, which is usually chock full of Starfleet crew members and aliens. Kathie Browne, who appears in three Perry episodes, plays Deela, a Scalosian space babe, in the original series Star Trek episode, "A Wink of an Eye." That episode also cast another Perry alum, Jason Evers, who also appeared in three Perry episodes. Since only five Scalosian aliens show up on the Enterprise (they are a dying race), by the numbers, two-fifths of them had been in Perry's courtroom back on earth. Submitted by MyFavoritePolarBear, 11/30/22.

Character Names: Our substitute lawyer’s full name is Kenneth W. Kramer. Just about everyone refers to Mills as Jeffrey, not just Jeff. John Hart plays Dion Reid (surname omitted from credits). Submitted by gracenote, 4/15/2011.

John Hart, in home movie clips in this story as Dion Reid, replaced Clayton Moore during a salary dispute for 52 episodes on The Lone Ranger television show. Mr. Hart also appeared as the Lone Ranger in a 1981 episode of The Greatest American Hero (a show that starred William Katt, son of Barbara Hale) and on a 1982 episode of Happy Days. Coincidentally, Reid was also the last name of the man who became the Lone Ranger. Submitted by H. Mason 4/20/15

License Plate: DEM 265 on Lona Upton's car was on different vehicles in episodes 188, 192 and 203. Submitted by H. Mason 4/20/15

This is the second of two PM directing credits for multi-talented Jack Arnold, who is probably best known for his science fiction films...MikeM. 2/13/2017

From this point on in the Season Eight Part Two DVD set, the captions are actually from the Season Seven Part One set. Sunbmitted by Red Chief, 16/5/2017

This is the first of two PM appearances for Nina Shipman, whose parents and grandparents were in show business...MikeM. 2/19/2018

This is the third of three PM appearances for multi-talented Dick Whittinghill (barman), who was king of Los Angeles radio for about thirty years. An avid golfer, Whittinghill would often play with Bob Hope and Gene Autry. The radio station where Whittinghill worked was owned by Mr. Autry. Dick Whittinghill passed in 2001 at the age of 87. He was a widower, and was survived by two daughters and two grandchildren...MikeM. 6/25.2018

This is the fourth of four Perry appearances for Kathie Browne, who died at the age of 72 in 2003. She was married to actor Darren McGavin from 1969 until her death. jfh 25Jun2018.

This is the second of two Perry appearance for Robert Strauss who was a featured actor in the 1955 Marilyn Monroe film "The Seven Year Itch". jfh 25Jun2018.

This episode is unusual in that it has no on-screen confession. jfh 25Jun2018.

Possible goof: When Amy is first on the stand, the states that she and Lona are half-sisters, "Same father, different mothers" but shortly after she use the phrase, "when my step-father died". -PerryFan 3/4/20
+ The same thought occurred to me, but ... Amy and Lorna had different mothers and Amy's mother divorced their common father and subsequently married another man who thus became Amy's stepfather from whom Amy subsequently inherited his fortune, explaining why Amy had money and Lona had none {whew!}. jfh 29Mar2021
--- although, when Lona Upton steps outside with Ken Kramer upon overhearing him tell Amy Reid about Maxine Nichols' murder, Ken refers to Amy as Lona's step sister jfh 24Feb2023

Or Amy could have been the firstborn child of their father who subsequently remarried Lona's mother. That would explain their age difference and why only Amy inherited his money.

When Lona is talking on the phone (in front of a mirror) she says “Why don’t you tell that boss of yours to go chin himself on a bramble bush?” Is this some sort of idiom or metaphor? Kilo 3/25/2023.