Paul gives the MA 5-1190 office number to the operator on his cool high tech car phone when he calls Della for Perry. Submitted by Paul Chrisney, 3/19/2004.
+ Paul's car phone was seen in seven stories before this one (107, 157, 191, 204, 214, 218 AND 226). Added by H. Mason 4/21/15
++ Earlier on Della calls Perry while he and Paul are on Perry's boat...on Perry's boat phone! Not bad for 1965! ;-> Submitted by mesave31, 03/09/15.
+++ It was not Perry's boat. It was a charter boat named DO-BU-JE, also used in episode 131 (see "Uncredited Actors" in this section and Comments section). Perry's boat, named Mystic, was seen in episode 12 TCOT Negligent Nymph. Added by H. Mason 4/21/15
Roland Winters, playing Archer Bryant, makes his only Perry appearance. In the late 1940s Roland Winters became the 3rd and final movie Charlie Chan (following Warner Oland and Sidney Toler)—playing the role 6 times. Look closely at Mr. Winters; doesn’t look very oriental does he? Submitted by PaulDrake33, 30 September 2009.
+ Raymond Burr and Roland Winters both appeared in an episode of the Jack Benny Program. Burr was the featured guest star, and Winters played a smaller role as an Air Force General. See the episode on YouTube.
Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson appears as the skipper of a fishing boat chartered by Perry and Paul. The footage seems to be the same exterior shots used in episode 131, TCOT Travelling Treasure, Submitted by FredK, 15 Nov 2010.
Don has a speaking part but no credit. Don also turns up in court after his boat ride. He is in the far left front row. Submitted by BigBill767 3/23/2014.
Sightings: The only favorite frequent face to turn up among the spectators in court today is the Quiet Old Man (#1). Submitted by gracenote, 4/21/2011.
+ We catch a quick view of Distinguished Gent #1 in the back row of the courtroom as the killer confesses. Submitted by BigBill767, 6/17/2016.
Star Trek Alert: No fewer than three actors in this episode will go on to Star Trek roles. Seamon Glass, who appeared in three Perry episodes, also plays Benton, a tough-guy exo-miner in original series Star Trek episode "Mudd's Women." Parley Baer, a three-time Perry character, went on to be cast as an old man in Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Sacred Ground." Finally, Jeanne Bal, also a "Perry" three-fer, had the distinction of appearing in the first espisode of the original series Star Trek as a salt-sucking alien, as mentioned below by Wiseguy. Submitted by MyFavoritePolarBear, 11/30/22.
Ray Collins once again is absent from the story despite billing as Lt. Tragg. Submitted by gracenote, 4/21/2011.
The attractive Indus Arthur, who played Nancy Bryant in this episode, was a professional harpist. She died in 1984 at the young age of 43 from skin cancer. Submitted by mesave31, 03/09/15.
At the very end, Perry sagely quotes from the Old Testament, specifically Proverbs 26:5. Submitted by gracenote, 4/21/2011.
+ "Answer A Fool According To His Own Folly." Mike Bedard 4.29.15
Business For Perry: Paul's client was charged with murder again and needed Perry's help. Submitted by H. Mason 4/21/15
Murder Method: For at least the fifth time a person was put in a car and killed when it went over a cliff [first victim in this story] (see episodes 35, 85 first murder, 103 and 192 first murder). That doesn't include episode 210 where the driver died on a mountain road because his car had been tampered with causing the brakes to fail. Submitted by H. Mason 4/21/15
Murder Weapon: For at least the second time a person was beaten to death with a telephone [second victim in this story] (see episode 172 TCOT Surplus Suitor). Submitted by H. Mason 4/21/15
Double Feature Insomniacs, midnight snackers and other MeTV viewers who kept their sets on Wed night/Thurs morning were treated to an S John Launer mini-marathon: after seeing him as the judge in PM, they had a followup appearance in Twilight Zone. As with astronomical events, the cyclical nature of syndication means these coincidences must occur with some regularity. (As a side note, I found his performance in TZ to be a disappointment: stiff and didactic like a ..well...judge). Almanaced by Notcom, 051316.
This is the third of four PM appearances for Jeanne Bal, who had a prominent role in the eighteen-episode sitcom "Love and Marriage"...MikeM. 2/15/2017
+ Jeanne Bal's most-aired appearance would probably be on Star Trek's premiere episode "The Man Trap" first shown on September 8, 1966. How many times has that been rerun? Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 9/05/17.
When Ian Jarvis first arrives to bring flowers to Vera Wynne (@ 9:07) we see a shot of her though the glass door. Not only is that NOT Jeanne Bal, she has a completely different outfit and hairdo than Jeanne Bal has in the scenes directly before and after that shot. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 9/05/17.
+ And when Ian first gets off the elevator the outer door and walls of So-Cal Mutual Investments are glass when viewed from the outside. (@ 8:51) A few minutes later when he leaves the outer door is solid and the walls have a peg-board like design. The same inconsistency happens when Vera and Holman enter (@ 12:31) then later leave the office. Submitted by JJ 2021-04-08
This is the ninth of ten PM appearances for H.M.Wynant, who turned 91 on 12 February 2018...MikeM. 2/21/2018
This is the final of four PM appearances for Linden Chiles (Clyde Darrell) who worked until his death in 2013 at the age of 80. Linden Chiles reportedly was killed when he fell off the roof of his home in Topanga CA...MikeM. 6/27/2018
When Parley Baer as Ian Jarvis confronts Perry in his office and raises his voice in anger, he suddenly takes on the exasperated voice (and cowboy dialect) of his famous role as Chester Proudfoot in the radio version of "Gunsmoke." I laughed so hard I had to rewind it and play it with my eyes closed -- it was Chester! Submitted by catyron, July 1, 2018
The recorder that Holman uses in his 'eavesdropping' setup is an old-fashioned wire recorder, not a tape recorder. He clearly states "The wire is good for four hours". This device was apparently standard for this type of use well into the '60's. OLEF641 8/13/21