Harold Peary makes his only Perry appearance here playing Freddy Fell. Harold Peary was a big name in radio in the 1940s, playing the title role in The Great Gildersleeve on radio and in six different movies. He would quit the radio show in 1950 in a dispute with the sponsor, Kraft Foods, over who owned the name Gildersleeve. Kraft Foods retained the name and hired Willard Waterman to continue with the Gildersleeve role until 1958. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 18 August 2009.
Barbara Perry's 81 IMDb Actress credits include another Perry/Tsarina's Tiara & Pickles Sorrell on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Mike Bedard 4.30.15
Joan O'Brien (Jill) made a name for herself acting in television shows in the 1950s and 1960s and as a film co-star with Cary Grant, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, and Jerry Lewis. She also sang with Harry James' band in the late 1960's. Paul'sGal 2021
Uncredited Actors: First, standing in line waiting for the bus as Betty approaches the bus stop is Robert Wegner. Then Don Anderson appears in the courtroom gallery. Submitted by gracenote, 4/24/2011.
Sightings: Observing the action in the courtroom gallery today are Distinguished Gentleman #1 and Little Old Lady #1. The Gentleman also plays a druggist helping a lady at the perfume counter in the drugstore where Drake makes a phone call. Submitted by gracenote, 4/24/2011.
+ Lots of sightings at the bus stop and travel agency around the 20 minute DVD mark. During the next 2 minutes we see the Thin Man five times (in the distance at the bus stop carrying a box, walking in front and then in and out of the Travel Agency, and walking a dog in the neighborhood as Betty returns home). In addition we see the Distinguished Gentleman #1 walk by the agency with his grandchildren. Along with them, Don Anderson and Robert Wegner both make several appearances. I guess that they were buying travel tickets for a good vacation. Submitted by BigBill767, 6/20/2016.
The Thin Man is Luis Delgado. He was on many episodes of "The Rockford Files" in various roles. According to the book "The Garner Files" Luis was good friends with James Garner and also worked as his assistant. Submitted by T. Kearns, 09/26/19
Alas, yet another episode where Ray Collins receives credit but does not appear. Submitted by gracenote, 4/24/2011.
Star Trek Alert: Only one actor in this episode will appear in the Star Trek universe, a rarity (usually it's two or more). Hal Baylor, who appeared in three Perry episodes, was a policeman in the original series Star Trek episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever." Submitted by MyFavoritePolarBear, 11/30/22.
Goofs: When Betty Caster is at the front door, the boom mic shadow is clearly visible in the upper right corner - PerryBaby 10/20/13
As the bus pulls up, we see a VW parked outside the house, across the road from where the bus stopped. We also see an early MKII Jaguar passing by. But when Betty crosses the road from the bus, the VW has gone and it's the Jag that's parked there. There was also what looked like a British Ford Anglia parked behind where the bus stopped, but it too had gone by the time the bus moved off. I don't know whether that model was ever sold in the US. Submitted by Clothears 26th Aug 2020.
Minerva Urecal, in her second PM role (see #15), was probably best known as (Phoebe) Ma Kettle from the Ma & Pa Kettle series of movies. The Ma Kettle character was introduced in the 1947 Fred MacMurray / Claudette Colbert film The Egg and I. The character was popular and Ms Urecal was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance, but lost to Celeste Holm. A spin-off series of 9 movies followed (from 1949 to 1957) with Percy Kilbride returning as (Franklin) Pa Kettle in the first seven. Submitted by H. Mason 4/23/15
+ Marjorie Main played Ma Kettle. Minerva's Wikipedia paragraph says she played “Marjorie Main-LIKE characters…..” Minerva was in movies, usually playing maids and landladies….But she was not Ma. LuvPaul 5/19/16
++ LuvPaul is correct, but I would say that Wikipedia is off track, because although Minerva Urecal played a few roles similar to those of Marjorie Main, in my opinion, except for her shorter stature, the actress she most resembled was Margaret Hamilton, who played The Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz." Their voices are strikingly similar at times, they have similar facial features, and I am pretty sure I have even seen one movie in which Minerva Urecal rode a bicycle. Submitted by catyron, July 3, 2018
This is the only PM appearance for Margaret Bly (Betty Kaster) who played Michael Caine's girlfriend in the 1969 movie "The Italian Job"...MikeM. 2/17/2017
Hamilton Burger wore a large pinky ring in this episode...MikeM. 2/17/2017
There are three "Perry"s in the guest cast...Elizabeth, Barbara, and Hal Peary's surname is pronounced "Perry"...MikeM. 2/23/2018
This is the only PM appearance for veteran stage actress Elizabeth Perry (Estelle Mabury). A month after this episode aired, Elizabeth Perry married actor/narrator Anthony Call. They were divorced in 1982. According to IMDb, Elizabeth Perry's last Filmography role was on the television series "Kate and Allie" in 1987...MikeM. 6/29.2018
The headlights seen coming toward the truck just before the accident are not those of the Lincoln the Starks are driving in. Also, the truck going over the cliff and exploding is a tanker truck. Not the box truck with the explosives. Kilo 10/12/2018.
+ If you pause just before the moment of impact, you can see that the car is not the Starks' car, but a bulgy fifties sedan of some sort. Another case of "Stock Footage Strikes Again. OLEF641 8/17/21