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This is Ruta Lee’s fifth and final appearance on Perry, playing Irene Prentice. This is the only time that the last name of her character did not start with the letter “C.” The first four appearances, her characters were named, Cooper, Crest, Culver, and Cosgrove. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 30 October 2009.

Jessie White makes his fourth of five appearances in this episode as Tony Cerro. When I was growing up, we knew him better as "The Maytag Repairman", who was always so lonely because Maytags were advertised to be so dependable...
dwhite 1.20.13
+ I like Jessie White in this one. He is tapped to play a savvy and important (if victimized) casino owner, rather than the nice-but-unsophisticated hash-slinger and bartender roles he usually gets. JohnK, 9 February

For the umpteenth time this season, Ray Collins does not appear as Lt. Tragg despite his billing. Submitted by gracenote, 5/2/2011.
+ see my comment re: Ray Collins in Opening Credits section for Episode 236 dwhite 1.20.13

Sightings: After Drake finishes a phone call and walks back to his table at the casino, Distinguished Gentleman #1 walks behind him. Later, the Gentleman turns up in the courtroom gallery, along with Little Old Lady #1 and a blurry Pencil Mustache Man. Read more about these favorite frequent faces. Submitted by gracenote, 5/2/2011.

This is the last of three PM episodes directed by Richard Donner who went on to fame and fortune as the director for such mega-movies as Superman, the Omen, and the Lethal Weapon series. Submitted by DickieC, 4/16/13

Character Names: Actress Myrna Fahey plays a woman named Myrna and actor Peter Breck plays a man named Peter. Submitted by H. Mason 4/30/15

Reno, Nevada: For at least the second time Paul Drake went to "The Biggest Little City In The World" because of a Perry Mason case (#39 TCOT Rolling Bones). Submitted by H. Mason 4/30/15

Murder Method: Myrna Warren aka Mrs. Richard Ogden was at least the third person to be killed with a gun by being struck instead of shot (#83 and 182). Submitted by H. Mason 4/30/15

This is the second of four PM appearances for Bebe Kelly (Cocktail Waitress), who would have a recurring role as Nurse Clover on "Trapper John, M. D."...MikeM. 2/27/2017

In his phone call to Paul Drake from the murder scene, Perry manages to hold the phone in an odd way. His fingers appear to be wrapped around his tightly wound handkerchief, without touching the receiver at all. ..Bob61571, 3/5/2017
+ Perry holds the phone that way in order to avoid leaving his fingerprints on the receiver. jfh 29Jul2018.

This is the third of four PM appearances for Myrna Fahey (Myrna Warren), who passed in 1973 from cancer at the age of 40...MikeM. 3/5/2018

This is the third of three PM appearances for Peter Breck (Peter Warren), who is best known for his role as Nick Barkley on the television series "The Big Valley". Breck later established an acting academy in Vancouver, British Columbia. Peter Breck passed away in Vancouver, British Columia in 2012 at the age of 82...MikeM. 7/9/2018

The Case of the Substitute Coffee Set: The plastic West Bend Thermo Serv coffee carafe and a couple of matching cups are in use at Perry's office. Della no longer pours, nor is the coffee served on chinaware. Submitted by catyron, July 11th, 2018