Anomaly: Lurene Tuttle, listed as Henry McLeod, is really McLeod, the owner of “Henny’s Coop.” Submitted by Lisa & Mack McLendon, posted by daveb 12/21/2007.
+ Actor John KcKee in the credits is really John McKee. Submitted by Paul Drake 33, 20 November 2009.
Richard Carlson makes his second and final appearance on Perry here as Clete Hawley. From 1953 until 1956, for 118 episodes, Richard Carlson was Herbert Philbrick on the syndicated crime drama I Led Three Lives. It was a unique drama, highlighting the dangers of Communism. I Led Three Lives, which now seems like an anachronism, was reportedly the favorite show of Lee Harvey Oswald. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 20 November 2009.
+ Richard Carlson and Sandy Descher had previously acted together in a 1954 episode of "I Led 3 Lives" when Sandy was a tot of only 9. Submitted by PaulDrake 33. 10 March 2015.
Sightings Our “Miss Carmody” works concessions at Henny’s Coop. Later, Quiet Old Man #1 observes the proceedings from the courtroom gallery. Learn more about these favorite frequent faces. Submitted by gracenote, 6/5/2011.
+ “Miss Carmody” seems rather nervous of the camera at Henny's. But she is also a courtroom spectator, sitting next to Cameron Burgess. And was she the woman of the couple getting seated at Clay's after the trial? Submitted by Clothears, 6th Oct 2020.
The Kid Returns: In the opening credits of the first season, in the gallery there is a young man, a boy really, with blond hair who for some reason has been brought to spectate at a murder trial. A son of someone in the crew I suppose. I believe he has made a return for the last season, and once again is in the gallery (although in the episode rather than the titles), right in the center, nine years later. I'll try to get a time stamp from my DVD collection. He still seems kind of young to be watching this sort of thing. JohnK 18 May 2021
The Curious Coffee Set appears at the lunch counter in the Brent Building, that miraculous structure with balconies on the inside, but not the outside. DOD 04/12/18
+ This is true, and strange, since the cups were, for many years, a feature of Perry's office. After he and Della got the West Bend Thermo-Serv plastic set, these porcelain cups began making the rounds of new owners, until, like a pair of homing pigeons, they flew back to the Brent Building. Submitted by catyron, August 11th, 2018
++ The scene where Paul buys Perry a cup of coffee, and it comes in the peripatetic cups, occurs in the courthouse, not the Brent Building. OLEF641 9/30/21
+++ On second viewing, i see that OLeF641 is entirely correct: it is the courhouse. Thanks for catching that. Submitted by catyron, November 19th, 202021.
Perry once again gets his coveted on-street parking space right in front of the courthouse! ;-> Submitted by mesave31, 03/09/15.
..and manages to get a haircut and lose his pocket square by the time he reaches the courtroom. DOD 06/02/22
Douglas Evans Judged 2 Perrys & was a Magistrate in a 3rd; his 7 other appearances included salesman, clerk, sea captain, tax accountant, etc. [1957-66 IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.5.15.
Paul Stewart had a memorable role as the slightly sinister butler Raymond in "Citizen Kane". DOD 05/04/20
Double Vision: with Deja Vu, All Over Again. This episode bears a remarkable number of similarities to the preceding season's TCOT Tragic Trophy (Episode #220). Both episodes feature a sleezy entertainment industry hack (played by Richard Carlson) putting the pinch on a wealthy backer (played by Paul Stewart) who has a beautiful wife with something to hide. And the defendant is an aspiring youngster who displays no particular talent in his or her chosen field. Submitted by BobH, 12 September 2016. with minor edit and addition by HamBurger 10/01/2016
This is the seventh of nine PM directing credits for Jerry Hopper, who directed 22 episodes of "Wagon Train"...MikeM. 4/3/2017
This is the third of three PM writing credits for Lawrence Louis Goldman, whose first credited screenplay in 1950 was about a man accused of a murder he did not commit...MikeM. 4/9/2018
Clete Hawley tells Sandy "Kid, you're so far from singing you couldn't reach it in a sleeper jump." Definition: sleeper jump - "the top-floor dressing room, assigned to lesser acts". From A Vaudeville Glossary at http://marinaendicott.com/books/the-little-shadows/glossary/ Submitted by Kilo 11/12/2018.
Members of this episode appeared in 3 classic SciFi Films. Richard Carlson was in Creature From the Black Lagoon.
Patricia Owens was David Hedison's wife in The Fly.
Sandy Descher was the traumatized little girl in Them!
Dave H 4/22/2019
Also appearing in “Them”, frequent PM judge Willis Bouchey. DOD 06/02/22 + Sandy Descher also played the daughter of Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson in The Last Time I Saw Paris in 1954. jfh 07May2020.
Some may remember Sue Ane(Ann)Langdon as Kitty Marsh on the series Bachelor Father (1959-61). Submitted by HamBurger, 8/22/2020
Fame is Expensive The "fifty grand" Hawley "sank" in his "last project" would be just shy of $425,000 in 2021 dollars. OLEF641 9/30/21
Sandy sings a song for Perry and Clete that starts “Bye Bye Baby . . .”. Coincidentally, I listened to an old Jack Benny radio program on youtube called “Will TV Replace Radio” broadcast in 1950 (https://youtu.be/I85_fWJMTTg). At 5:20 into the program Jack begins to sing the same song! I had thought it was just a song made up for the PM show. But now I’m guessing it was a real song at the time. Anyone know? Kilo 4/28/2023.