CARS: 1957 Continental MkII, light color*, 1957 Ford Skyliner retractable, black, top up (Mason)*, 1958 Ford Thunderbird convertible, black, black & white interior, top down (Drake), 1959 Ford Skyliner retractable, black, medium interior, top down (Mason), 1959 Lincoln Continental MkIV, 4dr hardtop, white, *reuse of footage from The Vagabond Vixen, season 1. From The Cars by Greg Cockerill.
When Mason is originally taking his client Claire Allison to see Martin Selkirk at Selkirk’s Oceanside condo, he is driving a 1957 Ford Fairlane Retractable Hardtop. Later during the show, when Perry visits the grandfather Horace Selkirk, he is driving a 1959 Ford Galaxie Retractable Hardtop. I guess Perry had time to buy a new car in between court sessions! Submitted by Walt Broadnax, 12/10/07. Posted by daveb.
+ Perhaps the production staff figured none of the viewers would notice the obvious difference in the single set of headlights versus the dual set. ;-) Submitted by HamBurger, July 18, 2021
Robert Rockwell makes his first of 5 appearances here on Perry playing Dick Benedict. Robert Rockwell made a name for himself in 1950’s television playing Eve Arden’s love interest in Our Miss Brooks. Many years later he was familiar to a new generation of television watchers as the grandfather who offers his grandson a Werthers candy. He and his wife were married for 61 years, a record for any Perry alumni as far as I have been able to ascertain. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 18 August 2009.
A generation of baby boomers will remember Rockwell as Superman's daddy. The actor portrayed Jor-El in the premiere episode of "The Adventures of Superman" in 1952. Submitted by francis, 2/20/12.
Fans of Universal's Sherlock Holmes series will recognize the distinguished Paul Cavanagh, who featured in several of the early '40s films. Submitted by francis, 2/20/12.
+ Paul Cavanaugh also stars as the titular character in "Champagne Charlie" (1936), a favorite noir movie. jfh 11Mar2021
Mala Powers (Claire Allison) makes the first of five appearances on PM. In 1962, she will portray Della's close friend, Janet Brent. Submitted by MikeM, 11/06/2012
+ Among her 81 IMDb credits are "Crying Cherub," "Weary Watchdog," "Frightened Fisherman" & "Scarlet Scandal." Mike Bedard 6.30.16.
Character Names: The Nurse’s name is Walsh. Not only does Miss Allison address her thus, the caregiver identifies herself on the phone in the hospital. Mrs. Jennings’ full name is Lorraine Selkirk Jennings. Submitted by gracep 9/2/2010.
Sightings: Distinguished Gentleman #1 (in glasses) sits in the back row of the courtroom gallery, on the prosecutor’s side. There is a really good shot of him behind Hannah Barton during the second part of the hearing. Submitted by gracep, 9/2/2010.
+ I believe we also see DG#1 briefly in the opening scene in the restaurant -- in San Francisco -- at about 2:45 on the DVD, as he glances over his shoulder to view the scuffle. JohnK, 14 December 2015 ++ Meanwhile, our beloved Little Old Lady in a Hat sits on the defendant’s side. We can see her better as the courtroom clears for lunch; she lingers behind a bit. Then as Perry pulls Hannah aside for a chat, she scoots down the hall behind them. After lunch, she reappears on the defendant’s side, on the front row, right next to Dick Benedict. Submitted by gracep, 9/2/2010.
+++ “Miss Carmody” is seated in two places in the courtroom. First she is next to Hannah Barton and behind Horace Selkirk on the prosecution side. Later she is next to Lorraine Jennings on the defense side. Submitted by alan_sings, 9 Oct 2010.
++++ Distinguished Gentleman #2 appears in a corner of the courtroom gallery in at least one cutaway (when Tragg testifies). Submitted by gracenote, 7/3/2011.
Location: About 5 minutes in and again at the 15 minute mark a car drives up the back way up to Gulls Way in Malibu which is featured in several episodes including #9. The main entrance to Gulls Way which is now owned by Dick Clark is off Pacific Coast Hwy. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 6 January 2011.
PM got the Coroner to admit that it was possible that Mr. Sellkirk would not die immediately but would have 10 to 12 minutes of mobility before death. PM states just enough time to get from Brentwood to Oceanside. LOL that’s probably 60 miles plus traffic. mikemcs1 7/2019
License plate: The plate number RNV 969 on Horace Selkirk's car was on the car driven by Clinton Forbes in episode 62 TCOT Howling Dog. Submitted by H. Mason 10/21/14
Painting: The picture in Perry's office beside the private door changed. Submitted by H. Mason 10/21/14
Ring: Notice Della wearing a wedding ring while posing as Perry's wife. She did not wear one while pretending to be Mrs. Fleetwood in episode 35 TCOT Lazy Lover. Submitted by H. Mason 10/21/14
This is the first of two PM appearances for Kathryn Card (Hannah Barton), who was Lucy's mother, Mrs. McGillicuddy, on the "I Love Lucy" show...MikeM. 10/7/2016
This is the second of two PM appearances for Nancy Kulp, Miss Jane (Plain Jane due to the lack of makeup, etc...) from the Beverly Hillbillies. Submitted by HamBurger, 06/09/2018
This is the first of four PM appearances for Dennis Patrick (Martin Selkirk), who was born Dennis Patrick Harrison, and dropped the Harrison surname in the early 1950's. Dennis Patrick died in a house fire in Hollywood in 2002. He was 84 years old...MikeM. 7/19/2018
Gavel Tally - Not only does the living room (see trivia comments for TCOT Petulant Partner) show up again two episodes later, so does our friend the gavel, when it is used to call the court to "order" after the outburst, "And if you're looking for a motive for me, you've got it!" and Burger cries out, "Your Honor!" OLEF641 1/17/22