Pendant alert!! Della once again wears her pendant with the letters D S written in script. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 29 August 2008.
In a couple of scenes Paul wears a very dark suit coat—something that is rare for the private detective that perfers light-colored coats. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 29 August 2008.
+ And Perry prefers the Reverse, as Evidenced in the picture above. Mike Bedard 7.11.16.//
What’s with all the H’s in this episode? Cast members include Hal Hopper, Holly Harris, Howard Hoffman, Arthur Hanson, John Harmon, and Patricia Hardy. Someone must have told the casting director to go to H. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 8 October 2009.
Sightings: A recurring courtroom spectator, known here as Quiet Old Man #1, sits…uh…quietly on the defendant’s side. Distinguished Gentleman #1 is more difficult to see as he is either blurry or partially obscured by other actors, but he is also on the defendant’s side. He reappears the next day on the prosecutor’s side. Who are these recurring courtroom spectators? Submitted by gracep, 9/11/2010.
+ “Miss Carmody” is seated behind Clara Hammon during courtroom closeups. Submitted by alan_sings, 3 Oct 2010.
+ Quiet Old Man #2 appears behind Burger in the latter part of the hearing. Submitted by gracenote, 8/30/2011.
Uncredited Actors: Robert Wegner appears as a courtroom spectator. Scowling as usual at first, he actually smiles at a joke Burger makes at Mason’s expense. Submitted by gracenote, 8/30/2011.
CARS. (1) white 1957 Chrysler New Yorker 4-Door Sedan, medium-color roof, Clara Hammon. Note the New Yorker badge aft of front wheel. About the car here.
- (2) medium-color 1954 Ford Country Squire V8, Lic No KBU 642, "fibreglass-Woody" station wagon with roof-rack, Jo Ann Blanchard.
- (3) black 1959 Buick Electra 225 4-Door HardTop, Lic No SFH 107. For the first time Sgt Brice chauffeurs Lt Tragg in this extravagant cruiser. They are in it again in Ep#78.
- (4) medium-color 1959 Buick LeSabre 2-Door Sedan. It seems to be the Veterinarian's car in this episode but becomes Burger's car in Ep#83.
Added by Gary Woloski, 8/3/12.
Actor Paul Richards has not only appeared twice on Perry Mason, he also has appeared on The New Perry Mason and, in his last acting role, on Ironside. How many other actors have appeared in all three series? (Ones that comes to mind are Mary Ann Mobley, who was also in two episodes of Perry Mason and one each of the other series; and Carl Betz who appeared in one episode of each. Carl Betz also appeared (his last role) in Kingston: Confidential, Raymond Burr's third TV series!) Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/12/13.
Name of the "Startled Stallion": Spindrift. Submitted by H. Mason 9/29/14.
Court case: The credits listed Morris Ankrum as Trial Judge. The court scenes were supposed to be a preliminary hearing. There is a difference between a hearing and a trial. Submitted by H. Mason 10/24/14
CBS/Paramount seems to have had an itchy trigger finger in the presentation of this episode on the season set. The audio of both the opening and closing themes fade out before they should and even the old "CBS Television Network" logo at the end is cut off before it's finished. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 10/27/14.
Visible Crew: At approximately 25:45, Paul is entering Perry's office through the side door. Perry closes the door after Paul enters, but a crew member's hand and arm are visible through the closing doorway just before the door closes, most likely reaching for the outer knob to pull the door closed. A very similar event occurred in Episode #30 TCOT Screaming Woman. Submitted by Dan K, 12/27/15.
+ Ditto at 7:10 when Perry enters by himself. Submitted by Kilo 7/12/2017.
+ See Episode #4 TCOT Drowning Duck for another example. Added by Dan K, 7/14/16.
This is the first of five PM appearances for Melora Conway (Clara Hammon)...MikeM. 10/19/2016
This is the first of four PM appearances for Holly Harris (Actress)...MikeM. 7/19/2017
This is the only PM appearance for Elliot Reid (Terry Blanchard), who was born in New York City in 1920. Starting on stage and radio, Reid transitioned to movies and television. In a 1955 episode of "I Love Lucy" Reid portrayed an Edward R. Murrow type character who interviewed the Ricardos on live TV from a remote location. Elliot Reid passed in 2013 at the age of 93...MikeM. 7/31/2018
Reid is best remembered as the detective who falls for Jane Russell in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' .
Little Church of the West is an actual venue, which shouldn't be a surprise as a(n actual) neon sign was shown (and would have been too costly to create just for a 2 second shot). Nor is it a surprise, I fear, that a thoroughly unconvincing set was used for the exterior. What might be a surprise, tho, is that it allowed its name to be used, as it can be implied that it would be party to a fraud...albeit unknowingly. Notcom 090921.