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Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • Marie LaShelle: There's always a market for anything, Mr. Spencer, hot or cold, at the right price.

  • Kookie: Stu, some things you have to take on faith.

Notes (22)

  • This aired as an episode of the anthology series Conflict. It was based on Roy Huggins' short story "Death and the Skylark" published in Esquire magazine in 1952.

  • 90 minutes

  • This plot of this episode is based on a 1949 novel of the same name by Roy Huggins, which did not feature private investigator Stu Bailey.

  • Actor Larry Kerr was credited in this episode as Lorence Kerr.

  • Featured in this episode are the duo who recorded the legendary 50s hit "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" as Connie Stevens guest stars as Kookie's (Edd Byrnes) date.

  • This episode was very loosely based on one of Aaron Marc Stein's Matt Erridge novels, titled "Sitting Up Dead."

  • Richard Rust plays Walter Legal, a method actor, like Marlon Brando, all the other characters dislike him but he has some really funny parts, like when he gets shot at and comes in yelling SOMEONE JUST TRIED TO KILL ME like Brando in Streetcar yelling Stella! A very campy episode, with Fay Wray as a legendary film star (hey, she was playing herself!) I enjoyed it!

  • The same story was filmed earlier for the anthology series Conflict under the title "Blind Drop: Warsaw", broadcast 22 Jan 57.

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Trivia (4)

  • This episode was based on Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train", adapted by Raymond Chandler and Czenzi Ormonde from the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Later in the first season, Richard Long guest starred in "The Fifth Stair", another murder plot based on a Hitchcock movie, "Dial M for Murder".

  • The murder Richard Long plans in this episode is a remake of sorts of Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder". This is the second time Richard Long guest starred as a villain using Hitchock plots to plan his murder. The first being "One False Step"...a lift from Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train".

  • In the episode,the registration card in Delores'car's sun visor has her last name Carlyle:but the closing credits credit her as Carlysle.

  • During the scene where Kookie gives Tina the car to go to J.R.'s,the microphone can be seen reflecting off the car's windshield.