Although Robert Reford's character is identified as "Charlie Pugh" in the end credits of this segment, he is clearly named as "Charlie Marks" on more than one occasion in the episode itself.
In the book Alfred Hitchcock Presents written by John McCarty and Brian Kelleher, Norman Lloyd mentions that this episode's original broadcast generated tons of mail from viewers -- all of whom had expressed the opinion that the main character was stupid for turning in the money in the first place and got what he deserved.
The butler in this 1960 episode is called "Sam Loomis" - the same name as the John Gavin character in Hitchcock's classic movie "Psycho", which was released in the same year.
When the councilman and his niece and Len enter the diner, it is light outside. Three minutes later when the councilman goes outside to use the pay phone, it's pitch dark.
In the book Alfred Hitchcock Presents written by John McCarty and Brian Kelleher, Henry Slesar - the writer of the original story this episode was based on - said, "A man in England pulled the same caper. But he was caught. When the police arrested him they said, 'We saw the Hitchcock show too'. It was called The Hitchcock Case in England because of the exact duplication. The Hitchcock people always felt terrible when this sort of thing happenend. But what can you do? There are occasions when life does imitate art."
The painting in Arthur's living room is the same one that hung in the bedroom in the episode Invitation to an Accident.
The painting hanging in Joseph's bedroom is seen again in the episode Arthur.
Speaking through Lucy, Dora says that she is from 1853 and that the US President is Benjamin Pierce.
The President for most of 1853 was in fact Franklin Pierce.
How did Norman possibly think he'd get away with blowing up Al in Norman's car if the dynamite was rigged so that it blew immediately upon starting the engine?
When Harold makes a notation in his almanac for "burglaries," there should be a notation directly above it for "car thefts" that Harold had made the day before. Instead, there is none.
The name Lucia means "light," which is clearly of significance in an episode which centers around fog.
Goof: In the closing narrative, Hitchcock refers to Professor Mason as "Don," but throughout the show, he is called "Bob."
When this episode was broadcast on television, it frequently ended with a different skit featuring Alfred Hitchcock. Rather than standing by the saw cutting his tie, he was actually tied to a log on the saw, with the girl gleefully watching him being drawn to the blade. I always thought this was a better ending and I'm sorry it has been deleted.
"Pax vobiscum," which Hitchcock signs off with at the end of the episode, is latin for "peace be with you."
When Hildegard "wins" in chess, she takes out one piece and moves hers to an entirely different space on the board - a move that's non-existent in chess.
The theme of a serial killer in this episode who whistles the same tune ("Greensleeves") preceding each murder is reminiscent of the killer in Fritz Lang's M, who whistles "In the Hall of the Mountain King" before he strikes.
When Hitchcock is wrestling with the man trying to tie his bowtie in the last scene, one can see Hitchcock smothering a smile.
The name of the woman in Ernest's fantasty - Lalage - is derived from the Greek word lalageo which means "to babble" or "to chatter."
There is a continuity problem in this episode with the time of day of when everything occurs. For example, in the beginning of the episode, it seems that the murder and subsequent driving through the woods happens at night, as all is dark and the vehicle's headlights are on. However, as time goes on, the scenery and sky appears lighter, as like dusk. After the car's bulb is changed, a clip is shown of the car driving through a wooded area and the shadows are very long, as they are in the late afternoon or early evening, which would indicate it was earlier in the day.
Goof: A shadow passes over the back of Charles in the scene in which he and Beryl are embracing.
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