Presumably because of when this show was made, Elsa never actually tells her husband that she was raped. It's just generally assumed when she says, "He killed me." This is possibly a reference to the Renaissance period, when people believed that during an orgasm, they lost some of their life force, or died a little. In french, the words "la petite mort" mean "the little death", and this is a popular slang term for an orgasm.
The house that was used for the exterior shot of the Stanger home is the same that was used as the Barkley house in the TV series The Big Valley.
When Kim sits down to play the piano, the music that is heard very obviously does not match his hand movements on the keyboard.
Maggie tells the two men that she's making scrambled eggs, but when she sets down the platters the eggs are sunny-side-up.
When Maggie grabs the handles of the coffee pot and the skillet, she doesn't use anything to protect her from their supposed scalding heat.
The positioning of the cat in Lizzy's arms changes dramatically from one shot to the next in the scene in which she shows the reporter the door.
When the two salesmen are standing outside the butcher shop talking, you can see their breath in the air -- even though supposedly it's pushing 90 degrees and humid.
This episode features Werner Klemperer (Klopka) and John Banner (The Train Conductor), who ten years later would reunite as Col. Klink and Sgt. Shultz on the comedy Hogan's Heroes.
In the opening credits of the episode, Lorne Greene's name is misspelled.
When Karen drinks her martini, all of the liquid is gone. However, a second later the shot shows at least an ounce of liquid remaining in the glass.
When Hurstwood hands the gun to Latimer he tells him, "You have seven shots in all." Latimer, however, fires the gun nine times - once into the fireplace and eight more times when he's alone in the room.
This episode is the first not to feature Hitchcock doing an opening narration.
The "corpse" lifts his head slightly as he is dragged over an uneven place in the hard floor of the carriage house.
When Aunt Muriel dumps the puzzle out on the table, it is in a small heap. In the next shot, all the pieces have been spread out and part of the outside of the puzzle is put together.
Goof: A shadow passes over the back of Charles in the scene in which he and Beryl are embracing.
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.
The name of the woman in Ernest's fantasty - Lalage - is derived from the Greek word lalageo which means "to babble" or "to chatter."
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.
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.
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