Det. Nick Vera
Det. Will Jeffries
Lt. John Stillman
Det. Lilly Rush
Alice Miller was murdered in September 1943.
Nitpick: The women keep referring to building B-25 Mitchell bombers. But the only airframe in the factory is a Supermarine Spitfire. Not only is it not a bomber, but it's a single seater, and British, not American, and probably a post-1944 (bubble canopy) model, making it particularly unlikely to have been in a U.S. factory in 1943. Additionally, the aircraft fuselage seen in the episode was that of a P-51D Mustang. However, the D version of the Mustang was not produced in quantity until early 1944.
Dottie: Once again, Mr. Walker and Alice were not friendly!
Valens: What was the problem?
Dottie: A secretary doesn't tell secrets.
Alice: We're missing boxes of rivets. Every third day we're short one.
Dottie: You must be counting wrong.
Alice: No, I'm sure of it. I thought I'd tell Mr. Walker.
Dottie: I wouldn't.
Alice: Someone's stealing materials like that, it's awfully unpatriotic.
Det. Jeffries: How does a woman in 1943 make that kind of money?
Det. Valens: Like I said, naughty.
Det. Rush: Your mind goes right to the gutter.
Det. Valens: Who wants to bet me??
Det. Jeffries: I do. 20 bucks.
Det. Rush: Could your memory be mistaken?
Martha: You get old, you start forgetting things. You don't start making them up.
Dottie: You have a good man overseas and he deserves better!
Alice: Someone like you, you mean?
Dottie: Maybe so.
Alice: I know you'd love that.
Dottie: Well listen to the 5 cent tramp.
Alice: Says the fussy old maid.
Buddy: A single woman was considered to be a real flop.
Fanny: Behave yourself, Buddy.
Buddy: Don't treat me like a kid!
Alice: You are a kid.
Buddy: I'm old enough to go kill people, I am old enough to be with you.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Děvčata z továrny (Girls from the Factory)
- Denmark: December 8, 2004 on TV3+
This episode received the 2005 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Art Direction for A Single-Camera Series.
This was scheduled to be the Season 2 premiere, but the episode The Badlands was used as the opener instead.
Music Featured in This Episode:
- Rosie the Riveter by Four Vagabonds
- Till Then by The Mills Brothers
- Waiting for the Train to Come in by Peggy Lee
- I'm Beginning to See the Light by Duke Ellington
- Rumors Are Flying by The Andrews Sisters
- American Patrol by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby by Louis Jordan
- Don't Fence Me in by Bing Crosby
Title: Factory Girls
Factory Girl is the title of a Rolling Stones song from their 1968 album Beggars Banquet.
Buddy: Oh, Germany...
Here the word "Germany" replaces an expletive that couldn't have been freely spoken in the 1940's.
Martha: We would have heard about it on Ed Murrow.
During the World War II, Edward R. Murrow held a radio show reporting the events of the war. Coincidentally, his radio show as well as his television appearances in the 1950's and 60's took place on CBS -- the same network that airs Cold Case.
Det. Rush: Are these the Rosie the Riveters?
Rosies are nicknames given to the women in the 1940's who worked in rivet shops during World War II. They would help build the planes while their men were off in the war. The name comes from the iconic poster of a woman saying "We Can Do It!" who would later be nicknamed "Rosie the Riveter".
Buddy: I think it's called Casablanca.
Buddy asks Alice if she would like to see the 1942 classic movie Casablanca.
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