By Joel Eisner
This was also the cheapest episode of the series. No henchmen, invisible crooks and six arch criminals played by stand ins. As I pointed out before, the Catwoman standin was Julie's not Eartha's .There were some things thatalways got to me, why were the villains all housed in a special arch villains wing, when they never were before. Why are they wearing their street clothes. Why was King Tut in jail, since his memory returned after each episode and he went back to teaching. He never went to jail. Why was Catwoman housed with the male villains. Why was the electric switch that released all the villains on the wall in Warden Crichton's office and not outside the wing where it would be more useful. I mean why would the Warden need a switch to release all the arch criminals at once.
This was David Lewis's last appearance as the Warden, so they gave him a new Prison Captain played by Bill Zuckert. (the sheriff from the Spectre of the Gun episode of Star Trek).
G. David Schine, the former assistant to the late Senator Joseph McCarthy during the blacklisting trials of the 50s, portrays the jewelry store floorwalker under his given name.
Stanley Ralph Ross, “The producers ran over budget on this episode, and they could not afford to take the two days necessary to block and shoot the fight scenes. So, I wrote this episode in such a way that the fight was in the dark; therefore, the episode was shot in less time.
Cassandra was named after a little girl who lived next door to me and was always asking to be put into a ‘Batman’ story.”
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