The script originally had Pip stationed in Laos, but the network had Rod Serling
change it to Vietnam. Incredibly, CBS didn't want it set in Laos, as that country was at the time the scene of intense fighting and insisted the story be set in the more peaceful location of South Vietnam. This episode was produced about two years before the massive intervention of American forces in South Vietnam. See more
When the thug character answers the ringing telephone in the hotel room and speaks to the landlady on the other end, he never pauses long enough between responses, that would allow her a chance to speak. See more
You have to understand this. You have to try and listen and understand. Those times when I wasn't around, and when I was conning, and being a shill or too drunk... and when I dragged you from one rooming house to another...
It doesn't make any difference now, pop.
It makes a difference, Pip. it does make a difference, because I want you to know that no man... oh, listen to me, son. No man ever, ever loved a boy any more than I love you. It was because... well, because I dreamed instead of did, ...