Jean G

21 Days to Tenstrike - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: The night scenes around the campfire are plainly shot on an indoor set and not outdoors. Phony exteriors were seldom used on this series, but L.A. had suffered a record five inches of rain that forced the crew to either shoot indoors or fall behind schedule.

Jean G

2nd Jan 2008

Great Guy (1936)

Continuity mistake: When the villain offers him a bribe, James Cagney's handkerchief keeps changing between takes, peeking out of his pocket at different lengths. His arm positions also change between shots, even though he hasn't visibly moved. (00:23:00)

Jean G

Six Strangers at Apache Springs - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Despite the episode title, there are only five strangers in this story. Even if you counted Caroline and Smithers, who live there and so aren't among the strangers, they'd make the total seven.

Jean G

Escape from Oak Lane - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Diamond and Miss Miller are driving in the country, Diamond is turning the steering wheel in wide arcs as though he's on a winding road. But the rear-screen projection footage behind them is moving in a straight line.

Jean G

2nd Jan 2008

Great Guy (1936)

Continuity mistake: After the bad guys frame Cagney for drunk driving and stage an auto accident, the smudges on his face change shape and position several times between shots. (00:27:30)

Jean G

2nd Jan 2008

Great Guy (1936)

Continuity mistake: When he enters Canning's office, James Cagney's coat pocket handkerchief disappears once he's inside the door. (00:39:00)

Jean G

2nd Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 6's bed tidies itself in the scene where the spying lamp is lowered from the ceiling. First the bedcovers are rumpled and disarrayed. Then in the next shot, all is straight with the blanket neatly folded at the foot.

Jean G

The Posse That Wouldn't Quit - S2-E5

Factual error: Heyes gives Bridget a glowing and accurate description of Denver's Brown Palace Hotel - a landmark that wasn't built until 1892, ten years after the setting here.

Jean G

The Day They Hanged Kid Curry (90 min.) - S2-E1

Factual error: Wheat refers to the hanging of real-life outlaw Black Jack Ketchum. But Ketchum was executed in 1901. Smith & Jones is set in the 1880s. (00:27:50)

Jean G

2nd Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: It's high tide when Number 6 escapes in the boat, but when he's brought back just a few minutes later, the tide is out.

Jean G

1st Jan 2008

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Audio problem: During the campaign, the marching band is striking up a lively tune, and the bass drummer is pounding away on his drum - but there's no drum beat in the sound mix.

Jean G

31st Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Stock footage puts Number 6 in two places at once when he grabs the bull-horn and starts shouting at the Villagers to go. There's an inserted shot of the plaza from "Arrival" that includes Number 6 walking through it on his first day in the Village.

Jean G

31st Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 6 grabs the boat hook and pulls the mechanic into the water. With a sudden shift in camera angles, the hook instantly vanishes from the falling man's hands.

Jean G

31st Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During the campaign, watch the bass drummer as he turns left. The same taxi with the same driver passes him twice in quick succession - going in the same direction.

Jean G

The Clementine Ingredient - S3-E4

Factual error: Clem puts the paper photo into an envelope and licks the flap to seal it. Pre-cut, pre-gummed envelopes, though they'd been invented, were big-city luxuries rare-to-non-existent in the "wild" west - they were too expensive for most people (like Clem) to afford, especially in the economically depressed decades following the Civil War. You generally cut and folded your own envelopes and glued or sealing-waxed them shut. (00:33:40)

Jean G

The McCreedy Feud - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When they meet Carlotta, Heyes steps forward to greet her wearing his hat. The shot cuts to a different camera angle, and his hat is instantly off and in his hand, without time for him to remove it. (00:03:45)

Jean G

The Biggest Game in the West - S2-E19

Trivia: This was the first episode with Roger Davis replacing Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes. Duel's tragic suicide apparently meant nothing to insensitive network execs at ABC. They insisted that the production schedule proceed uninterrupted, and that all scenes already in the can with Duel be reshot with Davis. There are three places in the episode, however, in which Duel can still be recognized: in the series intro, pulling a safe from a train (this shot remained for several episodes before being trimmed); walking into the hotel from the stagecoach; and in the scene where Heyes convinces Curry to go talk to the Devil's Hole Gang (shots taken over Heyes' shoulder are of Pete Duel, whose hair was much darker than Davis'). (00:05:10 - 00:21:30)

Jean G

The Long Chase - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Curry takes his boots off and runs across a patch of very dusty, dirty desert. When he returns to put his boots back on, the white socks are perfectly clean with no dirt on them.

Jean G

30th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 6's jacket disappears between shots as he's beaten and then dragged into Number 2's office.

Jean G

Dreadful Sorry, Clementine - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: It's said here that Gorman took care of Heyes and Curry together when they were both 16. But in "High Lonesome Country," Heyes and Curry discuss being two years apart in age. Their wanted posters list Heyes as 29 and Curry as 27.

Jean G

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