Jean G

30th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Though there aren't supposed to be any "normal" automobiles in the Village, there are several visible in this episode, parked in the background. Look closely behind the campaign placards as the golf cart/taxi moves, and behind Number 6 as he leaves the exchange. Several more can be seen behind 6 when the cameraman approaches him.

Jean G

30th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: Watch the water at the lower left of the screen as Number 6 makes his speedboat escape attempt. You can see the wake created by the camera crew's boat.

Jean G

The Long Chase - S3-E1

Trivia: The stiff-necked, humorless Sheriff Tankersley was a nose-thumbing parody of a real (and really unpopular) person. William Tankersley was a notoriously prissy network censor who was infamous at the time for trying (unsuccessfully) to stifle the naughty bits on All in the Family.

Jean G

Show generally

Plot hole: Though they often had to race off leaving everything behind, and never carried more than two small saddlebags and a thin blanket roll on their horses, Heyes and Curry somehow always had the same heavy winter coats to wear, and the same dress hats and suits to change into whenever needed. Ben Murphy called this phenomenon "our magic saddlebags."

Jean G

29th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 2 has a nice, bright red handkerchief peeking out of his pocket when he leaves the house. But between shots, it turns itself into a blue handkerchief.

Jean G

29th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Rover flies down from the Green Dome, and briefly reveals his true identity as a weather balloon. His air nipple and guide wires are both showing.

Jean G

29th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: While Number 6 and the maid are in the kitchen, the toast rack moves itself several feet in between takes. It's on Number 6's right, then suddenly appears on his left instead.

Jean G

29th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The sequences of Number 6's campaign speech scene were apparently filmed several months apart from each other. The trees behind him change from Springtime bloom to Winter bare and back again continually.

Jean G

28th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The number of toast slices in the rack on the breakfast cart changes between shots. Number 2 takes a piece, leaving three. No one's gone near the cart, but a moment later, the toast rack contains five pieces.

Jean G

McGuffin - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Heyes and Curry both lose their hats when they jump from the riverboat into the water and swim ashore. There's no time to go back and fish the hats out, even if they could find them, but by the next episode and for the rest of the season, they somehow have the same hats back again. (00:41:00)

Jean G

The Clementine Ingredient - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Due to the insertion of stock footage, Heyes and Curry ride the short distance to Clem's house on three different sets of horses.

Jean G

27th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, Number 6's lapels switch from having solid to broken white piping and back again.

Jean G

27th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 2's long neck-scarf changes when he steps into Number 6's house. It gets longer on the right side after he comes in the door.

Jean G

Only Three to a Bed - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Heyes leaves the house with his gun strapped on, but when the camera angle reverses, he's not wearing it. It's back in the next shot, though.

Jean G

27th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

A. B. and C. - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: While Number 6 follows Number 14 around the Village, her briefcase keeps switching itself from her right hand to her left between shots, without her having moved it. Later, when she enters the hallway, the case disappears altogether.

Jean G

The McCreedy Bust - S1-E2

Plot hole: Early in the episode, the sheriff starts going through his pile of wanted posters. According to the story line, 18 days then pass. At the end, the sheriff, standing in the exact same position and wearing the same clothes, is just finishing his search through the posters.

Jean G

It Takes One to Know One - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: During the crown jewel heist, Mundy is lowered through the ceiling on a trapeze. But the stunt double is apparent in long shots. He's taller and quite a bit more muscular than Mundy is. (00:36:00)

Jean G

It Takes One to Know One - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Al leaves the casino floor to call Noah, he's smoking a cigarette. When he reaches into his jacket for the wallets he's just stolen, the cigarette disappears. (00:05:30)

Jean G

The McCreedy Bust - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Heyes and Curry leave the saloon and walk across the street, a microphone mounted on the camera rigging pops up into the shot at the bottom of the frame and follows along beside them. (This is visible in the US aired and vhs versions, but was edited out of both the BBC version and the recent dvd release.) (00:14:00)

Jean G

It Takes One to Know One - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: While he hangs from the ceiling over the jewels, Al's trapeze is spinning slowly. But when the shot cuts to a close-up, you can tell from the stationary background that the trapeze is now perfectly still. In the next full shot, though, it's spinning again. (00:39:00)

Jean G

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