Jean G

26th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

A. B. and C. - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: In the fight at the end of the B scenario, Number 6 has a small problem. His pants split open in the back. Fortunately, they somehow manage to mend themselves again.

Jean G

26th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

A. B. and C. - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: During the dance, the bottle of wine on Number 6's table is sitting on the left side. No one touches it, but when he and B come back to the table, the wine has moved itself to the center.

Jean G

26th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Chimes of Big Ben - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: After Nadia and Number 6 are placed into the packing crate, there's a shipping label on the front. In the next shot, it's vanished. Later, it reappears, but is now on the crate's side.

Jean G

26th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Chimes of Big Ben - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Nadia and Number 6 are embracing, many of the reverse-angle shots showing them from behind betray the use of a double for Nadia. Nearly every time the camera angle changes, she is noticeably several inches shorter.

Jean G

25th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Chimes of Big Ben - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Due to a very poor edit, an extra walking past Number 2 and Number 6 as they talk on the patio disappears in mid-shot.

Jean G

25th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Chimes of Big Ben - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Number 6 chooses a rather thin tree to cut down and fashion into his canoe. Somehow, when he's finished hewing out the wood to form the boat, it's considerably wider than the tree he started with.

Jean G

25th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Chimes of Big Ben - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Number 2 sits down and places his umbrella beside him with the handle facing out. The camera angle changes, and although he hasn't touched it again, the umbrella handle is now facing inward.

Jean G

23rd Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Chimes of Big Ben - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When he's playing chess with the General, Number 6's jacket changes between takes. At first it has solid piping on the lapels, then the piping has gaps, then it doesn't again.

Jean G

23rd Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Chimes of Big Ben - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The "metal" door frame in Number 2's office is bubbling and peeling away from the wall.

Jean G

Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) - S1-E1

Factual error: The telegram delivered to the sheriff's office is in an envelope with a machine-cut, transparent cellophane address window. This type of envelope wasn't manufactured until well into the 20th Century. (00:58:15)

Jean G

Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the saloon, Heyes and Curry are standing at the bar about four feet apart. After the deputy sheriff kicks the orchestron (a 19th C. jukebox), the camera angle reverses - and Heyes and Curry are suddenly shoulder-to-shoulder at the bar. (00:48:20)

Jean G

Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: The electric light bulb in Lom Trevors' lamp is visible. In one shot, you can even see the filament wires. (00:18:15)

Jean G

Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Miss Porter enters the office, the coffee mug on Lom's desk jumps from the blotter onto the wood surface between shots, even though no one touches it. It also reverses its orientation: the handle switches from pointing left to pointing right. (00:18:50)

Jean G

Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) - S1-E1

Factual error: Kyle strikes a match on the wooden floor to light the dynamite's fuse. In the early 1880s (the era in which this series is set), a portable flint-and-tinder kit was the common method of sparking a light. While "strike anywhere" matches had been invented by this time and were quite the rage in Europe (despite an alarming tendency to explode due to the volatile chemicals used), they were an unknown commodity on the American frontier until well after the turn of the century. (00:03:00)

Jean G

21st Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Watch the bottom left corner of the screen when Rover turns around and begins pushing Number 6 away from the helicopter. A film crewmember's head (probably that of the technician operating the weather balloon that played Rover) appears briefly in the shot.

Jean G

21st Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: At one point, Rover rolls past the Village retirement home, but the film in this sequence was for some reason shown in reverse. Smoke from the building's fireplace is flowing back into the chimney instead of coming out.

Jean G

21st Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Number 6 is supposedly flying the helicopter, trying to escape from the Village. There are shadows from the rotor blades crossing his face as he pilots the aircraft. But look closely at the top of the transparent cockpit bubble over his head: you can see the real copter blades - completely stationary and not moving at all.

Jean G

20th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When he's trying to escape, Number 6 hides behind a bush with long narrow leaves. But when the camera angle changes to his point of view, the bush now has short broad leaves instead.

Jean G

The New Lion of Sonora - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Buck tries to comfort a bereft Manolito, Mano is sobbing and leaning his forehead against a tree trunk. But when the shot reverses angles, he's abruptly standing upright a foot away from the tree. (00:14:10)

Jean G

The New Lion of Sonora - S4-E14

Audio problem: During Don Sebastian's funeral, the single church bell is tolling. But the ringing sound effect continues after the bell itself has stopped moving. (00:07:55)

Jean G

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