Jean G

27th Jul 2014

Wagon Train (1957)

The Rex Montana Story - S1-E35

Revealing mistake: When Flint follows the Indians, there's a strong wind blowing. But the two puffy clouds in the backdrop sky never move.

Jean G

23rd Jul 2014

Wagon Train (1957)

The Rex Montana Story - S1-E35

Revealing mistake: When Rex interrupts the poker game, the camera pulls in for a close-up of the lantern - so close that we can see it's illuminated by a big round light bulb.

Jean G

1st Jul 2014

Wagon Train (1957)

The Mary Halstead Story - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: Mary dies at the end, but while Adams comforts Tom, it's apparent that her corpse is still breathing.

Jean G

17th Jun 2014

Barbary Coast (1975)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The waterfront set always features a blue, cloud-dotted sky, even when the streets are wet from supposed rain. And the clouds are static, never moving or changing, betraying the fact that they're part of a backdrop.

Jean G

5th May 2014

The Avengers (1961)

Honey For the Prince - S4-E26

Revealing mistake: The dead man in Steed's apartment is visibly breathing. (00:19:00)

Jean G

17th Apr 2014

The Avengers (1961)

Quick-Quick Slow Death - S4-E19

Revealing mistake: When Mrs. Peel unmasks the recently-murdered Bernard, the corpse's eyelid twitches. (00:37:00)

Jean G

24th Feb 2014

Maverick (1957)

The Forbidden City - S4-E28

Revealing mistake: After he's ambushed and killed in the alley, the "dead" sheriff can be seen breathing quite healthily.

Jean G

24th Feb 2014

Maverick (1957)

The Devil's Necklace: Part 1 - S4-E31

Revealing mistake: Bart teaches Tawney how to wash her face with a bar of soap. When he dries her cheek, the actress' heavy "Indian" make-up is wiped away, revealing a very white complexion. The white patch disappears in the next shot. (00:45:00)

Jean G

20th Dec 2013

Maverick (1957)

The Resurrection of Joe November - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: Stock footage used for the Mardi Gras scenes shows a crowd dressed in 20th Century clothing.

Jean G

4th Sep 2013

Switch (1975)

Three for the Money - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: Not only is the stunt double's face visible in several shots during the apartment fight scene, the man is also noticeably taller and heavier than Robert Wagner, and is wearing a really bad wig.

Jean G

Gold Is Where You Leave It - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: Buck lights the fuse and tosses the dynamite-filled barrel at the bad guys. We see the explosion. Unfortunately, after that, we can also see the intact barrel still rolling away in the dirt.

Jean G

Candy and the Kid - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: Both stunt double's faces are plainly visible in the fight between Jeremy and Rafe. (00:26:10)

Jean G

A Bride for Obie Brown - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: During the log-rolling contest at the end, Bobby Sherman's stunt double is very easy to spot. He has lighter, shorter hair and is much taller. His face (in profile) is even visible in several shots. (00:46:00)

Jean G

His Sister's Keeper - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When Stemple and Jason argue on the porch, an electric light bulb is very apparent in the lantern beside the door. (00:41:00)

Jean G

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The mock-up of Clancey's ship that we see from the town never matches the stock footage of the ship at sea. Nor, apparently, did budget restraints allow for any movement of the mock-up that would make it appear to actually be floating on water. It glides into port on what is obviously wheels, perfectly level, and without a single creak or groan that a real ship would make.

Jean G

Revealing mistake: During the flashback sequence showing Rocky's past crimes, two explosive devices are thrown at a shop window. Both bounce harmlessly off and land on the sidewalk, but the shop obligingly explodes anyway.

Jean G

11th Jul 2012

Columbo (1971)

A Friend in Deed - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: In the opening scenes, it's pretty clear that the "corpse" in the bright red dress is breathing. (00:02:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Circus of Death - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: The single kerosene lamp West lights inside Bronzini's circus wagon not only lights up the entire room, it also impossibly casts his shadow on two different walls at once as he searches the various trunks. (00:14:50)

Jean G

Fire in Space - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: One of the fire crew presses several controls on a panel operating the ship's pumping mechanism. When his gloved hand is shown pressing the first button, the supposedly metal panel flexes and buckles slightly. (00:23:50)

Jean G

Revealing mistake: Eustace, in dragon form, is flapping his wings with all his might as he tows the ship. But in the overhead shot, while he continues flapping, his shadow on the water below is completely motionless.

Jean G

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