Dark Shadows

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Audio problem: 1897: Quentin challenges Barnabas by pulling a decorative sword from a wall display and pointing it at his throat. Unfortunately, the display wasn't all that well attached to the set wall. Though the camera pans away, you can hear a loud clunk as the piece falls, followed by the loud crash of shattering glass as it strikes and breaks a table lamp. You can also see the actors struggling very hard to keep straight faces as they continue with their lines.

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Audio problem: 1840: During a graveyard scene, the village bells are tolling the hour, but someone forgets to kill the sound effects tape. The chimes strike sixteen-o'clock.

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Audio problem: 1966: While Constable Carter is grilling Burke Devlin, you can hear crew members talking loudly backstage. In apparent annoyance, "Burke" raises his voice and all but shouts his next line.

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Audio problem: In several episodes, there is a shot of the grandfather clock in the downstairs hall. When the camera comes in for a close-up of the face of the clock, a chime can be heard. It is the Westminster chime, which normally sounds on the quarter hour (4 notes), the half (8 notes), the three-quarter (12 notes) and the hour (16 notes plus the number of hours). However, on several occasions, the clock is off-strike, either by the number of notes it chimes or chiming when it normally would not (for example, at 11:20).

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Audio problem: 1897: Quentin challenges Barnabas by pulling a decorative sword from a wall display and pointing it at his throat. Unfortunately, the display wasn't all that well attached to the set wall. Though the camera pans away, you can hear a loud clunk as the piece falls, followed by the loud crash of shattering glass as it strikes and breaks a table lamp. You can also see the actors struggling very hard to keep straight faces as they continue with their lines.

Jean G
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Barnabas Collins: I didn't say she was dead, I said I killed her.

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Trivia: A prominent first-season character, Burke Devlin was originally portrayed by actor Mitchell Ryan. However, Ryan was abruptly fired from the show in 1967 due to his alcoholism. Actor Anthony George assumed the remainder of the role until Burke Devlin's death (in a plane crash) in 1968.

Charles Austin Miller
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