Dark Shadows

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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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Other mistake: 1795: A black-and-white cat, supposedly the transformed Joshua Collins, was completely uncooperative in every scene he was in. He always started out on a bed or a chair, but got up and left every time, usually forcing the camera to pull in so that the actors could pretend the cat was still there.

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Revealing mistake: 1968: Adam approaches David in the woods, and brushes against a large shrub. The bush teeters and then falls over with an audible crash.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the 1795 flashback, as Barnabas confronts Angelique beside his coffin, a crew member in a short-sleeved blue shirt is sitting to the right, and can be seen hastily getting up and moving out of the shot.

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Angelique: Let me give you one word of advice, Dr. Hoffman. The pursuit of Barnabas Collins can lead to nothing but misery. He is a cold, harsh, unresponsive man."
Dr. Julia Hoffman: Who made him that way?

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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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