The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965)

53 mistakes in season 1

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The Night of the Inferno - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Liddy's mansion explodes and burns, the switch from real house to cardboard model is very obvious.

00:35:15

Jean G

The Night of the Howling Light - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: It's night outside the train's windows - until Artemus looks out at the attacking Indians; then it's day, and in next shot, it's night again.

00:06:55

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The Night of the Howling Light - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Akima dies with his head tilted to the left. In the next shot, he's managed, even though he's "departed," to tilt his head to the right instead.

00:49:20

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The Night of the Murderous Spring - S1-E27

Revealing mistake: Kitten bends apart the cell bars, allowing West and Gordon to escape. But when they brush against it on the way out, one of the "iron" bars gives, flexing like the rubber that it probably is.

00:40:30

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: Artemus is sampling beef stroganoff from a pot on the stove. He then carries the kettle by its swinging handle across the room, tilting it just enough to reveal to the camera that it's really empty.

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Jean G

The Night of the Inferno - S1-E1

Factual error: Liddy's six-shooter fires seven shots - three at West and four more at the bottles on the table after he escapes.

00:17:50

Jean G

The Night That Terror Stalked the Town - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: West pulls a gun on Artemus and places it just behind his head. In the next shot, though, West is standing two feet away and the gun is nowhere near Artemus' head.

00:45:30

Jean G

The Night of the Glowing Corpse - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode when West walks into the mansion where the meeting is behind held, just as he enters, Lt. Armand Renard can be seen talking to Artemus at the bottom of the staircase, but Renard died earlier in the episode. They obviously filmed this scene at the same time as the first scene, but missed that continuity error in the editing.

00:46:40

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The Night of the Sudden Plague - S1-E28

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene in the saloon when Gordon takes the glass from the motionless bartender's left hand, the bartender's right hand keeps slightly moving the bottle.

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The Night of the Murderous Spring - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the opening credits, West's hair is brushed back from his right side. It stays that way for the rest of the scene - as he is shaving, after he is drugged, as he is shooting at Dr. Loveless, as he looks out the window at the fallen Loveless, and as he runs out of hotel looking for Loveless. While West is still outside, Gordon arrives, and West's hair looks as if has gel in it when he is talking with Gordon. After the first freeze frame, West's hair goes back to the non-gel look.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Right before the second freeze frame, the invisible Midas knocks out Gordon who ends up on the floor at the foot of the staircase. Midas knocks out West who ends up on the floor at the foot of the staircase in the same spot where Gordon was, but who is no longer there.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Before the third freeze frame when Midas is outside with West and Gordon, all the people around them are motionless. Midas suspends his flask above his left shoulder. The next camera shot shows the flask several inches lower. Then, the shot from behind Midas shows the flask suspended back to its original position above his left shoulder. During this outside scene, there was a slight breeze which caused both the curtains of the coach to move as well as the lady's lower dress (the one standing behind Midas). When the three move inside, the people suddenly "freeze", but the woman's cape is still slightly moving as well as the gentlemen on the screen's right. When they go into the gallery which houses the jewelry, the motionless actors are not as still as the ones who were outside.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: The scene right before the third freeze frame shows the iron gates slowly closing behind West and Gordon. There are three vertical rows of bars showing on each side of the gate. When Midas turns around and walks towards them, there is only one vertical bar showing on each side, and the gates have stopped closing.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: In the first scene, West and the Minister are viewing the Kara diamond encased in a transparent protective cube. As they walk to the window, in the background one can see the protective cube, however, the diamond is no longer there. The protective cube explodes revealing the diamond is missing - however, it was already missing before the cube exploded.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Between the first and second freeze frames, an envoy from Washington is at the boxcar door. In the background, one can see somewhat large trees and a large size mountain. The train's close-up for this scene shows the trees and mountains at a much smaller scale.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene before the second freeze frame, as West is about to head down the staircase, his pants rip at the seam below the zipper. Throughout the fight, this rip does not show again.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: In the fight scene before the second freeze frame during the fight scene, the splicing of the film is off because we see the stationary West shifting a few inches as Midas appears and disappears on the staircase in front of him.

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The Night of the Druid's Blood - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: After the first freeze frame, West is trapped in a pit. The camera angle from above shows him standing on a pail with his arms extended upward - so he can hold on to the beam - as he is waiting for the fuse to thrust him upward. At the moment the fuse propels him upward, the close-up shows West's arms down at his side, but as he is ascending towards the beam his arms are extended upward.

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The Night of the Freebooters - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the second freeze frame, Gordon enters the room where West and Captain Leon are being held. Gordon drops his monocle to the ground and with his foot hides it with the debris on the ground to cover it up. When Gordon leaves, the camera shot shows West picking up the monocle in plain sight with nothing covering it.

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The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In the next to last scene when the Prince is jousting against West, West falls on the ground, and his pants are covered with dirt. In the following shots, West's pants are clean.

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The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In the scene before the opening freeze frames occur, a giant mask, hanging on the wall, is shown several times. A close-up of the shape of the tongue before it shoots the arrow is not the same elongated shape which was shown a few seconds earlier.

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The Night of the Bars of Hell - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: In the closing scene of this episode, there is a daytime close-up of their boxcar. When Ms. McCoy walks into the boxcar, it is pitch black outside. Ms McCoy leaves after a very short visit. The last shot of the boxcar leaving shows it is nighttime.

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The Night of the Grand Emir - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: In the next to last scene of this episode, while West is fighting, Gordon is seated knocked out. However, the position of Gordon's legs and right arm keep changing positions throughout West's fight.

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The Night the Dragon Screamed - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: After West saves the man from falling into the spiked pit, they walk to leave but a trap door opens, and they fall into the water. As they get onto the pier, both of them are soaking wet and have wet hair. They crawl out, sit, and start talking. The close-up of their faces, while they talk, shows that both of them now have dry hair.

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The Night of the Fatal Trap - S1-E15

Other mistake: Immediately after the opening credits, West has just finished printing a poster. The poster is still on the printing press and shows what was printed face-up. When he prints the next poster, the image is not showing on the face-up side but on the bottom side when he takes it off the printer.

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The Night of the Human Trigger - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: In the next to last scene of this episode during the Sawtooth earthquake, while boulders are falling and trees are being uprooted, West, Gordon, and Faith are not struggling to keep their balance so as not to fall, they are just motionless standing - something that cannot happen with such a strong earthquake. The camera, which is shaking, attempts to make it look as if the three are shaking with the earthquake.

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The Night of the Human Trigger - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: In the opening earthquake scene right before the freeze frames appear, West and Gordon are in the bar. The glasses and pitcher on the bar by the bartender, the bottles of liquor behind the bartender, the bottle on top of the piano, and the ashtrays on two tables never move out of place, even though other tables have broken, chairs have toppled, the ceiling is destroyed, and the support beam falls. It is obvious the camera is doing the shaking, not the ground.

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The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Half way through this episode, the private train is standing still surrounded by dirt and short grass. However, when the private boxcar door opens, there are very large trees and bushes a few feet from the door.

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The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: The opening of the last scene shows the train moving through an area with large trees along both sides of the track. The closing scene shows the train in an arid area with uneven rotting wooden posts and dried up sage grass.

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The Night That Terror Stalked the Town - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: During the final scene where West and his double, Janus, are shooting at one another, the two look identical to one another. West goes to the roof and jumps off onto Janus who is by the cannon. However, the revealing mistake is the original looking Janus is playing the role of West diving off the roof, and the one who is fighting Robert Conrad who is supposed to be playing his double, Janus, is standing by the cannon. When the two begin to fight on the ground, one should not be able to tell the two apart, but it is apparent the faces are different. The mistake is fixed when the two get off the ground and now both fighters look like West.

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The Night That Terror Stalked the Town - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Three fourths into this episode, West is in a room with an hourglass. The hourglass shows a few grains of sand before it empties. Next shot is of Gordon trying to get through the chained gates. Camera shot back to West's room, which shows a fuller hourglass with more sand, which lasts for minutes as this episode continues, until all the sand empties from the top.

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The Night of the Casual Killer - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Last scene shows the boxcar in the middle of dirt and short grass. The scene ends with the train moving. Seen near the tracks is a fence of rotting wooden stakes that were not there in the previous shot.

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The Night of Sudden Death - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the first freeze frame, Corinne is affixed on a round arrow target. Corinne's body keeps changing positions even though the target has stopped spinning. First long shot, she is horizontal with her head at #3. The close-up has her almost vertical with her head at #1. Next close-up, her head is at #2. Following long shot, she is horizontal (head at #3). This keeps occurring throughout this scene.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: After the opening credits, West is riding on an open field of short grass to meet his personal train - both train and West stop. West's close-up shot shows a large tree directly behind him - this is impossible for there were no trees close to him in the previous shot.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The first transformed freeze frame for this episode appears on the upper right side which is different from the pilot's lower left side. Also, this episode's freeze frame image appears looking like a grainy photo when compared to the pilot's pencil sketch-like image.

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The Night That Terror Stalked the Town - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Loveless records his and West's conversation, West says "You belong in jail." When Dr. Loveless plays the recording for Janus in a subsequent scene, West says "Jail is where you belong."

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The Night of the Bars of Hell - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: Artie inspects the electrical panel on the wall and the throw switch is at a horizontal position. A quick cut later and it is at a slightly lower angle.

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The Night the Dragon Screamed - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: West tries to stop the moving wall with a rock. In the up close shots, the moving wall is nearing the end of its travel, while the long shots show the wall quite a way back from the end of its travel.

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The Night of the Inferno - S1-E1

Audio problem: The scene begins with Artie sitting in a rainstorm. Then, when the wagon carrying West arrives, the rain stops, but the sound of the rain is heard through the duration of the scene.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Outside the warehouse dock, West holds his gun at a high angle, then the quick shot of him from behind shows it considerably lower.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The explosion in the warehouse knocks Captain Jackson face down, but when West reaches him quickly after, Jackson is on his right side.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Audio problem: The guitarist for Gatita is constantly strumming the guitar, though the music playing alternates between picking and strumming.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The large casa on the hillside is an obvious photo superimposed on to the film.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The explosive squib is visible on Artie's leather container just before Flory shoots it.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: While Jim and Artie are leaning on the cage holding Gatita, Artie is suddenly much closer to Jim's side when the shot changes.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The steel I-beam West uses to bust down the doors is made of wood as the wood grain is visible.

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The Night of the Sudden Plague - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: West draws a chalk outline around Arte, but leaves a large gap at the top, on the right side of the figure's head. A few shots later, the gap has filled itself in.

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Jean G

The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: Artemus is knocked unconscious and left alone on the floor of the train car when the prince is kidnapped. When he wakes up, he's lying in a different place and in a different position than before.

00:18:25

Jean G

The Night of the Murderous Spring - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Loveless falls from the sill of the double window, the right half of the frame is open (the camera view being from the outside looking in). When West rushes outside to find the "body" missing, the right frame has closed itself and the left is now open.

00:08:40

Jean G

The Night of the Puppeteer - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: Just before she dances away, the life-size ballerina "puppet" fails to hold her fixed stare and blinks.

00:20:00

Jean G

The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In this second episode, West's chest is clean shaven, whereas in the previous episode, the pilot, his chest is very hairy.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Electrical sparks between the wheels and track rails are visible under the coal tender of West's train as it rolls, showing the train is an electric model.

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The Night of the Puppeteer - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: Zachariah Skull's bald head has a problem. The latex skull-cap used to cover the actor's hair keeps bubbling and wrinkling as he speaks.

00:43:00

Jean G

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