It Takes a Thief

It Takes a Thief (1968)

14 mistakes in season 3

Beyond a Treasonable Doubt - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: Somehow you'd think that a gadget-happy government spy agency would be capable of replacing a dead battery. The clock in the SIA HQ board room remains at 10:10 throughout the entire 5-minute interrogation scene with Mundy.

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Jean G

The Second Time Around - S3-E11

Factual error: Wally's car phone operates just fine - without the huge exterior antenna it would have required in 1969.

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Jean G

The King of Thieves - S3-E9

Audio problem: One of the perils of filming on location is employing local talent with accents too thick to be understood. Here, both the Italian actors playing the kidnappers are very obviously dubbed over.

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Jean G

To Sing a Song of Murder - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: At the airport, Mundy asks Marilyn what's wrong and places his hands on her shoulders. Then the shot cuts to a reverse angle, and his hands are resting on top of the car door instead.

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Jean G

The Three Virgins of Rome - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When Alister Mundy's three friends are retrieving the paintings at the end, a small black dog appears, seemingly out of nowhere, and between takes is suddenly trotting along beside them.

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Jean G

Beyond a Treasonable Doubt - S3-E23

Audio problem: When Mundy escapes, Devon shouts, "Stop him!" But his lips aren't moving when we hear the words shouted, and when his lips do mouth the words several seconds later, there's no sound.

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Jean G

Situation Red - S3-E19

Deliberate mistake: We see the Air Force plane's bomb bay doors come open. But in the next shot of the plane banking, the doors are instantly closed again.

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Jean G

Fortune City - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: The saloon's upper level railing looks solid until just before the bad guy falls through it, when the cuts in the break-away section are prominently visible.

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Jean G

Fortune City - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Mona draws a heart in the dust on the bar and writes "Al + Mona" inside it. When we see a close-up it, however, the L is suddenly much larger than before, and the name "Mona" is written in smaller letters.

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Jean G

The Scorpio Drop - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Angela's limo picks up Mundy and drives down a tree-lined country road. But in the very next shot, the view out the back window is of a busy city street with nary a tree in sight.

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Jean G

To Lure a Man - S3-E13

Factual error: Mundy makes a phone call by wiring a radio speaker to the wall jack. Clever, but it wouldn't work. He might be able to hear dial tone, etc., but no one he called would be able to hear him without a microphone/sound pick-up, which the radio didn't have.

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Jean G

A Friend in Deed - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Botarelli gets up from the banquet table, a large orange, sitting beside his wine glass in close-up, disappears in the next, wider shot.

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Jean G

Flowers From Alexander - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Sykes is drinking a beer when Nicholas knocks on the door, and he leaves the beer can on the balcony railing when he crosses to let Nicholas in. When they both walk out onto the balcony a moment later, the beer can has disappeared.

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Jean G

The King of Thieves - S3-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Madison and his political entourage walk down the hallway, the shadow of the camera precedes them, moving along the wall on the left.

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Jean G

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