Anomalies in THE MURROW DISAPPEARANCE
- Anomalies in THE MURROW DISAPPEARANCE
by Don Harden
In our Australian video of "The Murrow Disappearance," the scenes in Act
Three where Lockwood is playing cards (when he spots the overhead lens
system) has very obvious lounge-type music playing in the background for some
ten minutes. In the 1973 NBC audio I have of this scene, there is NO
background music AT ALL! What happened? Did Warner Bros. decide to redub
the sound of some of the episodes? A sort of fine-tuning? Or are there two
different versions of the episode? (The 16mm Armed Forces print of this
episode may not have this difference--if we could find a video of it.)
Also, at the end of Act Two (when Murrow's car is discovered), there is some
background music in the Australian video which also does not appear in the
Again, just prior to this, during the scene where Lockwood confronts McEgan &
Compton, my NBC audio has two lines which are cut from the Australian
version. Compton called Ms. Tristano a shill and Lockwood replied, "Shill?"
Perhaps "shill" doesn't translate too well in other English-speaking
Beyond that, the rest of the episode appears to be the same.
Has anyone else noticed any similar anomalies?