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# 166 <7.11> Across the Bridge
 
 
(revised 12/04/2022)
 
 


 
 
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The Bonarc Casino in Monte Carlo where Eric loses a lot of money is actually the Gold Room at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles (interiors). Compare # 156 for details.
 
The exterior shots of the casino show the most prominent casino in Monte Carlo / Monaco, Le Casino de Monte-Carlo.
This filming location was already used for the Bonarc Casino in Monte Carlo in # 116.
 
Uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI appears as Dr. Fong in this episode again — thrice this episode. The first time, he is one of the patrons at the Bonarc Casino in Monte Carlo. It seems to be an incredible coincidence that he is there just at the same time as Eric and Vickie. Or is it maybe negligent extras casting? For his two other appearances in this episode, see below.
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
 
Prop mistake: In the close-ups of the baccarat table at the Bonarc Casino, the English words "Bank", "Player" and "Tie" are printed on the green tableau. In Europe, particularly in Monte Carlo, however, the original French words ("Banco", "Punto" and "Egalité") would be printed on the tableau. LORIMAR obviously used an American standard prop.
 
The café in Monte Carlo where Vickie works as a waitress is actually what used to be the Santo Pietros, a restaurant located on the first floor of the City National Bank on Ventura Place in Studio City, CA across CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). For a previous use of the City National Bank high-rise, see # 164.
 
Behind Vickie at the café in Monte Carlo is an easel with a poster for the art exhibition "Le Post-Impressionisme", which took place at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris / France in 1974. The promotional poster features a reproduction of the 1895 painting "La femme à l'ombrelle" ("Woman with a Parasol"; oil on canvas) by French artist ARISTIDE MAILLOL (1861 – 1944).
 
Behind Maggie at the café in Monte Carlo is an easel with an art print poster entitled "Monaco — Monte-Carlo" created in Art Nouveau style by Czech artist ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860 – 1939). The artist designed it in 1897 for a promotional campaign for the Monaco — Monte-Carlo P.L.M. railway service; it shows a woman on the coast.
 
Deleted scene: This episode's director's cut contained an act 1 scene with Curtis at Emma's New Globe office, trying to reconcile with her. But she shrugs him off, and so does Richard, who is also there to let Emma know that he will be flying to Japan for a few days. This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Stock footage from a film library of a Boeing 747 aircraft of TWA (the now defunct Trans World Airlines) in the clouds is used as the aircraft taking Liz and Richard to Japan; the same footage was presented in # 156 as the plane John used to fly from North Africa to the USA.
 
Post-production mistake: The complete scene with Liz and Richard in the airplane was accidentally flip-flopped. Right screen grab re-flip-flopped for illustration purposes.
 
After his first appearance in this episode (see above), uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI appears as Dr. Fong again; he is now sitting behind Richard and Liz on the plane to Japan (right screen capture in the above row of pictures). It seems to be an incredible coincidence that he is on the same plane — and even more of a conincidence that he is sitting directly behind Richard and Liz. Considering he was just at the Bonarc Casino in Monte Carlo (see above), he must be an avid traveler. See below for another appearance in this episode.
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
 

George Buckman's cars are a burgundy 1985 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon with exterior wood trim and a beige 1982 Ford Bronco.
The latter, by the way, is the same picture car that was used as Sam Ridley's vehicle in the previous season (compare # 142).

 
The Tuscany Valley Ranger Station where George Buckman works was also featured in # 082, 084, 113, 133 and 163 for other purposes (compare these episodes for details). This exterior set used to be located behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). It was built adjacent to the eastern side of the building used as Dan's house (Duchess Ranch).
Click here for a sketch of the multi-purpose use of this exterior set and its surroundings. LORIMAR's original map of this part of the studio lot is available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Exterior Sets section.
It is no longer there nowadays because most of the backlot buildings were demolished by the late 1990's to build more sound stages and office bungalows.
 
The first daylight establishing shot for a scene in Monaco is stock footage from a film library and actually features the coastline of Villefranche-sur-Mer / France, a town close to Nice; the zoom is on the coastal street sections of Quai de l'Amiral Courbet, Promenade des Marinières and Quai Amiral Ponchardier. It was filmed in southern direction from a vista point on the Moyenne Corniche (Boulevard de la Corne d'Or).
 

The establishing shot of Tokyo is stock footage from a film library. It shows Harumi-dori (an 8-lane street) in southeastern direction towards the Ginza district; the cross street is Sotobori-dori. Many of the buildings have undergone remodeling since then.

 

LAUREN HUTTON, a good-humored actress, surprises the crew and DAVID SELBY by being really naked under her bathrobe in the shooting of the sauna scene with Richard.

 
LAUREN HUTTON suggested that BUCK HENRY, a friend of hers, be cast as Foster Glenn.
 
Real-life allusion: Foster Glenn mentions the boy scouts.
 
Uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK appears as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; this episode behind Foster Glenn at The Max nightclub. See below for three more appearances in this episode.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 009.
 
The establishing shot of Takahama's house (left screen grab) is stock footage from a film library, featuring a building in the Happo-en Garden in Minato City in Tokyo / Japan. Highrises have been built in the background of the park in the meantime. The structure in the establishing shot is the northernmost part of the building complex that houses the Kochuan restaurant nowadays.
In contrast, the filming location of the exterior scene with Takahama, Liz and Richard (right screen capture) is the Full Moon Tea House in the Japanese Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, CA.
 
Liz' statement on Takahama's terrace about becoming "curiouser and curiouser" is grammatically wrong — the comparative degree would rather be "more curious" than "curiouser". This, however, is a quotation from chapter II of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by LEWIS CARROLL (1832 – 1898).
 
The second daylight establishing shot for a scene in Monaco is stock footage from a film library and actually features the Avenue Grasseuil in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat / France, another town not too far from Nice. The view over the bay (Baie de l'Espalmador) was filmed in southern direction from a vista point on the Moyenne Corniche (Boulevard de la Corne d'Or in Villefranche-sur-Mer; just a little further west of where the first establishing shot was filmed).
 
Behind Maggie at the café in Monte Carlo (second scene there) is an easel with an art print poster entitled "Bières de la Meuse" created in Art Nouveau style by ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860 – 1939). See above for details about the artist. He designed it in 1897 for a promotional campaign for the breweries along the Meuse river in France.
 
Behind Vickie at the café in Monte Carlo is an easel with a promotional poster for the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris / France. The advertisement uses a part of the 1896 — 1898 painting "Nature mort avec oignons" ("Still Life with Onions and Bottle"; oil on canvas) by French artist PAUL CÉZANNE (1839 – 1906).
 
After her first appearance in this episode, uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK participates again as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; once more as a patron at The Max. See below for two more appearances in this episode.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 009.
 
Deleted scenes: This episode's director's cut contained the following scenes, which were removed in post-production:
  • In act 2, Maggie, Vickie and Eric travel to the U.S. in the first class compartment of a commercial plane. While Eric is asleep, Maggie discusses Richard's marriage proposal with Vickie again. They are not aware that Petko, Dimitrov's aide, who is in an economy class seat, is heading west as well.
  • The original act 3 opener found Richard waking up on a tatami mat some distance away from Liz at the ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) in the morning. She says she was not going to rape him, implying he could have slept on the same futon she used.
 

Maggie's rental limousine in which she, Vickie and Eric ride to Richard's home is a silver stretched 1985 Lincoln Town Car, modified by Classic Limousine of Fountain Valley, a California based coachbuilder.

 
Petko's rental car is a black 1984 Chrysler Fifth Avenue.
By the way, it is the same picture car that was previously used as Frank Ryan's (compare # 128) car, as one of the two identical vehicles of Richard's squad (# 141 and 142) and as the vehicle of Saunders' henchmen (# 148) as well as Wilkinson's car (# 155 and 160). It also appeared as Angela's car in Richard's nightmare (# 157).
 
In contrast to # 143, the real gate to the Napa Valley property posing as Richard's house is used this episode.
The gate in # 143 was probably supposed to be a back entrance.
 
After his two earlier appearances in this episode (see above), uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI appears as Dr. Fong again — now as a patron on the terrace of te Coit Café.
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
 
After her two earlier appearances in this episode, uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK participates again as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; now as a patron on the Coit Café terrace. See below for another appearance in this episode.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 009.
 
Mistake in the scene when Angela calls Spence from her phone in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study: You can hear her finger tapping the numbers on the phone pad nine times, which does not make any sense. If Spence's office is located in San Francisco, she would have to dial eleven digits (1 + three-digit area code + three-digit-prefix and four-digit number); if his office was in the valley (a local call), it would be just seven digits.
 
Mistake: In the scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, Sheriff North's right arm is at his side and still when he talks about facing a recall. In the subsequent frame shot from behind him towards Angela, it is still moving towards its rested position though.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice from different angles, which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
 
New license plate of Melissa's white 1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa: 2CDO891. This is not an appropriate choice by the prop department because the same number was on a Mercedes-Benz 560 SL in front of Valentino's in Hollywood in the previous episode (compare # 165).
 
The small Tuscany garage apartment Eric and Vickie rent is actually located on Calistoga Avenue in downtown Napa, CA. Across the street, other buildings, which were previously used on the show, are situated: Apollonia's San Francisco Victorian (see # 103) and Skylar's apartment house in Palm Beach, FL (see # 128).
The street number as seen on the sign above the garage doors (1457) is the real-life street number. In the meantime, the house was repainted and renovated (right picture).
 
Different footage: The sneak preview for this episode features a different take of the moment when Maggie storms out of the sitting room in Richard's home after their latest discussion why she has not made a decision about marrying him (screen capture 1) in contrast to the scene itself (screen grab 2).
 
New license plate number of Eric's gray Chevrolet Corvette C4 Convertible: 1PVK900 (an old blue California plate with yellow lettering). In # 156 (compare there), a different newer plate in the California sunset design was mounted on that vehicle. This prop policy is negligent.
 
The scene with Liz in Richard's New Globe office was initially longer: It started with Liz accessing the executive suite and talking to Richard's new secretary (played by KAREN ANN KNOTTS) that she has an appointment. This part of the scene was removed in post-production, dropping the secretary in total and starting on Maggie when she comes to the office to surprisingly find Liz in Richard's chair.
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Emma wears the outfit she already wore in # 149.
The shot of Emma in her New Globe office in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused part of the scene in this episode (compare the second screen grab for the version used this episode).
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot multiple times (e.g. as a wide angle shot and in close-up), which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
 
After her three earlier appearances in this episode, uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK participates again as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; now as a patron at The Max again.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 009.
 
Music score: Composers JESSE FREDERICK & BENNETT SALVAY use elements of MARK SNOW's "Richard's Theme" (compare # 138) in the scene with Richard and Maggie at Candlestick Park in this episode.
 
Different footage: The sneak preview for this episode presents a slightly earlier moment of the "attack" on Liz at Candlestick Park Stadium with her and the alleged ninja assailant closer together in both a long shot and a close-up (screen grabs 1 and 2) while the episode itself features only a later shot (wide angle; screen capture 3).
 
Contrary to usual program practices, JOAN LAUREN, who plays Howard Graves' secretary, is listed in this episode's end credits although she has no speaking part. The segment originally filmed for # 165 (compare there), which was supposed to be lifted to the current episode, was not moved to the final version. Only a short "silent" appearance of her in Graves' office remained in this episode.
 
 

 
 
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