New this month Continuity mistake: When Frank forces Melvin to take in Verdell the dog (just after Simon has been beaten up), the camera follows Verdell as he explores Melvin's apartment alone. Melvin's grand piano at this stage has the lid open, but does not have the music rest up. Shortly afterwards, Melvin re-enters the apartment, prepares food for the dog, places the bowl on the floor in the sitting room, then walks over to sit down at the piano. Suddenly the piano's music rest is up. There is no way Melvin has had the time or opportunity to do this during this sequence.
Visible crew/equipment: Early in the movie, Melvin walks for the first time to the restaurant in which Carol works. As Melvin turns the corner on the sidewalk and walks towards the camera, he is surrounded by extras playing people he must dodge. If you look in the center and right background, you will see New York spectators standing in the middle of the street, watching the movie being made.
Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when Melvin catches Simon's dog, he holds it away from him, with his arms stretched. When the dog begins to pee, you can see that the urine is coming out from Melvin's glove.
Continuity mistake: When Melvin and Carol enter the restaurant on their trip, a certain song is playing (I can't recall the song). Melvin leaves to buy a jacket, returns, and just after they are seated, you hear the female band leader say, "Here's a special song for...", and it's the same song they played 10 minutes ago.
Continuity mistake: Simon's cut on his lip is quite visible in the car on the trip down to Baltimore and on the way back to New York, but it miraculously disappears while they are staying in the hotel in Baltimore.
Continuity mistake: In the end when Melvin and Carol are kissing, his arm is around her neck. This arm changes from one arm to the other in a split second.
Revealing mistake: Midway through the film, Carol is on a bus heading to Melvin's apartment in Manhattan. She is going to tell him that she won't sleep with him after he has given her son free medical care. She is in a pensive mood and the camera pulls out showing her in the window. As the camera pulls out further, the readable sign on the side of the bus says "not in service."
Continuity mistake: When Carol and Melvin are talking in her restaurant and he is trying to convince her to go to Baltimore, she folds up her thank-you letter, but the subsequent shots show the many-paged letter is still open in her hand in the lower left of the screen.
Continuity mistake: In the restaurant scene with Melvin and Carol, when she is taking her drink from the bar to their table with the help of a waiter, when she first picks up her drink there is very little in it, but when she takes the drink from the waiter and places it on the table it is practically full.
Continuity mistake: When Carol and Melvin are in the restaurant in Baltimore, she is mad at him and he tells her to sit down. When the camera is on her, her hand is on her hip but when the camera cuts to Melvin, her arm is down over her stomach or in some other position during the scene.
Continuity mistake: After Simon has to dismiss his housekeeper, she is leaving the apartment with her large purse in one hand and several carrier bags in the other. She then lifts her hand, which is now empty, and says, "But who's going to walk Verdell?" There was no time for her to shift or drop her purse.
Continuity mistake: Before Carol takes a bath she tries to help Simon out of his shirt. In spite of being handicapped by his cast he insists on doing it by himself, although with difficulties, but he would never have managed to get out of his black pants into his jammie shorts between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Melvin is making a phone call outside the Mobil station, the price on the sign above the phone booth is $1.13/gallon. As Carol comes out of the station, the sign behind her shows $1.14/gallon. When the car pulls away from the station, it is back to $1.13/gallon.
Continuity mistake: When Simon comes to Melvin's apartment to tell him that he has found his dog and Melvin tells him not ever to knock at his door, not even when the smell of a decaying body is emanating through the door so that he has to put a hanky to his face because of the stench, the glasses he is holding in his right hand disappear and reappear between shots.