Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1951

Superman and the Mole Men picture

Visible crew/equipment: The furry suits the "mole men" are wearing clearly show the zippers up the back when one of them is going down a well.

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man picture

Continuity mistake: At the detective agency, while Bud and Lou are talking to the murderer, the description of the murderer comes over the police radio, and it states "5 feet 11 inches, weighs 165, blue eyes, brown hair, last seen wearing a felt hat and dark borwn overcoat". Then 15 seconds later Bud says out loud, writing on a piece of paper the description "5 feet 10 inches, weight 165, blue eyes, sandy hair".

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The Day the Earth Stood Still picture
The Day the Earth Stood Still mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Gort picks up Patricia Neal next to the flying saucer, you can see cables leading down to her body to keep her hoisted.

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Larry Koehn
The Thing From Another World picture
The Thing From Another World mistake picture

Revealing mistake: The Thing takes a swing at the captain after the captain opens the door. As the Thing swings his arm, he takes out a chunk of wood out of the door. If you step through the frames on the DVD, you can see the wood leaving the door a full second after the Thing has hit it. A small explosive charge that was not in sync with the actor. You can also see the outline of where the wood comes off before he swings his arm. And one more thing, his arm does not touch the door or even comes close to where the wood comes off - a safety precaution I presume.

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Larry Koehn
When Worlds Collide picture

Continuity mistake: When the quake starts, Joyce Hendron runs to the arms of David Randall for protection. Ten seconds later, she again runs again to his arms.

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The Man in the White Suit picture

Continuity mistake: When Hill disturbs Michael Corland at the table, he holds a piece of paper. The paper swaps hands between shots.

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