Best drama movie mistakes of 1954

Seven Samurai picture

Factual error: Toshiro Mifune's character, Kikuchiyo, travels to the bandits' camp and steals one of their two remaining fuselock muskets. Shortly afterward, the bandits fire twice at the samurai within five seconds with their last firearm. A fuselock takes as much as two minutes to reload, prime, and fire.

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Rear Window picture

Continuity mistake: There's an oscillating fan near the ceiling that alternates between running and not running from one cut to another in one scene.

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His Majesty O'Keefe picture

Revealing mistake: When O'Keefe takes his bride-to-be Dolaroo to Hong Kong to be married, a 1950's truck goes past in the background. Unfortunately, the film is set in 1870.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea picture

Factual error: The giant squid's tentacles aren't shaped like ones in the real world are.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers picture

Continuity mistake: In the barn dance scene Gideon is doing flips on the sawhorse. His shirt becomes untucked and then retucked between flips.

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On the Waterfront picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Terry is in the coop with all the dead pigeons, he is holding a dead pigeon in one of his hands, and he grabs the hook with the other hand. But when he stands up the pigeon and the hook have switched places.

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Demetrius and the Gladiators picture

Continuity mistake: Caligula orders his chief gladiator to kill a prisoner so he can test the Robe's "powers". The gladiator stabs the prisoner with a dagger and straightens up. Look at the dagger and you'll see no blood on it.

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Sabrina picture

Other mistake: In analogy to David's mishap with the champagne glasses old Mr. Larrabee crushes an olive jar when he sits down. However, in contrast to David he puts the jar into the front pocket of his pants, and olive jars don't break even if you sit on them (remember what he did to one when he tried to get the last olive out.).

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NancyFelix
The High and the Mighty picture

Deliberate mistake: After the airplane loses its propeller and descends to lower altitude, the cockpit constantly shakes due to turbulence, and the flight crew complains about it in one scene. However, when the camera switches to the passenger cabin, everything remains perfectly still and serene until the airplane is on its final landing approach near the end of the movie.

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Shield for Murder picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene, Edmund O'Brien grabs a bookie, drags him down an alley, and around a corner. When they round the corner, the entire boom and mic cast a huge shadow against a stark white wall.

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Jail Bait picture

Continuity mistake: After the operation to change Vic Brady's face, the first time the bandages come off, the scar on his forehead runs diagonal from the top of his nose to well above the eye. However when he's shot by the pool, the scar runs laterally across the middle of his forehead.

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Gojira (1954)

Gojira picture

Visible crew/equipment: You can see the wires leading from the planes as they attack Gojira.

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The Caine Mutiny picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene at Yosemite where Keith is waiting for May to have breakfast there is a big silver pot on the table. After May arrives the pot isn't there anymore.

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NancyFelix
Beau Brummel picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the mad King George III hides from Brummel and the prince behind the draperies, the boom shadow makes a prominent appearance on the wall at the top right of the screen.

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri picture

Visible crew/equipment: When William Holden is visiting Frederick March in the Admiral's cabin a boom microphone is visible near the air conditioning ducting in the ceiling. A shadow is seen, then the microphone drops down into the shot. The microphone moves a bit and then is raised.

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Hobson's Choice picture

Continuity mistake: In the first bar scene, Sam Minns pours Henry Hobson a drink, but in the next shot Hobson is still holding the empty glass, which Sam fills for him.

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Grahame

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