Best movie mistakes of 1955

Tarantula picture

Continuity mistake: Just before the giant tarantula attacks the house where heroine Mara Corday is studying, you can see several book on the library table at the big picture window. The largest book on the table keeps shifting positions in several scenes.

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Oklahoma picture

Other mistake: In the Todd-OA version, just before the song "Oklahoma." Gordon MacCrae puts his hand on the porch post and the post moves off the rail. He then pulls it back.

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Lady and the Tramp picture

Continuity mistake: Lady is put in her bed and the master leaves the kitchen but he goes back in and puts a newspaper on the floor and leaves again but Lady gets out of her bed so the master comes back once more and puts her back in her bed but the newspaper on the floor has vanished.

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The Seven Year Itch picture

Continuity mistake: When they are on the back porch, watch the Coke bottle. The level of the liquid in the bottle goes down, then up, then down, etc.

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The Ladykillers picture

Continuity mistake: During the robbery, the taxi driven by Danny Green changes from an Austin to a Morris Oxford and back again. Both types are the same colour, but the Austin is the one with the rounded radiator grille, and the Oxford has a flat radiator.

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Guys and Dolls picture

Continuity mistake: Adelaide performs her first number and finds Nathan in her dressing room. There is a pink robe draped over the partition. Placement of this robe changes during the scene without being touched.

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Jack's Revenge
To Catch a Thief picture

Continuity mistake: Keep an eye on the letter that Cary Grant has with all of the names of the potential theft victims. 1) The way it is folded changes from 3 folds to 2 and from up to sideways. 2) The suite numbers are wrong , as seen when CG goes to Grace Kelly's, and it is different from the list.

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East of Eden picture

Factual error: The movie takes place around the time of WWI, definitely before 1923. In the carnival scene, the calliope is heard playing "Ain't She Sweet". This was the number one song ... in 1927.

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Bad Day at Black Rock picture

Continuity mistake: During the desert chase sequence, when our hero is run off the road by Ernest B. his missing arm is momentarily transposed when he steps from the jeep.

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The Court Jester picture

Other mistake: The catapult on the battlements Jean uses to evict the castle guards is rather curious. First, there is neither a bow nor any torsion to 'power' the weapon, and secondly it just seems to cock itself, right after each shot. All that Jean does is pull the lever and none of her diminutive helpers stand by for any cocking work whenever the catapult arm is shown.

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The Far Horizons picture

Continuity mistake: Sacajawea (Donna Reed) dives into the water to retrieve some important maps, which have fallen in and been taken to the back of the boat. When she dives in, the maps are back to the original area they fell into, when they should have been quite a distance from where they landed in the water.

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The Night of the Hunter picture

Audio problem: When Willa Harper is lying in bed talking to Harry her mouth movements are out of sync with the dialogue.

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Five Guns West picture

Factual error: While the Confederate captain is explaining the mission, a couple of the "patriots" are inserting cartridges into their Colt Peacemakers. A neat trick, since the Civil War ended in 1865, and the Peacemaker wasn't introduced until 1873.

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Marty (1955)

Marty picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the very first scene when the camera pans in to the butcher shop, you can clearly see the shadow of the cameraman on the lift.

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Mister Roberts picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Reluctant is in the port of Elysium and the men are on shore leave, a truck load of MPs show up. Ttheir patrol leader tells Mr. Roberts that his men will be stationed along the starboard side of Mr. Roberts ship for the remainder of its stay in port because of the problems various members of the ship had been causing while on shore leave. No sooner do the MPs line up along the side of the ship do you see one of the ships crew flying down the dock on a motorcycle. When the motorcycle passes the ship the MPs who just 10 seconds before were lined up along the ships starboard side are now nowhere to be seen.

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Rebel Without a Cause picture

Continuity mistake: In the Police Station at the beginning of the film James Dean takes off his flecked jacket to reveal his spectacle case in his top pocket. As his character does not wear glasses the offending case is removed in the next scene.

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The Trouble with Harry picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Wiggy is looking at John Forsythe's new painting at the cider stand before she goes inside to put up his shopping order, the new painting is also on display inside the store, on the floor behind John Forsythe.

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To Hell and Back picture

Continuity mistake: When the soldiers are ambushed by the Germans, they jump off and Jack Kelly is wounded in the arm, showing a torn shirt and bloody arm. Later when Audie Murphy is wounded and in the hospital Jack Kelly visits him. The only bandage on him is on his hand, which wasn't injured before.

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Bride of the Monster picture

Continuity mistake: Lobo has a very distinct scar on his cheek in the beginning and end of the movie. However, just after Dr. Strowski has entered the house, Lobo is seen coming down the stairs, and his scar is completely gone.

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Strategic Air Command picture

Factual error: When Jimmy Stewart is almost down to the runway during the bad weather, the aircraft exterior shots show the type of cloud tops found only at high altitude, not low to the ground.

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The Cockleshell Heroes picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Trevor Howard and José Ferrer are sharing what appears to be some port (about 50 minutes into the movie), the port decanter has a drip stopper in the long shot which disappears in the close-up shot of Leslie Howard and then re-appears in the following longer shot.

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This Island Earth picture

Character mistake: After Cal goes to the secret lab in Georgia, he and two others go into his new lab. When they enter a cat jumps up on the counter. Dr. Adams says "This is Neutron. We named him that because he's so positive." Neutrons are neutral and electrons are negative. It's protons that are positive. They should have named the cat Proton.

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The Dam Busters picture

Continuity mistake: Wallis is showing his idea to the doctor and draws on the sketch of the dam. Shortly after, he shows the doctor the same sketch again and the middle line we saw Wallis draw has now changed position.

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Mr Manchester
This Is a Life? picture

Continuity mistake: When the camera pans in on the audience after Elmer introduces the show, you can see a man wearing a blue suit and red bow-tie sitting in the seat next to Granny. When Daffy complains to Granny about Bugs being the guest of honour and not him, the seat next to her is now empty.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer kicks out the cats after marching into his home, you can see there is nothing on the bottom part of the door. When we see the cats surrounding the house in the next shot, the bottom part now has an "X" on it.

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Continuity mistake: When the first gopher approaches the second gopher at the start of the cartoon, the gopher is holding some acorns and on the ground beside him is an acorn and some leaves. But when we see a close-up of the gopher in the next shot, the leaves have gone.

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Hyde and Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Dr Jekyll arrives at the park, he is carrying a bag of carrots. But when he is sitting down on the bench, he is holding a carrot but the bag is nowhere to be seen.

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Stork Naked picture

Continuity mistake: When the stork tries to barge the door down, the front door has two panels on it. But when Daffy Duck opens the door to let the stork in, look at the door and you can see it is completely different to the one seen only a few seconds earlier.

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Underwater! picture

Revealing mistake: Several shots and whole scenes throughout this film are flipped horizontally in such a blatant fashion that even the name of the ship, "Sans Souci," appears as a mirror image.

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Charles Austin Miller
Daddy Long Legs picture

Continuity mistake: When Jervis returns Julie to her suite after a night of dancing, he picks up a morning paper, reads some excerpts from it, then says goodnight to her. As she opens the door, all he has in his hands is his boater, no newspaper, and in the following long shot, no paper is visible anywhere.

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