Best movie mistakes of 1955
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.