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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This Is a Life? picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer takes Bugs to the stage to begin the show, you can see Elmer has nothing in his hand. But when Elmer asks Bugs if he's really surprised, he is now holding his red book.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer answers the door after retrieving the case of money from Sylvester, he puts the case on the ground and there are two cats pretending to be a widow and her child. But when Elmer says "Would a few dollars help?" the case has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see the chest of drawers at the antique shop, it has five drawers, but when it is placed at Elmer Fudd's house, it now has four drawers.

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The Hole Idea picture

Continuity mistake: When we see the paper boy holding the newspaper, you can see that the paper is entitled "Extra", but when we see a close-up of the paper in the next shot, the title is now "Times Dispatch."

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Stork Naked picture

Continuity mistake: When the stork is standing by the wall of Daffy Duck's home after Daffy nearly shot him with a gun, you can see that there is nothing in the window next to him but in the next shot pink curtains have suddenly appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the stick-mouse pulls Jerry up to the drawing board, you can see some string on the bottom left hand corner when he shows Jerry the plan. When Jerry and the stick-mouse stop at the end of the drawing board after seeing the cat, the string has disappeared.

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Blackboard Jungle picture

Deliberate mistake: Glenn Ford strikes the window in the library door with his briefcase and it instantly shatters. In reality, a blow delivered by a briefcase to a plate glass window would have produced no more than a scratch or crack.

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