Best movie continuity mistakes of 1956

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers picture

Continuity mistake: As Miles and Sally drive away from the train station her hand is resting on the passenger side window. In the very next shot her hand is by her side. (00:03:40)

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Forbidden Planet picture

Continuity mistake: During the alien's assault on the ship, one crewman is seen near the spaceship's stairs firing a weapon. However, the weapon is pointed at a forty-five to sixty degree angle - at this angle, he would hit the bottom of the ship, not the alien that is much farther out.

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Around the World in 80 Days picture

Continuity mistake: Many times through out the film the red bag that contains all the money is not seen with the main group, even though they supposedly keep it with them at all times. The most noticeable example is when the two main characters first fly into Spain in the balloon and when the interior of the basket is visible the bag has simply vanished, but they have it again later.

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Giant picture

Continuity mistake: When Luz is talking to Jet on the phone for the first time, from the front she's fiddling with the phone cord with her left hand. When it cuts to the reverse, however, her hand is flat on the desk.

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Alexander the Great picture

Continuity mistake: When Alexander pushes his wife onto the bed, she rips the Egyptian scarab ring off his finger and throws it across the room. And in the following shot, both of them still on the bed, is a close-up of her gently touching the same scarab ring - which is still on his finger.

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It Conquered the World picture

Continuity mistake: There is a "No Riders" sign that keeps appearing and disappearing on the window of the jeep, from one scene to another, fron shot to shot, throughout the entire film.

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The Searchers picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where John Wayne is looking down at the arrow that Look has left, his moccasin is all brown. In the next shot, his moccasin is partially opened on the side, revealing his sock.

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The King and I picture

Continuity mistake: When they are dancing the king's earring is on his left ear then it somehow jumps across to the other ear.

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The Man Who Knew Too Much picture

Continuity mistake: Although the assassin and the ambassador are seated in the same tier of boxes, the assassin's view of his target through the opera glasses is from below and not from across.

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The Battle of the River Plate picture

Continuity mistake: In the final shot, just as the credits are rolling, the British warships are sailing away with the sun setting behind them. In an earlier scene the radio commentator says that the sun is setting and a shot of the sun touching the surface of the sea is shown.

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Moby Dick picture

Continuity mistake: When Ishmael is in bed watching Queequeg looking around his room, his head rotates between shots.

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The Harder They Fall picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Eddie knocks down a thug who tries to stop him from putting Toro into a cab. The man's hat falls off and lands on the concrete. He gets up as the cab drives away, then turns to retrieve the hat, which has now moved itself off the sidewalk and into the bushes.

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers picture

Continuity mistake: Before Dr. Marvin removes the helmet from the dead alien, Maj. Huglin is holding his rifle in his right hand. In the next shot he's using his right hand to remove the helmet. Then in the shot after that he's not touching the helmet at all. (00:56:15)

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Ten Commandments picture

Continuity mistake: When Moses leads the Hebrews from Egypt, he pauses before them to deliver a little speech before they head out into the desert. He faces the camera and lifts his staff up with his left hand. But on the cutaway shot from behind, he is holding the staff in his right hand.

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Who Done It? picture

Continuity mistake: When Frankie punches Barakov, pushing him through the window, not only do you see the wires lifting him, but it is obvious that the inside of the building is a studio set as not only does the window get broken, but also the wall above it is torn. The wall is obviously made of paper and the scenery outside the building is a painted backdrop. And when the angle changes to outside the building, only the window is broken but the wall is intact.

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Lust for Life picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Van Gogh cuts his ear off, he smothers his right ear with a towel to stop the bleeding. As the movie continues, we notice that throughout the whole movie his left ear was the one missing not the right ear as initially portrayed.

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Between Heaven and Hell picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Robert Wagner and Buddy Ebsen are in a fox hole note the position of the bullets in their boxes. One lot is further away from the pole holding the shade canopy and in a closer shot it's now changed position and closer to the other bullets. The shot then changes again and the bullets are back to their original position as seen earlier. (01:19:25 - 01:20:50)

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Stupor Duck picture

Continuity mistake: The editor's office has a door handle on it when Cluck Trent is standing by it, but when Stupor Duck has entered the office, the handle has gone.

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Yankee Dood It picture

Continuity mistake: When the shoemaker swats the elf, he has a fly swatter in his right hand. When the elf tells the shoemaker that he has been sent to take all the elves back, we return to the shoemaker and he is no longer holding the fly swatter.

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The Man Who Never Was picture

Continuity mistake: When bringing the cannister up, the rope is rigged such that the lifting rope is under the supporting rope. But as soon as it appears on deck, the lifting rope has switched and is now over the supporting rope, and the tackle is nowhere to be seen. (00:49:00)

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