Best drama movie mistakes of 1956
Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning of the big party sequence, there is a beautiful swooping crane shot that ends by tracking in on a big picture window. Unfortunately, the window is set in a deep frame on the side of which you can clearly see the shadow of the camera and camera operator.
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.
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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Factual error: Towards the middle of the movie when when the British submarine leaves port with the Man Who Never Was onboard, it is flying what appears to be an American flag. The flag is visible for about ten seconds and if you look closely, you can see the field of blue of the stars and stripes in the upper corner.
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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.
Continuity mistake: During Virginia's visit, when Milly walks over to a chair we see on the coffee table a couple of magazines with an ashtray on top. The top magazine is white on the end closest to Milly and the spine is facing the camera. As soon as Milly sits down the camera cuts and the top magazine now is dark on the end closest to Milly and the spine is facing away from the camera. (It appears the top magazine was rotated 180° between shots.) After Virginia has handed the envelope to Milly, the camera cuts away and the top magazine has returned to its original position (white end closest to Milly and spine facing camera).
Continuity mistake: The opening scene states the date as April 10th 1865, the day of the train station robbery. Siringo tells Vance at the school money-raising event that the robbery took place 8 weeks ago, but when Clint is buried at the end, his death is April 25th 1865, only 2 weeks after the robbery.
Continuity mistake: When Robert Wagner falls, halfway up the mountain, Spencer Tracy's rope, which is attached to Wagner, runs through his hands, making them bleed, but, finally, he gets a grip and he pulls Wagner up. As we see Tracy's rope, as it slowly comes up, but there is no blood on it.