Best drama movie mistakes of 1956

Written on the Wind picture

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.

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The Searchers picture

Other mistake: There is a scene where a dead Indian warrior is discovered. In this scene he is covered by a large flat piece of stone. When they pull away the stone you can see his chest rising and falling as the "dead" Indian breathes. Much easier to see when viewed in HD.

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Alexander the Great picture

Factual error: Alexander's copy of Homer is a codex, or bound book, not invented for another 400 years or much used for 600 years.

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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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Ten Commandments picture

Revealing mistake: When the parted Red Sea comes together, if you look behind Pharaoh as his troops are being engulfed by the water, notice in the background that there are two boulders floating in the water, not being pushed, but floating lightly.

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Giant (1956)

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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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 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 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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Bigger than Life picture

Visible crew/equipment: When James Mason goes into the bathroom for his cortison, he opens the mirrored cabinet door and Nick Ray [director] is clearly visible in the mirror.

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The Man Who Never Was picture

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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Marshall Murray
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.

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Rodan (1956)

Rodan picture

Other mistake: When the title card is shown, the copyright year is shown as 'MCMXXXIV' (1934). It was released in 1956 (MCMLVI).

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Continuity mistake: Bradford's coat collar alternates between turned up and turned down throughout the scene outside the bowling alley.

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Jean G
The Mountain picture

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.

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Autumn Leaves picture

Continuity mistake: Milly is on the balcony with Mr. Hanson. The sliding glass doors behind them are not fully open and the drapes are drawn well past the door opening. When Mr. Hanson stands up, the camera cuts for a closer shot and the sliding glass door is now fully open and the drape is drawn to the door opening.

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Reach for the Sky picture

Continuity mistake: Just after Bader has been told he'll never fly again, he meets his girlfriend on a bridge. As they walk along the bridge, Bader is on the girl's left, but, in the long shot, Bader is now on the girl's right.

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Love Me Tender picture

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.

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Away All Boats picture

Continuity mistake: When the bulldozer is pushing the boat on the beach, the driver is initially dark skinned with a hat. Then next shot he is fair with no hat. Then back to dark skinned with no hat.

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Peter Weekes

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