Best movie continuity mistakes of 1957

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Jailhouse Rock picture

Continuity mistake: In one scene, Elvis Presley's prison uniform displays the number 6239, yet in another it becomes 6240.

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The Deadly Mantis picture

Continuity mistake: At one point, the gigantic title character knocks over a city bus. For a moment, the word TONKA can be seen on the underside of the vehicle.

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A King in New York picture

Continuity mistake: When Chaplin is inside the elevator, the hose changes from being tied knee level to hip level, depending on the shot.

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Desk Set picture

Continuity mistake: When Katharine Hepburn carries the white carnations out of the elevator (which have just been given to her by Gig Young), they turn pink when she steps off the elevator and walks outside.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai picture

Continuity mistake: The commandos are in the river, at night and they are setting the charges on the bridge, the variety show is going on at the same time. Between the British soldiers heads and the roof of the auditorium, the Japanese soldiers are standing in bright sunlight.

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Silk Stockings picture

Continuity mistake: When Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse are dancing among the parallel bars, her skirt changes to cullottes then back again to an ordinary skirt.

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The Monolith Monsters picture

Continuity mistake: When the group go out to inspect the house damaged by the monoliths, the dirt around the rocks is white while the rest is dark. The professor squats down and picks up white dirt in his left hand and dark dirt in his right hand, then calls the geologist. In a close up, he opens his hands and the dirt colors have changed hands - the shot has been reversed.

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Hell Drivers picture

Continuity mistake: At the start of the film when Tom is doing his trial run, he is forced off the road to avoid crashing into two oncoming trucks, driven by Johnny and Red. His truck has the number thirteen number board on the front, which isn't on it during any other time during the trial run, although it's on the truck for the rest of the film.

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Funny Face picture

Continuity mistake: When Maggie and Richard Avery leave Professor Flostre's room, she puts a beret onto a statue. About four minutes later, when Audrey runs out the room, the statue has disappeared.

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison picture

Continuity mistake: When Allison arrives at the island in his raft, he sticks out his head to take a look. When his face is seen, his hair is completely dry, but when his back is seen as he prepares to go ashore, his hair is soaked.

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Just My Luck picture

Continuity mistake: When the guy on the train drops the £1 note, Norman lets two women stand next to him before he picks it up. You can see the women's legs next to his, but when he bends down to pick up the money, the women's legs have disappeared and you can see the legs of the man who dropped the money. In the next shot the women's legs are back.

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The Amazing Colossal Man picture

Continuity mistake: In the film Glenn Maning has already reached a height of 30ft. The Army is keeping him in a tent and a military personal brings Glenn a whole turkey on a plate. Then Glenn takes a piece of the turkey meat and holds it in his hand. Being that Glenn is now 30ft tall the regular turkey that the man gave him is now a huge hunk of meat in Glenn's hand. in others words the turkey is not scale in relation to Glenn's size.

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Gunfight at the OK Corral picture

Continuity mistake: Doc Holliday with the DOUBLE barrel shotgun shoots three times without reloading.

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3:10 To Yuma picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Glen Ford shoots the stagecoach driver dead, the body falls to the ground. Glen Ford gives the order to put the "dead" man on the saddle of a horse. When the men lift him up, the "dead" man puts his right hand up onto the shoulder of one of the men.

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Paths of Glory picture

Continuity mistake: According to one of the characters, the firing squad is drawn from the 3rd Battalion of the 701st Infantry Regiment, the same regiment as most of the other characters. However, all the members of the firing squad (except the officer and sergeant, who are credited characters seen elsewhere in the film) have "710" on their collar patches. This can be seen when the sergeant, who has "701" on his collar patches, is briefing them.

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Three Little Bops picture

Continuity mistake: When the three pigs are listening to the wolf playing his trumpet in Hell, the position of the double bass behind the pig who is playing the piano changes between shots.

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Boston Quackie picture

Continuity mistake: After the waiter has delivered tea to Quackie and the mysterious man, you can see the wall outside the carriage is coloured pink. But when we see a close-up of someone putting the ingredients of a pill inside a cup, the wall is now coloured brown.

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Ali Baba Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Bugs holding the clam containing the pearl in his right hand at the end of the cartoon, the position of Bugs' right thumb on the clam changes between shots.

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Men in War picture

Continuity mistake: After Sgt. Killian is killed, his body is off the road on an embankment and his helmet at his feet. Lieutenant Benson finds Killian's helmet about three feet onto the road and Killian's body nowhere near it.

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Continuity mistake: When Yosemite Sam says "I dares" to Bugs, you can see there is nothing behind Bugs, but in the next shot he is standing in front of a mountain.

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