Best movie continuity mistakes of 1957
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Necrothesp
Continuity mistake: When Joan is doing some sewing on her yellow dress, you can see that the ball of wool in the sewing basket next to her has nothing in it. But when Jerry puts one of the photographs inside the dress, two knitting needles have appeared. The needles then disappear in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: When Ned is pretending to be invisible, he pulls out one of the cat's whiskers and there are now five whiskers on the cat's face. But when Ralph is on the champagne cork and is swallowed by the cat, the cat now has six whiskers again.
Continuity mistake: When Daffy arrives at the theatre, there is a billboard behind him saying "Bijou Presents on Stage Tonight." But he points to the marquee in the next shot, the words have disappeared.