Best movie other mistakes of 1957
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Other mistake: When Travis shoots Yeller, his gun (a .50 Cal black powder rifle) doesn't kick at all. Ordinarily a gun of this type kicks hard enough to leave a bruise.
Other mistake: About seven minutes before the end, the geologist and company and a Highway Patrol car go to the edge of town to get a better view. As the Highway Patrol car skids to a stop look on the road and there is already a longer skid mark. I'm guessing that in the first take the car skidded too far.mrfrede
Other mistake: When Lindbergh is forced to parachute out of a stalled plane near the beginning of the movie, the plane goes into a spin. It crosses the screen twice, first below Lindbergh's parachute and then above, indicating that Lindbergh is falling faster than the plane (which is possible, since the plane is spiraling rather than falling straight down). However (as indicated by the loud noise heard off-camera), the plane somehow manages to hit the ground first.
Other mistake: Near the beginning of the movie, at the same time the ship makes radar contact, the sub acquires a signal on its oscillator. The sub captain thinks it's a false echo due to the rough seas. He so advises the next man that comes on duty but tells him that if the signal appears to get any closer, "you will awaken me immediately." The captain isn't awakened until the "dive" alarm sounds after the men in the conning tower make visual contact with the ship. Wouldn't the oscillator signal closing in on the sub have warned them long before they made visual contact?