Best movie mistakes of 1958
Other mistake: In the opening scene on the airplane, one of the men tells Lt. Cable, "The captain wants to know if you'd like to sit up in the cockpit with him?" Buzz Adams, the "captain" referenced in this line, is only a lieutenant. Admittedly, "captain" is a standard aviation term for the pilot of an aircraft, but it would be unlikely to be used in this situation, since the term has a specific military meaning.
Continuity mistake: In the final sequence where Dracula's foot has been disintegrated by the rays of the sun, his foot is seen firmly attached again seconds later as Van Helsing confronts him with a makeshift cross. In the scene Cushing, with his back to the camera, steps forward quickly from the foreground to cover the area where Lee's foot is briefly seen as having not been disintegrated.
Continuity mistake: After Maggie (Liz Taylor) goes outside to confront Brick at the car during a raging rainstorm getting thoroughly soaked, she appears a short time later in the drawing room in the same dress, immaculate hairstyle and makeup, looking like she hadn't seen a single drop of water.
Visible crew/equipment: When Isabel Jeans is telephoned by Madame Alvarez and told that Gigi has refused Gaston's advances, she gets out of bed and walks across the bedroom. As she passes a cheval (full length) mirror a pair of retreating jean-clad legs and a hand feeding out cable can be seen in the reflection.
Revealing mistake: When Corporal Bin's group of men eventually arrive at Dunkirk, they speak to a soldier adding sandbags to a Vicker's gun position. Here (and later on in the film when it is shown firing) it has a blank-firing adaptor prominently fitted to the front. Additionally the belt of ammunition shown going through it is filled with blanks - no bullets project outside the other side to that of the actual cartridge cases.
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Continuity mistake: When Major Pollock sits down at his table in the dining room, he takes the napkin's ring off and after it falls he places the ring on the table and the napkin on his lap, but when John says, "Good morning," the Major's napkin is rolled in its ring and back on the table, then it's gone again.
Revealing mistake: Whenever our heroes are shown firing the Vickers guns on or off the vehicles, they are very obviously fitted with blank-fire adapters to the front. The belts of ammunition for them throughout the film are also blanks - the cases are visible, but the bullets that should project out the other side of the belt are not present.
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Continuity mistake: In the scene towards the beginning where pair- chained interracial prison escapees Noah Cullen and Joe Jackson (Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis) are trying to cross a river together without killing each other, they get carried away downstream and are stopped by a tree. The mistake is, Sidney Poitier's bald headed stunt double is noticeable losing control while floating downstream, visibly and audibly crashing head first into the tree. He is briefly flailing and struggling from the unexpected impact until Sidney Poitier reappears properly floating towards the tree without struggle. This mistake is less than 30 seconds and is awesomely noticeable best on Blu-Ray disc. The shot of Tony pulling Sidney out of the river concludes the scene.
Revealing mistake: When a yellow cab pulls up to the curb, it is obvious that the street is part of a studio backlot and not a real city street because the businesses have no names. The sign outside one building says simply "Tobacco." The diner has only the word "Restaurant" painted on its windows. Another business has no identification other than "Fish and Poultry" painted on its window.
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