Best movie mistakes of 1958

Ice Cold In Alex picture

Factual error: In the final scene there is a shot which shows a Land Rover in the distance. Land Rovers were not built until after World War 2.

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South Pacific picture

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.

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Run Silent Run Deep picture

Continuity mistake: Every time we see the Nurka fire a torpedo, regardless of whether the order was "fire one," "fire two," or even "fire five" or "fire six," the torpedo is always seen leaving exactly the same tube.

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Revealing mistake: Joe is much too old to be in high school. He appears to be in his thirties (the actor playing him was 35 at the time).

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The Big Country picture

Revealing mistake: When McKay and Ramon are riding into Blanco Canyon to rescue Julie, you can see a diesel loading shovel with its bucket raised in the bottom of the frame of one of the scenic shots. Presumably the scene was shot in a quarry and they didn't get all the equipment out.

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The Vikings picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Kirk Douglas returns in the viking ship to his home fjord, many vehicles can be seen on the road through the trees on the other side of the water. Vauxhall Vikings perhaps?

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Horror of Dracula picture

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.

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Vertigo picture

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, parts of Madeleine's hair come undone in the struggle inside the bell tower stairwell. At the top of the tower, before she falls, her hair is in perfect shape again.

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Other mistake: Both sides (American & German) use the same tanks! The American tanks have white stars painted on them, while the German tanks bear white Maltese Crosses.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof picture

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.

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The Blob picture

Continuity mistake: When everyone is running out of the theater, a woman with a red belt and yellow purse can be seen exiting with the other terrified patrons. A few seconds later, the exact same woman is seen running out of the theater again.

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The Space Children picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the aliens blast off at the end of the film, the bright light causes the shadows of the actors and vehicles, etc, to appear on the painted backdrop of desert and sky.

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No Time For Sergeants picture

Continuity mistake: When Will Stockdale is at the Purple Grotto, at one point the cup full of liquor is at different levels.

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It! The Terror from Beyond Space picture

Continuity mistake: The interior of the ship is quite spacious, a central atrium on each level, with crew quarters and storage spaces opening off it. Yet, when the two officers take a space-walk down the length of the ship, it appears to have a diameter of less than 20 feet.

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The Badlanders picture

Factual error: As the stagecoach rolls into Prescott, Arizona, the road winds among hundreds of Saguaro cacti. Prescott is far beyond the northern limits of the Saguaro.

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A Night to Remember picture

Factual error: When the ship is being launched a champagne bottle is smashed against the hull. Harland & Wolff, like many shipbuilders, did not smash champagne bottles against the hull.

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Gigi (1958)

Gigi picture

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.

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Dunkirk picture

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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Separate Tables picture
Separate Tables mistake picture

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.

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Torpedo Run picture

Other mistake: In the opening scene, as Captain Glenn Ford is watching a Japanese freighter travel right to left through his submarine's periscope, the freighter is actually going backwards. The bow of the ship is on the right, not the left, as it should be.

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Continuity mistake: In order to tiptoe across the tacks without being hurt, Tom puts a metal gauntlet on his feet. At this point, you can see the floor is completely covered in tacks, but when Jerry and Nibbles are at the same spot a little later on, the tacks have disappeared.

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Darby's Rangers picture

Other mistake: During training, when the men are running and the two British men come out of the bushes then shoot at the ground, there are 3 rows of bullets going past but only 2 guns being fired.

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Sea of Sand picture

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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Hare-Way to the Stars picture

Continuity mistake: When Marvin the Martian creates three Instant Martians with water, you can see that he is holding a water pourer in his right hand, but when he tells the Instant Martians to capture Bugs, the water pourer has disappeared.

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A Pizza Tweety-Pie picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see Tweety's cage, you can see there is nothing inside it, but when we see Tweety playing his mandolin, a swing has suddenly appeared.

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Knighty Knight Bugs picture

Continuity mistake: When King Arthur says "A good idea, fool!", Bugs Bunny stops and you can see that behind him is a wall. In the next shot, Bugs is now in front of King's Arthur's chair, and when he says "Beheaded?" he is back in front of the wall again.

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The Defiant Ones picture

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.

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The World Was His Jury picture

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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Carry on Sergeant picture

Continuity mistake: When the Bayonet is thrown at Strong, it is thrown with the butt of the rifle facing left, but is caught with the butt facing right.

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Robin Hood Daffy picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy is standing on the branch of the tree ready to jump off, he is holding on to a rope. When the camera angle changes to behind Daffy in the next shot, the rope is missing.

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