Best movie continuity mistakes of 1958

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The Big Country picture

Continuity mistake: At the start in the wide shot of town, when the stage coach enters town three horse back riders pass the coach. The very next shot from the town shows the riders now trailing the coach.

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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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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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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. (01:11:00)

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The Vikings picture

Continuity mistake: When Kirk Douglas smashes through the chapel window near the end of the film, you can clearly see that the window isn't stained glass - it's colored paper. Or perhaps papier-mache of some sort.

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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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Royal Cat Nap picture

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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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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South Pacific picture

Continuity mistake: When Luther Billis is parachuting out of the plane, he is seen with a pistol in his hands. Once he is in the rubber boat and starts paddling, however, the pistol has become a rifle.

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Earth vs. the Spider picture

Continuity mistake: When the old man who left town sees the spider return to the cave, it is dark outside. He returns to town to report, and it is daylight outside. The sheriff and his men leave immediately, but when they get to the cave it is dark outside once more. The cave is not so far from town that it takes a day to travel the distance.

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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. (01:35:00)

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Ice Cold In Alex picture

Continuity mistake: In the final scene of the film, the level of the lager in the glasses varies considerably depending on the camera angle.

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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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Knighty Knight Bugs picture

Continuity mistake: When the dragon sneezes and sends the tower of the castle up to the moon, the two windows at the top of the tower change position between shots.

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The Lovers picture The Lovers mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Lucy storms out of Michael's car; the car has the hood (almost) entirely in direct sunlight, but when he opens the door to give chase to her it's mostly covered in foliage shadow. (00:06:40)

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The Young Lions picture

Continuity mistake: When Diestl and Hardenburg attempt their wild dash to the coast on the motorcycle, they pass the same wrecked Kubelwagen three times.

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The Adventures of Hal 5 picture

Continuity mistake: Ben kicks the tractor when he can't get it started, denting the grille, the next time we see the tractor the grille is straight.

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