Best drama 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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carlswitzerfan
The Old Man and the Sea picture

Continuity mistake: After the old man has brought his fish in - really only the skeleton, after the sharks and other fish have devoured the fish - he goes straight to bed. The next morning, the boy goes to the bar and asks for coffee, with milk and sugar. But when the boy pours the coffee into a small tin cup, it is black, not a drop of milk to be seen.

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Home Before Dark picture

Plot hole: Jean Simmons is supposed to actually be correct about her husband being in love with his sister in law, and not insane. When she enters the nightclub acting weird, in a dress too large for her and hanging off her, exposing her brassiere, she is completely out of character. She is not drugged at this point, as she stopped drinking the paraldehyde before this.

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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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