Best movie continuity mistakes of 1960

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Sink the Bismarck picture

Continuity mistake: The Bismarck is sighted by a British agent in southern Norway, sailing out of the Baltic into the North Sea - east to west. But the view through the agent's binoculars shows the ship sailing from right to left on the screen - which would be sailing west to east from the point of view of an observer on the Norwegian coast.

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North to Alaska picture

Continuity mistake: In the final fight scene between John Wayne and the bad guy, Wayne gets struck in the head, and as he falls backwards over the wagon tongue his toupee lifts off.

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The Magnificent Seven picture

Continuity mistake: McQueen and Brynner take a hearse up the hill to deliver a coffin to the graveyard. When they go back down the hill, you can see a plume fall off one of the horses' heads, but in the next shot, the plume is back on. (00:16:05)

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Psycho picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene after Janet Leigh is killed Norman goes into Cabin one and starts mopping. He puts the mop in front of the bed for a second. Through the mirror you can see the mop fall when he put it down, but when he goes back to get it, the mop is up again.

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Pollyanna picture

Continuity mistake: Before Pollyanna arrives on the train, when Jimmy Bean pushes the metal hoop down the road, two girls stop their doll carriages right beside each other and grab their dolls, but in the next shot their carriages are about 4 feet apart, which is now wide enough for Jimmy to run between. (00:01:10)

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The Alamo picture

Continuity mistake: In an early scene Travis and Dickenson are in Travis's office. Travis goes to the mantel, gets a cigar and pours himself a glass of sherry. In a later scene, when Travis meets Crockett in the cantina he refuses a drink from Crockett claiming he doesn't drink, ever.

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The Time Machine picture

Continuity mistake: The Morlocks aren't affected by the light from metal in fusion in their foundry but they recoil from the light of a match.

Dr Wilson

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Two Way Stretch picture

Continuity mistake: When the Jeep at the head of the army convoy starts off again, after being stopped at the temporary traffic lights set up by the crooks, the external shots show the Jeep passing the traffic lights. But the next shots from inside the Jeep show them passing the traffic lights a second time.

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The Little Shop of Horrors picture

Continuity mistake: Seymour watches in horror as the wino is run over by the train. In the long shots, Seymour's hands are waving up and down at his sides. In closer shots, however, he's holding his hands up to his face and screaming.

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The Grass Is Greener picture

Continuity mistake: When Cary Grant tells Deborah Kerr to keep the door closed, she is holding a record album. As a reaction to his directive, she lowers the LP to about waist level. The camera shot changes and she's holding the LP higher again. (00:27:55)

Jack's Revenge

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The Lost World picture

Continuity mistake: When the men find the tracks of the dinosaur, the indent is flat and rounded, but when Frosty the poodle finds the dinosaur that made the tracks, its feet are skrawny and have pointy claws, which don't show up in the tracks.

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Elmer Gantry picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Lulu Bains is prancing around in the dressing room, there is one steady shot of her. In this shot, as she moves around, the right strap on her outfit begins to slip off her shoulder. The shot ends by her side with the strap completely down her mid-bicep; however, in the very next shot, which is from the front, her right strap is back up, and it's her left strap which is halfway down. The print wasn't reversed to this effect, either.

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Carry On, Constable picture

Continuity mistake: When Sgt. Wilkins and P.C. Thurston go on patrol in the police car, it's registration number varies between scenes, from 892FPC to UUV133. (00:38:15 - 00:45:40)

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Beyond the Time Barrier picture Beyond the Time Barrier mistake picture

Continuity mistake: While Major Allison is piloting the X-80, the style/model of the aircraft differs in shots, and two different numbers appear on its body - FC-226 and FE-229, as well as four different tail numbers that appear on its tailfin - 62216, 70236, 70229, and 61226.

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Inherit the Wind picture

Continuity mistake: Watch for the varying hairstyle of Mrs Brady in the scene in which Rachel comes to complain to her that her husband is a fake.

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Continuity mistake: When Daffy enters Bugs' living room wearing a rabbit costume, you can see the door is plain green. But when Elmer Fudd enters to confront Daffy, the door is now divided into three sections.

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Kidnapped picture

Continuity mistake: As the cabin boy is cutting him loose, David Balfour's bruised cheek and black eye switch from the left side of his face to the right when one shot is reversed. (00:28:00)

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13 Ghosts picture

Continuity mistake: When the boy slides down the banister, money falls to the ground and the boy doesn't see it. In the next shot, as the boy is walking away, behind him the money is lying differently than when it landed. Later, when the boy finds the money, it is again in a different position.

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