Best war movie mistakes of 1961

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Guns of Navarone picture

Factual error: Miller rigs his booby trap by attaching the wires from the bomb to a pole down which a metal runner slides, so that when the runner touches the wires it completes the circuit and detonates the bomb. The trouble is, the pole is made of steel, and steel is very conductive indeed. Miller attaches the exposed end of the wire to the pole without any insulation or gap. The circuit will actually be completed when Miller attaches the battery, and he and his booby trap will be blown sky high.

More Guns of Navarone mistakes
El Cid picture

Visible crew/equipment: On the beach there's a battle charge, and in the foreground you can clearly see a set of tyre tracks from the camera vehicle preceding the charge.

More El Cid mistakes
Samson picture

Factual error: Delilah is shown stirring a pot of ears of corn. Corn was not known until native Americans introduced it to settlers in North America in the 16th century.

lbab730@yahoo.com
More Samson mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.