Best movie mistakes of 1962

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Continuity mistake: In this scene we see John Wayne and others milking goats. The goats then get startled by a baby elephant and Wayne falls backwards on to the ground and you can see he takes the bowl with his right hand and the milk is thrown out of the bowl. In the next shot of him close up the bowl is on his head like a helmet when the bowl never even went on his head as he fell backwards.

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The Longest Day picture

Factual error: The ribbon of Richard Burton's Distinguished Flying Cross is on upside down. The Air Force Cross following it is the right way up. The stripes on both should point the same way, as they do on the uniform of his colleague in the mess. Nobody would be allowed to get away with a mistake like this - another officer or senior NCO would soon point it out. In addition, as a long-service veteran (his colleague says he served in the Battle of Britain) he should be wearing the ribbon of the 1939-1944 Star (as it was then), which was issued to all qualified personnel from 1943.

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Dr. No picture

Factual error: When Bond is involved in a high-speed chase on the way to Miss Taro's house, his wheels are squealing like crazy, but he's on a dirt road.

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Lawrence of Arabia picture

Continuity mistake: The shadows in the scene with Lawrence sleeping on his camel are short because it's the middle of the day. In the next shot you see long shadows on the sand. When Ali wakes up Lawrence they are short again.

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Day of the Triffids picture

Continuity mistake: When the guy is in the mountains he burns some of the triffids at the fence and you can clearly see them frying, but when the camera pans across the garden later there are triffids but they are all fire-free and there are no bodies.

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To Kill A Mockingbird picture

Continuity mistake: Early in the courtroom scene there is a shot of Gregory Peck that is reversed. The part in his hair is not on the same side of his head that it is in the rest of the film.

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Eegah (1962)

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Audio problem: After Roxy, Tom, and Robert discover Eegah's footprint, Robert can be heard saying, "Watch out for snakes!" however his mouth does not move at all.

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Lolita picture

Revealing mistake: The professor has a blowout, but all four tires on the car are fine.

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The Manchurian Candidate picture

Factual error: Raymond is equipped with what is described as a high-power Soviet sniper rifle. However, the rifle he uses is actually a Japanese carbine.

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Prince and the Pauper picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they ride to the top of a hill on horseback, you can see a white van and power lines in the distance.

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The Music Man picture

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the Anvil Salesman gets on the train, he sits down, arms to the side, the camera angle changes, and his arms are immediately on his hat adjusting it.

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Treasure of Silver Lake picture

Factual error: Somewhat late in this German made western, Lex Barker and company are led into an Indian village, somewhere in (I presume) the Rocky Mountains. You will notice that there are at least two totem poles in this village. The kind of Indians shown dress like Plains Indians, and not like Northwest Indians. Northwest tribes who are found in Washington state, USA, and British Columbia, Canada, are the only tribes with totem poles. Plains Indians did not have totem poles.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance picture

Audio problem: When John Wayne has his back turned and tells the newspaper man "print that and he will kill you sure as hell", you can tell by the side of John Wayne's face that he isn't really saying anything.

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Carry on Cruising picture

Continuity mistake: When Sid James is trying to make his favourite alcoholic drink, an "Aberdeen Angus" he discards the wrong mixture into a vase. You see that the vase is filled up to the top but then in the next shot the vase is only half filled and is a different colour!

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Knife in the Water picture

Continuity mistake: Partway through the film, the car the principal characters are driving changes brand, between Peugeot and Mercedes.

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Carnival of Souls picture

Continuity mistake: When Mary Henry is speaking to her house keeper at the bottom of the stairs, Mary's left hand is level with the first rail, cut to the next shot in mid-sentence and her left hand is now on the fourth rail.

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Jack the Giant Killer picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack is aboard the boat at the end of the film, the dragon drops a rock into the water. The water splashes into the boat soaking everyone. The front of Princess Elane's dress is wet, but in the next couple of shots it is completely dry.

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Geronimo picture

Continuity mistake: The book Geronimo steals from the wagon train is red. When he gives it to his wife it is black.

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Cape Fear picture

Continuity mistake: The little motor boat that G. Peck uses appears to have lost its windshield from the time he is driving it to when it is tied up.

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die picture

Revealing mistake: When the blonde stripper slaps the brunette slapper, for calling her "leftovers," in the closeup of the brunette being slapped, the hand is that of a male; very rough and hairy, and not the blonde stripper's.

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How the West Was Won picture

Continuity mistake: Approximately 46 minutes into the film, Robert Preston is testing a new bullwhip. The whip is in his left hand as he brings his arm back and cracks the whip. He brings the left arm back for a second crack, and the shot changes to a closer angle just as he brings the whip down, only now it is suddenly in his right hand and not the left. The editing, the sound effect, the arm swing all seem perfectly coordinated, except that the whip changed hands between camera set-ups.

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Advise and Consent picture

Continuity mistake: Don Murray goes into the bathroom wearing a T-shirt under his shirt and tie (it clearly shows through the shirt). When he comes out he still has the shirt and tie on but the T-shirt has mysteriously disappeared.

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The Fast Lady picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Leslie Phillips catches a lift from the lady in the sports car, the same silver Jaguar overtakes them twice in less than ten seconds.

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Girls! Girls! Girls! picture

Continuity mistake: During the close-up in the small boat when Elvis and his date go ashore at the plantation, his sailboat has been anchored a long distance from shore. In the aerial view, his sailboat is much closer to the dock.

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? picture

Continuity mistake: In the first scene featuring next door neighbor Mrs. Bates, she places the telephone on the coffee table twice.

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Ride the High Country picture

Factual error: Steve Judd makes a ten cent bet with Gil Westrum and plops down his dime. When we see the dime we see the worn reverse of a Mercury Dime. Mercury Dimes were not released until October 1916. This movie is set in the early years of the 20th Century, many years before Mercury Dimes were placed in circulation.

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The Miracle Worker picture

Plot hole: When Annie Sullivan, as Helen Keller's teacher, gives Helen a doll that makes a sound, when they are alone in the small house, Helen upends the basket that holds all her dolls, but when the doll makes a sound, Helen grabs the doll and makes the sound the doll makes; but Helen is deaf, so how could she have learnt to imitate it?

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Gypsy (1962)

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Continuity mistake: During Mama Rose's last musical number, she rips one side of her dress to show her leg. However, when the musical number is completed, the rip is no longer in the dress.

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Audio problem: When Alfie is pretending to be a policeman at the fashion house when Harry is there with Chantal his mouth is not moving in sync with the words he is saying.

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Mutiny on the Bounty picture

Factual error: In the film, the mutiny occurs during the day, when Bligh allows a crewman to die of thirst. The actual mutiny occurred in the middle of the night, when Christian and several followers entered Bligh's cabin and awakened him.

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