Best movie mistakes of 1964

Goldfinger picture

Continuity mistake: The T-Bird following Oddjob to the junkyard does not have fender skirts but does when they give up the chase and head back to the farm.

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Zulu (1964)

Zulu picture

Revealing mistake: When Mr Witt rides out of the Zulu camp in a 2 horse cart at the beginning of the movie, just before it exits, you can see it's a stunt double at the reins.

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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer picture

Audio problem: In the scene where the elves introduce the 'We are Santa's Elves' song to Santa Claus, the head elf's voice doesn't match his voice from previous and subsequent scenes.

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Rick Johnstone
Mary Poppins picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Mrs. Bank is talking to Katie Nanna you can see the clock behind her and you can clearly see that the time is 6:30 when a little later it is at 6:00.

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633 Squadron picture

Other mistake: As the special bombs are being towed onto the base, a modern white saloon car is seen driving past on the road.

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Hard Day's Night picture

Continuity mistake: There is a scene in the movie where the Beatles enter a limousine, I believe at the beginning of the movie. In this particular scene the Beatles are all dressed in suits and ties, but when the Beatles are filmed in the limo, John Lennon is wearing a turtle neck sweater beneath a blazer.

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My Fair Lady picture

Continuity mistake: The white carnations in the vase on the piano (Higgin's study) move around from shot to shot during the scene immediately after the Embassy ball.

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First Men In The Moon picture

Factual error: When the Victorian astronauts are on the moon they are dressed in deep sea diving suits - without gloves.

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Dr. Strangelove picture

Factual error: When the B-52 is flying low over Russia, the shadow on the ground is a Boeing B-17G, a World War II propeller driven bomber.

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Send Me No Flowers picture

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Morrissey comes to George and Judy's house on Sunday night after the fishing trip to bring them some fish, he sits down on the couch and removes his glasses. Then, in the next shot, his glasses are back on again. He wouldn't have had time to put his glasses back on.

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A Shot in the Dark picture

Other mistake: Subtitle (English) appears to be incorrect: "He is setting the scions of criminal investigations back 1000 years" should be "He is setting the science of criminal investigations back 1000 years." "Scions" is a description of the branches of a tree.

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The Brass Bottle picture

Revealing mistake: When the genie (Burl Ives) moves the fire plug you can see a bracket holding it up and running down to a track beneath it.

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Carry On Cleo picture

Revealing mistake: Near the beginning, Hengist and Horsa are watching a young cave couple dragging each other around. Hengist is pouring Horsa a drink and you can see him pour, raise the jug, then Horsa takes a sip from his cup. All this time it is patently obvious that no liquids are in the vessels.

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Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte picture

Audio problem: After disposing of Dr. Drew's supposedly dead body, Miriam tells Charlotte to get out of the car and go up to her room. Charlotte has been wearing thin slippers on her feet yet when she steps onto the porch, you can hear the sound of heels as she walks.

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A Fistful of Dollars picture

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, when 'Joe' is helping himself from the well, the angle to the sun varies from the left side to almost vertically.

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Cheyenne Autumn picture

Factual error: The narrator mentions that the Cheyenne tribe split in half in northern Nebraska. The scenery would suggest otherwise, as there are no mountains that high in Nebraska.

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Viva Las Vegas picture

Continuity mistake: Ann Margaret is seen dancing with high heeled shoes at the beginning of a dance routine and during the routine is seen in flat ballet shoes, then near the end she is seen wearing high heeled shoes again.

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Robinson Crusoe On Mars picture

Continuity mistake: While avoiding the glowing meteoroid, they decide to fire their jets to push them into a higher orbit. In a couple of scenes they go up but a third one has them going back down.

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Larry Koehn

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Marnie (1964)

Marnie picture

Revealing mistake: When Marnie is dreaming, watch her window. The curtains move as if there is wind, but the window is closed.

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Kiss Me, Stupid picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning, when Dino is stopped by the police, the stage lights are reflected on his sun glasses.

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Sacha
The Killers picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Charlie, badly wounded and after killing Jack and Sheila, staggers from the house. As he stumbles towards his car, there is a gated driveway with a car parked in it. A few seconds later, the car is no longer there.

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Pat Patterson
The Unsinkable Molly Brown picture

Continuity mistake: At Molly's party after returning from Europe, the Duchess is introduced, and everyone bows. The shot shows Molly reaching for her neighbor who's standing straight, to bow down, and she does. Then there is a long shot showing the crowd, and the neighbor is again standing, and then you see Molly reach out for her again as she just had.

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Jack's Revenge
Bedtime Story picture

Continuity mistake: When Marlon Brando's character demands 20% of the con game proceeds, David Niven points at him with a cigar he holds in his left hand. But when the shot cuts to a different angle, Niven's hands are both instantly in his robe pockets, and the cigar has disappeared.

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Jean G
The Last Man on Earth picture

Continuity mistake: About 25 minutes into the film, Vincent Price puts two vampire bodies into the back of his station wagon. Viewed from the open rear door, the woman is on the right side face up and the man is on the left side face down, and he drives off to the pit. In the next scene, he parks the car at the pit and when he goes to unload the bodies, the woman is now on the left side face down and the man is one the right side face up. For people who have died and then been killed again, they sure did move around a lot in the back of that car.

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The Train picture

Continuity mistake: In the train yard scene when Le Biche and Colonel Von Windheim are watching for the trains to switch to the right tracks a pipe is tossed onto a chair and tobacco spills out, but when the camera is panned away and comes back the tobacco is nowhere to be seen.

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john lancaster

Continuity mistake: When the fire engine leaves the Pilsbury Pageant, you can see that there is a blue mattress and a pink blanket on the back of it, but after running over the puddle and covering Mr Chipfield in mud, we cut back to the fire engine and the pink blanket has disappeared.

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Carry on Spying picture
Carry on Spying mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When our heroes are on the conveyor belt which carries the rocks towards the spinning saw blades, the rocks which get cut in two are seen to be cut before they reach the blades.

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False Hare picture

Audio problem: When the Big Bad Wolf is blasted through the wall a second time, we cut back to Bugs who says "I don't see why anybody thinks these club initiations are dangerous." When he says it, the audio is a few frames behind his mouth.

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Lilith (1964)

Lilith picture

Continuity mistake: When Peter Fonda is hanging from a cliff with both hands over a waterfall, he is wearing his glasses. There is a cut to a shot of him not wearing glasses. When the movie cuts back to him shortly afterwards, he is wearing his glasses again.

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Fail-Safe picture

Factual error: When the pursuing fighter jets are supposed to start their engine afterburners, we instead see a short clip of them firing their air-to-air missiles.

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