Best movie mistakes of 1966

Fantastic Voyage picture

Plot hole: Even if the white blood cells will attack and destroy the sub and the body of doctor Martin the atoms would still remain and take normal size after the critical 1 hour is up. This would also apply for the laser gun which they forgot or left behind on purpose.

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Carry On Cowboy picture

Audio problem: When we see the can-can dancers perform on-stage, the music is played by a full band including brass and drums, despite the fact that there's only a pianist on-stage.

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Madstunts
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken picture

Continuity mistake: When Don Knotts is in the old Simmons mansion, he falls down a chute of some kind. If you watch closely you will see the stunt person looks nothing like Don Knotts. It is a younger man with very straight hair.

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Batman picture

Continuity mistake: When the Batmobile is going to park (before the bomb scene) there is a sign saying "Mobey Dick Parking Only". When he is later carrying the bomb and passes by the Batmobile the sign is not there.

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The Blue Max picture

Other mistake: The movie concludes with George Peppard crashing a test monoplane. The shot is from James Mason's office, looking out over the airfield. We hear the sound of the diving plane, but do not see it. After the camera has been focused on the field for a few seconds, we see a large explosion, which is meant to represent the crashing plane. The falling plane is missing. From the position of the shot, we should have seen the crashing plane.

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El Dorado picture

Character mistake: The bartender's (Robert Mitchum's brother John) character's name is Elmer. When JP goes to the bar to get Jason, Elmer makes a move for a gun behind the bar. JP shoots the bar, resulting in Elmer getting a fist full of splinters. JP says "I told you Elmer..." At the end when JP runs through the bar, he points the gun at Elmer and says "stay right there, Johnny."

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Suggested correction: He says "Freeze it right there, Johnny!" but the shot is focused on him and there's no indication he's talking to the bartender. There a a number of Jason's men in the saloon. One of them must be named Johnny.

Jason Hoffman
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly picture

Other mistake: In the very last scene of the movie, and just before Blondie shoots the rope that is holding Tuco on the grave's cross. You can see a car moving in the background, screen right of Tuco's head.

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Torn Curtain picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Paul Newman takes Julie Andrews up a small hill to explain that he is not going to work for East Germany you can see a shot from a distance. It is clear that this scene was done in a studio, as you can see several lights above the blue background (which is supposed to be the blue sky).

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The Bible picture

Factual error: Adam, who was not born of a woman and who would have no need for an umbilical cord, has a navel.

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown picture

Continuity mistake: When Snoopy arrives at the Halloween party, he slides down a set of curtains and then hides behind those curtains. In the same shot, Lucy approaches a tub of water atop which five apples are floating. When the shot changes, there are only four apples floating in the tub and Snoopy has now somehow gotten into the tub and is hiding under the water. The action is constant. How did Snoopy get from behind the curtain to under the water?

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Professor Zed
Our Man Flint picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the film when a building is collapsing and people are running to escape the falling debris, several women along with James Coburn are running up some stairs; a block of cement falls and hits actress Gina Golan right in the head. Instead of killing her on the spot, the bolder merely bounces off her head and she continues running up the stairs.

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The Naked Prey picture

Revealing mistake: Although "Man" is supposed to be completely naked, there are several shots where his flesh-colored briefs are visible. Most noticeable when he is initially set loose to be chased.

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Jason Hoffman
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! picture

Continuity mistake: At the end when the sled full of Christmas stuff is on the mountaintop, it starts sliding off the edge. It's going fast enough that it should be long gone by the time the Grinch reaches it, but when he does it's still right near the top of the mountain.

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Krista
The Professionals picture

Deliberate mistake: When Raza is chasing the "empty" train, as it goes over the trestle just before he stops it, you can see the engineer in the train's engine.

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How to Steal a Million picture

Continuity mistake: When Peter O'Toole is locked in the closet at the museum, he puts a rope through the keyhole and uses a hook to pull it under the door. In the first shot, from outside the closet, the end of the rope is to the right. In the next shot, from inside the closet, the end of the rope slides under the door to the left.

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Night Train to Mundo Fine picture

Audio problem: During the chase at the end of the movie, the police cars' tires squeal in the dirt.

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Press for Time picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Norman is hit by the bundle of newspapers he is thrown in the air and you can see the wires lifting him.

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The Silencers picture

Factual error: In the scene near the end of the film where Victor Buono is sitting in his chamber addressing his two captives, he opens a can labeled egg foo young with a can opener. He pours the liquid contents into a bowl. Egg foo young is an omelet and could not have passed through the small holes made with a can opener.

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Manos, The Hands of Fate picture

Continuity mistake: During the search for Debbie; Margaret's scarf on her head disappears and reappears several times.

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Carry On Don't Lose Your Head picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Charles Hawtrey "jumps" onto the light near the end of the film you can see the strings pulling him across. The same can be seen with Jim Dale as well.

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James Warrender
Grand Prix picture

Continuity mistake: The cars change shape frequently during the movie. That depends on the fact that many scenes were filmed at real races, with real F-1 cars. The cars that the actors drove were, for the most part, disguised F-3 racers. There are at least three fake Ferraris, and they all look different. One of them seems to have been built to resemble a 1965 F-1, but altered to look like a 1966 model. The non-existent Yamura (built to resemble a Maclaren), that James Garner drives is actually two cars with different chassis, one of them seems to be used very little, except when it catches fire in a scene.

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Dracula Prince of Darkness picture

Factual error: At the end, during the master wide shot of Diana and Shandor (C19 characters) standing over the castle moat, there is a modern aeroplane's vapour trail high above their heads.

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Born Free picture

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie Elsa wears a collar. In the scene where she runs away the collar is visibly in place - a few minutes later, when she's found with the elephant, the collar has disappeared.

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Fahrenheit 451 picture

Revealing mistake: Near the beginning, Montag puts on the fireproof clothing to use the flamethrower. It's really footage of him later taking off the same equipment played in reverse.

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The Ugly Dachshund picture

Revealing mistake: All four of the Dachshunds in this story are supposed to be female. During one part of the picture, when they jump on the bed with Suzanne, you can see that at least one is male.

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One Million Years B.C. picture

Continuity mistake: When the dinosaur charges toward Tumok, and Tumok lies down to shove the spear into the creature as it runs upon him, the dinosaur looks several times bigger than it did in all the previous scenes.

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Alfie (1966)

Alfie picture

Audio problem: When Alfie and the other mechanic are at the shed, the mechanic asks, "Are you getting serious with her?" and his mouth is not in sync.

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Fireball 500 picture

Factual error: Racer Dave Owens goes down to an unspecified Southern state to race and becomes a moonshine runner. However, the Dodge he drives in his illicit activities possesses California plates, as does the Plymouth driven by the IRS agents.

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Carry on Screaming! picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Sgt. Bung wakes up in the bath, he hits his head on the copper water boiler. However, you can see the white padding that will protect his head stuck underneath the bottom of the boiler. This is visible throughout the scene.

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Return of the Magnificent Seven picture

Revealing mistake: In the last scene, when Chris is leaving, it shows several shots of the peaceful village. Each time they show the village, in the middle of the square is what looks like two boys fighting. One punches the other and he falls down and gets up and punches back and he falls down. They do that about three times.

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