Best comedy movie mistakes of 1966

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.

00:22:10

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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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?

00:18:30

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.

01:40:55

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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
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.

01:22:30

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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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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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.

00:57:15 - 00:58:00

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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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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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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Walk, Don't Run picture

Factual error: Cary Grant arrives at his Tokyo hotel two days early, and no rooms are available. He goes to his embassy, which, according to the sign on the gate is the "British Embassy". In reality, the sign would say, "Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

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After the Fox picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Aldo escapes at precisely 3:00. But when driving away, they pass a store-front clock which reads 12:30.

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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! picture

Continuity mistake: Didi is wearing a long black negligee when Pepe throws her into a bubble-filled bathtub on a movie set. When she gets out of the tub and runs off, the negligee has disappeared and she is covered only with bubbles.

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Murderers' Row picture

Visible crew/equipment: After Matt's arrested at the discotheque, when he's at the police station with Julian, the chalk actor's mark can be seen on the floor in front of Matt's feet.

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