Best drama movie mistakes of 1969

Krakatoa, East of Java picture

Factual error: Krakatoa is west of Java.

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Easy Rider picture

Continuity mistake: In the early part when Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper are getting their choppers ready, the film clip was reversed. You can tell because the American flag on Fonda's jacket has the stars on the right shoulder, not the left like the rest of the movie.

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Battle of Britain picture

Continuity mistake: It is 1940. Two pilots come out of a house - one of them has just lost his wife and family in the London Blitz, the other is an RAF Squadron Leader. The door they come out of has a modern electric bell push - a post 1965 version, white rectangular box with a round button.

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Marooned picture

Revealing mistake: Early in the film Gene Hackman tests a rocket-powered backpack outside the space station. He slowly spins sideways through a complete circle, but instead of each side of his body being lit up in turn as it's pointed towards the sun, the light stays constant throughout the maneuver, showing that the makers just took a photo of Hackman and rotated it.

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Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid picture

Revealing mistake: In the opening sequence when Sundance shoots the gun belt off the card player, the film was cut to make the quick draw appear faster. You can see Butch's image jump across the screen in the background.

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True Grit picture

Other mistake: Throughout most of the film, Mattie Ross' gun is correctly shown to be a Colt's Dragoon .44 caliber revolver. However, in the scene where Tom Chaney is looking down at her from the top of the well into which she had fallen, the gun in his hand is a Colt's Model 1860 Army. Presumably, when he, too falls into the well after being shot by Marshall Cogburn, the gun goes with him. When Cogburn retrieves the weapon before helping Mattie out of the pit, the gun is once more a Colt's Dragoon.

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The Wild Bunch picture

Continuity mistake: Sykes is shot in the right leg, in the thigh area, by the bounty hunters. We see the blood clearly on it when he sits on a rock and holds his leg. Later, when he returns to Aquaverde where he meets Robert Ryan, we see as he sits on his horse that his left leg is bandaged.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie picture

Factual error: As director Ronald Neame himself points out in his commentary to the DVD, immediately after Sandy has been heating a piece of bread in the fireplace, she grabs the end of the fork on which it is placed and does not burn herself.

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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed picture

Continuity mistake: Frankenstein buys a sprig of freesias as a buttonhole: two yellow flowers and a purple. The sprig immediately changes into two purple flowers and a yellow. When Frankenstein meets Mrs Brandt and they go into the drawing room, the flowers are two purples and a red with yellow centre. Once in the cellar to see Mr Brandt, the red goes, and a yellow is back with two purples.

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Winning picture

Factual error: Lou Erding qualifies his car (42) in third, yet prior to engine startup, the famous "position pole" shows 42 as starting in 20th.

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Midnight Cowboy picture

Revealing mistake: When Dustin Hoffman dies at the end of the film, if you look closely at his chest you can see him breathing.

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice picture

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant kitchen scene, Carol Sanders takes hold of the waiter's left hand. In the next shot, she is holding his right hand.

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Anne of the Thousand Days picture

Other mistake: As Anne is about to be executed for adultery she begins recalling the important events of her life since meeting Henry VIII. She counts each of the wooden stakes numbered "100 Days" and recalls various events involving she and Henry. There should be 10 to account for the 1000 days but there are only nine.

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Mosquito Squadron picture

Continuity mistake: After crashing, the pilot jumps from his burning plane with the back of his jacket on fire. The flames are extinguished but after a short dialogue, the pilot is seen walking from the scene from behind with not even a scorch mark on his jacket.

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Kes (1969)

Kes picture

Visible crew/equipment: Bearded crew-member visible in the scene where Mr. Sugden is selecting the football teams.

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown picture

Continuity mistake: When Charlie Brown is doing the dog food for Snoopy, the amount of food in Snoopy's dish changes between the kitchen and the dog house.

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The Bridge at Remagen picture

Revealing mistake: When the Remagen bridge is bombed, it is obvious that the bomber planes shown have been taken from several shots (possibly also from an earlier film) and the shots were superimposed. Also, the bombers appear transparent, and the background sky's color is unnaturally strong, too.

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Castle Keep picture

Revealing mistake: Captain Beckman is in the tower shooting at a small German plane that is attacking the castle. He is told to aim for the engine but when he does and shoots it down its not the engine that smokes, its both the wheels that are smoking from some very obvious smoke tubes attached to the fixed landing gear.

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