Best movie mistakes of 1970

Tora! Tora! Tora! picture

Other mistake: When the Japanese planes take off for Pearl Harbor, some of the 3 man torpedo planes only have a pilot.

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The Aristocats picture

Continuity mistake: When the butler takes the mother and kittens to be abandoned in the countryside he is on a motorcycle and sidecar combination. During the trip the sidecar changes from one side of the bike to the other and back again. Also, when the sidecar separates from the motorcycle when the dogs are chasing Edgar, the wheel on the sidecar switches sides regularly as well.

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Patton picture

Factual error: In one scene of the film, Rommel is shown wearing a swastika pin. Rommel was not a member of the Nazi party and refused to wear any Nazi insignia (outside of uniform symbols which contained it), instead he wore the traditional Prussian Iron Cross.

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M*A*S*H picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the film, there is a football game played between the rival MASH units. Although the game is supposed to be taking place in a remote location of Korea in 1951, late model 1960's automobiles can be seen driving on a nearby highway as the game progresses. This gave away the fact that the football scenes were shot at a university in Southern California.

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Start the Revolution Without Me picture

Other mistake: About 3/4 of the way through the film a boat arrives at the left quay of the Seine. Looking west down the river with Notre Dame on the right of the scene you can see a tour bus cross the bridge.

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Cromwell picture

Factual error: In the scene where the king attempts to seize the five members from Parliament, Cromwell makes a dramatic refusal to leave and proposes various "Laws" to prevent his arrest. Cromwell was not one of the five members whom the King tried to arrest and no law can come into force until it had been signed by the reigning Monarch anyway.

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The Railway Children picture

Continuity mistake: About 3/4 through the film, which is supposedly set in the 1900s, there's an exterior shot of Jenny Agutter (as Roberta) talking to William Mervyn (as "the old gentleman"). Over Mervyn's shoulder can be seen a white delivery van driving rather fast along a road on the other side of the valley from where the filming took place (this is very obvious in the wide-screen version but less noticeable in the pan-and-scan TV version).

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Rio Lobo picture

Factual error: As the colonel and his companions ride out of Blackthorne, Texas, they pass Saguaro cacti, which, oddly enough, only grow in the Sonora Desert, a far distance from Texas.

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Waterloo picture

Factual error: The Prussians are shown as wearing black with the Death's Head logo. In fact they wore dark blue. The uniforms shown were worn by Brunswickers who fought with Wellington.

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes picture

Deliberate mistake: There are absolutely no lights ever to be found in the underground world and the ceiling is literally the surface's ground, but there is still a perfect level of lighting in the underground world regardless.

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Count Yorga, Vampire picture

Continuity mistake: When Erica eats the cat the telephone is on its side, then the right way up.

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Carry on Loving picture

Continuity mistake: When the man puts jelly down his wife's dress during the food fight, Jenny Grubb's arm is not on the table. In the next scene, her arm is resting on the table, but in the scene after that, her arm is back in its normal position.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, James Caan is jogging west across the Penn St. bridge in Reading, PA. He is then immediately seen jogging north on 11th St., several miles and in the opposite direction of where he was just running.

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House of Dark Shadows picture

Revealing mistake: At the very end, a bat flying out of the mist toward the camera was intended to imply that Barnabas had taken bat form and could thus be around for a sequel. But through the haze, Barnabas can still be seen lying on the floor when the bat flies past.

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Scrooge picture

Revealing mistake: The wires holding up Jacob Marley's floating lock box and chains are visible.

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Which Way To The Front? picture

Revealing mistake: When the mayor's wife attempts suicide by stuffing herself with pills, she is lying behind a sofa, only her arm and the pill bottle being visible as she pours the contents into her mouth. In the next shot (a close-up), however, the crown of her head is visible, and it is evident that she pours the pills over the top of her head.

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Kelly's Heroes picture

Factual error: During the scene where Clint Eastwood is trying to convince Don Rickles to join in the heist, there is a box of Almond Joy candy bars behind Don's head. They weren't introduced until 1946.

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Little Big Man picture

Revealing mistake: During the Little Bighorn massacre one of Custer's lieutenants turns to address Custer and is struck in the back with an arrow, and the thick pad or board is visible under the actor's shirt.

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Airport picture

Continuity mistake: Burt Lancaster is sitting in his car at the end, and he asks the tower if he can listen to the radio traffic for the incoming plane that's landing. The tower replies "Sure, it's on frequency 117.1". Burt then tunes the dial on his receiver to 171, not 117. 170 is blatantly written under the dial in bold type.

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Darling Lili picture

Continuity mistake: In one scene when Hudson and Andrews enter the vestibule of her house, Rock can clearly be seen to have "mutton chop" sideburns. However, once inside the house, they're gone. When he goes back outside, they're back.

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Husbands picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene (shot outside), one can clearly see the boom mic enter the top of the frame when Cassavetes's character is talking.

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The Out of Towners picture

Continuity mistake: When the couple from Ohio is in the back of the squad car, the cop says that there is a hold up at a liquor store. When they get there, the store is clearly closed.

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There Was a Crooked Man... picture

Continuity mistake: When Paris is offering all the other prisoners half of his hidden money for a way to escape, he lays down in his bed with his cigar in his mouth and his arms at his side. The camera angle changes to a wide shot of the holding cell and the cigar is now in his right hand near the edge of the bed.

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Carry On Up the Jungle picture

Revealing mistake: That isn't Joan Sims in the shower as seen from above. The stand-in doesn't remotely resemble her.

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Brewster McCloud picture

Revealing mistake: When Brewster is flying around in the Astro-Dome at the end of the movie, in a close up you can see the cables attached to him for a good second or so.

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Taste the Blood of Dracula picture

Continuity mistake: The footage of Dracula impaled on a giant golden crucifix at the end of 'Dracula Has Risen From The Grave' is re-cut for the pre-credit sequence of this film. However, when the second film continues, the golden crucifix is missing in the background, behind Dracula's powdered blood and collapsing cloak, creating a continuity error with perhaps an unusual reason for happening. Hammer props department may have rid themselves of the crucifix between films shot a year apart.

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Revealing mistake: When the wheel breaks and the coach crashes, it is visibly empty. The five passengers who were riding inside have disappeared.

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I Walk the Line picture

Continuity mistake: When Tawes goes upstairs into the room where Alma is sitting on the bed, they hug then sit on the bed, and kiss. As they kiss, Tawes places his hand on her left shoulder. Then when it cuts to a closeup, his hand is missing.

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Catch-22 picture

Continuity mistake: When 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder has the egg in his hand and is explaining the profits that can be made, the egg is suddenly gone as he begins walking away.

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R.P.M. (1970)

R.P.M. picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Luke has stolen the Jaguar from the old rich guy, there is a part where Luke drives the Jag up the wall of the tunnel and lands it on top of a truck. It is obvious that the car that goes up the wall isn't even real, it looks more like a Matchbox or Hotwheels car....

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