Best comedy movie mistakes of 1973

American Graffiti picture

Factual error: In one scene a parked car is sitting along the street - it is a '68 Chevy, it has sidelights. Yet the film is set in 1962.

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The Three Musketeers picture

Continuity mistake: At one point D'Artagnan reaches the Duke of Buckingham, who is on a hunt. He has just killed a stag and his hands are covered in blood. D'Artagnan rides up and offers him a note from Queen Anne. He wipes his palms with a cloth before he takes the note, but his hands are still covered with blood up to and above the wrists. When he reads the note, he and D'Artagnan take off on foot for his castle where they go into a private room behind the walls. Suddenly it is apparent that his hands are perfectly clean right down to his scrubbed fingernails and, without explanation, the plot-heavy sequence continues.

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The Sting picture

Plot hole: A vital plot line, obviously, is that Doyle wants to kill the con men who fleeced his runner of the numbers money. He has Luther killed and turns his best men (and women) onto Johnny Hooker, almost killing him, too. What about the third conman, Kid Erie? He is an essential part of the con, as much a part of it as Luther and Hooker. During the setup - just before they fleece him - the numbers runner watches Kid Erie running away. He looks at him, Hooker and Luther in turn. Even if he couldn't identify him he would still be able to inform Doyle that there were three rather than two con men involved. Even so, Kid Erie comes and goes as he pleases. Doyle doesn't have anyone looking for him; he doesn't even mention him in conversation, and in fact consistently refers to two - not three - con men. He makes it clear that he would have to kill his best friend if he even found out about the con, yet he lets one of the central participants go scot free. It doesn't make any sense at all.

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Theatre of Blood picture

Continuity mistake: The hot knives that are set up in the King Lear scene towards the end of the film are sometimes smoking and sometimes not depending on the shot.

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Carry On Girls picture

Continuity mistake: In the bedroom scene, Barbara Windor gets her dressing gown caught in the bed spring and has to take it off. When Sid James tries it on, he has no trouble removing it from the bed.

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Sleeper picture

Audio problem: In the shop scene at Ginsberg and Cohen's, when Miles replies, "Something simple," he never opens his mouth to do so.

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Paper Moon picture

Continuity mistake: Trixie Delight's room number in the hotel is 235, but when Imogene and Addie go to Addie's hotel room, which is right next to Trixie's, the number on the door says 235, too.

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Holiday on the Buses picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack goes to the surgery to take his pleasure with the nurse, he chalks on the blackboard on the door that the nurse will be unavailable for 30 minutes. When Blakey arrives, the 30 minutes note has gone from the blackboard. But when Blakey opens the door with his passkey, the 30 minutes note has re-appeared on the door.

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Oklahoma Crude picture

Other mistake: Dunnaway fires a warning shot next to her father to encourage him to leave the property. In the sequence just before he leaves she fires one shot and there are two dirt eruptions near his legs.

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving picture

Continuity mistake: As Charlie Brown, Patty, and Marcie are talking, the grandfather clock strikes four. Trouble is the pendulum is stuck in place, first on one side, then the other. It doesn't swing.

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The Thief Who Came to Dinner picture

Continuity mistake: When Webster breaks into his first house, he has his briefcase open, so he can get at the items he needs, but before he leaves, he picks up the torch that is sitting on his closed briefcase - he never closed his briefcase; it was open all the time.

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A Touch of Class picture

Continuity mistake: Vicky is in her office, wearing glasses, until a girl knocks on her door and walks in, and the glasses have vanished.

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