Best movie continuity mistakes of 1973

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Robin Hood picture

Continuity mistake: During the archery constest, in one scene Prince John has a ring on his right paw with no jewel, then all of a sudden the jewel appears. a few scenes later he has three rings on that paw, and later he has no rings at all.

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Paperback Hero picture

Continuity mistake: In the first scene where the truck drives along the road, if you look in the top right hand corner you can see the shadow of the helicopter that was filming the shot.

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American Graffiti picture

Continuity mistake: When Falfa's Chevy flips over, we can see that it has no fuel tank at all in it. However, in the next shot the car now has a visible fuel tank, and it explodes.

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The Exorcist picture

Continuity mistake: When Chris is taking a walk with the priest Damien, she throws her cigarette to the ground, but in the next shot it's back in her hand again.

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Bang the Drum Slowly picture

Continuity mistake: In some of the locker room scenes, the overhead boom microphone is visible, and clearly shaking.

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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 Golden Voyage of Sinbad picture

Continuity mistake: The swords of the animated statue of Kali are different from the swords used in the close-up fight scenes.

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Magnum Force picture

Continuity mistake: When Callahan is in the car with Lieutenant Briggs after they pick up the bomb they drive by the 76 service station three times in about 30 seconds.

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Live and Let Die picture

Continuity mistake: When the guy with the snake is shot Baron Samedi re-appears and you can distinctly see the bloke holding the snake again.

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Enter the Dragon picture

Continuity mistake: During the fight scene with Oharra, Bruce Lee was actually cut quite badly on the hand. In later scenes in the film he can actually be seen with a bandage round the injured hand.

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Charlotte's Web picture

Continuity mistake: When Wilbur is meeting Charlotte's three daughters in the barn entrance, the medal that the farmer hung there keeps appearing and disappearing between shots, though the duration of the scene.

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The Daring Dobermans picture

Continuity mistake: Right at the start of the movie, the dogs go though the bank's front door, which can only be opened from the outside, which means someone had to have opened the door for the dogs.

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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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Walking Tall picture

Continuity mistake: In the final scenes where Sheriff Pusser drives a police car to the Lucky Spot, just before he arrives, in the long shot of him driving down the highway, the patrol car has red lights on it's roof. When he arrives and drives the car through the bar, the car has blue lights.

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Carry On Girls picture

Continuity mistake: During the fight in the hotel, Dawn Brakes pulls down the Mayor's trousers with both hands. Dawn then puts her left hand to her mouth in shock. In the next scene, she is seen putting her right hand to her mouth and her left hand is on the Mayor's trousers.

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White Lightning pictureWhite Lightning mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Close-up interior shots show that Gator's brown Ford has a Hurst floor-shifter and manual transmission. But when he arrives at his parent's home, he very obviously puts the column-mounted automatic shifter into 'Park'. (00:17:10)

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The Sting picture

Continuity mistake: When Lt. Snyder breaks the phone booth window with his gun and points it at Hooker, Hooker's hat falls off. Yet in the next shot over Lt. Snyder's shoulder you can see that Hooker's hat is back on his head.

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The Way We Were picture

Continuity mistake: When Barbra Streisand meets Robert Redford on the street at the end of the film, the camera shoots her from behind and her coat collar is standing up. When the angle shifts to the front, her collar is neatly in place.

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Breezy picture

Continuity mistake: In one scene the actress is wearing a tight fitting sweater which clearly shows that she is wearing a bra. In the next shot she stands up to say she is off to have a shower, whips off her top and - you've guessed it - no bra!

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Emperor of the North Pole picture

Continuity mistake: During the fight between A no 1,and Shack. Shack is cut with the ax, the ax head is coated with "blood," as A no 1 is setting up for another swing you can see the ax head behind his head, it is still "bloody," but as he starts the swing, the ax head is shiny and clean, and then it's bloody again.

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