The Shadow

Continuity mistake: After Wainwright lowers his martini glass to the table, it is suddenly up to his mouth in the next quick shot.


Continuity mistake: When the two goons are ready to shove Dr. Tam over the bridge railing, he is grasping their arms, but the next shot of the trio to the bridge shows Tam's arms hanging down with open hands.


Continuity mistake: When Mr. Shrevnitz puts the ring on Dr. Tam's finger, his left hand holds Tam's hand, but the closeup shot shows Shrevnitz putting the ring on with only his right hand.


Continuity mistake: Before Cranston gives his guards the order to shoot through Wu, the book Wu holds against his chest instantly moves up and down and back as the scene cuts.


Continuity mistake: After Li Peng takes Wu hostage and holds the knife blade to Wu's throat, Li's left hand changes position on the blade as the scene instant cuts.


Continuity mistake: After Nelson tells Khan the museum is closed, Nelson's left hand suddenly appears, holding his revolver.


Continuity mistake: In Khan's lair, when the Shadow is struggling to stop the Phurba from attacking him, the Shadow is dragged across the floor by the Phurba while holding it in his right hand. In the next shot, he is now seen holding the Phurba with both hands.

Continuity mistake: When Moe says, "Get it?" to Dr. Tam, Moe's index finger taps his right temple, but when the scene cuts to the frontal shot of Moe, his finger is now tapping his hat.


Continuity mistake: When Khan tosses the Tommy gun to Claymore, it is right-side up, but the closeup shot shows Claymore holding it upside down, then the next shot right-side up again.


Continuity mistake: When Lamont and Margo are in the middle of the street checking out of the empty lot where Cranston sees the Hotel Monolith, a light gray sedan behind him disappears and reappears as the scene changes.


Continuity mistake: When Cranston telepathically calls Margo at the Assessor's office, the overhead view of her shows her being thrown back a ways from the open ledger on the desk, but the next level shot shows her much closer to the open ledger.


Continuity mistake: The second time in the Cobalt Club, Margo comes over to the table and sits down. As they talk, Wainwright puts down the Martini, and has his hand on the glass. Then in closeup, his hand is up with a fork. Cut to a shot of Margo, he's sipping the martini. He calls for the waiter, he's putting down the empty glass. Cut back to her, he's putting down the glass again.

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Continuity mistake: In the water tank sequence Cranston dives to the bullet holes to get air. When he dives down there is a camera shot looking up at him from the bottom of the tank showing that there is plenty of air left at the top, no doubt left there so that the actor would not drown. And; for the sealed tank to fill completely there must have been a way for air to escape rapidly from the top. When the tank was full water kept pouring in and would have escaped the same way. When Margo arrives there is no water coming off the top of the tank.

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Suggested correction: The tank is to test pressure. Had water been escaping so would have Cranston.

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Trivia: Director Russell Mulcahy manages to insert his name in this movie: Lamont Cranston's butler is addressed as "Russell" by Margo Lane at Cranston's residence, and there is a delivery truck with the name "Mulcahy" emblazoned on the side of the vehicle.

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