Continuity mistake: When the the old Asian guy is about to draw a picture of an atomic bomb on his blackboard, he clears a small section at the top of the board, and you can see some diagrams uncleared in the centre of the board. Yet when the camera shows his picture, the diagrams in the centre have now magically disappeared.GalahadFairlight
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.
Other mistake: When Lamont walks into the alley to avoid being followed by one of Khan's warriors, he makes himself invisible, and his shadow vanishes as well. It's well noted at the beginning of the film that his shadow is always visible even if he isn't. Therefore, his shadow should still be seen on the ground and give him away.
Revealing mistake: After Shiwan Khan's goon falls to his death and Moe is looking at the dead body, it is elevated up to the mid-section of Moe's body, indicating the the body was on a table or platform to get a better camera angle of Peter Boyle (Moe) observing the dead body. The shot could not have been accomplished if the body was at ground level.Scott215
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.Movie Nut
Revealing mistake: The first time at the Cobalt Club, Wainwright gets a report of the Shadow, and plans a task force. Lamont's face goes dark, and he makes Wainwright forget about the Shadow. After the matter is forgotten, Lamont's face lightens, and you hear the chair he's in creak, giving away that he leaned back out of the light to make the illusion.Movie Nut