Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein (1974)

36 mistakes

Continuity mistake: When Igor is holding onto the cemetery gate, his hands swap between angles from holding two bars close to each other, to having an empty bar in between.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Inga, Fredrick and Igor throw the net over the monster, Inga sticks the syringe of the sedative in the monster's back but does not push down on the top, yet the monster still falls over. A few seconds later when she collapses on the monster, you can see all of the fluid inside spray out.

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Revealing mistake: Right before Doctor Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) gives life to his creation he is standing behind the monster on the platform giving his speech. While he is giving his speech you can see the "dead" monster breathe, not only once but several times.

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Continuity mistake: The brain that Frankenstein draws on the blackboard in the first scene is different from the one behind him as he is seated and lecturing. Check the shading on the brain stem.

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Phoenix

Factual error: The movie is set in Transylvania, but the natives all speak German and with German accents (probably an homage to the book, but still incorrect).

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. F arrives at the train station there's a lot of smoke/fog around him. In the close-up that comes a split second later it's all gone.

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Continuity mistake: The monster puts his bowl way above the pot for the blind man to serve him. A frame later from a different angle, bowl and pot are at the same level.

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Continuity mistake: As the townspeople gather to storm the castle, the clock in the town square shows 10:30. When the Inspector steps out of the building to address them, the clock over his shoulder shows 10:00 PM.

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rabid anarchist

Revealing mistake: One of Peter Boyle's teeth on his lower jaw was painted black for that "broken grin" look. It can be seen reflecting in some scenes: when Frankenstein enters the cell with the monster and it cries, and later when the monster screams while killing the jailer.

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Phoenix

Continuity mistake: Dr. F arrives at the train station and stands to the left of the candle light. A second later he is right in front of it.

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Continuity mistake: During his lecture on the brain, Professor Frankenstein draws the medulla oblongata on the black-board twice.

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Continuity mistake: At the cemetery gate, Dr. F tells Igor to crouch, which he does but very slightly. In the following angle Igor's position is totally different, being crouched at ground level with his hands on a different place.

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. F meets Igor and says "You were sent by Herr Falkstein, weren't you?", the expression on Igor's face from a side view doesn't match the immediate following the front shot (smiling / serious). The rest of the shots changing back to front do match.

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Continuity mistake: When watching the grave diggers with Igor, Dr. F's hand on Igor's shoulder swaps sides depending on the angle.

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Audio problem: When Frankenstein first opens the door to the monster-making room, the rusted handle breaks into two pieces, but when he throws them down, only one piece can be heard hitting the floor.

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rabid anarchist

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Frankenstein breaks the door handle, there are two pieces in his hand. The next shot shows him holding only one.

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Continuity mistake: When Frankenstein releases the monster from the experiment bed, he reaches for the third bar (over the monster's thighs) first, but the fourth bar (over his lower legs) is already open. All of them were closed when they left the monster in the lab.

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Revealing mistake: In the classroom Frederick stabs himself in the leg with a scalpel. Look closely and you can see the thick pad covering his thigh inside his trouser leg.

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Continuity mistake: At the castle, Dr. Frankenstein throws darts while talking with Inspector Kemp. The shot of the darts hitting the board does not match with the shot where Inspector Kemp takes the darts back from the board.

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Visible crew/equipment: After the monster catapults little Helga from the seesaw to her room and she is tucked into bed, it is possible to see the wire that was used to pull the covers up (when her parents enter the room).

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