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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Phoenix

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Phoenix

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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Continuity mistake: During the scene where the blind man, Gene Hackman, is serving soup to the monster, the blind man spills 2 large ladles of soup onto the monster's lap. The blind man then burns the monster by lighting his thumb, thinking it's a cigar. The monster screams, and breaks through the front door, leaving the blind man's cottage. When the monster leaves the cottage, there is no sign of the spilled soup on his clothes.

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. F climbs up the hay cart, the first wide shot shows him with his waist above the cart. The next shot, from the cart's POV, shows him only shoulder level.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Frau Bluecher is talking to the Monster for the first time, she puts her hand on his head. In a closeup shot of the Monster's face her hand and arm are missing.

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Other mistake: When Igor arrives at the Brain Depository, there is a shadow of something from inside the door. But when Igor enters the room, there's nothing there that could have made the shadow.

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Casual Person

Revealing mistake: When Frankenstein and Inga are having breakfast, the entire screen tilts.

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Casual Person
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Continuity mistake: During Inspector Kemp's visit at the Frankenstein manor, Frankenstein is playing darts while he is having his conversation with Kemp. He throws the first dart at the bottom 10, but by the time he throws the second dart at 7, the first dart he threw at 10 is now at the bottom of 18.

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Casual Person

Revealing mistake: For most of the opera house stage presentation, the monster is a full head taller than Friedrich. During the tap dance, however, they're the same height. Although the camera angle/depth of field used tries to disguise this by keeping Gene Wilder in the foreground for most of the shots, it's still apparent that Peter Boyle isn't wearing his probably-impossible-to-dance-in platform shoes during the sequence.

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Jean G

Audio problem: As Frankenstein lures the monster back to the castle with the violin, if you watch very carefully, some of his bow movements don't match the length of the sound that is heard.

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Phoenix

Revealing mistake: When Helga is sent flying into her room, the support cable that is attached to her is visible.

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Audio problem: When Frederick is playing darts with Inspector Kemp, the last dart that Frederick holds flies backwards when he raises his arm quickly causing the dart to land on the floor, but when he throws his now empty hand forward, the sound of the window breaking is heard.

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Other mistake: When they are removing the casket from the grave, the grave is just slightly bigger than it. How did they get underneath?

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Audio problem: At the end of the movie when The Monster is shaking hands with Inspector Kemp, he pulls his prosthetic arm off. Inspector Kemp is heard saying, "Oh shit," however his mouth says just "Oh."

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Continuity mistake: When the blind man serves soup, there's a spoon in a cube on the left skewed to the right. A couple seconds later it's straight.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: The blind man reaches for the cigars, and when the angle changes, half a second later, the broken pieces of the mug have changed position and have also increased and suddenly appear scattered all over the table.

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Continuity mistake: Frankie arrives at the door of the blind man, who welcomes him. Then there's a close-up of the monster from a bit far away where you can see his shirt and head as if he were alone; however, a frame later the blind man is right next to him, his head almost touching the monster's.

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Continuity mistake: As he's about to depart at the train station, Friedrich leans in to try and kiss Elizabeth good-bye. He's mere inches from her nose when the shot cuts, at which point he's suddenly standing more than a foot away from her.

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Jean G

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