Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles (1974)

31 mistakes - chronological order

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Deliberate mistake: In the beginning, when the two black workers are using the handcart, they bend their arms as they crouch down to give the illusion that they are slipping into the quicksand. (00:06:30)

Audio problem: When Hedley shoots a man for chewing gum on line the sound effect of his body hitting the ground takes place about a full second before he actually collapses. (00:11:50 - 01:11:45)

Continuity mistake: The scene where the gang stampedes through Rockridge, a thug on horseback lassos a man who is dragged down with the rope slipping down around his feet. As he's dragged foot first through the mud, he says "Well, that's the end of this suit" only now, the rope is up around his chest and under his arms and he's being pulled in a head first direction. (00:14:25)

Continuity mistake: When Mongo first comes into town and the man on the horse says "You can't park that animal here," Mongo punches the horse and its rider, and the horse falls. Before the cut to the close up of the man (obviously the stunt double), his head is facing toward the horse's head. After the cut to the close up of the man, his body is facing the opposite direction. (00:46:30)

Visible crew/equipment: When Bart enters the saloon to deliver the candygram to Mongo, his shadow can clearly be seen against the painted backdrop behind him depicting the street scene. (00:47:45)

Continuity mistake: When Mongo gets the "candygram", he closes his eyes BEFORE it explodes in his face. True, that is necessary for safety, but if he would have tilted his head just a little more, his hat would have blocked the view of his eyes. (00:48:15)

Revealing mistake: When Mongo wakes up and breaks free of the chains, in the shot where he breaks free, the chains suddenly shift position and some even disappear. This is because the camera was stopped and the chains were replaced with fake break always before the camera was restarted. Another way to see this is because the water that dripping down Mongo's face suddenly stops. (01:02:15)

Continuity mistake: When the crook kicks the door on a building in the fake town it falls over, but the same building falls over again when the dynamite goes off. (01:21:25)

Audio problem: When Taggart kicks over the fake building, he turns around and says "it's a fake, we've been suckered in." But his mouth is wide open and doesn't appear to be saying anything at all. (01:21:25)

Gavin Jackson

Audio problem: Towards the end when everyone is running around the studio lot fighting, there's a tour group getting ready to enter the cafeteria. The tour guide's mouth doesn't even remotely match what she is saying. (01:26:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Waco Kid is lying down on hay bales at the end of the film, there is no horse. All of a sudden when he's invited somewhere by Sheriff Bart, a horse appears. (01:33:50)

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Suggested correction: It is true that the horse suddenly appears, but Jim is reclined on hay bales, not boxes.

Movie Nut

For future reference, this is what the "change the entry's wording" option is for.

This entry is about the sudden appearance of a horse. It has nothing to do with The Waco Kid reclining on boxes nor does the entry say he was reclining on boxes. It says that he's reclining on bales of hay.

It did say bales of hay - I've left the correction and "change wording" comment online for a bit for informational purposes.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning when the two black workers are using the handcart to look for quicksand, you can see the cable pulling them in one quick shot.

Continuity mistake: When Mongo is sniffing Taggert's arm, his hat has been knocked down to below his eyes. When the shot changes, the hat is now lifted up above his eyebrows, even though both his hands are still on Taggert.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Sheriff Bart and The Waco Kid are sitting in the sheriff's office, the Waco Kid is shaving. He has shaving cream on his face, he wipes some if it off, leaving some on. Bart kicks a chair and the Waco Kid jumps up and the shaving cream is gone.

Pam-I-am
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Suggested correction: If you re-watch the scene, yes the Waco Kid shaves and wipes his face. However, when Bart kicks his chair, and both jump up, you see a spot of shaving cream on Jim's face about mid-cheek, and a spot just under his side-burn.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: When the Waco Kid supposedly steals the king from the sheriff as they are playing chess, the real king falls out of the sheriff's hand as he pretends to grab it. It still lies there throughout the rest of the scene.

manthabeat Premium member
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Suggested correction: The king didn't fall, he knocked a different piece over.

Continuity mistake: When the banner rolls up, it stops with about three inches of material hanging down. When Bart goes to pull the banner down, it's completely rolled up.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: As Mongo enters the bar, you can tell the background is a piece of scenery just outside the entrance; there is a wrinkle in the fabric at the floor.

Revealing mistake: After Bart's announcement, the preacher holds up a bible. As he does, you can see that it doesn't move like a bible that size might. Plus, after the hole is "shot", the cover splinters from the pyrotechnic charge goes off, showing it's a wooden prop.

Movie Nut

Other mistake: As Charlie and Bart are starting to get up from the quick sand, the light reflector is jostled, thereby causing the light to jump.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: When the Sheriff comes into Lili's dressing room, she has her left hand resting on the desk.When she takes the rose you can tell her left arm is down to her side now. When she tells the sheriff to have a seat, she only raises her right arm but in the next shot her left arm is raised with her hand in the desk again.

Bishop73

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