Blazing Saddles

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: As Bart grabs the black king, watch his hands. He claps his hands around the king, draws the toward his body, and they dip partially down below the level of the table. When he does that, he opens his hands just enough to allow the piece to fall out of the camera's range. Then Jim pulls out a duplicate piece he had in his holster.

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Jim: Well, it got so that every piss-ant prairie punk who thought he could shoot a gun would ride into town to try out the Waco Kid. I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille. It got pretty gritty. I started to hear the word "draw" in my sleep. Then one day, I was just walking down the street when I heard a voice behind me say, "Reach for it, mister!" I spun around... And there I was, face-to-face with a six-year old kid. Well, I just threw my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass. So I limped to the nearest saloon, crawled inside a whiskey bottle, and I've been there ever since.

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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.

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When Lamarr tells Le Petomane that his name is Hedley Lamarr and not Hedy. Le Petomane says that since it's 1874, Hedley could sue her. In 1974, actress Hedy Lamarr filed a lawsuit against Mel Brooks claiming the joke infringed on her privacy. The lawsuit was settled out of court.

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