Other mistake: This mistake happened right after Richard evicted Emmeline from their hut. We see Emmeline under some rocks and it is raining. See has a makeshift wall made of palm leaves. The rain is coming down to the left, but the wall comes down the opposite way to the right, against the wind and the rain. The director mentioned on the commentary they used ropes to do this. (00:57:35)
Continuity mistake: After the baby is born, in one scene where it is lying on the bed, it's lying on a blue-green print receiving blanket. In the next shot, the baby is wrapped in a fur or rough cloth material. (01:20:20)
Question: At the end of the movie, when the ship finds Richard, Emmeline, and baby Paddy in the lifeboat, Richard's father asks if they are dead. A crewman tells him that they are only asleep. Are they really dead and the crewman was trying to spare his feelings by lying to him, or are they really only sleeping?
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