My Fair Lady

Deliberate mistake: When Eliza is about to be bathed, the mirror keeps turning around between shots to avoid reflecting the filming crew.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Professor Higgins is having Eliza practice saying the letter H by blowing into a tube to make the flame waver, the paper she's holding is actually Rex Harrison's lines. Once the paper starts to burn and the camera angle changes, you can read them and it's practically all of his lines for the whole scene.

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Trivia: Rex Harrisson also played Henry Higgins on broadway. He wanted Julie Andrews for Eliza as well, since she had also played Eliza on broadway. (Julie didn't get the role obviously, but did play Mary Poppins that year, and won the Best Actress Oscar).

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