My Fair Lady

Continuity mistake: Higgins leaves with Pickering and Eliza kicks a basket at them, which lands in the middle of a huge empty street. When she kneels down to pick it up, the whole place changes completely, and a curb and market stalls are barely a couple of meters away from her.

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Continuity mistake: Higgins, 5 meters away from Eliza, tells her she talks like a bird, to which she replies with a loud cry, then closes her mouth. From a different angle her mouth is open, her head is down and Higgins is standing a couple centimeters away from her.

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Continuity mistake: During the first song, Higgins sits by a column and talks to a fruit seller while Pickering's shadow is projected on the column. From a different angle the shadow is gone.

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Continuity mistake: After Eliza drops her basket and is kneeling on the curb, from her POV there are cars coming towards her, yet they disappear in the immediate opposite angles.

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Continuity mistake: Eliza bumps into a man looking for a taxi and drops her basket three meters behind. When she stands up the basket is on her hand.

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Continuity mistake: The movie starts and people rush under a heavy rain. A group walks by the fruit stalls, and a sellers bumps into them and walks towards the camera. A frame later there's a quick cut and, though the angle remains the same, the people have vanished and been replaced by different actors, plus the seller has turned around and is walking away from the camera. Really odd. (00:04:35)

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Continuity mistake: When the move starts and rain is pouring, a worker uncovers a tarp from a fruit stall, half a second later the tarp is on and he uncovers it again.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Eliza starts to sing the song "Loverly". She goes "all i want is a room somewhere." and at ". oh wouldn't it be Loverly" she sits down and her apron is halfway between her legs. When she continues the song the angle changes and her apron is now covering both her legs, at her right a man disappears and at her left a woman, at her left a man walks later than in previous angle the sacks behind her change formation and the carriage wheel is now lighted.


Continuity mistake: During "Loverly", a man throws lettuces up in the air. The amount on the floor changes between shots.

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Other mistake: When Eliza throws the slippers at Higgins, one bounces off him and falls in the area of the doorway and the other lands in the middle of the hall. One slipper is seen in the hall in two different scenes, then when Higgins goes to pick them up they are both together in the hall.

Eliza Doolittle: I ain't dirty! I washed my face and hands before I come, I did.

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Trivia: In the 40th anniversary re-mastered edition they have used Audrey Hepburn's original singing track for the "Wouldn't it be lovely" song.

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