My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady (1964)

29 mistakes

Continuity mistake: The white carnations in the vase on the piano (Higgin's study) move around from shot to shot during the scene immediately after the Embassy ball.

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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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Factual error: In the Ascot racing scene, the actors' heads move from their left to right when the horses come to the winning line. From the stands at Ascot, the horses run clockwise around the track and would enter from right to left.

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Audio problem: In the song "I'm Getting Married in the Morning" Alfred steps on the pianist's hand. After this, is the piano keys he hits aren't the same as what we hear.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Eliza has left Henry Higgins, he goes back home, turns on the record of Eliza's voice and sits down to listen. Behind him on the floor to the right, there is a shadow with quite a bit of movement, as if someone was nearby. There is no one else in the room; and it can't be Eliza's, because she is still outside the room, and hasn't approached the doorway yet.

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Continuity mistake: When Higgins meets Pickering, Eliza says she can be anywhere she wants and raises her arm to her bosom, then lowers it. A frame later, from a different angle, it's up again.

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Continuity mistake: While Higgins is singing in the opening scene, he is sitting on a pillar and leaning over. He is shown leaning back up, but then the shot changes and he gets back up again.

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Continuity mistake: In the song "I'm Getting Married in the Morning" there is a bottle of gin or something similar on the bar. When the bar-lady pours Alfred a drink, the bottle is close to the bar handles (those knob things in local pubs, they control the amount of beer pouring out), but as the song progresses the bottle gets further and further away from the bar-lady. DVD Showing.

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Continuity mistake: When Prof Higgins orders Eliza to sit down, he points with his right hand; the next moment, from a different angle, he is lowering his left.

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Continuity mistake: Watch Professor Higgins during the 'You Did It' number after the Embassy Ball. He sits down, taking off his shoes. At one point, he has a shoe in one hand and a cigar in the other. The cigar shoots to the other hand and the shoe disappears, then it goes back.

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Continuity mistake: During the "Bit of luck" song, Mr. Doolittle walks through a metal tunnel. On the next three shots he appears standing on a different spot, though he hasn't moved at all; plus the stick leaning against the wall also keeps changing places.

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Continuity mistake: Higgins orders his maid to bath Eliza, who raises her arm. A frame later it's down.

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Continuity mistake: When Eliza is picking up flowers in the market and talks with her father, a man in the background suddenly appears between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Eliza is about to bathe there's a shot from the fourth wall, behind the tub, which shows a very wide space beyond the tub and the copper kettle. From the opposite angle there's a wall inches away from the kettle.

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Continuity mistake: When Eliza is singing 'I could have danced all night' her maids help her put on her nightdress. The sleeve on the left arm is left undone as she enters the bathroom and is washing her face. However as she exists the bathroom the sleeve can now be seen tied up.

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Continuity mistake: Mr. Doolittle's friends are kicked out of the pub and roll on the floor, which makes the guy on the left's hat fall off. He sits up and crawls to grab it, but a frame later he is sitting up again, though now his hat on.

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

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Continuity mistake: When Higgins shows his notebook to Eliza, his hand disappears in the close-up.

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Continuity mistake: When the "Loverly" song is about to start a man in a cart says to take the hats off. In the wide angles he is leaning on the cart, but in the close-ups he is grabbing a bag. This changes back and forth.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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