The Apartment

Character mistake: At the very end of the movie, Jack Lemmon begins dealing cards for the gin rummy, but he deals about 14 cards before the fade to black, in a 10 cards game. (01:59:45)

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Character mistake: The protagonist at the beginning of the movie is cleaning his own apartment when Kirkeby returns for the missing galoshes of his lady companion. Kirkeby searches a chair, looking also down on the floor to the side of it, turns around and looks up the other one and then back towards the starting point. He picks the galoshes a few seconds later finding them in a spot where he supposedly has looked already almost all the time (the actor just pretended to look). (00:06:40)

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Factual error: Fran the elevator operator stops on the 19th floor and takes Baxter to the 27th floor. But when they arrive on 27 (and the entire time they're supposedly ascending to it), the light for the 19th floor on the elevator's control panel remains lit.

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Fran Kubelik: When you're in love with a married man, you shouldn't wear mascara.

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Trivia: The song sung by Baxter while cooking meatballs is "Capriccio Italien" by Tchaikovsky.

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