Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Continuity mistake: When Spencer Tracy backs into the blue hotrod, the cars end up kind of sideways. In the next shot it shows the cars at a 90 degree angle touching. Then in the next shot it shows them sideways again as he pulls away.

Revealing mistake: When Spencer Tracey backs his car into the hotrod at the ice cream stand, you can see the hotrod already has a sizable dent before the car makes contact, probably a result of a previous take.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film when Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are in their bathroom talking, Spencer is in the process of shaving. At one point, you see his face covered with shaving cream. When it cuts to Katherine and then back to him, the shaving cream is spread differently on his face. When it cuts to her again and back, it is different again.

Continuity mistake: In some scenes Katherine Hepburn wears a dress with a sash over her shoulder. First, when the Monsignor arrives and she makes him drink at the mini bar, and then later, when Spencer Tracy is giving his big speech. That sash repeatedly alternates between being folded and unfolded, and changes how it lies on her shoulder.

Continuity mistake: When Hepburn and Tracy park their car at the drive-in parking lot and order ice cream, the same large white truck (going left) and the same station wagon (going right) pass by on the street behind them three times. On this same loop there is also a white car that twice pulls out into the street going left.


Continuity mistake: On the way to get ice cream large pearl ring is on Hepburn's right hand, pinky ring on left. At the drive-in, the rings are switched, pearl on left, pinky on right hand. (00:54:34 - 01:00:18)

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Revealing mistake: When they leave the studio to get into the taxi, there are multiple onlookers in the shot watching the scene from across the street. (00:06:00)

Factual error: The view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Drayton's terrace is not in San Francisco, but from the Marin side of the bridge.


John: After all, a lot of people are going to think we are a shocking pair.

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Trivia: The movie makers got Poiter to sign on after telling him that Spencer and Katharine were going to be in the film. They in fact had not signed on at that point.

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