Bedknobs And Broomsticks

Continuity mistake: When the Germans are in Ms. Price's house, the German officer quickly hands a paper to a soldier who comes running. Watch how the soldier, in his hurry, misses by far and grabs the officer's arm at elbow level. In the close-up he corrects the position and is now grabbing the paper.

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Continuity mistake: During the soccer match, the second time Prof. Brown is run over, the amount of mud on his leg decreases in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: While waiting for Ms. Price to arrive, Carrie's fringe haircut differs totally between the wide and close-shots.

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Continuity mistake: After the opening credits, the long shadow that crosses the road disappears in the close-up.

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Continuity mistake: When Ms. Price first appears on screen the road suddenly becomes soaked in water.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Paul holds the bedknob and its colour changes from black to golden in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: When Prof. Brown climbs on the bed for the first time, the position of his left hand differs between angles.

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Continuity mistake: During the soccer match, the first time Prof. Brown is ran over, the number of footprints on his shorts differs between the first shot and the one following the vultures with the stretcher.

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Continuity mistake: When Miss Price and the children are first en-route to London on the bed, Paul is holding his cap in some shots (from the side and front) and not at all in the shots from behind him and his sister.

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Continuity mistake: When the old bookseller is telling the story of Astoroth, the position of Ms Price and Mr Brown's hands on the broken book differs between the wide shot and the close-ups.

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Audio problem: When Professor Brown and Miss Price are eating, he asks, "Why are you so interested in that?" His mouth doesn't move in sync with the words.

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Trivia: The English translations for the majority of the German dialogue towards the end of the film, as taken from recent BBC TV airings:
(Outside the house just before Mr Brown enters back in)
Guard: Yes, Yes everything is fine.

(as Mr Brown tries to stop Cosmic Creepers yowling)
Guard: What's that?

(after the guards enter Miss Price's house after hearing the yowling)
Guard: It's just a naughty cat, poor thing.

(after capture of Miss Price, the guard sees Mr Brown as a rabbit)
Guard 1: Jagged hare, this will be good.
Guard 2: Idiot, Do you want to wake up the whole village!

(on the battlefield, prior to Miss Price casting her spell)
Guard 1: Colonel, The bridge is ready to blow.
Guard 2: The railway, road and quay are ready.
Colonel: Good. We detonate in ten minutes. Get everything primed for then.

(start of the march)
Colonel: It's got to be some kind of trick.
Guard: Pretty good trick!

(first sighting of Miss Price by the Germans)
Guard: It's a witch sir!
Colonel: Don't be a fool, there's no such thing as a witch!

(after seeing the size of the army of advancing inanimate objects)
Guard: Shall we retreat sir?
Colonel: Retreat? We are German Soldiers! We do not retreat!

(as the Germans are running away)
Colonel: Hold the line or I will shoot you! You are German soldiers!

(back at the house after having been forced to retreat)
Colonel: There is the witch.
Guard: You said there was no such thing as a witch.

(prior to blowing Miss Price's house up)
Colonel: What are you waiting for, leave nothing behind. Quick, detonate it.

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Question: Does Mrs Hobday's accent change from Welsh (beginning), then Scottish (half way through), then Welsh again (end)? I'm Welsh, and this has always bothered me.

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