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

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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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Revealing mistake: After Lansbury makes her clothes start to move, her nightgown attacks someone and you can notice the strings that make the gown move.

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Paul Rawlins: I liked you better as a rabbit, Charlie.

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Trivia: In a long shot of the crowd at the animated soccer game, look at the right hand side of the frame and you can see a bear wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt.

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Question: How accurate, bar the dancing obviously, is the Portobello Road presented in the film compared to how it could/would have looked in the real August 1940?

Neil Jones

Answer: Don't know what it was like in the forties, but we were there in 2010. Wonderful place to visit. So animated. Not only were their vendors, but there were Street entertainers as well. What I found amusing was before you get to the part of Portobello Road where there were these vendors, you had to go past the stately homes with gated grounds. Expensive cars with pull into the drives. Wouldn't happen here in the United States.

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