Bedknobs And Broomsticks

Revealing mistake: The first view of Portobello Road is a painting because the smoke from the chimneys is motionless.

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Continuity mistake: The position of Paul's fingers, specially his thumb, when holding the bedknob in the last shot, differs totally from one frame to another.

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Continuity mistake: Before Ms. Price arrives in town, during the scene where the old soldiers arrive singing, the light keeps changing from semi dark to really sunny in less than 20 seconds.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the rabbit jumps on Ms. Price's lap, she tells him to jump off. Watch the close-up and a stunt's red hand appears from where her belly is supposed to be and pushes the animal away.

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Continuity mistake: When Paul says that the magic word are written on his book (Trecorum, etc.), Ms. Price extends her arm and points her finger at an illustration. in the close-up her hand is away from the book and repeats the previous movement.

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Continuity mistake: The white gown attacks the priest and covers him completely. In the following angle it's just covering a small part of him.

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Revealing mistake: When Ms. Price is trying to fly on her broom, a wire holding it is visible.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Ms. Price is riding her broom in the beginning, you can sometimes see that she is not riding a broomstick but instead a saddle-like mechanical object.

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Continuity mistake: Before the bed lands in the house, after visiting Portobello, the cat's tail is straight, a shot later it's curled around his body.

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Continuity mistake: When Ms. Price and the kids are imprisoned, Paul is trying to sneak in between the iron bars, with his head semi-squashed. A frame later, in a new angle, his body and head have been noticeably moved away to let the poor kid's blood flow.

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Continuity mistake: A hat falls on Paul and its two blue laces get positioned disorderly. In the following angle they are perfectly aligned.

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Continuity mistake: When everyone's trying to recall the words on the medal, there's a shot of Paul reading his book. Depending on the angle, he holds it close to his face or at waist level.

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Revealing mistake: At Naboomboo, when the bear grabs Mr Brown and takes him to the cartoon beach, Mr Brown casts no shadow on the sand.

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Revealing mistake: Toward the end of the movie Miss Price has done the 5 word spell to animate the objects. When the sword "knocks on the Miss Price's door", the strings are visible on the front of the sword.

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Continuity mistake: When Captain Grian greets the old officer, the position of his arm changes between the front and back shot, you can tell by the absence of wrinkles on his sleeve.

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Continuity mistake: The troop of old soldiers following the general before Ms. Price arrives, disappears in a time span of 3 seconds without making any noise.

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Continuity mistake: When the soccer match ends, Prof. Brown comes crawling, the amount of weeds and their position on his head differ between the first and second angle in less than half a second.

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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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Mr. Browne: Observe the fundamental weakness of the criminal mind. You will believe no one or anything.

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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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