Bedknobs And Broomsticks

Visible crew/equipment: When Ms Price tries to fly on her broom and she is launched upwards and wipes-out on the floor, she is replaced by a very obvious and much younger stunt double.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film, taking place in a sunny field, Paul holds the bedknob and in both of the final shots about 3 or 4 lighting screens are reflected.

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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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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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Visible crew/equipment: After the cat hisses at the children and Miss Price says they startled him, the cat is shown moaning and you can see a shadow moving across its head. It's not Miss Price, as she is up on the stairs, and it's not the children, as they are not close enough and are trying to keep their distance as they move towards the stairs. This is likely a crew member moving toward the cat in order to get it to react. (00:10:10)

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Plot hole: When Miss Price, Professor Browne and the children return from their magical journey to the island of Naboombu and realize they no longer have the Star of Astroroth pendant, Miss Price says, "I should have known it would be quite impossible to take an object from one world into another." Yet, they had no problem taking themselves, the bed, blankets and pillows from one world into another.

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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: 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?

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