Rosemary's Baby

Continuity mistake: The building manager says, "she was quite a woman" and we see two gray phone books on top of a desk on the far wall. The two phone books are not even with each other when we first see them but in the next shot as Rosemary walks over to the desk they are. (00:04:15)

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Continuity mistake: As they wait for the elevator Rosemary is standing to the right of Guy. In the next shot as they walk into it Rosemary is in front of Guy. (00:02:45)

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Continuity mistake: As Rosemary walks out of the elevator the sides of her hair are curled. When we saw her earlier as she met with the building manager her hair was straight. (00:03:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: As they all walk up the steps to the building Guy says, "I did Hamlet a while back" and you can see the reflection of equipment and the studio lights in the wood paneling to the right of the door. (00:02:30)

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Continuity mistake: The building manager says, "Oh, an actor. We're very popular with actors," as they approach the door to The Dakota. In the next shot when Guy responds they're already about four or five feet through the doorway at the steps. (00:02:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie Rosemary, Guy and the building manager walk up the steps of the Dakota and all look forward as they wait in front of the elevator. In the next shot the building manager is looking in the opposite direction at Rosemary and Guy. (00:02:40)

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Continuity mistake: Before she goes into labor Rosemary and Guy's alarm clock above their bed reads 9:30 throughout the scene, but when Dr. Sapirstein injects her with a sedative and she goes into labor the wrist watch that the man on the right of the screen is wearing gives another time which is 11:15. (01:57:15)

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Continuity mistake: Rosemary walks into the party holding a knife and we see Guy talking to Minnie who is sitting next to a table full of gifts. Next time we see the table two shots later the gifts have been moved without anyone going near them. (02:08:45)

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Continuity mistake: In order to fool the witches Rosemary takes the pills that they give her and sticks them between a brick and the middle shelf of her head board. When we first see this spot the bricks are flush with the shelf but in the next shot the shelf has been moved out about three-quarters of an inch past the bricks. (02:03:50)

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Continuity mistake: Rosemary goes to the kitchen and gets a knife out of the holder with the remaining knives visibly crooked. In the next shot as she walks out of the kitchen they are straightened out. (02:06:50)

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Continuity mistake: When we first see her sitting in Doctor Hill's office, Rosemary does not have the white pocketbook beside her on the chair. Later as she reaches down to open her suitcase, the pocketbook appears on the chair. (01:46:45)

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Continuity mistake: Rosemary reaches for her pocketbook on the white chair in Dr. Hill's examining room and the straps are at its sides. Two shots before when she put it down the straps were straight up, and no one has touched it since. (01:50:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Rosemary calls up Elise Dunstan she hears something moving around in the apartment and turns her head to the right in order to see what it is. In the next shot when Guy and the others walk into in the room Rosemary's entire body is turned around looking at them. (01:56:30)

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Continuity mistake: Rosemary takes a taxi cab to Hutch's funeral and the driver parks the taxi as he waits for her. The next time we see the cab it's been moved and is parked at a different angle than the first time we saw it. (01:25:00 - 01:26:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the kitchen Rosemary tells Guy that she's planning to have a party for all of their "young friends", and the shadow of the equipment can be seen on Guy's back. (01:15:05)

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Continuity mistake: Hutch and Rosemary sit in the kitchen having coffee while they're talking about Minnie and Roman. Guy walks in and Rosemary's coffee cup rotates 180 degrees between shots with out her touching it as she speaks to him. (01:06:00)

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Audio problem: Rosemary eats some raw meet and throws up in her sink. We hear the sound of the running water but they neglected to over-dub the sound of her throwing up. (01:14:20)

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Continuity mistake: Guy is lying down on the sofa as Rosemary shows him the necklace with the tannis root inside. His right ankle is leaning over the edge of the sofa right next to the lamp. Two shots later Guy says, "Well if you took it you ought to wear it" and the lamp has been moved a foot to the left of his ankle. (00:32:50)

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Continuity mistake: The second room that they walk into is across the hall from the kitchen to the right of the entrance door. Rosemary is the first to go in and walks right up to a window. In the next shot she's standing in front of some plants. (00:04:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of the cameraman's head can be seen on Guy just before they walk into their apartment for the first time. (00:03:40)

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Roman Castevet: To 1966! The year One.

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Trivia: The director, Roman Polanski, started the trend of an actor walking into a room and then going to the left, or right, and disappearing behind a wall and the audience when they first saw this shifted to their right, or left, so they could see around the corner. I don't think the director expected this but it did happen.

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Question: Was Dr. Hill a witch?

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Chosen answer: No, Dr. Hill was not a Satan worshiper. He was just Rosemary's first obstetrician, referred to her by a friend. However, her neighbors, the Castevettes, later convince her to instead go to their friend, Dr. Abe Sapperstein, who is a warlock.

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He simply didn't believe what she told him so he called her husband to come get her.

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