Plan 9 From Outer Space

Character mistake: The pilot says to his wife that the flying saucer was cigar-shaped. The actual shape was more like two dishes attached together. (00:04:45 - 00:12:20)

Factual error: The gunpowder made in the 1950's didn't produce the clouds of smoke we see whenever the police fire their weapons, but those of the 1870's did. Ed must have nicked some ammo from the Lone Ranger's property master, eh?

Continuity mistake: At the grave yard it's pitch black out but you can see the reflection of a studio light in the police car windshield. (00:57:15)

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Other mistake: During the first funeral, the priest only reads the bible for himself and says nothing to the other people. (00:02:35)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: The stewardess says to the pilot, "I'll be right back," as she touches him with her right hand. In the next shot she's nowhere near him. (00:29:15)

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Revealing mistake: Why are all of the space ships the same exact size as the planet?

Jackie Menechino

Continuity mistake: Tor Johnson walks to his left past the mausoleum as the ghoul comes out and follows him. He never turns around but two shots later if you look at the head stones, he comes up to the same place again. (00:14:45)

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Deliberate mistake: When the pilots are flying in the airplane there's a strange device above the co-pilots head. Later in the movie we see this same prop used again inside of the spaceship as the alien beauty Tanna opens up the hatch. (00:04:35 - 00:36:30)

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Revealing mistake: When the flying saucers are passing over Hollywood and Washington D.C., there's some shots where you can see their shadows on the fake sky. (00:18:15)

Dr Wilson

Deliberate mistake: As Paula is chased by the ghoul into the cemetery the shots continuously change between night and day throughout the entire scene. (00:32:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the officers in Washington are listening to the alien message, there's a shot where you can see the shadow of the crew on the desk, just before the message has finished. (00:44:55)

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: Inside the alien spacecraft a battery operated blinking traffic caution signal is used as a prop from another world. (01:04:50)

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Continuity mistake: Bela Lugosi's wife was buried under ground and we see the gravediggers cover the casket. In the next shot we see her above ground near the mausoleum. (00:08:15)

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Continuity mistake: As Tor Johnson rises from the dead there's dirt all over his body but none on his face or head. (00:32:50)

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Revealing mistake: As the saucer flies over the graveyard, Tor Johnson's shadow can be seen on the studio wall behind him. (00:13:20)

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Continuity mistake: Tor Johnson sits in the front seat of the squad car at the police station. In the next shot of them arriving at the cemetery he's sitting in the backseat. (00:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: As he interviews Col. Edwards, the phone wires hanging off the side of General Roberts' desk move between shots without anyone touching a phone. (00:41:00)

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Continuity mistake: In scenes at the general's office, a large wall map of the U.S. is in the background. In some of the closeups you can see that it's a Santa Fe railroad map - and in others the words "Santa Fe" on the logo are taped over. (00:42:05 - 00:45:30)

Continuity mistake: When Paula escapes from her house, she doesn't have shoes but she jas a pair when the man finds her unconscious besides the road. (00:34:00)

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: When somebody walks in the cemetery, it happens often that the grass slides under their feet, like fake grass. (00:35:55)

Dr Wilson

The Ruler: Plan 9? Ah, yes. Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead. Long distance electrodes shot into the pineal and pituitary gland of the recently dead.

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Trivia: At the beginning Criswell reads, "Can your heart stand the shocking facts about 'Grave Robbers from Outer Space'?" This was the original title of the movie that was changed because of objections by the financial backers.

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