Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Plot hole: Whilst on the surface a drifting ship is seen and an officer and two sailors are sent to check it. On deck the officer says check fore and aft. The sailor who goes to the right and out of sight is back in 5 seconds. This is not enough time to check his allocated section. The script should have shown the officer check his watch (dial visible) and say something like "you have got 15 minutes". Next shot to show the officer checking his watch again and we see 10 minutes have passed and the men return.

Plot hole: The Seaview gets a mine cable snagged on its searchlight housing. Admiral Nelson says they are too deep for frogmen, use the mini-sub. As the two crew are entering they are seen to be wearing full scuba gear (less flippers).This suggests the mini-sub is not watertight and the above remarks by Admiral Nelson would apply to them also.

Factual error: The "Colours" were not flown whilst the Seaview was docked in New York harbour.

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Trivia: One of the clips shown claiming to be the Midwest was in fact clips of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression.

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Question: What does Admiral Nelson have in his left shirt pocket?

Answer: Admiral Nelson is puffing on cigars in a few scenes, and his cigars are even a source of dialogue in the film. Specifically, when his quarters catch on fire, the blaze is initially blamed on a lit cigar, to which Nelson angrily replies that he ran out of cigars before the fire ever occurred. So it's a pretty good bet that Nelson was carrying a cigar (or cigars) in his shirt pocket.

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