Corrected entry: Yvette the maid is French but when she sneaks into the Billiard Room and is speaking with her killer her French accent briefly disappears.


Correction: This is not a mistake. It is a plot point. She is not the maid. She is working undercover for the killer.

That only works in continuity with the first ending we are shown. For the other two endings, it is still an error.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Wadsworth was re-enacting the cook's murder. He grabbed the dagger from the table, ran down the hallway and stabbed a piece of meat in the freezer. This is a pretty good trick considering the knife is still in the back of the cook.

Correction: It's a letter opener.

Corrected entry: In the third ending, why does Mr Green shoot Wadsworth? His boss and loads of the police were waiting just outside the door, they could have caught Wadsworth and arrested him. The whole purpose of having a 'plant' was to find out who Mr Boddy was and arrest him. Mr. Green actually took out his gun before Wadsworth goes to shoot him, so it can't just be self defence.

Correction: Mr. Green pulls out his gun to reveal he's FBI (law enforcement officers often draw their weapon before ordering a suspect to freeze, even unarmed ones, etc). Certainly he would take his gun out to order Wadsworth/Boddy to drop his gun. However, before Green gets the chance to reveal he's FBI we see Wadsworth/Boddy get ready to shoot. Mr. Green just happened to be faster.


Corrected entry: In the first scene, Wadsworth tosses meat to two dogs that are a Belgium or Germanic herding breed. When Colonol Mustard comes, it's the same. But, when Mr. Body tries to escape through the conservatory, they are definitely Dobermans. The dogs have somehow changed breeds.

Correction: It is possible to have more than one breed of dog. The shepherds were chained to the dog house in the front. The Doberman comes from a different area of the house. No mistake here.


Corrected entry: In the study, when Wadsworth says that Mr. Boddy is the one that's blackmailing everyone, Colonel Mustard and Mr. Boddy get in a fight. Mr. Boddy pokes Colonel Mustard in the eyes. You can tell that he stops his fingers right in front of Mustard's eyes. Less than a second later, Colonel Mustard falls over.

Correction: No mistake here. Col. Mustard stumbled back trying to avoid the eye poke.

Corrected entry: When Professor Plumb picks up Ms Scarlett on the roadside, they drive away in his black car. Moments later they arrive at the mansion in her scarlet colored car.

Correction: First, Professor Plum doesn't have a black car. But you can tell that's it's Plum's car when they arrive because of the paneling and the rooftop. And it's not red, it's purplish (a plum color).


Correction: Wadsworth explains that while they were all in a huddle somebody could've easily removed the key from his pocket and substituted another. He assumes when he threw the key away, it was actually a different key.

Corrected entry: It's revealed in the third (and presumably real ending) that it was Wadsworth who is behind everything and invited all the guests to the house and get them all to kill off his informants depending which informant had some relation to the party guest. But it was Wadsworth himself that killed The Singing Telegram Girl and not Mr. Green. Shouldn't Wadsworth have realised that his plan failed when Mr. Green didn't kill anyone?

Correction: Not really. Even if Mr Green didn't kill anyone, Wadsworth was still intending to make them all complicit in covering up the evening's events, making Mr Green an accomplice after the fact. The six people Wadsworth was blackmailing had gathered at a house and between them committed five murders then covered it up. From Wadsworth's point of view his plan would still have worked. The fact that he had to step in personally and tie up a loose end by committing a sixth murder doesn't change any of this.

Corrected entry: When Wadsworth is doing the re-enactment in the dining room, you can see the kitchen cupboard is open (the one the cook fell out of). The cupboard is still open when Wadsworth stabs the piece of meat in the cupboard. Yet, when Wadsworth re-enacts the Cook falling out of the cupboard, the door is closed. Wadsworth couldn't have closed the door because he was inside the cupboard at the time and it would have been impossible for the door to have closed. (01:06:50 - 01:10:55)

Correction: It's a freezer, not a cupboard, and most freezers have a handle inside so you can't get trapped (and freeze to death). You see the recessed handle inside the door when it swing open. But even besides that, the door isn't latched when Wadsworth reenacts the falling scene. So he only had to grasp the side and pull it in anyway.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Col. Mustard and Mr. Boddy get into a fight, we see Mr. Boddy step on Col. Mustard's foot and poke him in the eyes. But, later on, in that same scene, we see Col. Mustard wiping his bloody nose when Mr. Boddy didn't even touch his nose.

Correction: After Mr. Boddy pokes Col. Mustard in the eye, Mustard falls to the floor and Boddy follows him pulling back his right arm to deliver a forceful punch. He's then pulled away by Green and Plum, but looks like he gets a couple of good kicks in first. Either of these could bloody a nose.

Corrected entry: After Mrs. White states that she too is being blackmailed for something she didn't do, Mr. Green says, "Me too." However Green later states he's being blackmailed because he is a homosexual.


Correction: He clearly didn't want people to know, or else the blackmail wouldn't work. He was just denying the fact, and later decided to admit to it.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie Mrs Ho says "Dinner will be ready at 7:30". In one scene, way after dinner, when the house is being searched, we see Mrs White and Wadsworth each standing at two seperate doors, and Wadsworth asks, "Do you want me to go in with you?" You will see that the grandfather clock between the doors reads 7:05.

Correction: The clock could've been stopped, the cook could've been estimating when the guests were to arrive, or she simply didn't know the time. There are too many factors we don't know about to qualify this as a mistake.


Corrected entry: During dinner, after Mrs. Peacock says "My this soup's delicious, isn't it?" her mouth is still moving after the last word.

Correction: While it is indeed true that her mouth moves after she has finished speaking, she does not actually say anything. She goes to say something after she says, "My this soup's delicious, isn't it?" and then does a double take and stops, after glancing at the faces of the shocked guests at the table and realizes that she has to shut up.

Corrected entry: During Wadsworth's whodunit explanation, he details the motorists death when the doorbell rings and the evangelist interrupts. After they slam the door on him, Wadsworth continues by saying "the motorist switched off the electricity." The motorist is already dead, as Wadsworth just detailed.

Correction: After the evangelist is shut out, Wadsworth's exact words are, "The cop arrived next. We locked him in the library, and then the murderer switched off the electricity." He does not say 'motorist'.

Corrected entry: After Wadsworth comes into the mansion in the opening scene, we are informed that the movie is set in New England in 1954. Later, at the end of the movie, in the third of the trilogy endings, Wadsworth reveals Miss Scarlet as one of the killers. She then exclaims, "Who are you, Perry Mason?" Sadly, Perry Mason did not originate before 1954. (01:30:29)

Correction: This may be correct as far as television is concerned, but Erle Stanley Gardner began publishing Perry Mason books as early as 1933.

Corrected entry: At the end, the murder victims (a.k.a. Yvette, the cook, etc.) are revealed to be the accomplices to Mr. Boddy, but there isn't a person that could have told about Mr. Green being a homosexual. So there is no way Mr. Boddy could have found out.

Correction: Mr Green is a plant for the FBI, not really a homosexual. He has been sent in place of the 'real' Mr Green, who told the FBI everything after he got the invitation. Whoever informed on the 'real' Mr Green will have had reason enough not to go to the house that evening.

Corrected entry: When Mr Boddy suggests the guests all leave the house, he makes a pretty desperate escape attempt, leaving the group stood next to a bag full of weapons (which some of them may have known about) for at least half a minute. Depending on which ending you choose to believe there are a number of reasons why he might want to do this. It certainly made it seem as though he had something to hide or had realised his number was up. Later on in the film Wadsworth reenacts the entire evening and goes into quite meticulous detail about the order the guests arrived, where they sat, who said what etc. He also reveals his knowledge of the passages, implicating himself as a suspect. Yet he never mentions Mr Boddy's escape attempt. It turns out that no murders were comitted in this time. Wadsworth might realise this but the guests wouldn't. Considering he goes off at thousands of irrelevant tangents throughout the reenactment, you'd think something like that needed covering, if only for the benefit of misleading the guests to stop them realising that he (Wadsworth) is actually Mr Boddy. Also, there was plenty of time for Yvette to kill the Cook (even though the weapons hadn't been handed round yet, but that would've come out anyway).

Correction: This is certainly not a plot hole, and not even a character mistake. It's simply a character choice.

Corrected entry: When Miss Scarlet and Prof. Plum are at the door, they never ring the bell. But Wadsworth goes to the door to greet them anyway. Wadsworth couldn't know they were outside because at the front of the house is the study on one side and the lounge on the other. There are no windows in the lounge and there is a window in the study but not facing the car park. The lightning and thunder blocked all sound of them parking so Wadsworth couldn't hear that either.


Correction: Wadsworth is in the library, not the lounge, which is on the "study side"

Corrected entry: What about the candle stick? After it falls over the butler's head, they all go back to the study and say "we still have these four weapons" or something like it [revolver, pipe, rope, wrench]. The knife is in the cook's back. So, what happened to the candle stick? Nobody picked it up?

Correction: The candlestick was used on Mr. Boddy. When Wadsworth was explaining what happened he said when Mr. Boddy first died, he wasn't actually dead, he was playing dead because the bullet that was shot from the revolver grazed his ear, then, when everyone was in the kitchen to check on the cook, one of them stayed in the study to check on Mr. Boddy, Mr. Boddy got up, the other person chased him down the hall with the candlestick & killed him. That's when the candlestick was used. If you're wondering who killed him with the candlestick, it was Professor Plum, as revealed by Wadsworth.

Corrected entry: Each of the murders is committed by an assailant wearing black gloves. Did each character bring them? Were they left behind then re-used for each subsequent murder? And they are all identical.


Correction: All of the murderer's actually did not glove their hands before committing the murder. The murderers were depicted with gloved hands so we cannot see whose hands they were. This was done so viewers are left in suspense until the end of the movie.

Revealing mistake: When the cook's body is lowered to the kitchen floor, you can see her move her outstretched arm closer to her head.

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Wadsworth: I can explain everything...
Cop: You don't have to.
Wadsworth: I don't?
Cop: No, there's nothing illegal about any of this.
Wadsworth: Are you sure?
Cop: Of course, this is America.
Wadsworth: I see...
Cop: It's a free country, don't you know that?
Wadsworth: I didn't know it was THAT free.

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Trivia: Professor Plum reveals that he works for UNO, the United Nations Organization, in a branch called WHO, the World Health Organization. As such, he works for UNOWHO (You Know Who).

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Chosen answer: Tim Curry (as Wadsworth) states he knew about the secret passages because the house belongs to a friend of his. Tim Curry (as Mr. Boddy) says at the end of the movie that they "Could stack the bodies in the cellar and could all leave one by one." Which infers that Mr. Boddy has no intention of returning to the house. Either way, there is no definite way to tell who the house belongs to considering all the lying going on.


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