Corrected entry: When the lights are turned out in the beginning by the "butler" there is a series of sounds (thud, gasp, gunshot, scream). Since the only thing that happens when the lights are out is that Professor Plum fires the gun (whether someone grabbed it or not), the first sounds shouldn't be there.

Correction: Any and all of the sounds have plausible explanations. A thud could be something dropping, a gasp and a scream are perfectly reasonable given the circumstances.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: In the end, it was revealed Professor Plum shot Mr. Boddy in the study and the wall (near the fireplace) with the same bullet. Yet when it happened in the study, Professor Plum was sitting on a couch directly in front of Mr. Boddy and wall that got shot was at the other end of the room to Plum's left. The angle for the gun could have not been possible with only one bullet. Bullets are shot directly forward but they can't exactly turn to the left and keep on being fired can they? Even though it was later revealed as someone who took the gun from Plum and the gun went off, he was just lying so nobody else would suspect he was the murderer. Also there are two ways we know only one bullet was fired. One: we can hear only one bullet being fired when the lights were out in the study. And two: there were only six bullets in the gun. One for the singing telegram (6-1=5), one for the chandelier (5-1=4), two for the lounge door (4-2=2), one for Mr. Boddy in the study (2-1=1) and the last bullet was used at the other chandelier at the end of the first ending (1-1=0). So no other bullets could have been fired. (00:26:15)

Casual Person

Correction: This "mistake" makes no sense. It's known there was only one shot fired, and since it was fired in the dark, there's no way to know the position of the shooter. Wadsworth was simply mistaken in his count.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Wadsworth is doing the re-enactment, he says he introduced Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard. Wadsworth didn't do that, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard introduced themselves. (00:06:05 - 01:06:15)

Casual Person

Correction: While he may not have directly introduced them, he was responsible for putting them together and allowing them to meet. That qualifies as an introduction.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Wadsworth arrives at Hill House, he ends up stepping in dog feces. As soon as he opens the door, he puts his shoe on a pot and scrapes the feces off. Just after he takes the shoe off the pot, you'll see there is nothing scraped off. (00:03:20)

Casual Person

Correction: Without knowing how much was on his shoe, this can't be a mistake. He may have only had a small amount and was trying to remove it.

Jason Hoffman

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.

Jason Hoffman

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: 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 Colonel Mustard says "I think you'd better explain yourself Wadsworth" after finding the Cook's body in the kitchen, notice that Professor Plum and Mrs. Peacock are not in the kitchen. Mrs. Peacock was not there because in the second ending it was revealed Mrs. Peacock was the killer and left the kitchen to kill Mr. Boddy. But at the end of the scene it then goes to the third ending where we reveal Professor Plum killed Mr. Boddy. Which is why he wasn't there anymore. But even if Professor Plum shouldn't have been their then, Mrs. Peacock should have still remained in the kitchen.

Casual Person

Correction: Actually, both Professor Plum and Mrs. Peacock are seen in the kitchen, though they don't do anything substantial. At the beginning of the scene, they are the last two people to enter, then the focus of the scene changes to the discovery of the cook's body, at which point they aren't seen again until the end of the scene when they are near the door. This gives the filmmakers enough wriggle room to explain either of the two endings in which one or the other killed Mr. Boddy - namely, since they were at the back of the pack near the door, one of them could have snuck off to kill Boddy, then returned by the end of the scene. The other one was simply standing near the door the whole time during the commotion and didn't notice the other one sneak away. The only mistake here was made by Wadsworth, who surmised that whomever killed Mr. Boddy snuck back to the study through the secret passage in the pantry, which doesn't seem to be the case in any of the endings. If it were Yvette, she stayed behind in the study while the others went to the kitchen. If it were Professor Plum or Mrs. Peacock, they simply snuck into the hall while everyone was distracted in the kitchen.


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: When the guests walk into the dining room, the window between the dining room and kitchen is closed. However, when they get dinner, the window is now open.

Casual Person

Correction: That's because Yvette opened the "window" before dinner was served. We see this as the lightning and thunder strike.


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 third explanation, it shows a flashback of Mrs. White killing Yvette. If you look at the end of the rope you can see part of the rope is holding itself up. In reality it should have been hanging free.

Casual Person

Correction: She's holding the other end of the rope with her other hand, you can tell from her shoulder that her other arm is outstretched. In order for a noose to work you have to pull on the rope.

Corrected entry: After the candlestick drops from the ledge above the bathroom, it mysteriously vanishes for the rest of the movie.

Correction: This claim is wrong. The candlestick doesn't disappear, and is seen on the floor next to the bathroom during the 1st "who did it" explanation when Wadsworth throws Mr. Green into the toilet. The candlestick is on the floor at the end of the carpet.

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.

Phixius Premium member

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: 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: When they are searching the house, look at the window at the top of the stairs after the lightning strikes, you can see a person's face in it. (00:47:10)

Correction: I have examined this scene, and there is no face reflected in either of the windows at the top of the stairs. The only misconception there may have been is that there are central decorations inside the pane of glass. But no reflected face.

Hamster Premium member

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.

Corrected entry: Another anecdote to Prof. Plum's and Mrs. Peacock's simultaneous disappearance from the kitchen. At the end of the movie (the one with three endings) the second ending says that Mrs. Peacock was missing when they found the dead cook. The third one states that Prof. Plum was missing when they found the cook dead. If that's true then how come neither Prof. Plum nor Mrs. Scarlet mentioned it when Wadsworth was going over the events of all murders. Also, since they were standing next to each other, wouldn't the both of them have noticed that the other one was going off to kill somebody?

Correction: Actually, they said that Mrs. Peacock was the one missing in the Billiard room when Yvette was screaming. Either way, Plum could have just been the last to leave and then checked to see if Mr. Boddy was dead once everyone was gone.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. Peacock turns on the cellar lights, a piece of lighting equipment is visible to the left of the screen. (00:47:45)

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Wadsworth: The game's up, Scarlet. There are no more bullets left in that gun.
Miss Scarlet: Oh come on, you don't think I'm going to fall for that old trick.
Wadsworth: It's not a trick. There was one shot at Mr. Boddy in the study, two at the chandelier, two at the lounge door, and one at the singing telegram.
Miss Scarlet: That's not six.
Wadsworth: One plus two plus two plus one.
Miss Scarlet: Uh-uh. There was only one shot that got the chandelier, so that's one plus two plus ONE plus one.
Wadsworth: Even if you were right, that would be one plus one plus two plus one, not one plus two plus one plus one.
Miss Scarlet: Okay, fine. One plus two plus one...SHUT UP! Point is, there's one bullet left in this gun, and guess who's going to get it!

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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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