Clue

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.

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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.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Mustard and Scarlet are trapped in the Lounge, Yvette shoots the gun and unravels the rope holding the chandelier. In the end, where she and Miss Scarlet are revealed to be the killers, the chandelier and rope are on the ceiling and are intact.

Correction: Different chandelier. There is more than one in the Hall.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie (the Miss Scarlet did it ending) when the singing telegram girl is dropped on the floor in the study, the sofa has no one on it. Everyone is seen leaving the study and goes back to the hall to continue hearing Wadsworth's who-dun-it explanation. During this scene, in the background, the cook's body is back on the sofa in the study as she was earlier in the evening.

Correction: There were two sofas in the study, one of which was empty and one of which had Mr Boddy and the Cook's corpses on them. The empty one was where they dropped the Singing Telegram, the corpse-filled one was the one visible through the door.

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Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, Wadsworth approaches the house and feeds the growling dogs outside. Apparently, from the expression on his face combined with his slowed pace, Wadsworth steps in the dog's droppings before entering the house. He then proceeds to scrape the bottom of his shoe on a pot in front of the door. The next shot is a bit wider and shows the ground where the supposed dog droppings were, however, there are none to be found. Surely some would have remained. This is fairly important considering the smell that lingers around Wadsworth makes up a greater part of the beginning of the film.

Correction: The exact sport where Wadsworth happened to have stepped in the dog droppings is irrelevant. The running gag is that the guests are checking their shoes because they smell the remains of it still on Wadsworth's shoes. They didn't step in the pile. They're only checking their shoes when early Wadsworth's presence.

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Corrected entry: How much does Wadsworth forget when he reenacts the events of the evening? He completely misses the part where he was on the phone in the library and the cop was being shown the fake 'party'. During this sequence Yvette disappears (When they gather in the Hall afterward it looks like she comes from the Kitchen). He seems to be a pretty good judge of what everyone is up to when his back is turned, so why does he leave this part out. The gun could have been stolen during this time, or any of the other weapons.

Correction: The weapons couldn't have been stolen here because they were in the study where Mrs. White was "making out" with Mr Body's corpse, and Col. Mustard was with the cook's corpse (with Mrs. Peacock behind her). They would have noticed someone trying to steal the remaining weapons. Yvette was probably in the kitchen because they had to (quote Ms. Scarlett) "make it look believable". If the maid was hanging around while others were "making out" it might look a little suspicious.

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Corrected entry: During the Miss Scarlet is the killer version, Professor Plum says "She killed six people" but she only killed four. (Yvette killed two).

Correction: He never said that she personally killed all six of the people, just that she was responsible for their deaths. Given that Yvette was her accomplice and/or employee, those two deaths would fall on her shoulders as well.

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Corrected entry: When they lock the weapons up they forget about the candlestick (which, as mentioned, mysteriously disappears) and leave the knife sticking out of the cook's back. Wadsworth and the others wouldn't know how many times each weapon would be used so why only lock up the four that haven't been used yet.

Correction: It's possible that they didn't think to lock up the others. We don't know per se that the characters are particularly smart so it's possible they just didn't think that anyone would take the knife out of the cook's back. After all, no one did actually take the knife out of the cook's back and use it again.

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Exactly. It's not like the Candlestick couldn't have been re-used, but no one bothered to move it once it fell from the lintel.

Corrected entry: At the point where Mrs White smashes her wine glass against the fireplace, you can hear the smash but see at the bottom of the screen that the glass is still whole.

Correction: The wine glass Mrs. White smashes does smash, you can even see the pieces fall over the fireplace. Later on in the scene you can see that she throws the glass into the fire and the top half is broken off.

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Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, in the first ending, Yvette supposedly killed the cook whose scream wasn't heard because of Mrs. Peacock screaming. However, Yvette then returns to the library and screams, and when they all run to her, she says she screamed because the brandy was poisoned, but when Prof. Plum said that, she was supposedly in the kitchen killing the cook. How could she have heard him say it?

Correction: Because during one of the 'explanations', Wadsworth points out that Yvette was taping their conversations. She could have played back the tape to see what she had missed while she was killing the cook.

Ral0618
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Corrected entry: Just before the chandelier falls to the ground, Yvette and the butler turn away from it, like they knew it was going to happen right before it did. (00:55:34)

Correction: They turn when it is at about eye level, not before it falls.

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Corrected entry: When Pr. Plum says that the brandy was poisoned, Mrs. Peacock drops her glass. A few shots later, it shows that the glass broke. At the end of the movie, Wadsworth is explaining what happened. He was doing the part when Peacock was screaming. When Wadsworth dropped the glass, it made a thumping noise, meaning it didn't break. Why did Mrs. Peacock's glass break, but Wadsworth's didn't?

Correction: Mrs. Peacock's glass doesn't break. Col. Mustard asks, "Was the brandy poisoned?" and Miss Scarlet picks up the empty, intact glass, turns it upside down and says, "Looks like we'll never know..." At the end when Wadsworth is doing the re-enactment, it doesn't break because he drops it on the carpet.

Macalou
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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.

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Corrected entry: When the police officer enters the house, there is broken glass all over the floor. He enters the library, then exits it seconds later. By then, all the glass has been cleaned up.

Correction: Just after Wadsworth has locked the cop in the library, he says "let's clean this up", and you fleetingly see him move the chandelier. When the cop is later banging on the door and shouting, if you listen carefully, you can hear the glass being swept up.

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Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when Yvette is dancing in the study while cleaning glasses before the guests arrive, she is dancing to the record player, which is playing "Shake, Rattle n' Roll". But in the end, when the cop shows up and they are trying to pretend they are making out, they are listening to 'Sha-Boom". When did they have time to change the record?

Correction: Different room, different record player.

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Corrected entry: While Wadsworth is taking his guests back through the evenings' events, he leads them to the dining room, and proceeds to tell them where they each sat. Notice on the left side of the table, the middle chair is missing.

Correction: Earlier in the movie, we see Colonel Mustard overturn the chair and crawl under the table, then bang his head on it. The chair is not missing, just lying on its side.

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Corrected entry: The chandelier is shattered, then they clean it up. In the last scene with Mrs. Scarlet as the killer, he shoots down the chandelier AGAIN. I don't think they had the time to glue the billions of pieces back together and hang it back up.

Correction: There are two chandeliers. One by the door and another further down the hall over the basement door. Wadsworth shoots the second one which crashes behind Colonel Mustard.

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Corrected entry: The house has two guard dogs that bark when Mr. Body tries to escape, but then they just stop barking. Guard dogs are supposed to bark when people come. They don't when J. Edgar Hoover comes and you don't hear them when the singing telegram girl gets shot. Guard dogs would be heard.

Correction: We see the guard dogs outside a window when Mr. Body tries to escape out the greenhouse, so it is shown that the dogs have free roam of the property, and are not chained to one place. As such, they simply might not have been near the front door of this huge mansion when the telegram girl arrived. As for J. Edgar Hoover, he never showed up at the house, he only made a phone call. The FBI agent is the one in the hat and beard, and one of the dozens of policemen could have removed the dogs if they were causing him trouble.

Jazetopher

Continuity mistake: When everyone is in the Library, you can see the matches in a cup on the left of the fireplace. When Professor Plum says, "Wait a minute, suppose that one of us is the murderer," you can also see that the matches are in a "V" shape. When Wadsworth walks towards them to pull the matches out, most of them are all leaning to the left side of the cup. As the movie goes on, when the cop gets locked up in the Library for the second time, the same amount of matches are in the holding cup as if Wadsworth did not pull them out and they are in a straight line. (Third time code 1:02:40). (00:44:25 - 00:45:05)

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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: Not a mistake, just a neat little fact. When the film was being shown at cinemas, only one ending was shown. Different venues had different endings.

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Question: Was Mrs. White in love with Wadsworth? She seemed to be getting rather close to him in the beginning of the film (i.e., giving him a hanky when he's crying about his wife, playing with his tie and being flirtatious when he won't let her outside), but then seems to turn a 180 and not really like him. Why?

Answer: No, Mrs. White was not in love with Wadsworth. She may have been slightly physically attracted to him at the time of the "hanky incident", but it is more likely that she only felt sympathy for this poor man. As for the playing with the tie incident, she only did that so he would let her out.

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