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 - 00:45:05James R P
Other mistake: In one of the first scenes in the study, Mr. Boddy hands each guest a weapon and then proceeds to turn out the lights. The room is thrown into complete darkness. Unfortunately, there is a roaring fire in the fireplace that would have illuminated the room enough for everyone to see what was going on.
Visible crew/equipment: After opening the doors to the lounge to let Col. Mustard and Miss Scarlet out Mrs. White says "How did you get in? The doors were locked." After this line, for the remainder of the scene, on the left side of the wall beside the chair the reflection of a crew member and the boom mic pole can be seen moving around.
Other mistake: 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.
Continuity mistake: After Mrs Peacock turns the lights back on in the study, she drops the dagger where she is standing, by the door. A few moments later when she is screaming about the 'poisoned' brandy, the dagger is no longer there. That area of the floor can be viewed as Mr Green is calming her down and the dagger is nowhere to be seen. This is explained in one ending, as Yvette crept in and stole the dagger in between time. However using the real ending (i.e. the one where the title card reads 'Here's how it REALLY happened') then this is a massive goof, particularly as Mrs Peacock is supposed to kill the cook with the dagger in a few moments time.
Continuity mistake: When they reach the study with the dead cook's body, they stop before entering and drop her half-way into the room. They proceed to look for Mr. Boddy in the room and file into the Study one at a time. In the same camera angle you see everyone entering the study including Miss Scarlet, then Yvette, then Mrs. White. Then the camera angle changes and in comes Scarlet, White and then Yvette.
Revealing mistake: A visible editing flaw occurs near the beginning, after they return from the Billiard Room with Yvette. While Mrs. White is saying her line to Wadsworth, "I think you had better explain," she starts to unbutton her overcoat. Next is a wide shot of the room that is supposed to be in real time, but Mrs. White's overcoat has already been removed, and she is getting ready to lay it on a chair. Everyone is paused on their marks as if the film was spliced at the exact moment the director yelled, "Action" and no one had moved yet.
Continuity mistake: When Professor Plum turns over Mr. Boddy to see where he's apparently been shot, his eyes are closed. In a flashback sequence later in one of the endings (where Miss Scarlet and Yvette are revealed to be the killers), after Plum turns Mr. Boddy over, his eyes are open instead.
Character mistake: During the conversation in the study about who is blackmailing who, Mrs. White mentions two of her five husbands: An illusionist who disappeared and never reappeared and a nuclear physicist who was found dead at home. During the last ending, Mrs. White says "So this has nothing to do with the disappearance of my nuclear physicist husband or Colonel Mustard's work on the new top secret fusion bomb?". However, during the conversation in the study, Mrs. White says her illusionist husband had disappeared and her nuclear physicist husband was found dead at home. So the correct term would be "So this has nothing to do with the disappearance of my ILLUSIONIST husband or Colonel Mustard's work on the new top secret fusion bomb?".
00:21:05 - 01:27:35Casual Person
Audio problem: In the scene in the study where the cast gangs up on Mr. Boddy (when he and Colonel Mustard get into a fight), right when Mrs. White knees him in the groin you hear a lot of commotion from the other guests in the background. Included in this is Yvette saying "Oh no it's." (we know it is Yvette because of the distinct french accent) when in fact, she is in the billiard room recording the conversation.
Plot hole: 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).
Plot hole: Near the end when Wadsworth is revealing Whodunnit, he re-enacts the whole evening, when he re-enacts running into the billiard room when Yvette was screaming he says one person was never in the billiard room and that person the person who killed the Cook and when he re-enacted the scene in the kitchen when the Cook was found dead, he says one person wasn't in the kitchen because that person killed Mr. Boddy with the candlestick. But they were only ever in the kitchen and the billiard room once, so that was the only ever time Wadsworth could have realised the murderer wasn't in the kitchen or billiard room. So how come Wadsworth only realised Whodunnit until the end of the film?
00:28:30 - 01:08:05Casual Person
Audio problem: In the first ending, when it's revealed Miss Scarlet murdered four of the six people in Hill House, Colonel Mustard tells Miss Scarlet he has no more money when she wants to blackmail the guests. The other guests reply that they don't have any money either, but look closely at Professor Plum. Although Plum answers "Nor I" to Miss Scarlet, his lips are closed and don't move.
Add timeCasual Person
Continuity mistake: When Wadsworth is doing the re-enactment of the murderer killing Mr. Boddy with the candle stick, he pretends to hit Mr. Green. After he says "Will you stop that?!", Wadsworth grabs him with one hand. But when he throws Mr. Green into the toilet, he is holding him with two hands.
You may like...
Join the mailing list
Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.