Bad Day at Black Rock

Continuity mistake: During the desert chase sequence, when our hero is run off the road by Ernest B. his missing arm is momentarily transposed when he steps from the jeep.


Continuity mistake: McReady drives back from the farm and gets rammed/chased by E. Borgnine. During the chase, Borgnine's car loses a headlight, which reappears at the end of the chase and again when he's parked back in the town.

Phillip Churchfield

Continuity mistake: In the fight inside the cafe, the wall moves every time E. Borgnine hits it.

Phillip Churchfield

Continuity mistake: When Spencer Tracy comes back from the desert. his blue suit is very dusty.Shortly after that, in a closeup, only a trace of dust remains - the suit coat is quite clean.

R W Hlavac

Continuity mistake: The white handkerchief in the breast pocket of McCready's dark suit, which he wears throughout the film, changes position in just about every indoor/studio shot when it cuts to an outside shot. At one point it disappears altogether.

Revealing mistake: Whilst Spencer Tracy is driving the Jeep through the desert at high speed, during one of the long shots the rough terrain causes the vehicle to bounce violently; if you look carefully you can just make out the stunt-driver's "missing" arm coming out from beneath his jacket to help wrestle with the steering wheel.

James McPeake 1
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Doc T.R. Velie Jr.: Why did you come here, Mr. Macreedy?
John J. Macreedy: Did Komoko have any other family besides his son Joe?
Doc T.R. Velie Jr.: Son? Nobody around here ever knew he had a son.
John J. Macreedy: Yes, he had a son. He's dead too. He's buried in Italy... Why, this Komoko boy died trying to save my life. They gave him a medal. I came here to give it to his old man. I figured the least I could do was give him one day out of my life.

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