Dr. No

Audio problem: When we see the band playing in Puss Feller's club it's obvious the man singing is only mouthing the words, the dubbed voice is singing too fast to match up what he's saying into the microphone.

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Continuity mistake: Look at his cigarette: when he's smoking a cigarette at the table playing cards the cigarette is in his hand resting on the table, in the next framing it's in his mouth, in the next framing it's in his hand (on the table) again.

Factual error: When Bond is involved in a high-speed chase on the way to Miss Taro's house, his wheels are squealing like crazy, but he's on a dirt road. (00:48:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Bond gets picked up from the airport, evades a car, then fights with the driver, at one point he pulls back his right arm, but then the angle changes, and he hits him with his left one. (00:20:20)

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Revealing mistake: When James Bond has a spider on his arm, one can see he's under a glass plate, and the spider on top of the plate. (00:41:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond kills a patrolman on the island, his shirt is dry around his shoulders right after rising out of the water. (01:08:40)

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Audio problem: When Bond and Honey are on the beach the hoods of Dr No come by boat. On the boat there is a guy shouting through a megaphone. As they sail away again the man waves the megaphone to his comrades and says "full speed ahead". Yet his voice sounds identical to when he was speaking through the megaphone, though he isn't holding it to his mouth anymore. (01:04:00)

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Continuity mistake: The hearse that was involved in Strangways death and later chases Bond is a 1937 or 1938 Lasalle,with the pod style headlights mounted on stalks on either side of the radiator. The car that drives off the cliff and explodes is a later model car, with the headlights mounted flush into the fenders.It is very easy to spot while the burning car is rolling down the side of the cliff. (00:48:50)

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Continuity mistake: Bond sits down by a table, puts some cards down, and pulls his gun out. He's wearing a tie, but when we see a closeup of him screwing on the silencer, his tie disappears. (00:54:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond gets directions to Miss Taro's house, her instructions to Bond conclude with "Follow the road up the hill, down the other side, and two miles further on, on the left Magenta Drive, 2391," but when Bond is in her house later on, while calling for a taxi, the house number changes and he gives it as "2171 Magenta Drive". Miss Taro even nods to confirm it. (00:47:30 - 00:51:20)

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Continuity mistake: During the car chase on the way to Miss Taro's house, we can see the same shot of the cars at the turn three times. (00:48:15)

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Continuity mistake: A car chase early on has a cutaway to the speedometer of the villain pursuing Bond, of a dashboard totally and obviously different to the actual one on the car. [The director knew it, but they were low budget and had no choice]. (00:18:25)

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Revealing mistake: When Dr. No crushes the Buddha in his powerful deformed hand, watch when he first touches it. It is made out of rubber. (01:29:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond enters the office of Universal Imports he throws his hat on the hat rack. After his meeting with M, he retrieves his hat from the hat rack, but it has moved to a different hook. (00:09:25 - 00:14:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Quarrel gets cut by the broken flash bulb, he has a lot of blood on his face and the rag. The next scene he's fine with no blood. (00:32:45)

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Continuity mistake: Near the end when Dr No attacks Bond up on the gantry we see two shots of the radioactivity meter where the red indicator is very close to maximum. The third time we see it just as they tumble off the gantry, it has moved much closer to the danger level.

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Audio problem: When the powerboat shoots at the island, afterward, when the guy with the speakerphone tells them that he would be back later on, he then turns to the driver and tells him to move on, but when he says that, it sounds as though he's still talking in the microphone even thought the microphone is at his side.

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Factual error: Bond is worried that Dr. No has picked up the sails of Honey's boat on his radar, as indeed the good doctor has (in the movie), but radar systems cannot detect cloth or a wooden mast. (01:01:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond goes to Miss Taro's house, as he enters, one of the blinds is turned on the door, but they were all straight before. (00:49:50)

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Plot hole: When Bond, Quarrel and Felix sail to Crab Key, Felix says that it's 48 hours to the moonshot. Bond replies that they'll "Be back in 12, if not then it's your beat and you'd better bring your marines with you". We know that Bond was still on the island when the rocket took off (it's when he kills Dr. No) and yet it's only when He and Honey are sailing AWAY from the island that Felix shows up with the marines. Why did he wait the full 48 hours (longer even as the moonshot had already occurred) when it was obvious something was wrong when Bond hadn't come back after the 12 or so hours as agreed? (00:57:45 - 01:43:40)

Paul Bessant
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James Bond: Tell me Miss Trench, do you play any other games?

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Trivia: Because Dr No's lair is underwater, you can see fish swimming through the windows. However, an error was made when using footage of fish so they look larger than they would. In order to get around this, they added in dialogue where Dr No explains how the window works like a magnifying glass.

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Question: When James Bond goes to see Professor Dent at his office, it's morning. After he leaves, Dent goes out to Dr. No's island and picks up the caged tarantula. The next time we see Bond, he's returning to his hotel, and it's night, probably late, as he goes to sleep soon after. Where did Bond go between seeing Dent in the morning and returning to his hotel that night?

Answer: It's obvious what he does between those times. In "Goldfinger," Felix Leiter sees him just moseying off between an event and the climax of the movie and says to his pal "Ten'll get you one it's a drink or a dame." No doubt Bond's using his time...productively.

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