Dr. No

Continuity mistake: Bond enters his room and spots Sylvia Trench playing golf. As they talk, she raises the golf club. When the angle changes, she holds it down and raises it again. (00:15:10)

Continuity mistake: In the famous casino scene in the beginning of the film Bond smokes a cigarette, but in the cuts between him and Sylvia Trench he sometimes holds it in his hand and sometimes in his mouth. (00:07:55)

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Bond is crawling through the pipes and then descending carefully to a lower level, a strange sound is heard and he begins to slip. As soon as the shot changes before this sound, we can see that it is a stuntman and not Sean Connery. (01:36:00)

Continuity mistake: At the airport, Leiter gets into a 1961 Chevrolet Impala pillared sedan which changes to a a 4-door pillarless sedan during the ensuing car chase.

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Other mistake: At the end of the film when Bond and Honey are rescued in the small boat, Felix walks to greet them. What is strange though, is that there is no mention about where Quarrel is, even though Quarrel and Felix were good friends. (01:43:50)

Matty W

Visible crew/equipment: In the first scene, after the "3 blind men" have killed the man, there is a clear reflection of a spot light on the black car. (00:04:05)

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: When the spy woman is killed, there is a cut in the film because she moves too fast. (00:04:50)

Dr Wilson

Audio problem: When Bond goes in to see M, you can see Bond speaking just after he sits down. His lips move quite a lot, but there is no sound. (00:10:45)

Continuity mistake: When Bond gets into the car at the airport he is sitting behind the driver (left side of rear seat). In the next shot, he is sitting behind the front passenger seat (right side). In a later shot he is again sitting behind the driver (left side again).

Revealing mistake: During the sequence when Bond is crawling through the tunnel at Dr. No's complex, the tunnel walls wobble. (01:32:00)

Matty W

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Honey get out of the water after Bond killed the soldier and after they clean themselves in clear water, Honey's shirt is dry, when it was completely wet before. (01:09:15)

Matty W

Continuity mistake: During the 'You've had your six' scene, the cigarette in Bond's mouth disappears after he kills Professor Dent.

Continuity mistake: When Bond turns on the lights after Professor Dent has arrived, his cards on the table have been messed up - compared to when he put the cards down five seconds earlier.

Jacob La Cour

Visible crew/equipment: In M's office you can see a boom light reflecting off a painting above the mantelpiece. (00:11:35)

Matty W

Continuity mistake: During the car scene, the black car rams into Bond. Then the camera cuts and the black car is about 5 feet behind Bond without any time to have slowed down. (00:48:45)

Revealing mistake: When Bond and Honey are made to take showers to clean them of any remaining radioactivity, they are meant to be naked. When Honey gets out of the shower a man holds a towel up for her, but if you look closely you can see that she is wearing a flesh-colored swim suit. (01:16:45)

Matty W

Continuity mistake: In the office with Q there is smoke coming from his pipe, when the shot next goes to Bond, there is no smoke at all.

Character mistake: When 007 is interrogating Professor Dent at Miss Taro's house, Dent attempts to shoot him when he asks "who are you working for?" But a minute ago, his gun ran out of ammo when he was shooting at the fake 007 in the bed. So there is no point of picking it up and trying to shoot him. Also, when this happens, 007 says "that's a Smith and Wesson. And you've had your six." This is incorrect, as Dent carried a Colt M1911. However, he did fire six shots before running empty, which is one bullet less than the magazine capacity of an M1911.

Continuity mistake: When Professor Dent arrives at Miss Taro's house where Bond is waiting, he shoots at a fake Bond in the bed and eventually runs out of ammo, which causes the slide on the gun to lock back. However, when he is interrogated by Bond and drags his dropped gun to himself with his foot so he can shoot him, the slide is now locked back into normal position.

Factual error: When Major Boothroyd gives Bond his new gun, he says that it is a Walther PPK but it actually is a Walther PP. It becomes a PPK in From Russia With Love (1963), the Bond film after this one.

James Bond: Good evening, sir.
M: It happens to be 3 a.m. When do you sleep, 007?
James Bond: Never on the firm's time, sir.

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Trivia: In the scene in Dr No's apartments, Bond does a double-take at a painting displayed on an easel. It was in fact a copy of Goya's "The Duke of Wellington", the original of which had been stolen in a raid on a museum shortly before filming began. Producers thought that it would be interesting to conceive that "Dr No" himself had arranged for the real life theft.

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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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