From Russia With Love

Continuity mistake: In the scenes before and after Grant (travelling as Nash) joins Bond (travelling as Somerset) on the train, there are several insert shots showing the train from outside. Some show a Continental 2-8-0 locomotive with three headlights, towing black coaches with square windows and towing several vans. Some show a British 4-6-2 loco without headlights, and with British Railways legible on the tender; towing green coaches with rectangular windows. Oops. (01:20:00 - 01:30:00)

Continuity mistake: As Bond's car takes off, a green cab, then the Bulgarian's car are after him. A moment later, the inside shot of the car reveals the cab has suddenly disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When we see the agent waiting for Bond at the Zagreb train station, he has a handkerchief in the pocket on the right-hand side of his suit coat. When he is talking to Bond on the train platform, the pocket is now on the left side.

Continuity mistake: When the train conductor takes Bond (as Mr Somerset) to the compartment where Kerim Bey and the Russian have been killed, you can see that Bond is standing in front of the door of the compartment when the camera is in the corridor. When the conductor opens the door to the compartment, Bond can be seen standing on the far side of the door and is not seen until right before he enters.

Continuity mistake: When Bond says "Tell our host his hospitality overwhelms me," after the belly dance at the gypsy camp, Bond takes the handkerchief out of the pocket of his suit and starts wiping his hands with it. He is not wiping his hands in the next shot, but in the shot after that, he is. (00:40:20)

Continuity mistake: At the gypsy camp, James throws a knife out of his right hand, but, suddenly, he has a gun there ready to fire. (00:43:40)


Continuity mistake: When the man from Q branch shows the briefcase to Bond, he removes one of the ammunition sleeves from the case, opens it, slides a few rounds into his hand and then starts to return the rounds to the sleeve. Just before the cut to the throwing knife coming out of the case, Bond is still trying to put the rounds back into the sleeve, with the cap of the sleeve being held between his thumb and first finger of his right hand. At the cut, all the bullets have been replaced and the cap is back on the sleeve. When it cuts back to the wide scene, the cap is off again and Bond is now holding it in is left hand. (00:21:50)


Continuity mistake: In the helicopter chase, Bond is running around carrying the Lektor. It is supposed to weigh 10 kg. You can tell an object's weight by how easily it can move from side to side. That box does not weigh 10 kg - it swings way too much, too fast, and too easily.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In the chess game, when Kronstein has moved the queen, and we see a closeup of the large wall board, where the queen is moved - in the next clip when we see the wide shot of the room, the queen has not yet been moved. (00:06:50)

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In the scene at Kerim Bey's office, the pillows on his mistress's bed move between shots. (The center pillow lies much lower in the second shot than in the first).

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In the close-up where we see Krinelcu get shot, he is resting his legs on a flat surface just below our view. That is clear on the position of his legs and the movements of his body. He is kneeling on a floor. But in the clips we have seen of the house it is clear that the poster is painted on a completely flat building. There is no ledge for him to be resting on. Also in the shot where he falls from the lighted opening, no ledge is visible.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: During the helicopter sequence towards the end of the film, we see a view from the pilot's seat in the helicopter and Bond can be seen running directly below it. In the next shot, however, Bond is nowhere near the helicopter.

Continuity mistake: During the boat chase scene, Morzeny is first seen riding in a boat with a small wooden mast arising from the middle of the windshield (similar to Bond's boat). The mast is present in most shots, but at one point, when he tells the boat "SPECTRE 3" to move over so his boat can come through, the mast is gone, replaced by a small antenna.

Continuity mistake: In the scenes in which Tatiana is in the back of the flower truck and aboard the boat she is wearing a light blue top and gold skirt. Yet in the shot in which she moistens her finger and holds it up to the wind she is also wearing a vest that matches the skirt. But, the only luggage they brought on board from the truck are Bond's attache case and the Lektor.

Continuity mistake: Q demonstrates to Bond how to properly rotate the latches on his briefcase to arm or disarm the exploding tin of talcum held inside. Q then asks Bond to open and close the latches, to be sure he knows how to do it. Bond closes the first latch without any trouble, but the second latch will not engage, and Sean Connery does his best to 'keep the scene alive' by ignoring the recalcitrant latch and tries to obscure the faulty mechanisim by casually placing his hand over the latch. As Bond turns to leave M's office with the briefcase, the latch is still open, yet as Bond reaches the doorway the scene cuts to the opposite view of the door and the latch is now securely closed. (00:22:05)

Continuity mistake: When Tatiana and 007 are on the speedboat, she can be seen putting a flare gun down down behind the windscreen and directly behind the small mast, but in the next shot (from behind) the flare gun has changed position, and is now to right of the small mast.


Continuity mistake: After giving the fifty sovereigns over for a cigarette, Bond takes his hands away from the case. After the line "Any more in the other case?", his hands are suddenly back on the case.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond tells Sylvia that he has to make a phone call, Sylvia passes Bond his shirt and he walks over to the car. Bond then picks up the phone in the car and starts to put his shirt on. After a quick cut to Miss Moneypenny, we then return to Bond and he has now managed to put his shirt completely on and buttoned, one-handed, in the space of just five seconds. (00:18:30)

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Continuity mistake: On the train Bond gives Tatiana a powder blue negligée, the upper portion is lace. She puts it on and they snuggle a bit, then Bond is called out by Kerim about something. Bond returns a few minutes later and she has on a totally different negligée that has no lace on it but is still powder blue. (01:06:40)


Continuity mistake: The train is stopped because Spectre has pushed a 1950's style Dodge truck full of flowers in the trains path. Later, when James is driving it trying to avoid the grenades dropped from a helicopter, the truck has turned into a very different looking 1961 Chevrolet truck.

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Donald "Red" Grant: Is any of the opposition around?
James Bond: Not in any condition to be worried about.

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Trivia: Originally, "Thunderball" was to follow "Dr. No." Then, the producers read a list of then-President Kennedy's top ten favorite books, and among them was "From Russia With Love." They decided to make that film next to cash in on this endorsement.

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Chosen answer: It would, yes. Also I am to understand that it's his sense of humour.

Alan Keddie

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