Hard Day's Night

Continuity mistake: At the end of "I Should Have Known Better" there's a lone drumstick that appears wedged into a tuning key on the front of Ringo's bass drum that wasn't there in previous shots. (01:21:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the rude man comes into the Beatles compartment in the train scene, you can plainly see that the armrest between him and John is already down, but in the next shot, the man puts it down.

Continuity mistake: In the intro credits, John, George and Ringo jump onto several stacks of newspapers and John is sitting on them to the right. In the next shot he is crouching with both hands in front him ready to jump off. (00:01:25)

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Continuity mistake: When John sings "I Should Have Known Better" there's an extreme close-up of his face as he sings, "That when I tell you that I love you, oh " and he's obviously sweating. In the next shot they show a close-up of his face on the control room monitor and there isn't a drop of sweat on him. (01:20:50)

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Continuity mistake: As Paul sings, "Bright are the stars that shine" from "And I Love Her" they show a close-up of his face on the TV monitor entirely lit up by the stage lights. In the next live shot there's a shadow on the right side of his face. (00:49:20)

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Continuity mistake: Paul's grandfather sits in the basement of the TV studio and pulls out a white ballpoint pen to sign the phony autographs on The Beatles' pictures. In the next shot he has a different silver pen that can be seen as it reflects the studio lights. (00:45:50)

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Continuity mistake: On the stage Victor Spinetti says, "It's a young man's medium, I just can't stand the pace" and look closely at his blond assistant as she follows him off the set. At first she has nothing in her hands then she has a pile of paper. (00:47:45)

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Continuity mistake: When John talks to the woman by the staircase if you look at the clock above his head it reads 3:25. In the very next shot of George going into the TV producers office the same clock now reads 6:20. (00:40:55)

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Continuity mistake: After the show, Norm tells The Beatles to get ready to leave for a midnight matinee later that night and the clock on the wall reads 9:10 PM. It's well after dark but in the next shot as they board the helicopter for the next show it's midday. (01:24:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the lunch car as Paul signs the picture for his grandfather he's holding it with his right hand. In the next shot his hand has moved and he's holding in with his thumb. (00:09:10)

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Continuity mistake: When John says to Paul's grandfather, "Ya see you know what your trouble is, you should have gone West to America," they're standing about six feet apart, but in the next shot John has his arm on his shoulder. (01:14:30)

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Continuity mistake: The opening for the elevator where Paul's grandfather pops up through the stage floor disappears between shots at the end of "She Loves You". (01:24:05)

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Continuity mistake: George goes into a TV producers office and the secretary's phone is pushed right up against the edge of her desk. In the next shot when she puts on her shoe the phone is pushed back about two inches from the edge of the desk. (00:41:40)

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Continuity mistake: As The Beatles leave their hotel room, in the corner on a left is a guitar case, a vase, and a bottle of Pepsi underneath the mirror. When they come back the bottle of Pepsi is gone. (00:19:00 - 00:24:35)

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Continuity mistake: The makeup on the boy that Ringo meets keeps changing.

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene in the movie where the Beatles enter a limousine, I believe at the beginning of the movie. In this particular scene the Beatles are all dressed in suits and ties, but when the Beatles are filmed in the limo, John Lennon is wearing a turtle neck sweater beneath a blazer.

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T.V. Director: You don't know what this means to me. If you hadn't come back it would have meant... the epilogue or the news... in Welsh... for life.

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Trivia: During one of the songs, Shake brings an amp onto the set. Watch as George proceeds to knock it over seconds later.

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