Hard Day's Night

Visible crew/equipment: In the second verse of "If I Fell" there's a shot from behind Ringo. Just as they sing, "If I trust in you" you can see a crewmember's head bobbing up and down at the bottom right of the screen. We see this place in previous and subsequent shots and no one is sitting there. (00:33:25)

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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.

Audio problem: After the scene in the TV producer's office with George there's a shot of rehearsals going on at the TV studio with an older actor singing a German opera. His lips are mouthing something else. (00:45:15)

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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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Audio problem: When George sings, "I don't need to hug or hold you tight" from "I'm happy just to dance with you" he's lip-syncing the wrong words. (00:54:00)

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Factual error: After the TV producer talks to Norm and Shake, three Beatles (minus Ringo) appear singing the theme song of the movie "A Hard Day's Night". Not only are their lips not moving, but they couldn't possibly have been playing "A Hard Day's Night" because it wasn't written until after the movie was completed. (01:05:45)

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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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Revealing mistake: Ringo meets up with a young boy while he's out 'parading' who says, "I'm a deserter" after Ringo inquires about why he's not in school. As the boy says this line there's an out of focus close-up of Ringo. (01:02:20)

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Audio problem: John stops strumming his guitar on the intro to "If I Fell" but we still hear the guitar playing. (00:32:35)

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Audio problem: When they sing "I Should Have Known Better" for the TV show there's a shot of John playing his harmonica just before he sings, "Wo oo oo I" and the harmonica is still in his mouth as we hear him sing the beginning of the verse. (01:19:05)

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Revealing mistake: As Paul sings, "And I Love Her" there's a close-up shot of Ringo playing his bongos. The only problem is there are no bongos in this part of the song. (00:49:05)

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Audio problem: The television concert features three songs on which John played acoustic guitar, but he keeps his electric guitar the whole time.

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Audio problem: During the final concert, Ringo's drumming is frequently out of sync with the sounds heard.

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Audio problem: In the back of the train as his grandfather sits locked up Paul says, "Well you've got to admit you've upset a lot of people," and Paul's voice sounds natural. His voice in the next line sounds entirely different as he says, "At least I can keep my eye on you while you're stuck in here," and is an obvious over-dub done in another place. (00:13:15)

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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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