An Ideal Husband

Continuity mistake: From a long shot Lord Goring and Gertrude are walking. A man on a bike enters from the right and leans his bike on a wrought iron fence right behind some women. Cut to a mid range shot and the bike has disappeared. (00:34:00)

Continuity mistake: Right after the debate in the House of Commons, Robert talks to Gertrude in the hall way. Behind them is a statue head. Several shots later that statue head magically moves to the opposite wall where Arthur "talks" to it.

Continuity mistake: Before the party scene, there's a little musical montage where all the occurs can be seen getting dressed. There's quick second long shot of Lord Goring, played by Rupert Everett, placing a bright red flower in his buttonhole. A few seconds later, he's placing a white flower in his button hole. Its really quick but it unmistakably Lord Goring.

Continuity mistake: When Lord Goring and his father are riding through the park in a carriage, Sir Robert is talking but his lips don't move and/or move out of sync. with the dialogue.

Continuity mistake: Right after the debate in the House of Commons, Robert talks to Gertrude in the hall way. Behind them is a statue head. Several shots later that statue head magically moves to the opposite wall where Arthur "talks" to it.

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Countess: Aren't you going to congratulate me?
Lord Arthur Goring: Congratulations.
Countess: Aren't you going to ask what for?
Lord Arthur Goring: What for?
Countess: I've made a great decision. I've decided to get married.
Lord Arthur Goring: My God! Who to?
Countess: That part is yet to be decided.

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Trivia: The play that all are watching when Lord Goring fools around with his looking glass and Gertrude asks Robert what his business with Mrs. Cheevley is, is "The Importance Of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. In the end you see the author coming out on the stage and saying a few funny words. This really occurred at the premier, Oscar Wilde did really say these things. It is a kind of play in a play, as "An Ideal Husband" was also written by Wilde.

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