It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Corrected entry: The money in the suitcase is neatly bundled when the Captain takes it. When the suitcase bursts open on the fire escape, individual bills float out over the crowd.

Correction: The money in the suitcase is neatly stacked but it's not bundled - I zoomed in close with my 50" HDTV and could see loose bills fluttering in the breeze.


Corrected entry: When Don Knotts is driving, the car shift lever is always in "Park" position.

Correction: The vehicle he is driving could be a 3-speed on the column, in which the most common gear while driving on the freeway or at cruising speed would be third. To reach 3rd gear, you would push the column mounted shift lever away from you and upwards, which is a similar orientation to Park in a vehicle with automatic transmission. So it may look as if he's driving an automatic with the lever in Park, but he might also be driving a non-automatic in third gear.


Corrected entry: During the scenes when the airplane is out of control, the needles never move on the altimeters or airspeed indicators yet would likely be moving widly with the situation at hand.

Correction: They took off without doing a preflight check. Most likely they left the covers on the pitot tubes - the sensors on the outside of the aircraft which link to their instruments. Dumb thing to do, but you can still fly the plane. You just won't know how fast you are going nor how high you are. (Incidentally, this kind of thing is quite common).


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dick Shawn and all the characters find the box of money under the big W, Shawn has just thrown Jonathan Winters out of the hole so he would have room to work. But in the next five edits, Winters is both in the hole helping Shawn struggle with the box and is also shown standing outside the hole observing himself along with the others.

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Trivia: Arnold Stang broke his left forearm just days before his scenes were shot.

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