How to Steal a Million

Character mistake: When Simon Dermott, a world-renowned museum security expert, steals the fake Cellini statue from the stand, he replaces it with a wine bottle, carelessly leaving his fingerprints all over the glass.


Continuity mistake: When Peter O'Toole is locked in the closet at the museum, he puts a rope through the keyhole and uses a hook to pull it under the door. In the first shot, from outside the closet, the end of the rope is to the right. In the next shot, from inside the closet, the end of the rope slides under the door to the left. (01:22:30)

Continuity mistake: When the senior guard speaks to "his Excellency" and decides to turn off the alarm, he reaches to his pocket to produce the key. However, in the moments when the telephone rings and he walks to the phone, the key was left in the alarm vault door.

Continuity mistake: When Audrey Hepburn, posing as a cleaning woman, is scrubbing the museum and attempting to escape to the guard room, she notices the large engagement ring and removes it from her finger. In the very next scene, where she is scrubbing the pillar and holding the bucket, the ring is still on her finger. The ring catches a flashing reflection as the camera pans away.

Continuity mistake: When Peter O'Toole takes the Cillini and replaces it with a wine bottle, the bottle is about half full. When the guards finally realize that the Cillini is gone, the bottle is obviously empty. (01:39:15 - 01:42:45)

Simon Dermott: There's the bathroom. Take off your clothes.
Nicole Bonnet: Are we planning the same sort of crime?
Simon Dermott: You're quite safe. It's dress rehearsal time. That's why we bought all this lovely junk.

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Trivia: Audrey Hepburn's movie wardrobe was designed by the famous fashion designer, Givenchy. During the film, Peter O'Toole jokingly comments to Hepburn that the cleaning woman disguise she is to wear for the heist will, "give Givenchy a night off."


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