Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins (1964)

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Corrected entry: When the children have had a scare at the bank with their father, they run away and end up running into Bert, who is being a chimney sweeper. They go back to the house and it is daylight. Then the children get sucked up the chimney and it is night time. They all go for their walk on the rooftops and it is night time, but when they return and the mother arrives home it is daytime again.

Correction: When the rooftop sequence starts it is sunset and then turns into night. When everyone goes back into the house from the roof, the mother just shows up at the door, you never see the outside again until the sweepers leave and it is still night.

Corrected entry: In the scene were Mary Poppins is moving in and taking the hat rack, plant, lamp, etc out of her carpet bag, when she takes out the hat stand you can visibly see the shadow of a crew member to the far right of the picture.

Correction: That's Michael's shadow.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, when we first see Admiral Boom's house, we see that the Banks house right next store is also a 2 story home. However, the children's nursery is on the third floor (up 2 flights of stairs). There is no third floor.

Correction: You see later on in the movie that when they go up to the first floor there is only one door which is probably a closet and wouldn't have a window. So it wouldn't really count as a floor so there is just 2 flights of stairs up to the second floor.

Corrected entry: During the clean up of the nursery scene, a group of hats, including Jane's straw hat with the brown velvet ribbon, fly into a closet and hang on hooks. Above them is a shelf with boxes. When the clean up is complete and the children and Mary Poppins are getting ready to go out, Jane retrieves the same hat, now on the shelf instead of the hooks, and the boxes that were on the shelf are gone.

Correction: When Jane cleans up the hats, the hat with the brown ribbon has a round top and the hats are placed in a closet that has a wall on the right side making it seem like there is space between the corner of the wall and the closet, when Jane takes out the hat, its not the same hat as the first, the hat has a flat top with a red burgendy kind of color ribbon and the closet is placed at the corner of the room.

Corrected entry: The "Spoonful of Sugar" sequence ends with Michael trapped in a closet. However, when Mary tells the children to get ready for a walk, he has magically got out of the closet he was trapped in, and is standing next to Jane and comes over to get his coat.

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Correction: When the "Spoonful of Sugar" finally plays out and Mary says 'Are we quite finished' that was the end of the magic. There is a glimpse of the night-table cabinet doors opening and closing for a final hurrah, more than enough time for Michael to get out of the now non-magical closet.

Corrected entry: When Bert is dancing with the penguins you can tell that he didn't just pull his pants down, they were sewn together, there is a vast difference in the distance between the waist and inseam in the two shots. But in the shot when he 'pulls them back up' you can still tell they're sewn together until when he runs to the other side of the table and his pants are back to normal. This isn't because of Bert's 'magic', just poor continuity.

Correction: Oh come now. This is a children's movie, have an imagination, of course it's because of Bert's magic.

Corrected entry: When Mary Poppins first meets the children at the top of the stairs, you see the children with both mouths open. The camera then zooms in and Jane's mouth is closed.

Correction: This entry is incorrect. In the movie Mary Poppins the children are well brought up kids in London. Jane has closed her mouth at this point in order to not be rude. Michael who still has his mouth open is the prompt for Mary's next line. "close you mouth please Michael we are not a codfish".

Corrected entry: In the scene after they have finished cleaning the children's room and are leaving to go to the park, half of one of the beds is missing.

Correction: The bed that is visible is the far one (from the camera). The height of the folded bedspreads creates an optical illusion. The bedspread nearer to the camera appears to be on the farther bed, but a close look shows that it is not. The bed closest to the camera is just out of the shot

Continuity mistake: The father tears the children's advert for a nanny up into 8 pieces, but when it comes out of the chimney it's in far more bits.

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Bert: Speaking of names, I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Uncle Albert: What's the name of his other leg?

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Trivia: The voice of Mary Poppins' parrot head umbrella is David Tomlinson (Mr Banks).

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