On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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Continuity mistake: When Blofeld gets thrown from the bob-sleigh and gets his neck caught between the branches of a tree, he is caught under his arms in the long distance shot.

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Continuity mistake: After Bond saved Tracy from drowning (at the start of the movie), he is fighting with the two men of Blofeld. In the first shot they're standing about 5 feet from the waterline (on the beach), in the next shot they're waist deep in the ocean.

Continuity mistake: At the start of the scene where Bond is helping with the assault on Piz Gloria, look at Tracy's hand just after the bald guard presses it down on the object to disarm her. You can see blood, but a couple of minutes later when she kills him there is no blood to be seen. (02:01:25 - 02:02:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Tracy is battling that balding guard during the climax, she finishes him off by pulling him into a metal patterned wall in a way that ends up with one of the circular sections on his head like a crown. When he falls down the stairs this circular section disappears. (02:02:00)

Continuity mistake: In the stock car race scene, when Bond and Tracy first drive onto the track the number 11 red car spins out to avoid a collision and ends up facing against the wrong way. Two seconds later we see the number 11 car backing up so as to face the correct direction. Two seconds after that, in a long shot, we see the number 11 car going forward again. A few seconds later we see the number 11 car facing the wrong direction as it begins backing up again. Several seconds latter, the Mercedes containing Blofeld's henchmen enters the track and once again the number 11 car is stopped facing the wrong direction. Later in the scene the Mercedes collides with the number 11 car causing it to spin out and end up facing the wrong direction, yet a few seconds later we see the number 11 car racing along in the correct direction as Bond and Tracy pass it.

Continuity mistake: In the car chase in Switzerland Bond and Tracy are being chased by Blofelds men, and at one point the Mercedes with the bad guys swerves off the road. But in the inside shots of Bond and Tracy's Cougar you still see the Mercedes' headlights, still on the road, in the rear window.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond rescues Tracy during her suicide attempt in the sea, a ship can be seen in the sea slightly to the left as Bond goes after Tracy. In the next shot, where he carries her back to he beach, the ship has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: In the beach scene where Bond rescues Tracy and fights the goons, cloud cover changes continuously between shots.

Continuity mistake: During Draco and Bond's attack on the clinic, a scientist throws a container of acid at Bond and it hits a glass door and eats a hole in it. In the very next shot after Bond has gone through the door, the hole is no longer there.

Continuity mistake: When Tracy and Bond are talking in the casino, and Bond tells her to stay on 5, she has her left hand resting against her chin. As she says "people who want to stay alive play it safe" she moves her hand down to the table, but then when the camera cuts back to Bond the reverse shot of her shows her hand still by her chin, and then she moves it down again. (00:13:30)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond is getting out of Draco's car to visit Gumbold, his tie is neatly within his jacket. He bends over to speak to Draco, and the tie is dangling out of his jacket. In the next shot, he straightens up, and the tie is once again neatly within his jacket.

Continuity mistake: As Tracy holds the gun on Bond, as she walks toward the camera she lifts the gun closer to her face, so that it is pointed up. The camera shifts back to Bond and the gun is suddenly pointed at him again. (00:16:30)


Continuity mistake: When Bond started his escape on skis he has laced ski boots. When he throws the guy off the cliff and resumes skiing, he has buckled boots.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene Tracy overtakes Bond's car on his left side. However, Bond's mirror shows Tracy passing on his right side.

Continuity mistake: At the casino Bond deals cards to a man on the left. This man's left arm swaps between raised to lowered depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: After the bobsleigh chase Bond falls on the snow and a dog approaches. The amount of snow on Bond's coat suddenly decreases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the ski chase it starts off with Blofield and five henchmen, after one gets killed by the snow plough they stop and there are now six henchmen when there should be four. Through out the chase all of the long shots only show six in total.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is fighting the villain on the beach in the pre-credits sequence, the two fight in the sea and Bond's hair gets wet in the process. But when Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow" his hair now appears to be completely dry.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Che are fighting, Che knocks out one of the white wooden bars behind Bond. However, in the next shot, two bars are missing on the upper half of the wooden structure, one on the bottom half. Seconds later, just before Bond throws Che into it, the bottom half of the structure is complete again, and only one bar is missing on the upper half. (00:14:15)


Deliberate mistake: Blofeld doesn't recognize James Bond in this film, even though they met face-to-face in the previous movie, "You Only Live Twice." There is a production-related reason for this. Ian Fleming wrote "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in 1963 (in which Bond and Blofeld met for the first time), and he wrote "You Only Live Twice" in 1964. However, "You Only Live Twice" was adapted for film first (in 1967), and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was adapted afterward (in 1969). Because the 1969 film was so faithful to its source material, Blofeld and Bond are basically meeting for the first time...again. The producers were aware of this continuity problem and intended to have James Bond undergo plastic surgery for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (which would conveniently explain Blofeld not recognizing him, as well as the fact that Sean Connery had been replaced by George Lazenby in the lead role). But the plastic surgery idea was discarded in faithfulness to the novel, resulting in a glaring continuity problem between the 1967 and 1969 films.

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Tracy: You're very sure of yourself, aren't you? Suppose I were to kill you for a thrill.
James Bond: I can think of something more sociable to do.

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Trivia: While Bond is meeting with Sir Hillary, the Bond family motto is briefly mentioned - The World Is Not Enough.

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Question: When Bond saves Tracey in the beginning and she drives off he comments "This never happened to the other fellow". I know this is a joking reference to Sean Connery, but what is Bond supposed to mean within the context of the film? Connery references aside, why would he be saying this?

Answer: It's an entirely intentional aside to the audience, the one occasion in the entire Bond series where the so-called 'fourth wall' (i.e. the cinema screen itself) is broken. As such, within the context of the film itself, it doesn't really have much of a meaning.

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