On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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Other mistake: In the scene when the helicopters arrive over the research center, look at the heli in the bottom right - it just fades out, while one on the left materialises, and the one in the middle changes position. Notice that after all the helicopters have changed place, you can see the helicopter that faded out appear on the helipad (02:25:25)

Other mistake: In the bobsleigh chase, when a grenade rolls around Blofeld's feet the rear projection FX suddenly swaps from showing a tunnel to showing a landscape going wildly in circles, as if the bobsleigh had crashed. However, on the following shot the bobsleigh is sliding along the tunnel normally and the rear projection plays the tunnel projection as if nothing had happened.

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Other mistake: During the stock car race towards the end, the henchmen sitting in the front right of the Mercedes starts shooting out of the window. He shoots forwards, but Bond is on his left with a white Ford Escort in between them. He somehow manages to hit Bond's car - we see it and hear a ricochet. He shoots several times but always directly in front of him. Bond's car is always on the left, continuous scene.

Other mistake: In the bobsled chase, Blofeld arms a grenade, which drops to the floor of his sled, where it rolls around with every turn. He arms and throws a second grenade onto the track, where it is detonated by Bond's sled. The original armed grenade loose in Blofeld's sled never detonates, even when that sled crashes.

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Other mistake: As the assault on Piz Gloria begins and the helicopters approach the facility, on the right of the screen one seems to be hovering near the helipad as another passes behind it. The helicopter in front fades to a slightly different position as the one passing it disappears and reappears several meters ahead. On the left of the screen the third helicopter appears out of thin air. (This was obviously caused by a dissolve effect, but since the sound effects are constant there doesn't seem to be any indication that a visible edit or time shift was intended for this scene, so it's a mistake). (02:06:00)

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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.

Charles Austin Miller
More mistakes in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Sir Hilary Bray: Our methods are very exacting. We never like to speak until we're absolutely certain that there can be no possibility of error on our side or... forgery on anyone else's.
James Bond: I hope I can live up to your high standards.

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Trivia: All of the guards at the clinic on the mountain have the Olympic rings on their orange track suit tops.

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