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.

Paul Bessant

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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.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Bond is being chased on skis, he flies over a ridge and through some trees, landing very close to the edge of a cliff. A cable is clearly visible tied to his right ankle to keep him from going over the edge.

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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)

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond slides along the ice he is very obviously grabbing a cable that pulls him along.

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Revealing mistake: When the thug is stuck to the spikes on the wall, the protruding safety pad under his clothes is very noticeable.

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Revealing mistake: When the white race car with the number 6 is turned over there is a closeup shot of the driver obviously hanging head down in his seat. If you look closer you can see the spectators in the background also upside down. (01:47:20)

Frank Henkel

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

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James Bond: Moneypenny, what would I do without you?
Moneypenny: My problem is that you never do anything with me.

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Trivia: In the scene where Draco is talking to Bond, in Draco's office, look closely at the picture in the portrait frame on the bookcase, in the background. The lady in the picture is Diana Rigg's mother. (Possibly an "in-joke" by the Bond production team?)

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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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