Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Factual error: After Albert feeds the pill to the turtle, you see a close up of its eyes, which are blue. Turtles only have either brown or red eyes, not blue.

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Revealing mistake: During the fainting scene number of the extras can be seen waving and looking at the camera.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the fainting scene you can see in the background on the roofs and in the windows a number of people just watching the shooting being done on the back lot. It is very noticeable in the last wide pull back shot.

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Trivia: This was 20 year old singer Bobby Rydell's movie debut. He admitted later that the film turned him off from working in films, and he did not like working with Ann-Margret at all. He would not do another film until 1975.

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Trivia: Maureen Stapleton plays Dick Van Dyke's mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only six months older than him.

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Trivia: The famous fainting scene was filmed over a two days of filming. If you look close clothing on some of the extras changes during the scene.

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