A Shot in the Dark

Other mistake: Subtitle (English) appears to be incorrect: "He is setting the scions of criminal investigations back 1000 years" should be "He is setting the science of criminal investigations back 1000 years." "Scions" is a description of the branches of a tree.

01:11:00

turkman143

Continuity mistake: During the interview with Maria, her headscarf disappears from Inspector Clouseau's desk.

00:34:28

jle

Factual error: Inspector Clouseau's watch may be broken but Hercule's doesn't keep very good time either. They synchonise watches at 7:47. 18 seconds later, Hercule says he has 7:47 and 23 seconds.

01:28:14

jle

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Trivia: When Clouseau spins the globe in his office after the first interrogation of Maria, the part calls for him to catch his hand. Peter Sellers ad-libbed a line about Africa being all over his hand. Just before the dissolve to the next scene, the actors start to grin at the ad-lib.

00:35:45

turkman143

Trivia: None of the characters from the stage play appear in the film.

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Trivia: Maria (Elke Sommer) cannot refrain from laughing at Peter Sellers' antics during the interrogation. She is trying to stifle her laughter.

01:31:40

turkman143

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