How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Continuity mistake: When JB talks to Ms. Jones on the intercom after talking to his wife on the telephone, he asks where the "You know" is. She says "It's in your top right-hand drawer." You can see him moving to his left.

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Suggested correction: Correct, but if you look at the desk in the wider angle from earlier in the scene, that would be the position of the rightmost drawer in it - the part of the desk the telephone sits on is a curve with no drawers. He has to move to his left no matter what.

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Continuity mistake: When Finch first gets the job at World Wide Wickets, he asks Bratt to light his cigar. The shot then changes to Rosemary and her friends, and when it comes back to Finch, the cigar has disappeared.

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Suggested correction: Actually, no! His left hand is not in frame anymore, but he is looking at it with a "What am I gonna do with this thing?" expression. And even after a long while and a lengthy cut to the president's nephew, at the very end of the scene when Finch says bye to Rosemary and her friends, he's specifically shown holding the cigar as he flips through his book.

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Continuity mistake: Ponty gives the flower to the boss' secretary saying it cries out to be given to her. In the background there's another secretary with a light blue dress, and a man in a suit that walks in the corridor. Cut, and the secretary changed position and the man vanished. (00:19:20)

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J. B. Biggley: I'm J. B. Biggley, the President of this company, that's who I am. In fact, that's who the hell I am.

TV Announcer: A day without a wicket is like a day without sunshine.

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