Mary Poppins

Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Mrs. Bank is talking to Katie Nanna you can see the clock behind her and you can clearly see that the time is 6:30 when a little later it is at 6:00.

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New this month Suggested correction: The time does not show 6:30 when Mrs. Banks arrives home it actually is right around 5:55. Then a few moments after the song "Sister Suffragette" ends you see it is almost 6:00 so they prepare themselves for Admiral Boom's firing of his cannon.

Continuity mistake: The father tears the children's advert for a nanny up into 8 pieces, but when it comes out of the chimney it's in far more bits.

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New this month Suggested correction: He folded up the paper before he started tearing it. Then when he threw it in the fireplace only to be brought up to Mary Poppins it is a lot more.

Factual error: The Robin that comes along in the movie is an American Robin, not a British Robin.

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Trivia: The voice of Mary Poppins' parrot head umbrella is David Tomlinson (Mr Banks).

Trivia: This was Julie Andrews' film debut. Her role won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Trivia: The film was shot entirely indoors.

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George Banks: Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with facts.

Bert: Speaking of names, I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Uncle Albert: What's the name of his other leg?

Mrs. Banks: I'm sorry, dear, but when I chose Katie Nana, I thought she would be firm with the children. She looked so solemn and cross.
George Banks: My dear, never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.

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Question: The very last mistake listed for Mary Poppins says that you can see the lamp post coming through the bag and the table. I have watched this scene many times (in slow motion and otherwise) and I can't seem to find what you are talking about. Could someone please explain it's talking about?

Chosen answer: There's no reason you shouldn't be able to see it, it's so obvious, unless you have the movie on DVD. It's possible they fixed the framing of the scene for its DVD release.

Question: If the children had run after the kite, and were on the other side of the park, how did they know that Katie Nanna was gone?

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Answer: It wasn't exactly specified exactly how far they ran, so they could have been very far away from her. Also, she probably saw them run away but didn't care too much about it, or at least didn't notice their kite, and just left.

Question: Why did the Maids and Katie Nanna scream and look shocked when Mrs. Banks (while she was singing "Sister Suffragette") lift up her dress and show a bit of her legs?

Answer: Morals and how ladies were supposed to act during the turn of the 20th century were very Puritan back then and women were supposed to act proper and dress modestly, and that included not exposing body parts like ankles, legs, shoulders, and arms. The ladies were shocked that Mrs. Banks would act so wild and then have the audacity to expose her legs, which a proper lady would never do.

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