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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Eddie Mars is shot several times as he runs outside the house but when he falls back threw the door there are no bullet holes or blood on his jacket. (01:51:40)

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Continuity mistake: As Tor Johnson rises from the dead there's dirt all over his body but none on his face or head. (00:32:50)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Art Huck runs away after Marlowe fires a warning shot at him coming out of the house. Marlowe watches him as he runs away but looks in the wrong direction behind his car instead of to the front left where we see him running. (01:42:15)

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Continuity mistake: As he interviews Col. Edwards, the phone wires hanging off the side of General Roberts' desk move between shots without anyone touching a phone. (00:41:00)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Lauren Bacall's not pointing anywhere near the car when she shouts, " there, there, behind the wheel" in order to distract Lash Canino. He eventually shoots at the right spot anyway as he tries to kill Marlowe. (01:43:15)

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Deliberate mistake: They keep using the same footage of Bela Lugosi walking in the cemetery, even the cars driving by out on the road are the same. (00:53:00)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After Eddie Mars falls back threw the door bullet holes are sprayed across Geiger's door. A few seconds later Marlowe kicks the door shut and the bullet holes are not in the same place on the back of the door as they were before. (01:51:55)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Earlier in the movie at Geiger's house, Marlowe calls Chief Insp. Bernie Ohls of the District Attorney's Office and the six digits of Bernie's phone number are 122-145. At the very end of the movie he's with Lauren Bacall at Geiger's house and again calls Bernie Ohls. This time he dials the same phone number at the DA's office but leaves off one digit 12-145 and the call still goes through. (00:59:55 - 01:52:10)

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Continuity mistake: As they look into Tor Johnson's empty tomb, one of the police officers says it looks like (the dirt) has fallen into the grave. In the next shot as he goes into the hole there is no dirt in it. (00:40:00)

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Continuity mistake: As Tor Johnson rises from the dead his head stone gets larger between shots. (00:32:30)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: When Art Huck and Lash Canino get out of his car there are three stickers on the windshield. Marlowe and Lauren Bacall take this car but in the close-up of them driving there are only two stickers on the window. (01:41:30 - 01:46:15)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Trivia: At the end of the movie Lauren Bacall says to Marlowe "Phil, there's two men out back behind some trees". This is the only time in the movie that she refers to him by his first name. (01:49:45)

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Continuity mistake: As he interviews Col. Edwards, General Roberts' clock moves 20 minutes throughout the scene yet only 2 minuets of movie time elapse. (00:43:55)

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Continuity mistake: As Paula is chased by the ghoul in the cemetery it's obvious that there is no dirt or grass under her feet, only crumpled up pieces of carpet. (00:33:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the grave yard it's pitch black out but you can see the reflection of a studio light in the police car windshield. (00:57:15)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Trivia: All of the main characters in this movie have a specific tic. Marlowe is always pulling on his right ear, Lauren Bacall plays with her ring and Carmen Sternwood picks at her teeth.

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Lash Canino's right arm is extended out in front of him as he shoots at Marlowe's car. In the next shot his elbow is at a 45-degree angle as Marlowe confronts him. (01:43:15)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Before the altercation with Art Huck, Marlowe goes to his car to get his gun and we see that there's no shrubbery on the right of it. Later he hides behind his car as Lash Canino holds Lauren Bacall hostage and there's a tree right next to him. (01:41:40 - 01:43:10)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: When they meet up at Geiger's house at the end of the movie Eddie Mars says to Marlowe, "What are you gonna do about it?" as he leans back onto the couch. In the next shot he's sitting straight up facing him. (01:50:45)

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11th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Even though no one has gone near it, Lash Canino's steering wheel has been turned from the time he and Art Huck park next to the house to when he is shot by Marlowe. Not only is the shadow underneath different throughout the scene but the front wheels are turned all the way to the left after he's shot. (01:41:30 - 01:43:50)

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