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Continuity mistake: The Ghoul Man is turned to bones by a ray from the alien spaceship and Col. Edwards throws the cape off of the body revealing the horrible sight. A couple of shots later they wake up Patrolman Kelton who is now lying on the cape. (00:55:30)

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Deliberate mistake: As Paula is chased by the ghoul into the cemetery the shots continuously change between night and day throughout the entire scene. (00:32:35)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Other mistake: Marlowe fires several shots at Art Huck and Lash Canino but if you look at the chamber when he takes the gun out from under the dashboard, there are no bullets in it. (01:41:45)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: In Art Huck's living room, after Pat Clark throws water into his face, we see the chair at Marlowe's feet. No one goes near it, but later in the scene it moves 45 degrees to the right and is facing Marlowe (1945 Version on DVD). (01:41:30)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Revealing mistake: In Art Huck's living room before Pat Clark throws water into Marlowe's face, Lauren Bacall's eyes are closed in anticipation of being splattered (1945 Version on DVD). (01:41:30)

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Audio problem: The stewardess comes into the cockpit and the co-pilot says, "Well, I know a friend that will help us". If you look closely, he was going to say more but it was edited out. (00:28:50)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe gets up when Canino's car pulls in, the fruit in the fruit bowl behind the couch is entirely different than what we've seen throughout the entire scene. (01:40:55)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Mona Mars and Marlowe talk about Eddie Mars on the left behind him, Marlowe's coat is draped over the couch. If you look closely only his coat is on the couch, but later when Mona storms out, a hat appears on top of the coat. At the end of this scene, the coat is knocked off the back of the couch and appears in a pile with the hat above. (01:37:25 - 01:40:25)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After his car pulls up, Canino gets out and lights up a cigarette that he quickly throws to the ground when Lauren Bacal screams. Later, when Art Huck runs away after Marlowe shoots, we see that same spot again and the cigarette is now bent in half and in a different spot, almost under the car. (01:41:30)

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Visible crew/equipment: Col. Tom Edwards makes "The greatest decision of his career" in front of a clear sky, and you can see his shadow fall on the fabric covered wall behind him. (00:18:50)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As they talk in Art Huck's living room, Lauren Bacall's cigarette has a nice long ash on it but in the next shot, when she puts it in Marlowe's mouth, there's no ash (1945 Version on DVD). (01:42:05)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After Canino knocks him out, Mona Mars is there with a glass of water when Marlowe wakes up. If you look behind them on the table to the right of the lamp, there's a small cardholder. No one goes near it but several shots later when Lauren Bacal walks over to sit with them, the card holder moves about a foot to the right. (01:36:55)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Mona Mars throws water in Marlowe's face and as she leaves, we see three pillows propped up against the far wall in the back of the room. Later Marlowe gets up as Canino's car pulls in, and even though no one has gone near them the pillows have been rearranged. (01:39:05 - 01:40:55)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe sits tied up by the couch talking to Lauren Bacall, the hat on the couch moves several times between shots without anyone going near it (1945 Version on DVD). (01:41:30 - 01:42:45)

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Continuity mistake: The stewardess says to the pilot, "I'll be right back," as she touches him with her right hand. In the next shot she's nowhere near him. (00:29:15)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: In Art Huck's living room, Marlowe says to Lauren Bacall, "He'll beat my teeth out then kick me in my stomach for mumbling". The rope and knot tied around his chest change between shots (1945 Version on DVD). (01:42:00)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Lauren Bacall takes Marlowe's handkerchief out of his jacket pocket and she begins to wipe off the water that Mona Mars threw in his face. He stops her and says, "Never mind, Angel, the water feels good". She puts the handkerchief back in his pocket, but two shots later it's not there. Then at the end of the scene, it reappears again. (01:39:15)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe goes to get his gun and opens the driver's side door of his car and there is no vent window. In the next shot as he closes his car door, a vent window now appears. (01:41:45)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Mona Mars tells Marlowe, "Eddie's not that kind," as she holds a glass of water in the palm of her left hand. In the next shot, both her hands are around the top of the glass. (01:38:15)

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10th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: When Canino gets out of his car there are no tire tracks because the dirt underneath has been raked smooth. Later, when Art Huck runs away after Marlowe shoots, we see the same spot and tire tracks now appear under the rear tire. (01:41:30 - 01:42:10)

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