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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Lauren Bacall walks out of Marlowe's office the sunlight in the waiting room is shining against the right wall. When she was sitting in the waiting room as Marlowe walked in a few moments ago, the sun was shining against the left wall. (00:37:40)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe gets into a cab in front of Geiger's store and sits on the right of the backseat behind the driver. In the next shot he's sitting on the left side of the backseat talking to her. (00:38:50)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe walks into Geiger's store for the second time, one day has gone by but the cars outside the office are the same and haven't moved an inch. (00:37:45)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe walks out of Geiger's store there's no car in front of the door. In the next shot from a different angle there's a car right in front of the door. (00:38:40)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As the police pull the Sternwood's Packard onto Lido Pier there are six ropes tied to the car when it comes out of the water, but only four when they hoist it up on top of the pier. (00:30:35)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe doesn't lock the door as he and Lauren Bacall walk into his office. Later when she walks out the door is locked. (00:32:40 - 00:37:35)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: In his office, Lauren Bacall talks about Carmen to Marlowe and says, "She was asleep when I left" and her hands are in her lap. In the next shot her left hand is scratching her knee. (00:34:05)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe walks back into Geiger's store the second time the secretary opens up a book with her left hand and proceeds to insert a piece of paper into it with her right. In the next shot the book is closed. (00:37:50)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe and Lauren Bacall are both sitting on his desk and as he gets up she has her left hand wide open and is twirling her ring with her right hand. In the next shot her hands are folded in her lap. (00:36:50)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe goes home after snooping around Geiger's house and we see the number 206 on his door with the words "Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator" underneath. Later when Inspector Bernie Ohls knocks on the door we see only the number 206 on it as Marlowe opens it. (00:29:20)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As she sits on his desk talking about Carmen, Marlowe says to Lauren Bacall, "Go ahead and scratch". The picture of Carmen is in his right hand but in the next shot both the picture and the envelope are in both hands. (00:34:10)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: The next morning after going to Lido Pier, Marlowe walks into the waiting room of his office and Lauren Bacall is sitting there reading a magazine as she waits for him. The lighting on her changes and the picture on the wall behind her head is lowered about six inches between shots. (00:32:20)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Audio problem: As she sits on his desk talking about Carmen, Lauren Bacall says to Marlowe, "Norris fixed that, she was in all evening". This line is over dubbed, if you look closely at her lips she's obviously saying something else. (00:34:10)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe sits in his apartment and tries to figure out the code in Geiger's notebook. On his desk the note pad next to his ash tray disappears when Inspector Bernie Ohls knocks at the door at two in the morning. (00:29:25)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Even though no one goes near them, the jar and the statue of a horse on Marlowe's desk move between shots as Lauren Bacall sits down on it while speaking to him about Carmen. (00:33:05)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After taking Carmen Sternwood to her bedroom, Norris the Sternwood's butler helps Marlowe put on his over coat as he prepares to leave. Marlowe wasn't wearing it when he came into the house though and there's no indication that he had it in Carmen's car because when they left Arthur Gwynn Geiger's house he didn't have it on. (00:27:15)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Audio problem: The second time he's in Geiger's house, Marlowe goes into several rooms and turns on a light switch as he snoops around. The light does not come on until a fraction of a second after the switch has been thrown, and the sound of the switch being thrown does not happen until after his hand stops moving. (00:28:30)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: No one touches his legs but Arthur Gwynn Geiger's dead body is not in the same position on the floor the second time we see it. The first time both of his legs are on the floor but the second time his left leg is over his right. (00:22:00 - 00:24:55)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Visible crew/equipment: As he walks up the road across from Geiger's house, Marlowe stands next to his car for a moment and the crew's reflection can be seen moving in the driver's side hub cap of his car. (00:27:20)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe puts Carmen Sternwood to bed and the folds in the curtains behind the left of her head board move and are arranged differently between shots. (00:25:50)

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