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17th Jan 2007

Niagara (1953)

Continuity mistake: Polly is safely on an island in the middle of the river as we see the helicopter coming to rescue her. Unfortunately when we see her they're showing us the falls from the wrong direction and we can see the island she's supposed to be on behind her. (01:26:35)

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The Wizard of Oz mistake picture

Continuity mistake: There are two actresses playing Dorothy (and two dogs playing Toto) as she opens the door to Oz. The first is a stand-in wearing a dull colored dress in order to make it look black and white. After she opens the door and moves out of the way, Judy Garland is who we actually see walking through. Look at the different pleats on the two dresses. (00:19:25)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Revealing mistake: When Jake returns a second time to talk to Russ Yelburton they go into Hollis Mulwray's office and a lot of the pictures have been taken off the walls. The crew makes a very lame attempt, using spray paint, to make it look as though the paintings have been hanging on a wall for very long time. Earlier in the movie we see these same spots and there is obviously no discoloration on the walls. (00:55:55)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: At Hollis Mulwray's office look closely at the drapes behind his secretary as Jake first walks in. No one goes near them but by the time she gets back to her desk they've been rearranged. (00:51:25)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Factual error: In Jake's office, Evelyn Mulwray stands by the window and a mid twentieth century modern building is outside it to the right. (00:57:20)

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16th Jan 2007

Niagara (1953)

Continuity mistake: The boat keeper throws his newspaper onto the ground as he runs to the boat that George Loomis is stealing. Later when Ray Cutler runs past that spot the newspaper is now on the chair. (01:16:25 - 01:17:15)

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Continuity mistake: The aerial shot of Carol and Dr. Marvin driving up to "Operation Sky Hook" shows a flat desert. In the next close-up shot of them inside the car we see a hilly terrain through the rear window. (00:02:40)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: As Jake and Noah Cross sit down to eat lunch the column holding up the roof of the building is on his left. He gets up to leave only to sit down again and now the column behind him is on his right. (01:04:05)

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16th Jan 2007

Niagara (1953)

Continuity mistake: George Loomis gets the engine of the Myra III running then proceeds to untie the two ropes from the dock leaving them dangling off the side of it. In the next shot as the boat sails away we see no ropes. (01:16:30)

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Continuity mistake: The telegraph report says that the UFO they're following is traveling in excess of 2000 mph but when they show the jets speed gauge it's only going 650 mph. (00:00:25)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: Mulwray's Secretary and Jake have a conversation as he waits to talk to Russ Yelburton. They do an excellent job keeping things tidy on her desk between shots but the white flowers and Jake's hat move without anyone going near them. (00:53:15)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: At Hollis Mulwray's office, Jake holds up the same envelope that we saw as Evelyn Mulwray talked to him in the restaurant. The address is now different and the street number is smaller. (00:51:10)

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Continuity mistake: The UFO flies right over the cockpit of a United Airlines jetliner but does not leave a shadow. (00:00:45)

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16th Jan 2007

Niagara (1953)

Continuity mistake: As George Loomis tries to steal the boat there's an ice bucket underneath the table to the right of the steering wheel. Later Polly comes back with some beer and grabs for the ice bucket, which has been rotated 45 degrees even though no one went near it. (01:15:35)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: At Hollis Mulwray's office, Jake looks at the picture of Noah Cross on the wall. At first the shadow of his head falls on the picture but in the next close-up shot it's gone. (00:51:05)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: As he returns to his office, Sophie tells Jake that Evelyn Mulwray is in there. Notice the three pictures on the wall between the two windows, which are perfectly straight. In the next shot after he walks in the bottom picture is crooked. (00:57:05)

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16th Jan 2007

Niagara (1953)

Continuity mistake: George Loomis tries to steal the boat and pulls the ignition wires straight out from under the lock. No one touches them but the next time we see them they're hanging differently. (01:14:55 - 01:16:10)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: Jake and Noah Cross sit down to eat and the piece of lemon on Jake's plate moves between shots in the close-up. (01:01:15)

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16th Jan 2007

Niagara (1953)

Continuity mistake: Inspector Starkey gets into the police car before Ray Cutler, who sits in the rear driver side seat as they pull away. Several shots later we see them again in a close-up chasing George Loomis and their positions in the rear of the police car have reversed. (01:20:50)

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16th Jan 2007

Chinatown (1974)

Continuity mistake: When Jake and Noah Cross sit down to eat, their glasses are empty. In the next shot Jake's glass is filled with white wine. Later the waiter fills the empty glass again with white wine. (01:01:20)

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