Best movie continuity mistakes of 1961

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Atlantis, the Lost Continent picture

Continuity mistake: The shots are badly mismatched when Demetrius saves the elderly slave about to fall from the rope. Their arms and legs shift positions multiple times between takes.

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Continuity mistake: In the park, when Pongo tries to get Roger to meet Anita he yanks Roger ahead, and Roger leaves his hat on the bench. In the next shot, when Roger and Anita are entwined in Pongo's leash, Roger is wearing his hat. (00:09:30)

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West Side Story picture

Continuity mistake: When Maria is hitting Tony while saying "Killer," her hair is across her left cheek. In the next shot, it is completely away from her face. (01:48:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam Twist jumps from the train on the Forth Bridge, he lands in a puddle between the tracks, which are resting on sleepers on top of ballast - but when we see the train disappearing, there are no sleepers or ballast - the rails look like they're on concrete 'runners'. (00:55:00)

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Guns of Navarone picture

Continuity mistake: When David Niven climbs the ladder to place explosives on the gun he is fully clothed. In the next second, showing him at work on the gun, he has no tunic and no officer's cap. (02:09:30)

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King of Kings picture

Continuity mistake: When Jesus is being flogged, he is turned over onto his back, and whipping is heard. Later on, no marks are to be seen.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, when George Peppard is talking to Audrey Hepburn in the alley and it's raining heavily, his hair switches between being combed back and combed to the side. Very obvious - this takes place several times.

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El Cid picture

Continuity mistake: When one of the siege towers is rolled over the camera, you can see one of the pushers look for the camera and move to avoid it.

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The Parent Trap picture

Continuity mistake: When the twins are in the cabin and Sharon offers Susan a Fig Newton, the cookies are is a jumble in the box. A moment later, the cookies are in a clean row.

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Mysterious Island picture

Continuity mistake: When the two men are carrying water up to their new cave home (via a home made elevator), one of the men is holding two buckets of water. In the shot where you can see the sea behind them, this man hands the second man a bucket of water, which he takes. In the very next shot, from inside the cave, the first man has both buckets and again hands the other man the bucket of water. (00:48:35)

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The Hustler picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of their first pool match, Fats' collar goes from buttoned to loose, to back buttoned in only a moment on-screen.

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea picture

Continuity mistake: After the fire in the captain's quarters everyone goes on deck for some fresh air. When they finally go below everyone has sweat soaked shirts except the psych doc who is perfectly dry.

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The Pit and the Pendulum picture

Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth Medina starts to open her coffin you see her hand reach out and grab the side edge but in the next shot her hand is gone.

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The Comancheros picture

Continuity mistake: When Jake Cutter and Paul Regret ride into the ranch yard, two of the victims are hanging upside down over the gate. In the close-up, there are three arrows imbedded in the gate posts. In the far shots, the arrows are not present.

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The Absent Minded Professor picture

Continuity mistake: The police that come to the aid of the professor are driving an older Ford when they approach than when they arrive to help. The car is a newer model in the later scene.

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Splendor in the Grass picture

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Natalie Woods goes with Toots to make-out point after the dance and jumps in the water, it's supposed to be late at night. But when they cut back and forth between shots at the water falls and Warren Beatty waiting for Natalie on her porch, all the scenes at the falls were shot in broad daylight, while the ones of Warren on the porch are at night.

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D' Fightin' Ones picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester and the dog realise their legs have been connected by a pipe in the junkyard, the position of their feet changes between shots.

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The Pied Piper of Guadalupe picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester has caught all of Speedy's friends, he puts them in the bottle and he is holding the flute in his hand. But when see Sylvester a little later on, the flute has gone, and after Speedy has rescued one of his friends, Sylvester has the flute again.

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Murder She Said picture

Continuity mistake: When Mr Stringer picks up Miss Marple from Akinthorpe Hall in his car, Alexander, as a harmless joke, has tied a string of old shoes and empty cans to the car and put a sign 'Just Married' on the back of the car. As the car first drives off, the sign is seen falling away, but when we get a different shot, the sign is well secured.

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Continuity mistake: When Yeggs Benedict puts the dancing cloth over Inspector Willoughby whilst he is entertaining him, Benedict has nothing on his right arm, but when he attempts to take away the Red-Eyed Ruby in the next shot, two bracelets have appeared.

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