Blithe Spirit

Stupidity: After the first session with Madame Arcati, she says good bye, then heads off to the front door, which is all wrong: She left her bike around the back, near the living-room door, the door with which she entered.

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Stupidity: When Ruth goes to see Madame Arcati, after Elvira has arrived, the kettle on a gas two-burner hotplate is whistling, so Madame Arcati takes the whistle off the kettle and then the kettle off the hotplate and pours most of the water into a teapot, but, what is stupid is, she puts the kettle back onto the same burner without turning the gas off and in less than a minute the water is boiling its head off but they don't notice because the whistle is on the table and not where it is supposed to be, on the kettle.

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Character mistake: When Charles comes down to breakfast the evening after Elvira arrived, he comments to Ruth what a wonderful day it is, "not a cloud in the sky." But that's wrong; there's a low cloud bank and the rest is murky and gloomy.

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Question: What was the point of showing us the living-room doors opening, then closing, after Ruth has gone to bed, leaving Charles and Elvira alone?

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