Murder on the Orient Express

Continuity mistake: The table outside the train, where Hercule and Ms. Debenham were sitting at with the coffeepot and cups, is missing when they stand up and return to the train.

Continuity mistake: At the end when Poirot gets off the Orient Express, he uses the standalone stairs placed close to the rails. As he walks off, the shot changes to the side where he meets a police officer. The shot widens and the stairs are now placed well away from the rails.

Continuity mistake: In the last scene at the Wailing Wall, Poirot's white pocket square is on the right side of his jacket...where no pocket exists. In the next scene, it's on the correct, left side. Then again, on the ferry, it's back on the right.

Factual error: Before arriving at Brod station the train goes through high mountains. Between Belgrade (Serbia) and Brod (Bosnia and Croatia) it is all flat with no mountains around.

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Miss Mary Debenham: I'm sleeping here where everyone can see me. And I can see everyone.

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Question: In the opening scenes when Poirot confronts the rabbi, priest, and imam - the priest is Catholic / Western Rite. But from the setting of their dispute in Jerusalem, shouldn't the priest be Orthodox / Eastern Rite?

Answer: Not necessarily. Jerusalem is a meeting place of many religions and faiths - and there's nothing to suggest that the Catholic priest isn't there on holiday.

Except it's stated that priest was negotiating market use (with the imam and rabbi). He was a local.

Brian Katcher

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