Charade

Continuity mistake: When James Coburn is about to leave the phone booth where he's been lighting matches, the number of matches he leaves on the top of the phone changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Charlie's fingers, when he is dead, change positions when suspects arrive for his funeral. (00:17:00 - 00:19:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the French inspector is interrogating Audrey Hepburn, he asks "Why did he want to leave France?". The shot changes to the back of the inspector and Audrey replies, "Leave? No." Then the inspector makes a rough movement with his body and head to his right, but the movement is brusquely cut and replaced by a front shot where he is sitting perfectly still, as he was doing in similar previous front shots.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Reggie and Sylvie are walking around the indoor swimming pool, the boom arm and mic are reflected in the glass as they turn the corner.

Factual error: The sign outside the embassy reads "American Embassy", it should read "Embassy of the United States of America". North & South America are continents, not a country.

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Plot hole: Reggie finds Tex's body stretched out on the bedroom floor, his feet tied to the radiator next to the wall and his hands bound to the bed frame, suffocated with a plastic bag over his head. The bed is a twin-sized, wood frame that Tex, a tall, strong young man, could have pulled the end of it with his hands and arms close enough to his face to at least attempt to tear a hole in the plastic bag so he could breath. He was obviously conscious early on because he wrote the name "Dyle" in the dusty floor with his finger. Considering the floor is covered in dust, there's not even the slightest sign of a struggle to free himself. Instead he just neatly prints the name on the floor before he dies.

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Continuity mistake: In the bedroom, Cary Grant puts on his glasses to read a note. When Audrey Hepburn says "I love you, Adam", he turns around and doesn't have his glasses on anymore. Next shot, they're in his hands. (01:25:20 - 01:26:00)

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Plot hole: When Walter Matthau is interviewing Audrey Hepburn in his "office," she is looking at a picture. She identifies various faces in the picture. Matthau correctly identifies the person without knowing which face she was asking about. Other than her husband, he could not know which of the other three faces she was studying.

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Continuity mistake: While Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn are on a boat going down the Seine, they have two drinks in front of them on the table. The problem is: the drinks keep changing, from full, to two-thirds full, then back to full again, both of them, over and over.

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Continuity mistake: When Cary Grant and George Kennedy are fighting on top of a building, Grant is hanging over the edge, but the rooftop sometimes has a metal framework on it and sometimes it doesn't.

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Reggie Lampert: I already know an awful lot of people, and until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else.
Peter Joshua: Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know.

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Trivia: Peter Joshua was named after Director Stanley Donen's two sons, Peter and Joshua.

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