The Train

Continuity mistake: In the train yard scene when Le Biche and Colonel Von Windheim are watching for the trains to switch to the right tracks a pipe is tossed onto a chair and tobacco spills out, but when the camera is panned away and comes back the tobacco is nowhere to be seen.

john lancaster

Factual error: Near the end of the movie, the prisoners are on the front of the locomotive with the German officer. The colonel is in the cab with the engineer and says "10 miles an hour, no more." Germans use metric - so the speed should've been given in kilometers per hour.

Revealing mistake: When Col. Franz von Waldheim first encounters Mademoiselle Villard at the museum and walks away from her to turn on all the lights, the wall to the right bounces like canvas as he operates the switch.

Larry Redfield

Other mistake: When Papa Boule kicks Labiche off his train and tells him to throw the switch (turnout) Labiche actually operates one behind the train, not in front of it.

Larry Redfield

Continuity mistake: Le Bic only dismantles one rail, but when the train drives over both rails spread.

Continuity mistake: Le Biche uses a pair of pliers to get the pipe out, but as he pulls the pipe out they vanish.

Didont: With luck, no one will be hurt.
Labiche: No one's ever hurt. Just dead.
Didont: Paul, uh, have you ever seen any of those paintings on that train? I haven't. You know, when it's over, I think maybe we should take a look, hmm?

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Question: What happened to the binoculars Le Biche was holding on to?

Answer: This appears to be continuity or editing mistake where the binoculars suddenly disappear.

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