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Continuity mistake: During the news broadcast, the TV announcer is evenly lit. You can see this in the side view of him, as well as on the TV monitor that's next to him. Then, just after he says "there is no reasonable cause for alarm," the microphone in front of him is suddenly casting a big shadow on him.

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Continuity mistake: The taxi Helen gets into changes in one shot as it drives down the highway, evident by the writing on the side, then back again when it parks outside her house. (01:07:35)

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Revealing mistake: After all of the elecrticity is neutralised, in a street shot you can see neon signs are still working; a huge Coca Cola one, for example. (00:59:30)

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Continuity mistake: As the spaceships runway platform emerges from the ship, there are hardly any trees behind the spacecraft; only a few behind the left side. In the next wideshot, there are plenty of trees behind the ship. (00:07:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Drew Pearson is doing his news broadcast, the desk next to the microphone is clear. In the next frontal shot, two pencils have appeared next to the left of the microphone. (00:06:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Klaatu writes some notes on the blackboard, in order to help Professor Barnhardt, the handwriting of the words on the board changes between shots, most noticeably the 'T' on 'Try.' (00:35:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Klaatu posing as Mr. Carpenter is sitting with the others at the table, Helen says "Well after all, he was shot.." and Klaatu holds his newspaper up in his hands. In the next shot he holds it down on the table. (00:26:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Gort emerges from the spaceship, we see all of the crowds run away in fear and panic. Yet in the very next shot the crowds are visible standing behind the ropes again. (00:10:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Gort picks up Patricia Neal, then heads back to the spacecraft, you can see a zipper on the front of Gort's costume, which is never there in any other shots. (01:17:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Gort goes behind the wall to pick up Patricia Neal, the camera moves about an inch in the same shot, because they had to stop filming, go rig the wires up to Patricia, then start filming once again. (01:17:00)

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