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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After Carmen Sternwood comes into the apartment Marlowe walks over to Joe Brody to get the gun he has in his right coat pocket and Joe's hands are near his waist. In the next shot his hands are raised up around his chest. (00:52:10)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Other mistake: Joe Brody trips Carmen Sternwood as she walks through his door holding a gun on him and the cameraman totally loses focus in the close up of her legs. (00:52:00)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: In Joe Brody's apartment Marlowe says to Lauren Bacall, "Don't argue with the man, do as he says, sit down". She sits down on the right side of the couch next to the pillow and never moves from that spot, but several shots later in a wide shot she's sitting in the center of the couch. (00:50:00)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe walks into Joe Brody's apartment at the Randall Arms and there's a dark shadow across Joe's face as he answers the door. In the next shot as Marlowe walks in his face is lit up. (00:48:40)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe sits in front of The Randall Arms Apartments as Lauren Bacall drives up and parks across the street near his car. He tries to hide his face by putting his hand in front of his mouth and in the first shot the top of his hand is covering his mouth but in the next shot the palm of his hand is covering his mouth. (00:47:35)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe walks into the apartment and Joe Brody pulls a gun on him. Joe holds the gun in his right hand and his cigarette in his left, and we see the smoke from the cigarette rising into the air. In the next three shots the smoke has disappeared, then the next time we see Marlowe and Joe together in a wide shot the cigarette and the smoke are back again. (00:49:10)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: When Marlowe pulls his car up in front of the Randall Arms Apartments and waits for Lauren Bacall his windshield has two stickers on the left of it. A few shots later after Lauren pulls up he gets out and follows her into the building. The car he's sitting in has changed as we see the shadow of the windshield on the front seat and there are now three stickers on this windshield. (00:47:15)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe pulls his car up and parks in front of the Randall Arms apartments waiting for Lauren Bacall. A guy is walking towards the entrance across the street and in the next shot he disappears. (00:47:15)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Eddie Mars finds Geiger's blood on the carpet, lifts it up and sees that it's seeped through to the floor. There's actually no blood on the carpet in the first place because when he lifts it up we see the back of it and it's totally dry and white in color. (00:43:40)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Eddie Mars looks at Marlowe and says, "Got any good ideas soldier?" and Marlowe exhales a big puff of smoke in his direction as he speaks. In the next shot there's no smoke between the two of them. (00:44:20)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After Carmen walks out of Geiger's house Eddie Mars' handkerchief is tucked into his jacket pocket with only two small corners sticking out. In the next shot the handkerchief has been rearranged and is sticking out one inch higher. (00:43:25)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Eddie Mars is twirling the key to Geiger's house around his right index finger, but when Marlowe says, "Oh, that's too bad, you got a better one?" and we see him from a different angle he's not doing it. Then in the next shot before he finds the blood stain on the carpet, he's doing again. (00:43:25)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Visible crew/equipment: Marlowe and Carmen Sternwood meet up with Eddie Mars at Arthur Gwynn Geiger's house and Mars says to him, "your story didn't sound quite right" but the closed caption is wrong and says "your story sounds wrong". (00:43:25)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Visible crew/equipment: At Geiger's house, Marlowe talks with Eddie Mars and asks Carmen to, "Run along angel". As she walks out of the house the shadow of the camera appears on her back. (00:43:15)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: In front of Geiger's store, Marlowe gets into a cab and asks the driver to follow a station wagon that's filled with boxes. In the next shot the boxes in the back of the station wagon are rearranged differently. (00:39:10)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe says to Lauren Bacall as she sits on his desk, "Then outside of what the woman said, you don't know any reason why they want five thousand dollars for it?". Lauren Bacall's right leg is higher than her left leg but then in the next shot they're reversed and her left leg is higher than her right. (00:34:30)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: When Marlowe and Lauren Bacall walked into his office the phone on his desk was facing the back of the room. Later, Lauren Bacall asks to use the phone and it's rotated 45 degrees and is now facing them. (00:32:45 - 00:34:45)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As she sits on his desk Lauren Bacall says to Marlowe, "Well you better look at this" as she hands him a packet of photos. In the next shot as he holds them, the flap sticking out of the packet is reversed. (00:33:20)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As they go into his office Marlowe opens the front door for Lauren Bacall. In the next shot a shadow appears on the door where there wasn't one before. (00:32:35)

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7th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As she sits on his desk Marlowe asks Lauren Bacall, "You don't know any reason why they want $5,000 dollars for it?". At first he's touching the fingertips of both hands to each other then in the next shot his hands are folded. (00:34:25)

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