Jean G

21st Oct 2010

Ragtime (1981)

Factual error: In the train station crowd scene, there are 50-star flags being waved by people on the platform. In 1906, there were only 46 states.

Jean G

21st Oct 2010

Ragtime (1981)

Factual error: Ragtime is set in 1906. Yet a 1915 Model T figures prominently in the plot.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: Mrs. McLeod's scarf changes from hanging over her shoulder in front to dangling behind her several times during the park scene. (00:23:15)

Jean G

Character mistake: Mrs. McLeod compliments Tom for reading Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers. But when she mentions it again later, she slips and says he was reading "Dickenson." (00:23:15)

Jean G

20th Oct 2010

Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Continuity mistake: Law steals a chicken leg from a hospital dinner tray. It's in his right hand when he's talking to Susie and Benson. Then it isn't. Then it is again when the nurse appears to snatch it back from him.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: During the fight in the back of the speeding wagon, the combatants are in deep shadow in all the close-ups. But in long shots, the wagon is racing through patches of bright moonlight.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: At the El Dorado Club, Tom places his hat on the table while he talks to Mary. When the shot cuts to a wider angle, the hat is immediately in his hand beneath the table instead. (00:58:25)

Jean G

Continuity mistake: The bandage Jane places on Tom's forehead changes its size and angle between takes. (01:10:45)

Jean G

Continuity mistake: As Tom is leaving his office, Bill Swain's half-eaten ketchup sandwich disappears from his hands and is suddenly on the desk. (01:20:15)

Jean G

20th Oct 2010

Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Continuity mistake: While he's talking to Benson in the hospital corridor, Law's handkerchief keeps changing positions in his coat pocket from one take to the next (tucked almost all the way in, then sticking up several inches, etc.).

Jean G

18th Oct 2010

Kidnapped (1960)

Trivia: Kidnapped was Disney's only feature film to be released on MCA's ill-fated DiscoVision format. But the movie did launch a famous actor's career: His role as Alan Breck Stewart's bagpipe-playing kinsman, Robin MacGregor, was Peter O'Toole's film debut.

Jean G

18th Oct 2010

Kidnapped (1960)

Continuity mistake: After the British soldier is shot, David Balfour finds Alan Breck hiding in the brush. Breck has a visible beard stubble that disappears a few shots later.

Jean G

14th Oct 2010

Kidnapped (1960)

Continuity mistake: As the cabin boy is cutting him loose, David Balfour's bruised cheek and black eye switch from the left side of his face to the right when one shot is reversed. (00:28:00)

Jean G

14th Oct 2010

Kidnapped (1960)

Audio problem: During David and Alan's argument in the rainstorm, neither actor's lip movements match the dialogue. (01:14:00)

Jean G

13th Oct 2010

Kidnapped (1960)

Revealing mistake: When David crosses the channel in the ferryman's boat, not only is the rear-screen projection painfully apparent, but the wind blowing in the film footage isn't so much as ruffling a hair on the actors' heads.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: When Rachel dumps the canned dog food onto Chloe's dish, it's in one large, can-shaped clump. In the next shot, when Chloe approaches it, the food has repositioned itself into three separate chunks so that Chloe can pick one piece up and put it in Rachel's shoe.

Jean G

29th Sep 2010

The Goat (1921)

Continuity mistake: Buster Keaton drops his coat on the sidewalk in front of a light post. When he returns for it in the next shot, the coat has moved and wrapped itself around the pole.

Jean G

25th Sep 2010

The Virginian (1962)

Legacy of Hate - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Stacey places his hat on the wagon seat before confronting Lee Caulder's men on the street. When he picks the hat up again, it has moved several inches to the right. (00:47:35)

Jean G

20th Sep 2010

The Fugitive (1993)

The Fugitive mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Kimble dives from the top of the dam when Gerard traps him in the tunnel. But in wide shots of Kimble falling, there's no tunnel above the dam. (The tunnel scenes were shot in Chicago, but the location sequences were done at Cheoah Dam in North Carolina - which has no tunnels.).

Jean G

13th Sep 2010

Saps at Sea (1940)

Continuity mistake: The electrical outlet beside the door explodes and falls off the wall when the doorbell is rung. A few minutes later, when Dr. Finlayson leaves, the outlet has replaced itself. (00:18:35)

Jean G

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