Factual error: In 1915 Tolkien was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with the Lancashire Fusiliers. He (plus various other officers) is constantly shown in the film wearing bright metal cap badge, collar badges and shoulder titles on his Service Dress tunic and greatcoat. However, in the Lancashire Fusiliers officers did not wear shoulder titles on their SD tunics/greatcoats, and their cap/collar badges would have been in a darkened bronze finish, not bright metal (which was for Other Ranks and NCO's).
7th Apr 2022
4th Jan 2022
Factual error: At the end of the film, Hellfire Jack returns the toy soldier to the son of the late William Hawkins in 1917. Hawkins son is shown taking it upstairs and placing it in front of a photo of his father, in between two medals. These are the British War and Victory Medals - these did not exist until 1919, and in most cases were not even issued until the 1920's.
27th May 2020
Factual error: The plane used in the film to take Juliet back to London towards the end of the film is a replica of a Dakota C-47. She is painted with black and white "invasion stripes" on both the upper and lower surfaces of the wings - approved in May these were only widely put into use for D-Day in June 1944. After one month the upper surface stripes were ordered removed, and by the end of 1944 they were ordered completely removed. By 1946 when the film is set they would have been long gone from any serving aircraft still flying.
14th Jan 2020
Factual error: There are a number of historical inaccuracies with the police uniforms used. The film is set in 1880, but the Duty Armlets with the alternating short blue/white vertical stripes were not introduced until 1886 (in 1880 they would have had three horizontal white stripes separated by two narrower blue stripes). Whistles are shown being carried, but they were not introduced until 1885 (they used rattles before then). The helmet plates have a generic VR on them when they should repeat the officer's collar number (eg P 129 in the case of Constable Flood).
6th Jan 2019
4th Feb 2018
Factual error: Throughout the film, the helmet plates worn by the London Policemen are the 1930's pattern with the George V cypher in the centre. In 1912/13 they would have repeated the officer's collar number in the centre. The helmets themselves are also British military pattern blue cloth helmets with Police fittings added, rather than the correct Police pattern ones.
1st Aug 2017
27th Feb 2016
Continuity mistake: When Luther Blair and Captain Larson have been captured, the rest of the crew return to the ship. Later, Dr Higgins checks his watch. When the crew arrived at the planet they removed their spacesuits to reveal their short-sleeved shirts, yet the close up shows the watch below the long sleeve of his space suit, not just his bare skin.
27th Feb 2016
Continuity mistake: After the fight between the Tramp, the Kid, the Bully and his young brother, our heroes retreat to the safety of their room. In the process the Kid drops his cap in the street and doesn't pick it up. When the shot cuts to the interior of their room the Kid suddenly has his cap once again.
23rd Feb 2016
Continuity mistake: After the Tramp has found the Kid as a baby, he sits down by a drain and contemplates dropping the baby in. He puts his cane alongside him, so that it is at right-angles to the pavement (pointing towards the camera). The shot changes, and suddenly it is now parallel with the pavement.
14th Dec 2015
Continuity mistake: When Django is shown looking at various hats, he tries on a top hat. It is level on the stand when he picks it up, and when he puts it back it is now at a noticeable slant. After some dialogue the shot comes back to include the hats and the top hat has become perfectly level once again.
20th Nov 2015
Continuity mistake: When the German scouts at Bir Acroma are killed or captured, Gunn's men acquire a water cooled machine gun from their half-track. On the vehicle is a German 1908 Maxim in 7.92mm caliber. When it is shown being carried to the ruins it has now become a British Vickers Mk I in .303in caliber (which it generally stays as for the rest of the film) on its matching Mk IV tripod. And in a few shots showing the gun being fired from behind it is now a Browning M-1917 gun in .30in caliber.
2nd Nov 2015
Revealing mistake: Melina is supposed to have been killed in the fall at the party, yet in the final version of events shown she displays signs of life right up to the moment her body is disposed of at the building site (twitching closed eyes, chest rising and falling from breathing, neck pulsing, etc).
2nd Nov 2015
29th Oct 2015
4th Dec 2014
7th Nov 2014
Revealing mistake: When Ray reminisces about having fought the Germans in WW2, a flashback is shown with him fighting in a bunker. He is carrying a No.4 Lee-Enfield rifle which requires the bolt to be worked after every shot to reload. However, he is shown firing two shots in rapid succession without moving his hands at all, revealing the shots to just be flashes added after filming.
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