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Fiend Without a Face (1958) Poster

Goofs

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Character error 

In the scientist's library, a book on cybernetics has a misspelled title "Sibornetics."
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Most of the US Air Force personnel are played by British actors. When the Sergeant reports to Major Jeff Cummings early in the film, he incorrectly gives the Major a "British" salute, with the palm facing outward. Thompson returns the salute correctly, with the palm facing inward.
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Continuity 

Capt. Chester offers Maj. Cummings a cigarette, even though the Major already has a lit one in the ashtray.
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After Amelia Adams is attacked, her husband, Ben, turns her over so she is lying on her back. When Ben is attacked and falls, Amelia is face down once again.
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Major Cummings' first visit with Professor Walgate and the search through the woods by the townsmen are presented as being simultaneous, but the visiting shots are presented in daylight while the search shots are presented as nighttime.
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During the "Test Baker" sequence, the bomber code named "Green Dog" is first shown to be a B-52. Later it is shown as a B-47 bomber, and then back to a B-52.
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Near the end of the film when Maj. Cummings is running up the stairs at the power plant there is a body hanging over the wall but in the previous scene when he is running across the parking lot toward the stairs the body is not there.
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Factual errors 

None of the U.S. Air Force officers are wearing the name tags that are a mandatory part of the uniforms they are wearing.
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Destroying the control panel of a nuclear reactor already in melt down would do nothing to reduce the radiation coming off on it, and might even make it worse.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Plot holes 

During the siege at Walgate's house, Melville is killed by a fiend that crawls down the chimney. Despite this, the survivors make no effort to block/seal the chimney.
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