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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) Poster

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (1) | Continuity (12) | Errors in geography (1) | Miscellaneous (1) | Revealing mistakes (7)

Character error 

When Nancy is normal-sized, she is a brunette with a short, styled hairdo. But when she's super-sized, she's suddenly a blonde with long curly hair.
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Continuity 

Although the alien is a giant, when the sheriff and Jess go into the "satellite" (the alien spacecraft), the passageways and interiors are for human-sized inhabitants.
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The station wagon that the 30-foot giant picks up is a 1958 Plymouth. The car that lands on the ground is an early 1950s Chevrolet. When it cuts back to the car, it's a 1958 Plymouth.
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Clothes are sticking out of Harry's suitcase as he hurriedly brings it out of the bedroom. In the next shot, the suitcase appears neatly packed.
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As Nancy picks up Harry, the dummy standing in for him is off-scale, looking larger than the real Harry does on the prop giant hand.
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When Mr. Archer is packing his wife's suitcase to send her to the insane asylum, you see that he closes it with a lot of her clothes hanging out the sides. As he walks down the stairs, all of the clothes that were hanging out are tucked neatly into the suitcase.
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When Mrs. Archer's butler and the sheriff are checking out the alien ship, all the equipment on-board appears to be made for a normal sized human, when it is quite clear that the ship is being piloted by a giant.
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When the 50-foot woman is shown at the front of the bar and grill, she obviously is only about half that height as shown in a comparison to the building and normal size doorway.
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At one point during the fight between Harry and Jess, Jess hits Harry on the left side of his face but when Harry falls over the chair he holds the right side.
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When Harry and Honey leave the hotel room with Charlie, Honey is wearing just a dress but at the police station she has a large necklace and pendant on.
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Honey hides under the table on her hands and knees but after Nancy drops the beam on it she is suddenly on her back and she is covered by only the tablecloth.
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When Nancy is lying on the ground dead, one of her eyelids moves.
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At times she is transparent and see through, while at other times, she is solid.
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Errors in geography 

In the first scene, a newscaster describes sightings of a strange object over the Barents Sea; Cairo, Egypt; Capetown, South Africa; and Auckland, New Zealand. He then walks over to a globe to show the flight pattern and points out the locations on it: Barents Sea, Cairo, Auckland (clearly pointing to South Africa), and then New Zealand.
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Miscellaneous 

How Allison Hayes can be fifty feet tall and yet remain in a standard size room is never explained.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the alien ship lands on the road in front of Mrs. Archer, you can clearly see the strings holding it up.
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As a giant, Nancy Archer goes from transparent in the long shots and solid in the close-ups.
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When Nancy picks up Harry, you can see the back of his shirt is pulled up, like he is attached to wires.
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When the 30-foot giant grabs the car, the entire frame of scene behind it follows as well.
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Some shots of the giant alien in the desert were not matted but simply superimposed so that portions of the alien are almost transparent with the background showing through.
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Every time that the alien ship is shown, it always appears to be transparent.
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When Nancy breaks through the window of Honey's room at the hotel, the sound of breaking glass is heard, but the windows clearly have no glass, just empty mullion grids.
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