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A Shot in the Dark (1964) Poster

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (2) | Errors in geography (1) | Revealing mistakes (3) | Spoilers (1)

Character error 

When Clouseau answers the door bell and finds a package (a clock with a bomb) you can see clearly that someone has left the keys in the door lock as he opens the door.
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The Japanese name Kato is pronounced throughout as Kayto rather than the correct Kahto. This error is copied from the Green Hornet radio and film-serial series which is being spoofed.
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Continuity 

When Clouseau is carrying Maria up the stairs, the bottle switches from his left hand to his right, while the two glasses in his right hand switch to his left.
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Clouseau falls into the fountain at the beginning. Yet when he puts a lit lighter into his wet coat it catches on fire.
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Errors in geography 

When Jacques Clouseau finishes interviewing Maria Gambrelli, the world globe has Australia clearly in view. After she leaves, Clouseau goes to the window, and then goes to spin the globe, and the globe has been repositioned with Australia no longer dominant.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Clouseau walks up to the bench where Dudu is "sitting" while at the nudist colony, it is obvious that Peter Sellers is wearing dark-colored swim trunks while holding the guitar.
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Clouseau puts his still-lit cigarette lighter into the front of his trench-coat, but the smoke starts coming from the back. There are also no burn holes or anything when he frantically removes it.
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The saxophonist at the nudist camp is wearing boxer shorts.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When the staring "dead" head butler, Henri, falls backward out of the closet, the angle of his stare changes.
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