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The Wrong Box (1966) Poster

(1966)

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Anachronisms 

The Victorian-age London houses have TV antennae on them.
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Joseph Finsbury's nephews keep taking away his tobacco, presumably to extend his longevity. In the time period of this film, it was not known that smoking is harmful.
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Character error 

The Union Flag planted by Graham Stark's mountaineer "In the name of the Queen" is upside down.
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Continuity 

Opening the door to leave his brother's house after nearly being hit with a thrown vase, the Ralph Richardson character has two flowers in his left hand; there's then a cut to an exterior shot showing him emerging from the house flowerless.
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Factual errors 

The solicitor says that the money has been returned, but the bank notes are seen blowing in the wind.
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Revealing mistakes 

Just before the train crash you can see the smoke and steam going back into the engines, signifying the trains were in reverse and the film played backwards.
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In the aftermath of the train wreck scene, the background sounds (i.e., muttering and exclamatory crowd noises) are "looped" mercilessly, the same few seconds of "babble" are repeated at least ten or fifteen times in a few minutes.
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