The Phantom from 10,000 LeaguesGoofs
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Ted goes diving, encounters the sea monster for the first time, and escapes to his boat. He still has his diving equipment on when he rows away. By the time he reaches shore, he is wearing a jacket instead of his diving gear and is perfectly dry.
When Professor King leaves his lab to ask for some sea charts he does not lock the door. Dr. Stevens walks in at this point and after they talk, Professor King returns to his lab, unlocking the door first.
As Ethyl Hall, Dr. King's secretary, is walking up the beach after leaving her keys in his lab, George shoots her in the back with a spear gun. George, however, is hiding on the hillside and could not have hit her at that angle.
While discussing their "scientific" dilemma, Dr. Stevens and Prof. King assert that "heavy water" is found naturally in the depths off the coast. "Heavy water" is deuterium oxide and does not occur naturally, and is water enriched with the hydrogen isotope deuterium, not the result of water under pressure as our two scientists suggest.
The Professor finds a Turtle on the beach, it happens to be a "Slider" only found in freshwater lakes, ponds, and streams.
In the final scene where the monster is holding Prof. King, the hands of the man in the monster suit are visible around King's neck.
The bomb that Professor King uses to blow up the creature has a clock that makes a ticking sound, but the continuous movement of the second hand reveals that it is an electric clock.
At 51:00 Bill Grant, Gov't Gumshoe states he will send the spear he is holding in one hand with a handkerchief to the lab to be dusted for prints, and then starts handling the same spear with his other hand, without a handkerchief.
To keep the budget as low as possible, just one skiff was used. From the opening moments to the first scuba diving couple, to Bill Grant and Ted Stevens' dive, to the end of the movie, just one appears to have been in the budget.
Despite the frequency of the skiffs use, it seems to never get any of the radiation from the Phantom.
Crew or equipment visible
In a close-up view of the creature, strings can be seen on top of its head holding up the fin.