The movie takes place in 1932 but some of the songs Ivor Novello sings for the guests didn't come out until years after, like "Glamorous Night" (1935), "Why It Wasn't You" (1937), "I Can Give You a Starlight" (1939) and "Waltz of My Heart" (1939).
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The pheasants cluck like chickens.
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Morris Weissman is incorrectly referred to as a vegetarian by Henry Denton. Vegetarians do not eat meat or fish, he is more accurately a pescatarian.
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When Constance walks to the car, she is wearing pointed-toe shoes with a heel. When she arrives at Gosford Park and enters the doorway, she's clearly wearing "flats".
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When Lady Trentham is getting ready to leave, she doesn't have a scarf around her neck. When she goes to the vanity, she throws the scarf to Mary, but then in the next shot she is taking the scarf off.
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Near the end, Rupert and Jeremy are about to drive away and the cigarette in Rupert's mouth disappears between shots.
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When Mable informs Lady Trentham that she doesn't have a lady's maid, Mr. Nesbit lays his tea cup and saucer on the mantel. After the scene cut, when Lady Sylvia joins the group at the table, Freddy again places his cup and saucer on the mantel. In the same cut, a tea cup in the hands of Lady Trentham suddenly appears.
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When Mrs. Croft and the cook are counting the knives, servants are bringing the candelabra from the dining room down the stairs. Then the gentlemen are in the dining room, where the candelabra are still lit.
Early on, Lady Trentham taps on the window of the car. Mary, who is seated in the front, looks over her right shoulder. In the next shot she is looking over her left shoulder.
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Lady Trentham is holding the paper open as Denton leaves after having coffee spilled on him. In the next shot, the paper is closed and she opens it again.
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When the butler goes into the servants' quarters to tell Lord Williams' valet the police wants to talk to him, Mrs. Wilson's door is closed. In the next scene the door is opened.
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When Mrs. Wilson enters the Servants' Hall while the inspector is telling the staff that he will be leaving, Mrs. Croft exits the room but the door remains open behind the Inspector. When Mrs. Wilson leaves the room, Mrs. Croft reenters, the door is shut and she opens it.
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In the dining room when George the footman tells Henry Denton to go elsewhere, Henry's hands are in his pockets, but in the next shot, as Henry leaves the room, his hands are at his sides.
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At the beginning, Lady Trentham jumps closer to the car between shots just before she gets in.
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When Lewis and Probert are listening to the music, the shadow of the camera is visible just before the cut.
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When the cars met on the way to the country house, the rain was pouring down from one direction and the sky was a beautiful blue on the other side of the car. The rain was man made and not realistic in the least.
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at 44:01 when Henry Denton is imposing himself upon Mary Maceachran, two large Property labels, which should have been sewn inside the pants rather than outside, are clearly shown on the waistband: one says Fox Film Corporation, and the other says Wardrobe Department.
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Lady Trenthem contends that Ivor Novello's film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, was a flop. Although Novello humors her by agreeing, the film wasn't a flop. This was done to convey that Trenthem and the other aristocrats are not movie-goers (seeing as how she initially mispronounced it as, "The Dodger").
During the build up to the murder sequence, with Ivor Novello playing piano, Morris Weissman clearly leaves the room "to use the telephone". He is shown at the telephone, then he is back in the room again during later shots, but when the murder is discovered, he is still on the telephone.
Before William is killed, the dog is on the desk. When the killer enters the room the dog is at the killer's feet. When William is discovered dead, the dog is on the desk again.
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When McCordle's coffin is shown loaded into the hearse, there are only two men closing the back of the hearse. There are no other pall bearers in sight. It would require more than two men to carry a coffin with a man the size of McCordle in it out of the house and to lift it into the hearse. Only two men trying that would find it impossible.
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