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Goofs

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Character error 

On one occasion, in the last reel, Oxley addresses Lois as 'Miss Monroe' rather than 'Miss Laurel'
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Scientists refer to chimpanzees as monkeys. Chimpanzees are apes, not monkeys.
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Continuity 

When the kids tie up Hugh Marlowe, his coat is bungled up in the rope. After the cut when Grant comes out of the woods, the coat is smoothed out and the ropes are completely different around Marlowe.
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Barnaby and Lois drive past same drug store twice.
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When Barnaby and Lois leave the car lot in his new car, they cut in front of a large truck that turns off the street as they enter it. Further down the road they are seen passing the very same truck off the left side of the road.
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When Edwina jumps over the fence, her pant legs are rolled up. When she walks towards the front door, the pant legs are unfolded. After she walks into the house, they're rolled up again.
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When one of the chimps gets out of her cage and messes around with chemicals, before the action cuts away to three scientists discussing a hair restoring formula, the large vial into which the ape has been pouring the chemicals is full to the brim. When it cuts back to the Chimp in the laboratory, the same vial is only 2/3 full.
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Revealing mistakes 

Before the baby walks into the house and lays beside Edwina, a shadow can be seen just inside the front door that moves further into the room.
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After Hugh Marlowe has been "scalped", he is wearing a 'mohawk skull cap' which wrinkles up when he turns his head.
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When Barnaby and Edwina emerge from his office to see that Oxley and the other scientists are behaving like children, a panel in the 'wall' to the right of the door moves, and a gap can clearly be seen in the wall of the set looking into his office.
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When Edwina throws Barnaby out of the hotel room, he then tries to get back in, pushing on the door. The wall surrounding the door moves.
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