For some incredibly bad films, seeing the end credits can be the highlight! But occasionally if you pay close attention you’ll find some real nuggets of comedy gold and utter randomness contained within those closing captions. Here’s 10 of the strange movie credits in the history of film, do let us know if you’ve spotted any different once recently and we’ll add them to the list.
1. An American Werewolf in London (1981) had an end title congratulating Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their recent wedding.
2. The Beatles’ 1965 film Help! was “dedicated to Elias Howe who invented the sewing machine in 1846.”
3. Political correctness and feminism took hold in Slam Dance (1987). The “best boy” is credited as “best person.”
4. Solomon and Sheba (1959) features a credit for “orgy sequence advisor.”
5. The making of The Cotton Club (1965) involved so much litigation that the credits even included one for the law firm representing the successful litigants.
6. The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987) has a credit to the restaurant director for his Eggs Benedict.
7. Chosen Survivors (1974) features a credit for “technical consultant on vampire bats.”
8. Probably the only film which managed to spell its own star’s name wrong was in the credits to The Bit Part (1987), an Australian film, which billed topliner Chris Haywood as “Chris Heywood.”
9. The Italian religious epic The Old Testament (1922), a silent movie, was released on America in three versions with three different sets of title cards: one for Protestants, one for Roman Catholics, and one for Jews.
10. Night Patrol (1984), a typical ’80s comedy, has the end credits listed in French for some inexplicable reason.