Continuity mistake: In the living room, during the party, Margaret O'Brien does a dance with a straw hat and cane with Judy Garland. In one shot Margaret has on blue slippers and in another shot she has on pink slippers.
Continuity mistake: The levels of soup in people's bowls change during the dinner scene at the beginning.
Audio problem: After Tootie sings 'I Was Drunk Last Night' you see a far away shot where Esther grabs her leg and says 'Tootie you very ba..' Cut to the close up where she repeats 'Tootie you very bad'
Factual error: At the beginning of the movie, when Mr. Smith comes home from work upset after losing a court case, Esther suggests that he make a career change. Mr. Smith responds saying he would like to play first base for the Baltimore Orioles. There was no baseball team in Baltimore until the 1950s.
Continuity mistake: When Esther comes down the side stairway to attend the party for her brother Lon, the grandfather clock is seen merrily ticking away. Yet when the camera angle changes to show her coming down the main stairway, the clock's pendulum is at a standstill.
Factual error: There are mountains in the background in several of the scenes, but there aren't actually any mountains in or near St Louis.