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Against a Crooked Sky picture

Continuity mistake: When Molly dismounts her horse near the end of the movie the blanket slides off. A second later the blanket appears back on the horse.


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Montana Sky picture

Continuity mistake: Pickles is killed by multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck, as well as being scalped. But in the scene where Willa finds him, and when he is seen in his body bag, there is not a drop of blood to be seen anywhere on his face or clothes.


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Annie Get Your Gun picture

Continuity mistake: When Annie finishes her song about "doin' what comes naturally," she grabs her rifle and uses the butt to shoo the children towards the house. The man she is talking to is close enough that she could touch him with the gun if she wanted too. The shot changes to a longer shot of the same view and the man is suddenly 5 or 6 feet further away, where the gun would no longer reach him.


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Pancho's Hideaway picture

Continuity mistake: When we see a close-up of the meter, there is a box saying "10 Centavos for One Hour." The words were not in the box in the previous shot.

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The Scalphunters picture

Continuity mistake: Joe Bass, freshly robbed by the Indians, is asking the slave "You come a long way from home, you ran away?" In his hand is a bottle of liquor with the cork on. Change shot, the bottle is open. New change, and now the bottle is closed again. (00:08:00)

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West of the Pecos picture

Continuity mistake: Rill Lambeth asks her French maid to cut her hair, but she refuses. Rill takes then the matter in her own hands, aided also by a towel that magically appeared between shots. (00:14:30)

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Bugs Bunny Rides Again picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs says "Gin! You lose!" at the end of the card game, he is wearing a cowboy hat and gun holster, but when we see Bugs in the next shot, the hat and holster have gone.

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Ride Lonesome picture

Continuity mistake: Sam Boone walks Ben Brigade to the horses holding his rifle, and they have a bit of a chat by and about the captive Billy. During this scene, the handkerchief at Randolph Scott's neck waves like mad in the wind over his shoulder under one camera angle, and it is still and in front of the chest in the other. (00:09:30)

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Man from Snowy River 2 picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene before the race, the butler is leaning against the wall smoking. When he gets off the wall, there is a large grey smudge on his black suit, but the next time we see the back of his suit there is no mark. (00:13:00)

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News of the World picture

Continuity mistake: When Johanna and the Captain are being chased by Mr Almay and his associates, their position in the wagon changes. First Johanna is on the Captain's left. Next shot she is on his right. Next shot she is back on his left. (00:42:14)

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Belle Starr picture Belle Starr mistake picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Belle dismounts from the horse and gets in front of Mammy Lou. Her hands are lowered in the wide angle but raised in the closer view. (00:04:00)

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The Frisco Kid picture

Continuity mistake: While pointing his pistol at Matt Diggs, the Rabbi cocks the pistol's hammer. A split second later from another angle, the pistol's hammer is down.

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A Stranger in Town picture

Continuity mistake: Aguilar is restless during the party, and he picks a tarot card from the table, which turns out to be Death arcane. In close-up the card is held by a single hand, but Frank Wolff is holding the card between both hands both before and after that shot. (00:42:20)

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Wild and Woolly Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is performing his shooting stunt in the saloon, you can see the entrance behind Sam has nothing between it. When Sam tells Bugs he's missed, we cut to Bugs who says "Wait!" and then return to Sam, and this time there are doors between the entrance.

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The Mark of Zorro picture

Continuity mistake: In the climactic sword fight between Power and Rathbone, the Captain hand Diego a sword and they immediately start a classic duel. At end, Diego pulls off a dueling glove that he had never put on.


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Bald Mountain picture Bald Mountain mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Juliano and Joaquin are having their pictures taking celebrating the first earnings from their own gold pit. All of a sudden between shots, the photographer loses the cigarette behind his ear. (00:18:50)

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Way Out West picture

Continuity mistake: When Stan and Ollie arrive at Brushwood Gulch, they show Mickey Finn the deed they've got for Mary Roberts, and it has a couple of holes in it from where Stan has been keeping it in his shoe; Ollie even unfurls it to show the camera it's got holes. But in every other shot after that, whenever the deed is shown, it's got no holes in it whatsoever and is perfectly clean.

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The Long Riders picture

Continuity mistake: When Cole and the halfbreed duel with knives, the fabric they hold in their mouths as a tether keeps flipping over, meaning the end of the cloth hangs out the left side of the mouth, then the right, and left again - several times for both actors - even tho the fight is continuous and they make no moves that would change this.


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Gunman's Walk picture Gunman's Walk mistake picture

Continuity mistake: David Hackett is talking business organizing ranch business while his brother Ed is leaning on the counter, gawking at the beautiful Clee and passing her cloth. He has his right arm up in the close-ups, but the left arm up in the wider shots. (00:04:55)

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