Best movie mistakes of 1930

Animal Crackers picture

Other mistake: When Captain Spaulding first arrives near the beginning at the movie, he takes his hat off twice.

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All Quiet on the Western Front picture

Continuity mistake: In the fight sequence (just before Paul stabs the French soldier), supposedly a lump of rock strikes Paul's helmet, but doesn't dent it. When it cuts to the closeup, the helmet now sports a large dent.

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Brats (1930)

Brats picture

Continuity mistake: When Stan and Oliver's two sons are playing near the door of their bedroom, Stan Jr. Breaks the doorknob by pulling it, but when their fathers go up to their bedroom after hearing a noise, the doorknob is now completely fixed.

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Night Owls picture

Continuity mistake: Edgar Kennedy plays a cop who persuades Laurel & Hardy to break into the police chief's home so he can arrest them and "get in good with the Chief." Jimmy Finlayson plays the Chief's servant. When he hears noises, he stumbles at the top of the stairs and falls down the staircase. When he lands (it is obviously a stunt double), he is sprawled parallel to the stairs with his legs pointing to the right. In the close-up, he has reversed position and his legs are pointing to the left.

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Min and Bill picture

Continuity mistake: When she's confronting Bill, the maniacal look on Min's face disappears and reappears between full shots and close-ups.

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Below Zero picture

Continuity mistake: When Oliver is laughing after Stan tossed the woman's bucket in the street, the top of Oliver's coat and his bowler hat are covered in snow. In the next shot, the snow has disappeared.

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Blotto picture

Factual error: Oliver Hardy, inside a telephone booth, looks up Stan Laurel's number in a large directory. He finds the number on a page which is about one-fifth of the way from the beginning of the book. After he calls Stan and Stan hangs up on him, Ollie looks up the number again. This time he finds the number on a page which is about three-fourths of the way from the beginning of the book. Names beginning with "L" would not be on either of those pages but would be approximately two-fifths of the way into the book.

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Hog Wild picture

Continuity mistake: Oliver Hardy is teetering at the top of a ladder which is in the back of Stan Laurel's car. Stan is driving west on Wilshire Boulevard when Oliver, and the ladder, fall into the street. Oliver gets back into the car but now is it inexplicably atop the streetcar tracks and facing the opposite direction.

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The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case picture

Continuity mistake: While fishing on a dock, Stan crumples up part of a newspaper and throws it toward the water. When the newspaper blows back and hits Ollie's face, the pages are flat and uncrumpled.

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Continuity mistake: Stan and Ollie are sitting on the roof of their boarding house with their dog, Laughing Gravy, who had crawled up the chimney. The dog walks away from Stan and Ollie and disappears from the shot. In the next shot, the dog is sitting behind Stan.

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