Best movie mistakes of 1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood picture

Revealing mistake: When Will Scarlet finds the injured Much in Sherwood Forest about three quarters of the way through the movie, a white vehicle can be seen travelling from right to left in the background.

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The Lady Vanishes picture

Plot hole: When Iris Henderson and her two friends arrive at the hotel, Iris orders dinner and asks that it be sent up to "our" room. The waiter arrives when the three are changing. But later, when it's time for bed, Iris says good night to her friends, who leave her alone in the room (as she must be for the sake of subsequent developments).

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Bringing up Baby picture

Continuity mistake: In one of the early scenes where Baby, the pet leopard is introduced, you can tell that the scene was shot twice and overlapped. Baby's leash has an obvious gap in it, and the two halves move independently.

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Continuity mistake: In a sequence on London Transport's Chiswick skidpan a three axle LT class AEC Renown bus turns into a two axle STL AEC Regent while on the move, then back into an LT when parked.

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You Can't Take It With You picture

Continuity mistake: When Jimmy Stewart is talking to his girlfriend, he gives her a flower, and at different points in the conversation, she has it over her shoulder, or on her lap, depending on the angle of the shot.

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Porky's Party picture

Continuity mistake: When Porky is lighting the candles on the cake at the beginning of the cartoon, the position of the candles change between shots.

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Daffy Duck in Hollywood picture

Continuity mistake: Von Hamburger and the producer go to the movie theatre to watch the completed film and they sit at the back of the theatre to watch it. But when the film ends, the two have moved positions and are now at the front row.

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm picture

Audio problem: Shirley Temple is singing a medley of songs when she hits a block of wood with a stick. The sound effects are obviously not synchronized with Shirley's motions.

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Mickey's Trailer picture

Continuity mistake: When Mickey opens the door at the beginning of the cartoon, the lever next to it is pointing to the right. But in the next shot, the lever is now pointing to the left as Mickey pulls it to the right.

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Cracked Ice picture

Continuity mistake: When the St Bernard dog is preparing the drink for the frozen bird, he puts a cocktail stick with a piece of orange and a cherry into the glass, but when we see the dog holding the glass in the next shot, the cocktail stick has disappeared.

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Boat Builders picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the short, Mickey Mouse installs the ship's mast. But when we see the boat when it is completed, there is no mast.

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Boy Meets Girl picture

Continuity mistake: While he's talking to Benson in the hospital corridor, Law's handkerchief keeps changing positions in his coat pocket from one take to the next (tucked almost all the way in, then sticking up several inches, etc.).

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The Sisters picture

Continuity mistake: A couple of minutes before the end, when Louise and Frank embrace, from behind him her head is on his left shoulder; when the shot is reversed, her head is on his right shoulder.

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Farmyard Symphony picture

Continuity mistake: A sow is nursing four little pigs. When the farmer brings food, she rises and walks away, leaving behind five little pigs.

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Angels with Dirty Faces picture

Revealing mistake: During the flashback sequence showing Rocky's past crimes, two explosive devices are thrown at a shop window. Both bounce harmlessly off and land on the sidewalk, but the shop obligingly explodes anyway.

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