Best drama movie mistakes of 1939

Gone with the Wind picture

Factual error: Scarlett is seen walking on the main street on the way to the hospital. You can clearly see a light bulb in one of the street lights.

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Stagecoach picture

Visible crew/equipment: At Lees Ferry when the stagecoach is crossing the river, there is a shot from on top of the stagecoach. As the camera pans over to the river, a clear shadow of the camera and its film magazine are visible.

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Wuthering Heights picture

Continuity mistake: Cathy and Heathcliff run away from two dogs as they spy on the party and Heathcliff helps her up the wall. In the next shot he is already on the wall and jumps down.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington picture

Factual error: The filibuster scene gives the impression that the Senators were powerless to stop Jefferson Smith's speech. However, they can make a speaker shut up if at least 3/5 of the Senators vote to. From the Senators' reactions, a lot of them probably would have voted to silence Smith. (Clearly, if this had happened, the movie would be much less interesting).

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Of Mice and Men picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning of the movie when Lennie and George are running along the train, you'll see several shadows along the train car, one of them is of two cameramen filming the scene.

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The Roaring Twenties picture

Revealing mistake: When a car drives by a store front and two hand grenades are thrown at it, the hand grenades bounce back into the street before the store blows up.

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The Four Feathers picture

Factual error: In the last British battle at Omdurman near the end of the film, the British bugler is shown wearing a Pattern 1903 bandolier - not made until at least 5 years after the film is set.

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Juarez picture

Character mistake: On the proclamation announcing a plebiscite on a proposed "monarchy", the adjective "monarchical" is misspelled "monarchial".

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Son of Frankenstein picture

Revealing mistake: The landscape seen through the window of the train as the Frankensteins travel repeats itself several times.

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