Best movie mistakes of 1940
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Factual error: When Kharis is being examined by Petrie, he says that the lines on his face were caused by him being buried alive. In the next sentence he goes on to say that Kharis shows the best example of the embalmer's art that he has ever seen. Strange - if you're planning on buring someone alive you wouldn't embalm them first - that process would kill them!
Continuity mistake: In the scene where a drunk Connor visits CK Dexter Haven at his home after Uncle Willie's party, Dexter's pyjamas and dressing gown change from shot to shot. First his pyjama top is done up, then it is open, then done up, then open again.
Continuity mistake: In the first fight scene aboard the boat, Ace's hat falls off his head. He then breaks through a door and falls down. As he stands up, the hat reappears on his head.
Continuity mistake: Near the beginning Harriet Vane produces tokens for herself & Lord Peter Wimsey of miniature handcuffs with one cuff "open to symbolise we're giving up on crime". She puts hers on as a bracelet. Immediately after & several times throughout the film it's clear hers is a set of closed handcuffs.Christopher Walters
Continuity mistake: Trying to figure out how to move with the new heavy weighted horse shoes on, Spunky trips up all over himself and winds up spinning on his belly at the barn entrance. When he stops, he is facing the camera and his body is diagonally facing into the building. Then the camera cuts back as the peddler returns and suddenly Spunky is diagonally facing out of the building. (00:04:35)Quantom X
Continuity mistake: Baxter and Beecher are riding in a horse-drawn wagon. As they go across a bridge, the train carrying the Marx Brothers approaches. Baxter and Beecher leap off the bridge, one jumping to the right and one jumping to the left, but they are side by side when they land in the river below.
Continuity mistake: Watch the hinges when Goldilocks is at the wolf's house. In some shots they are on the front door; others they aren't.
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