Best romance movie mistakes of 1940

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The Sea Hawk picture

Continuity mistake: As the crew of an English ship are crouched down on deck prior to a battle with a Spanish galleon, one of them stands up and moves to the other side. As he does so part of the background projection (ocean and sky) is shown on his back.

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The Philadelphia Story picture

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.

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His Girl Friday picture

Continuity mistake: While eating lunch with Walter, the front angle of Hildy shows her hands down. The rear angle shows her hand on her cheek.

Jack's Revenge
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Road to Singapore picture

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.

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The Shop Around the Corner picture

Continuity mistake: As he is talking, Jimmy Stewart is writing on small boxes and placing them in a pile. He sets one down, and when the camera changes, he's suddenly got one in his hand again. (00:27:35)

Jack's Revenge
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Rebecca picture

Audio problem: When Maxim gives Mrs. De Winter the bunch of flowers, right after they are married, she says a few times "lovely", the last time she says it, her mouth is closed.

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Santa Fe Trail picture

Factual error: The movie "Santa Fe Trail" (1940) starring Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan and Raymond Massey, is the story of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859. The president is shown to be Abraham Lincoln, who wasn't inaugurated until February of 1861

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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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Foreign Correspondent picture

Other mistake: In the windmill scene, the windmill reverses directions twice to signal the airplane. However when Joel McRae enters the windmill and we see the machinery it is obvious that there is no mechanism to reverse the windmill against the wind.

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