Best movie mistakes of 1941

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Dumbo (1941)

Dumbo picture

Continuity mistake: When the elephants in the circus are making a pyramid on top of a ball, as it changes from shot to shot the colour of the blankets on their backs changes, and one of the elephants changes from grey to blue.

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The Maltese Falcon picture

Visible crew/equipment: After the ship's captain delivers the Falcon to Sam Spade's office, he collapses on the leather sofa in the foreground. Just after Spade's secretary says, "Is he ...?", the shadow of someone's head passes over the sofa.

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How Green Was My Valley picture

Revealing mistake: When the notice of impending strike is posted in the town, the American spelling of "labor" is used. A Welsh signwriter would have spelt it "labour."

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Citizen Kane picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene with the lovely dancing ladies, Cotten blows cigar smoke just before a cut to him from the opposite angle. From this angle there is no smoke. This takes place just before Wells throws his jacket to Cotten.

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Keep 'Em Flying picture

Continuity mistake: When Lou is finally convinced that he won't get hurt being the umpire in the "Hit The Umpire" game, he runs to take his place then stops in front of the batter. As Lou runs to take his place he isn't wearing a baseball cap, nor is he holding one in his hands, but in the next shot, when he gets hit in the head by the batter, one has mysteriously appeared on his head.

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Road to Zanzibar picture

Continuity mistake: When Dorothy Lamour gets out of the water and confronts Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, she's supposedly naked and covering herself with leaves. But you can see the flesh colored bathing suit she's wearing bunch up at the hips while she moves.

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The Wolf Man picture

Continuity mistake: Early in the film, when the gypsy Bela becomes a wolf that attacks Jenny and bites Talbot, he is in true four-legged animal form, sans clothing. After being killed, his human corpse is wearing clothes although it is remarked that his feet are bare. Later, when Talbot transforms, he is a Wolf-Man, wearing clothes and walking on two legs.

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The Little Foxes picture

Continuity mistake: Regina enters the house and places her umbrella in the corner. As she speaks to her husband, she first removes her right glove then her left. In the next shot, she turns toward the camera and removes her left glove again.

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Caught in the Draft picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Bob Hope and Lynne Overman are running through the artillery range the second time they fall you can see lights reflected off Bob's helmet as he is getting up.

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Superman picture

Continuity mistake: The Mad Scientist fires his weapon on a bridge and it chews away a large section of it. It then cuts to a video feed the scientist is watching and the damage of the bridge between what was shown and what is on his view screen do not match up.

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Truant Officer Donald picture

Continuity mistake: When Donald uses the jack to raise the hut onto his van, you can see the glass in the window is completely intact, but when he burrows under the hut a few shots later, the glass is now broken.

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Suspicion picture

Other mistake: When the invitation to the Hunt Ball is shown on the screen, it says that the ball is on Thursday, March 7, but on the night of the ball when Lena gets the telegram from Johnnie, the date of the telegram is March 8, 1938, which would have been the next day. And March 8, 1938, was actually a Tuesday and March 7, 1938 (the day of the Thursday Ball), was actually a Monday.

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Chef Donald picture

Continuity mistake: When we see the radio announcing "Mother Mallard's recipe", you can see that there is a fork next the radio, but when we see Donald doing the recipe, the fork has disappeared.

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Wabbit Twouble picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs puts up a "Camp Here" sign near his hole, you can see there is nothing behind the sign, but in the next shot a tree has suddenly appeared.

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The Midnight Snack picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see the refrigerator at the beginning of the cartoon, you can on the shelf underneath the celery there is a yellow container. In the next shot, the container has changed into two cream filled rolls.

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Buck Privates picture

Revealing mistake: A scene in which a group of soldiers appears to be running uphill was obviously filmed with a tilted camera because all the trees in the background are leaning at a 65-degree angle.

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The Night Before Christmas picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry appears from the hair of the toy lion, you can see that behind him there is a decoration and some purple baubles. In the next shot, the decoration has disappeared and the baubles are now much closer to the lion.

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Audio problem: Right at the beginning, a man is using a horse to plough a field, and behind him is a little girl, who finds an old doll that has been churned up by the plough. The little girl says,"Grandpa, look what I found." Grandpa and the horse stop working, but then he says, "Whoa, Nellie," to the horse, which has already been stopped for a while.

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Hold That Ghost picture

Visible crew/equipment: After the moving candle/ghost incident involving Ferdie and Camille, and before Moose Matson's money is discovered, Chuck and the doctor come running in, and they all start yelling and talking, there is a person (probably a crew member) briefly visible in the round window in the door in the background.

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Porky's Pooch picture

Continuity mistake: When Sandy is watching the chef toss hot cakes at the American Grill at the start of the cartoon, you can see there is a jug and some dishes at the far end of the counter, but when the camera pans in on the chef, the jug and dishes are now much closer to him.

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