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.

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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

Revealing mistake: When the narrator says that Superman can leap a tall building in a single bound and shows Superman doing so, you can see in the background by some trees, an odd animation glitch. A curved, thin black line by the trees wiggling back and forth.

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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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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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Chef Donald picture

Continuity mistake: When Donald has his head stuck in the bowl of food mixture, you can see that the waffle maker has nothing on the bottom plate, but when Donald gets his tail grilled by the machine, another handle has appeared.

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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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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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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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Suspicion picture

Continuity mistake: Johnnie, Lina and Beaky are playing anagrams. Lina spells out the word MURDER with an M as the first letter. The shot cuts away and then back again, and now the first letter is an inverted W.

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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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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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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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