Best movie continuity mistakes of 1941

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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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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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The Wolf Man picture

Continuity mistake: When Larry is taken home after being bitten by the werewolf, the door opens and Larry is seen staggering in. In the next shot, the door is seen opening again.

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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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The Maltese Falcon picture

Continuity mistake: After going through his pockets, Spade holds Joel Cairo's three passports in his hand, but if you watch closely he puts four passports onto the top of the table. (00:25:50)

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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. (01:10:22)

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How Green Was My Valley picture

Continuity mistake: After Huw has been beaten by his teacher and has staggered home, his brothers find him lying in the street. They are angered and horrified by what has happened - one of them says "He cut you to the bone". Yet when they pick him up to carry him home, we get a clear view of his back, and there isn't a mark on him.

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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. (01:27:05)

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The Midnight Snack picture

Continuity mistake: When we see from Tom's view the fridge he is going to crash into, you can see the cheese is on the second shelf, but when he crashes into the fridge, it has moved to the top shelf.

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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

Continuity mistake: When Lina goes to visit her writer friend, she opens the gate, then closes it behind her. But when she leaves, the gate is open.

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Chef Donald picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the recipe sequence, the box of flour is initially coloured white but in the next shot changes to green.

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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 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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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Belle dismounts from the horse and gets in front of Mammy Lou. Her hands are lowered in the wide angle but raised in the closer view. (00:04:00)

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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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Sergeant York picture

Continuity mistake: When Alvin comes home in the morning his mother tosses a pail of water at him and not much of it touches his hair. Within a second or 2 the scene switches back and now his head is drenched.

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Hold That Ghost picture

Continuity mistake: Chuck and Ferdie are among six people who a driver drops off at an abandoned lodge. In the long shots of the lodge, rain is falling at a very sharp angle but in the close-ups the rain is coming straight down.

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