Best mystery movie continuity mistakes of 1941

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 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.

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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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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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