Best movie revealing mistakes of 1941

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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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Revealing mistake: When the elephants are making fun of Dumbo in the train caboose, Dumbo's mother pulls a pin which causes the stall door above the other elephants to fall. When the door bounces back up, you can see that the animators forgot to draw the elephants' heads and trunks and only their bodies are visible.

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Revealing mistake: To save money during the beach picnic scene, Welles used stock footage from King Kong (1933) for the jungle background. You can quite clearly see pterodactyls flying in the background (confirmed on DVD commentary).

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Revealing mistake: When Larry is attacked by the werewolf, Bela, there are two shots when they are behind a tree, when he is actually fighting a man. (00:15:40)

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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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Revealing mistake: In the final scene where Miss O'Shaughnessy is in the elevator with the detective, the door closes and the elevator starts to 'descend', indicated by dark glass going down, supposedly because the lighted elevator is passing beyond the view of the exterior door. But if you look, you can still see the silhouette of Miss O'Shaughnessy behind the glass, not moving. It is just a piece of wood or something being lowered behind the glass to simulate the elevator going down.

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