Best movie mistakes of 1942
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Continuity mistake: When Woody has the landing gear lowered on the burning airliner, only the right main gear comes down. When Pappy warns him that the other gear isn't down, he pulls up and goes around. As the camera pans over the plane, it shows the left gear down, and the right up. Then when Woody retracts the gear, once again the right one is down.
Factual error: This relates to the first movie with this title, the one with Jack Benny in it. About midway in the film there is a scene with Polish pilots in the RAF in a room. It cuts to a brief shot of airplanes flying which obviously purports to show the Polish pilots flying their airplanes. But, the airplanes shown are circa 1935 U. S. Army Air Corps Consolidated two place fighters, never used by the RAF and in fact totally obsolete and never used by any air force during WWII.
Continuity mistake: When Spencer Tracy takes Katharine Hepburn to the baseball game (about 20 minutes into the film), several plays supposedly from that game are shown. Some of the plays take place on a diamond that has a well manicured dirt path from the pitchers mound to home plate, while others take place on a diamond with an all grass infield and no path.
Continuity mistake: The closeup of the Soda City calendar shows a much heavier coating of spider webs than the previous shot.
Revealing mistake: In the scene towards the beginning, when the Chinese mob are talking in the car junk yard, the Chinese guy about to be crushed to death is begging for mercy. While the Chinese mob are talking, when the camera pans to the guy about to be killed, you can clearly see that it's a dummy, then in the next shot it's the real guy again.
Factual error: When King Cutler shoots his brother near the end of the film, he uses a revolver, a weapon not produced until the next decade.
Visible crew/equipment: In the final musical number "Strictly off the Record", you can clearly see the shadow of the microphone boom during part of the number.
Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end of the fairground scene, as Michael and Ellen are walking to the right, and just before the cop tells them one of the stolen bills has been passed to the dress shop, the shadow of the boom microphone is visible across the brick wall in the background. (00:22:20)JohnConnor
Continuity mistake: When Elmer starts hypnotising the bear, the book he was reading is beside him. Later on, it disappears.
Continuity mistake: When we see Donald Duck at the beginning of the cartoon, he is holding a piece of paper in his left hand, but in the next shot the paper has disappeared.