Best movie mistakes of 1942

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Bambi picture

Continuity mistake: After the great fire scene there is a racoon that drags her baby to shore and begins cleaning it. A few seconds later the baby has jumped across to the other side of his father and siblings, but the mother does not stop licking.

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Casablanca picture

Continuity mistake: In the final scenes at the airport, when Rick is talking to Major Strasser, the epaulettes on Strasser's shoulders alternately appear and disappear. (01:40:05)

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The Pride of the Yankees picture

Continuity mistake: Near the start, when the kid is holding the card of Babe Ruth in his hand, the position of his fingers on the card changes between shots.

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Arabian Nights picture

Revealing mistake: In the beginning, the harem teacher and his pupils read the story (which becomes the movie) from the book Arabian Nights. The huge book propped up in front of the old man, though, is only an empty cover with no pages at all.

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Flying Tigers picture

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.

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Holiday Inn picture

Continuity mistake: After their first number, Ted and Jim are in their dressing room, Jim is buttoning his left cuff and then pulls down his right sleeve. In the next shot, he does this again.

Jack's Revenge
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To Be or Not To Be picture

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.

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Ride 'Em Cowboy picture

Continuity mistake: When Abbott and Costello are on the train. Costello walks over to see the guys playing poker. In the background a man closes the back door of the train. As Costello passes you see the door is open again and the same guy closes it again. (00:17:10)

Greg Weisgerber
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Road to Morocco picture

Factual error: Orville says that he born on September 13, 1913, a Friday. That was actually a Saturday. (00:46:10)

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Woman of the Year picture

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.

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Saboteur picture

Continuity mistake: The closeup of the Soda City calendar shows a much heavier coating of spider webs than the previous shot.

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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.

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Reap the Wild Wind picture

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.

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Yankee Doodle Dandy picture

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.

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This Gun For Hire picture

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
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Kings Row picture

Continuity mistake: Robert Cummings makes a cup of tea, with milk. But when he puts the cup and saucer on the table, the tea is black, no milk.

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Case of the Missing Hare picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the cartoon, Bugs is holding a blackberry pie and you can see that the background behind him is green, but when he says "I do'd it!" and pushes the pie into Ala Bahma's face, the background changes to yellow.

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Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner picture

Audio problem: When we see the moth singing on his way to the bar, his mouth doesn't move.

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The Hare-Brained Hypnotist picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer starts hypnotising the bear, the book he was reading is beside him. Later on, it disappears.

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Donald Gets Drafted picture

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.

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