Best movie mistakes of 1942
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 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.
Continuity mistake: When Bugs hides in the hole from Elmer, he puts the cow skull over the hole. Elmer then takes away the skull and then puts his head in the hole. At this point, you can see that the background is a desert, but when Elmer takes his head out of the hole, it has changed to a cliff. The background goes back to a desert when Bugs appears in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: When the moth is in the bar, he pulls off part of the man's trouser leg and eats it. You can see that the tear mark has pieces of cloth around it, but when the moth says "And pre-war cuffs too!" the pieces of cloth have completely disappeared.
Continuity mistake: When Elmer pretends to be a rabbit, he jumps into a hole and there is a tree and a bush in the background. When Bugs tells him to come out of the hole, more trees and bushes have appeared.
Continuity mistake: When Jerry runs onto the record player, he runs next to a button panel and there are four buttons on it: Fast, Stop, Start and Change. But when he is pressing random buttons later on in the cartoon, a "Record" button has been added and the "Change" button has disappeared.
New this month Factual error: Irena, the central character of Cat People, says she is of Serbian ancestry, and that her ancestors fought the Mamluks for their national freedom. Serbia was part of the Islamic Ottoman Empire between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Mamluks were a military caste who ruled Egypt between 1250 and 1517. To say the Serbs fought the Mamluks for freedom would be comparable to saying that the USA fought the Vikings for independence in 1776.Rob Halliday
Continuity mistake: When Daffy sees Dr Jerkyl's house, he is holding a telegram in his hand that disappears when we see him in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: When Porky is making his breakfast on the stove, the direction of the frying pan handle changes between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Elmer opens the door and finds Bugs at the dressing table in ladies' underwear, you can see the door is positioned on the left hand side of the frame. But when we see Bugs, the door is now on the right hand side.
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