Best movie mistakes of 1942

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Bambi (1942)

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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)

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.

Saboteur picture

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.

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.

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.

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)

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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.

The Wacky Wabbit picture

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.

Case of the Missing Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is playing "Red Light" with Ala Bahma, you can see that the hat on the table has been boarded up with wood and nails, but when Ala Bahma pulls out his shotgun towards the end of the cartoon, the wood and the nails on the hat have disappeared.

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

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.

The Hare-Brained Hypnotist picture

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.

Puss n' Toots picture

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.

Cat People picture

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
The Impatient Patient picture

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.

My Favorite Duck picture

Continuity mistake: When Porky is making his breakfast on the stove, the direction of the frying pan handle changes between shots.

In Old California picture

Factual error: The events depicted in the movie occur around the time of the California gold rush in 1848, yet every man and his dog wields an 1873 Colt Peacemaker.

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The Wabbit Who Came to Supper picture

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.

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon picture

Revealing mistake: Inventor Dr.Tobel is shown with his bomb sight. Later in the film we see the same equipment, only this time it is Sherlock Holmes' ultraviolet light apparatus. (00:22:05 - 00:45:30)

Duncan
Reunion in France picture

Continuity mistake: When Reginald Owen who is a British agent posing as a German hits a German Captain on the head the German doesn't have a hat on.When he pushes the German out of the car when the body falls out it has a hat on. (01:31:45)

Across the Pacific picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, as a plane is getting ready to run down the airstrip, Bogie knocks the gunman out, then uses the gun to shoot the plane in its tracks. When the machine gun starts to fire, it has a long strip of bullets, then fewer, and so on.

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Kings Row picture

Continuity mistake: Robert Cummings is talking to a Viennese doctor. The doctor lights a match for his pipe. Then, in the next shot, there is no match.

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