Best movie mistakes of 1943

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The Ox-Bow Incident picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Gerald Tetley confronts Major Tetley (his father)and talks about how his father gave the order for three innocent men to be hanged. His father listens till Gerald finishes then walks to a door feeling guilty, opens it and goes inside the room. The shot is focused on the door. A shot rings out and the Major has killed himself. Meanwhile we still see the door, then it opens and within a second the shot goes back to Gerald. (01:10:10)

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We Dive at Dawn picture

Continuity mistake: When John Mills is looking through the periscope whilst searching for the German battleship the side view shows him moving the periscope from right to left, but when it suddenly cuts to a shot of what he is actually seeing through it the periscope is strangely moving from left to right.

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This Is the Army picture

Continuity mistake: During the opening of "This Is the Army" [the stage musical], there is a large choir of men singing the opening number, "Some Dough For The Army Relief": from about the second row back, the men's mouths are moving appropriately for the lyrics they're singing, but much of the front row is singing with these obnoxious cheesy grins, not even bothering with more than the most feeble attempt at proper mouth movement. [This is painfully evident during the line "let him do what we had to do."]. (00:48:50)

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Shadow of a Doubt picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the pull-back shot from "Young" Charlie while she's in the library, the shadow of the camera is visible on her back.

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Phantom of the Opera picture

Revealing mistake: Towards the end when the Phantom's lair is collapsing, you can see bricks falling into the sewer water and floating. Obviously they were made out of light-weight material and not out of actual stone.

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Ich vertraue dir meine Frau an picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the boxing fight between Heinz R├╝hmann and Paul Dahlke climaxes on the trampoline you see the cables they're attached to.

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Sahara picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the tank crew meet up with the weary band of soldiers, Fred Clarkson (Lloyd Bridges) has a very distinctive graze on the right side of his forehead. It seems to disappear then appear then disappear during the film. When Clarkson lies injured there is no sign of the graze - there should at least be a small mark of the graze but there is nothing.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tarzan rescues Connie from a lynching, Connie jumps onto the horse ridden by Tarzan with her hands firmly tied behind her back. They then ride into the desert followed by their captors. A close up shot shows Connie is untied and is holding onto Tarzan. In the next few shots Connie's hands are once again tied behind her back.

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Tarzan Triumphs picture

Revealing mistake: In this scene we see Cheetah jumping down from a tree to the ground. In the next shot we see Cheetah and a circle of light moves, which indicates they were using a mirror or even a light for extra lighting to brighten up the shot. This happens very briefly and is very noticeable.

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Johnny Come Lately picture

Continuity mistake: The bandage Jane places on Tom's forehead changes its size and angle between takes. (01:10:45)

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Guadalcanal Diary picture

Factual error: When the troopships join up with the naval units, a Nevada or Pennyslvania class battleship with tripod masts is shown.however, in July 1942, Oklahoma and Arizona were sunk, and Nevada and Pennyslvania were undergoing repairs stateside.

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The Fifth-Column Mouse picture

Continuity mistake: When the mice are serving the cat, there is a mouse who is taking the cat's order and he drops his notepad on the floor when he says "Mouse?" and runs off. But when we see a full view of the cat and the mice in the next shot, the notepad is nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: When Junior goes to the fireplace to shout for Santa Claus to come down the chimney, there are stockings down the left hand side of the fireplace, but when Santa Claus (The Wolf) comes down the chimney, several of the stockings have disappeared.

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Baby Puss picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry emerges from the dollhouse wearing the doll's clothes, you can see the safety pin on Tom's diaper is pointing up, but when see Jerry strolling past him in the next shot, the pin is now lying face down.

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Yankee Doodle Daffy picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy gives Porky his card, Porky holds it with both hands but a close-up of the card shows him holding it with only one hand.

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The Wise Quacking Duck picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Mr Meek with his axe at the beginning of cartoon, you can see there is nothing in the fence beside him, but in the next shot, wire fencing has suddenly appeared.

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The Yankee Doodle Mouse picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry launches his egg carton, there are initially three light bulbs in the back, but when he releases the bulbs, there are now four.

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Dumb-Hounded picture

Continuity mistake: When Droopy is standing the door, he tells the convict he's going to call the cops. At this point you can see there is nothing next to Droopy on the frame, but in the very next shot a hinge has appeared.

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The More the Merrier picture

Other mistake: When Benjamin Dingle first steps into Connie Milligan's apartment, a closed bedroom door in the background inexplicably swings wide open on its own, right in the middle of the shot.

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man picture

Factual error: When the moon starts to rise as Larry is lying in the hospital bed, the light from the moon is shown moving from the floor up to his bed. Since the moon is appearing from the horizon, the light should be moving from the wall down to the floor.

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