Best movie mistakes of 1944

Arsenic and Old Lace picture

Continuity mistake: After Mortimer picks up Elaine and literally throws her out the front door, he locks it to make sure she doesn't just open the door and walk in again. When Aunt Abby goes to open the door for Mr. Gibbs less than a minute later, she doesn't have to unlock it.

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Meet Me in St. Louis picture

Continuity mistake: In the living room, during the party, Margaret O'Brien does a dance with a straw hat and cane with Judy Garland. In one shot Margaret has on blue slippers and in another shot she has on pink slippers.

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National Velvet picture

Continuity mistake: When Velvet and her mother are sitting and talking in the attic, her mother pours some gold coins into Velvet's lap. Velvet is sitting back on her feet, but a few seconds later, she raises up on her knees to hug her mother. The coins should go spilling everywhere, but we never see or hear them.

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Double Indemnity picture

Factual error: There's a scene when Barbara Stanwyck hides behind an open door to avoid beeing seen by Edward G.Robinson leaving Fred MacMurray`s apartment. To make this possible the apartment door opens outside into the corridor, which is an elegant solution for this situation in the movie. But in the real world no apartment door would open by swinging into the corridor because this would give a visitor standing there a punch on the nose when the resident opens the door.

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves picture

Plot hole: Jamiel delivers Ali Baba's ransom note to Hulagu Khan by throwing a knife, and the shocked Khan and his guards look to the window. Since Jamiel does not duck away immediately, he should have been seen and identified immediately, but nothing of that sort happens.

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Die Feuerzangenbowle picture

Factual error: In the chemistry lesson on alcoholic fermentation there is written on the blackboard: H6P5O11 -> cane sugar, which is plain nonsense.

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The Way Ahead picture

Factual error: At the beginning of the film, just after the credits, there is a definition of the word 'army'. It is claimed to be from the 'Encyclopaedia Brittanica', an obvious spelling error - "Brittanica" should have one T and 2 N's.

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Gaslight picture

Continuity mistake: When the maid is out on the street calling a cab, the policeman shows up. The distance between them changes from close to farther away, between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the lodger is looking down the stairs at Daisy (who has just been handcuffed as a joke), his body faces the railing in one shot, the wall in the next, then the railing again.

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Tall In The Saddle picture

Continuity mistake: The first time Dave takes the liquor bottle out of his shirt, he unscrews the cap before taking a swallow. The second time, on the stage, he pulls a cork out with his teeth.

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The Woman in the Window picture

Plot hole: Note: Spoiler... The professor attempts to kill himself, not realizing that his blackmailer has been killed by the police. It is then revealed that his misadventures were all a dream. How can you dream of events that are unknown to you?

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Zorro's Black Whip picture

Plot hole: Vic Gordon finds the Black Whip's clothes and puts them on. Then he goes to rescue Barbara Meredith (the real Black Whip). Strangely, her outfit fits him perfectly. In other scenes, he is taller and more muscular than she is. Did she keep several sets of clothes in various sizes, including boots?

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Buffalo Bill picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where we see school children leaving the building and are going home we see two children go over to the see saw to ride on it. Buffalo Bill is talking to a little girl just outside the doorway and when it cuts in for a closer shot of the girl, you can see in the background there are now four children on the see saw; then again when the little girl starts walking home its back to the original two children who were on the see saw earlier on.

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Plane Daffy picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy kisses Hatta Mari, there is lipstick on the end of his beak when he says "Something new has been added!", but in the next shot the lipstick has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Jerry attempts to blow a bubble with the paste-covered gum that Tom gave him, he is initially standing by the wall but in the next shot he is now next to Tom.

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Hare Force picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester thinks he's killed Bugs Bunny, the snowman melts on the pillow and leaves a huge puddle of water, but when Granny asks "What's going on down there?", we return to Sylvester and Bugs and the puddle has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom Turk escapes from the snowman, he burrows under the snow and you can see there is a burrow trail next to Daffy when Tom Turk puts his tail on the back of Daffy. But when we see Daffy a couple of shots later, the burrow trail is nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: The book Sniffles is reading is coloured green in long shots, yet in close ups it is yellow.

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The Million Dollar Cat picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry goes to the door, you can see the telegram is by the letter box and after reading the telegram, he throws it away and jumps for joy. But when Jerry goes to show Tom the telegram, it is now back in its original position.

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Tick Tock Tuckered picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Porky and Daffy sleeping at the start of the cartoon, you can see that the light above Porky's bed has nothing on it, but when Porky goes to bed later on, the light now has a cord attached to it.

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The Old Grey Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd picks up the newspaper beside him, you can see that he is holding the paper with his hands whilst looking at the front page, but when we see the newspaper in the next shot, his hands are nowhere to be seen.

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Stage Door Cartoon picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd shoots Bugs Bunny's dress after discovering he was one of the can-can dancers, there are pieces of Bugs' dress on the floor. But when Bugs runs back after Elmer points his gun at him, the pieces have disappeared.

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Hare Ribbin' picture

Continuity mistake: When the dog is sniffing Bugs Bunny, you can see that Bugs has his right hand on the tree while he is eating a carrot, but when we see a close up of the dog in the next shot, Bugs' hand has disappeared.

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Screwball Squirrel picture

Continuity mistake: When Sammy Squirrel meets Screwy Squirrel, you can see that Sammy is holding a basket in her left hand, but in the next shot the basket has disappeared.

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Wilson (1944)

Wilson picture

Factual error: As the train with Wilson aboard pulls into a town toward the end of the movie the year is 1919. Through the window of the train, looking out into the parking lot, there are two cars from the mid to late 1930s.

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Ministry of Fear picture

Revealing mistake: Several pieces of furniture, including a large sofa, fall over before the suitcase bomb actually explodes.

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