Best movie continuity mistakes of 1944

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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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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

Continuity mistake: When McMurray enters his office at the start of the film, he places his hand on the table and sits down. The position of the hand is different between shots.

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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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The Lodger picture

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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Die Feuerzangenbowle picture

Continuity mistake: Ackermann is asked to write names and biodata of important German writers on the blackboard when Pfeiffer enters the classroom late because of a fake toothache. When the camera is back on Ackermann he has completed the task in a fraction of the time he would have actually needed. (01:08:55)


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The Way Ahead picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Lieutenant Perry orders two men to take the Vickers .303 machine gun into the Frenchmans cafe. It cuts to a close up of the gun, which shows it's a WW2 era Vickers with a smooth water jacket. The men run and pick it up, and carry it into the cafe. When the scene cuts to inside the cafe, the Vickers has suddenly changed to a WW1 era Vickers with a fluted water jacket, which it stays as for the rest of the film.

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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 Plane Daffy mistake picture

Continuity mistake: At the flight station, when the captain addresses his men and says, "That's 28 men and 28 tries," the captain's ribbons, medals, and cap change colors. (00:03:15)

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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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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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Murder, My Sweet picture

Continuity mistake: Dick Powell puts his gun in his left trenchcoat pocket and then 2 minutes later takes the same gun out of his right pocket.

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The Scarlet Claw picture

Continuity mistake: The postman walks into the tavern as the bell tolls. When he sits at the table with the others, everyone changed position at the cut. The bearded man had his hand on his glass, and now it's gone, and the priest's hand was not on the table, but then it is. (00:02:15)

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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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The Old Grey Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny is saying farewell to Elmer Fudd at his grave, the amount of dirt next to the grave changes between shots.

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Screwball Squirrel picture

Continuity mistake: When Screwy goes into the phone box when the phone rings, you can see the door is right behind him when he enters the box. But when he closes the door to blow a raspberry at Meathead during his telephone call, the door is now on the left-hand side.

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