Best movie mistakes of 1945

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State Fair picture

Continuity mistake: When Dana Andrews and Jeane Craine are on the roller coaster, as it goes down the first dip, she stand up and he yells at her to sit down, but his mouth never moves. Also, the positions of the riders change from scene to scene.

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Kolberg picture

Other mistake: In the opening scene of this German movie from 1944, a panoramic view of the city of Potsdam is shown with the subtitle "Potsdam 1813". In the background, the two high radio masts of the Potsdam Military Communication Central can be seen very clearly before the sky.

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Spellbound picture

Revealing mistake: The "hand" holding the gun rotates 180 degrees while the shooter's point of view does not move. A real hand can't reproduce that motion without moving extremely close to the face.

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Objective, Burma! picture

Continuity mistake: After the raid on the Japanese radar site as Errol Flynn is on the radio sitting next to a radioman talking to the supply plane his hair is sweaty and forming circles on his forehead. When the scene shifts to a close-up of Errol his hair is in straight lines.Then when the scene goes back to the two of them his hair is in circles again.

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Brief Encounter picture

Continuity mistake: Even though the heavy rain had only just stopped, as Laura sits alone on the bench, the pavements around her are completely dry.

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Our Vines Have Tender Grapes picture

Revealing mistake: In the process shot (dummy auto front seat, scenery visible in back window) where father and daughter are driving off to see the circus, Eddie G. makes a left turn and the scenery follows; but he forgets to return the steering wheel to center, even though the scenery shows the car has straightened out on the new course. Funny - even titans nod. That car should still be circling somewhere.

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I Know Where I'm Going! picture

Factual error: This is not an error in the film itself, but in some supplementary material on the DVD, in which Margot FitzSimons, the actress who plays Bridie, is identified as the sister of Maureen O'Sullivan. She is in fact the sister of Maureen O'Hara.

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Continuity mistake: When Jerry is pretending to dance with the placecard mascots at the restaurant, the last mascot he dances with initially has red hair, but when the two pretend to skate on the mirror, her hair is now blonde.

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The Bullfighters picture

Continuity mistake: Laurel and Hardy climb a pile of hay to get away from an angry bull. They fall into a wagon which begins to careen out of control and race downhill. The close-ups use rear-screen projection that shows a tree-filled forest. In the long shots, however, the wagon is speeding through a cactus-covered desert. (00:45:45)

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Draftee Daffy picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy sees the man from the draft board, he puts various items in front of the door to prevent him from entering. But when he goes to the door with his packed suitcases, the items have all gone.

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Herr Meets Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs arrives in Germany, he opens up his map and you can see that the map is folded in the centre, yet when viewed from behind, it is not.

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Hare Tonic picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd comes into a room and finds that it is painted with spots, you can see that he is standing by the table but in the next shot he is standing by the door.

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The Jade Mask picture

Continuity mistake: The policeman drives up to the house and parks his motorcycle facing the front door. He goes to the door to talk and then returns to his motorcycle and prepares to leave. When he gets back to the motorcycle, it is now parked facing away from the door. (00:08:05)

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Thunderhead - Son of Flicka picture

Continuity mistake: Ken's mother makes his jockey shirt using dark blue and gold as their racing colors. When Ken rides Thunderhead in his first race, Ken's jockey shirt is now light green and beige and the design is different. Ken's family owns Thunderhead, and race horse owners must have specific registered racing colors and patterns. Ken would not suddenly be wearing a differently-colored shirt.

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Blithe Spirit picture

Continuity mistake: Just before Charles sees Elvira, he takes a cigarette from a box and lights it, but when he goes to get a drink, the cigarette is gone.

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House of Dracula picture

Revealing mistake: In the cave scene, when Dr. Edelman and Talbot come upon Frankenstein's monster in the mud, there is a skeleton lying beside the monster, which Dr. Edelman identifies as probably Dr. Niemann. The prop is an obvious lab skeleton, as you can very clearly see the circumferential line around the skull cap. Also, if you look closely in several shots, you can make out the hook at the top of the skull where it would hang from a lab stand. (00:24:35)

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Nasty Quacks picture

Revealing mistake: When we see the duckling growing up to being Daffy Duck, the calendar behind him keeps changing months but the position of the days are exactly the same.

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Hare Trigger picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs pours red ink on Sam's head, he leaves the bottle on its side and there is a label saying "Ink" on it. In the next shot, the word "Ink" has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the hunter is holding the piece of paper that was in the satchel at the end of the cartoon, you can see that his left hand is on the side of the paper, but in the next shot it is now on the corner.

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Donald's Crime picture

Continuity mistake: When Donald sees the "reward" poster with a picture of him on the telegraph pole, you can see that the last two zeros of the reward have two lines under them, but when Donald starts tearing off the posters, there is now only one line.

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