Best movie mistakes of 1947
Continuity mistake: When Dr. Sawyer is giving Kris the exam, during the part where Kris is doing the physical coordination test, we see Kris from Sawyer's point of view, and Sawyer is drumming his fingers. When the shot switches to Kris's, he is fingering his eyebrow. When it switches back, fingers drumming. Finally, when it switches back again, his hands are neatly folded in front of him.
Other mistake: In the 1946 MGM film "Good News" - there is a minor flub in the last musical dance number -The Varsity Drag. About 131.13 into the film- a woman dancer wearing a pink dress - just to the left of the screen- stumbles forward and almost falls onto her face while dancing. They left this scene in for some reason.
Continuity mistake: When the school house picks up a blackboard marked PIG, there are two of the giant letter blocks behind it. A red one with O and a dark purplish blue one where the letter is hidden by the walkway. But when the blackboard is knocked down and turns into a puddle of black mud, the blocks behind it are now a white block with the letter N and a light blue block with the letter L.
Continuity mistake: When Daffy disturbs the man by hitting the door on his room with a hammer, the man leaves and you can see that Daffy puts one of the fingers of his right hand on his beak. When we see the man going down the lift in the next shot, Daffy no longer has his finger on his beak.
Continuity mistake: When Pluto slides on the floor after coming out of the closet, he goes under the bed and Mickey's shirt, trousers and top hat fall onto it. But when Mickey comes out of the bathroom and slips on the soap, the hat is now on the shirt and a pair of shoes have appeared out of nowhere.
Continuity mistake: In the scene towards the very end of the film when Sister Ruth goes to see Mr. Dean, she is wearing a great deal of lipstick - in fact, her make-up is indicative of her having left the religious order run by Sister Clodagh. She becomes hysterical and faints. When she wakes up she's no longer wearing any lipstick (no indeed any make-up at all).
Continuity mistake: When the cat places the tiny canary on to the plate, the salt and pepper pots on the table change positions between shots, and the cabinets in the background disappear. He also has a knife and fork in his hands, but after the canary says he's been sick, we return to the cat and the knife and fork have disappeared.
Continuity mistake: When Robert Taylor escapes from the asylum, and is driving the second car he steals, the car is shown at least once with windshield wipers pivoting from above the windshield, then shown with the wipers pivoting from below the windshield. Clearly, these are two different cars. I think the studio borrowed wiper footage from the scene in which he is driving the first stolen car, to use at moments in the scene in which he is driving in the second car.
Plot hole: Early in the movie, when Joe Stefanos tells Mary, the owner of the luncheonette, that he found Jeff Bailey by passing by and seeing the name on the sign of the gas station, it makes no sense. He only knew him by the name Jeff Markham. Even if he was just lying to her, he uses the same explanation when he is alone talking to Jeff. We never know how he found him.