Best movie mistakes of 1947

They Won't Believe Me picture

Other mistake: About two-thirds of the way in, Robert Young re-visits the 'scene of the crime'. While climbing up the steep bank from the ravine, he reaches the top and, and in a very short shot (a few seconds), his shadow is cast upon the painted background scenery.

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Miracle on 34th Street picture

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.

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Good News picture

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.

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Brighton Rock picture

Continuity mistake: Pinkie sweeps all the glasses on top of the bar onto the floor, yet after he and his gang have gone we see broken glass on the bar top.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where we see two pilots in the cockpit of a aircraft, the co-pilot has a fake moustache. The top lip appears to be coloured black.

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A Bout with a Trout mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After waking up, Lulu's clothes are suspended from the ceiling and she leaps from the bed down into them, getting them perfectly on her in an instant and then runs off. Her hat is not amongst the items, and as she runs off screen you see that she has nothing on her head. But the shot changes to her running directly to the bathroom, and suddenly her little red hat is on her head.

00:01:10

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A Pest in the House picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer runs back from the boiler room to the businessman's room, you can see that he has a bandage on his head, but when he runs from elevator to the room, the bandage disappears. It re-appears when Elmer is in the businessman's room.

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Easter Yeggs picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd goes red in the face when he is with Bugs Bunny in the boat, the water that was coming out of the "Tunnel of Love" only a few seconds earlier has completely disappeared.

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Slick Hare picture

Continuity mistake: During the final scene between Humphrey Bogart and Elmer in the kitchen, the door to the kitchen can be seen in some shots, but in other shots it is missing.

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Cat Fishin' picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry swims up underneath the pier where Spike is lying down, you can see there is nothing beside Spike, but in the next shot a basket suddenly appears.

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Part Time Pal picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry runs up to the barrel of cider that Tom has fallen into, the writing of "Cider XXX" on the barrel is not the same as it was in the previous shot.

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Tweetie Pie picture

Continuity mistake: When Tweety is hitting Thomas with a spade at the end of the cartoon, Thomas is initially standing in the fireplace, but in the next shot he is on the carpet with the fireplace nowhere in sight.

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Continuity mistake: There is an apple core on the floor when Tom starts putting covering it with flour, but when he has finished covering the floor, there is no sign of the apple core.

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Pursued picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jeb shoots Prentice, we see Prentice with his right hand covering the wound just below the right rib cage. When Jeb carries him inside, Prentice's right hand is now covering the left side rib cage.

01:05:55 - 01:06:35

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King-Size Canary picture

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.

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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.

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A Mouse in the House picture

Continuity mistake: When Butch points his pistol at Tom, you can see that the handle has nothing written on it, but in the next shot the words "Ajax" have appeared.

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Tycoon (1947)

Tycoon picture

Continuity mistake: As Johnny is at the window taking to Maura she invites him in the door. He turns towards the door and it opens. Then the camera angle changes, the door is closed, and opens again.

00:17:00 - 00:18:00

Rabbit Transit picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny crosses the finish line, you can see there is only grass next to the road. But in the next shot, kerbing appears out of nowhere.

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Possessed picture

Revealing mistake: When Joan Crawford shoots van Heflin, he reacts as if he was shot before the shot is fired.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry first becomes buff after drinking some of the milk and starts approaching Tom to beat him up, Tom sees a book and grabs it then hits Jerry. Before Tom grabs the book, it's yellow. When he grabs it, it's green.

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Continuity mistake: When we see a man and woman sitting by a lake, the plate of pancakes on the picnic blanket moves from the left to the right between shots.

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Out of the Past picture

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.

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Pluto's Blue Note picture

Continuity mistake: When Pluto is by the radio in the music shop, there is a record player behind him which has three buttons on the side, but in the next shot the buttons have moved a few inches to the right.

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Born to Kill picture

Continuity mistake: When the stunt person for character Mrs. Kraft rolls horizontally down the dune, the stunt person's head is pointed west, but the scene picks up with the character's head pointed east.

01:10:00 - 01:13:00

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Mickey's Delayed Date picture

Continuity mistake: When Minnie Mouse is in the telephone box at the start of the cartoon, the coin slot at the top of the box has two holes on it, but when Minnie speaks to Mickey Mouse later on, there are now three.

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Salt Water Tabby picture

Continuity mistake: When Tom realises he is drinking sea water in the bucket Jerry gave him, he drops the bucket on the towel, but when he spits the water in the girl cat's face, the bucket is nowhere to be seen.

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir picture

Continuity mistake: When Lucy is looking over Gull Cottage, for the first time, she opens the left window next to the telescope, but once outside, it's the right window that is left open.

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Slap Happy Lion picture

Other mistake: After the fade out, the "The End" board shows it as an "MGM Tom and Jerry Cartoon." The two stars were not in this short at all.

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The Cat Concerto picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry replaces two keys on the piano with a mousetrap, Tom gets his finger caught and there is a catch lever at the bottom of the trap. But in the next shot when Tom pulls up the mousetrap and his finger expands, the catch lever has disappeared.

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