Best movie mistakes of 1948

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Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein picture

Continuity mistake: If you look carefully at the monster (Frankenstein) you will see that his face is different in the ending scenes. The reason is, during the movie you see the monster take the woman doctor and throw her out the laboratory window. You then see the monster kind of stumble, which he really did and broke his ankle. So in the final scenes they replaced Lon Chaney Jr. as wolfman with a stuntman, and Lon Chaney Jr. finished the movie as the monster.

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Key Largo picture

Continuity mistake: The length of Edward G. Robinson's necktie rises and falls, often within the same scene.

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Fort Apache picture

Factual error: After the first encounter with the Apaches, the covered wagon is headed to the Fort at full speed. The camera pans to the Apaches on the ridge and you can see a truck driving at the bottom right corner. (00:32:00)

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The Babe Ruth Story picture

Deliberate mistake: The same scene of William Bendix at bat swinging and missing is used repeatedly in the film.

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Fighter Squadron picture

Revealing mistake: When the American pilots flying P-47 Thunderbolts are attacked by German fighters, the German planes are really American P-51 Mustangs painted with German markings.

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Easter Parade picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Judy Garland and Fred Astaire go to the nightclub to see Ann Miller, Ann invites Fred to come up and dance with her. When she is dancing by herself, she is wearing red high heels. When Fred comes up, she is wearing red flats.

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Red River picture

Factual error: When the riders are watching the wagon train, in the background you can see a communication tower with conical speakers.

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My Brother's Keeper picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, Lucinda is severely injured in her leg, and has to hobble to walk. In the last scene (a short time later) as she approaches her home, she is walking with no problem, and has her arm in a sling.

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The Paleface picture

Visible crew/equipment: During the movie whenever Bob Hope is pulled off the wagon by his team of horses you can see a board leaning against the wagon that was used to help the stunt man when he was pulled off the wagon.

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Rope picture

Audio problem: When Phillip plays on the piano, the music doesn't match his finger movements.

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Sorry, Wrong Number picture

Continuity mistake: When Leona picks up her hand mirror, her medicine tray is positioned directly in front of her on her bed. When she puts the hand mirror down in the next shot, the medicine tray is pushed about a foot away from her bed.

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre picture

Revealing mistake: When Howard and Curtin chase Dobbs, they pass a dead donkey which is obviously breathing, and the rope used to tie its legs together is visible too.

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House picture

Audio problem: In a scene when the Blandings first move into their dream house, Cary Grant (Jim Blandings) says something to a workman and his lips clearly don't match what is heard.

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Wake of the Red Witch picture

Plot hole: When Ralls runs the Witch onto the reef, he is at the helm. As she strikes bow on, the wheel spins madly for no reason, as the tiller ropes would not have been affected by the collision.

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The Search picture

Continuity mistake: When Montgomery Clift puts the boy into his jeep, the jeep has the standard seats. When he arrives at his house with the boy, the jeep has custom seats. The seats change again later in the movie also.

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Kit for Cat picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester is looking through the dustbins for food at the start of the cartoon, you can see that his dustbin lid has only one scrap of food on it, but when the orange kitten appears in the next shot, there are now two scraps on the lid.

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Pluto's Fledgling picture

Continuity mistake: When Pluto discovers the baby bird lives in a nest in a tree, the amount of water around the bird changes between shots.

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The Little Orphan picture

Continuity mistake: When Nibbles launches a candle into Tom's tail, it burns him and turns Tom's fur brown. When we see Tom waving his white flag in surrender after he has crashed into the cabinet, his fur is now blue again.

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Three for Breakfast picture

Continuity mistake: Before eating the pancakes, Donald pours syrup on them, but when he is sitting at the table a few shots later, the syrup has disappeared.

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Scaredy Cat picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester grabs the tree to fight the mice in the house, the sky in the background is red. But when he runs back to the house, the sky is now dark.

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