Best movie mistakes of 1948

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Rope (1948)

Rope picture

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

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Dr Wilson
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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Bugs Bunny Rides Again picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs hits Sam on the nose with a pea-shooter, you can he is wearing his cowboy hat, but when Bugs leaves the saloon in the next shot, his hat has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the big dog uses the little dog instead of an axe to chop down the tree, you can see there are pieces of wood on the ground. But then the big little puts down the little dog in the next shot, the pieces have gone.

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My Bunny Lies Over the Sea picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs destroys MacRory's bagpipes, there are pieces of the instrument on the ground. But when Bugs says "What's wrong, he says?" we return to the two, and the pieces have all gone.

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What Makes Daffy Duck picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Daffy Duck hiding behind the tree at the start of the cartoon, you can see that behind him on the left there is nothing in the background, but when we see wiping the sweat off his face with a towel in the next shot, trees have suddenly appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the dog runs into the bed after entering the house, you can see next to the bed there is a table with a jug, glass and lamp on it. But when the dog realises there is a skunk (Pepe Le Pew) in the bed, the jug has gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Sylvester sends Elmer to sleep, there is a table with a lamp on it next to his bed. But when Sylvester wakes up Elmer with his one-man band, the table has gone.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Casbah preparing himself for a date with Daisy, there is a bunch of flowers on his dressing table, but when he picks up the perfume spray bottle in the next shot, the flowers have gone.

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Pluto's Fledgling picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see the baby bird in its nest at the beginning of the cartoon, you can see that the nest is positioned on a branch, but when we see the bird attempting to fly later on, the nest is now in the crook of two branches.

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The Little Orphan picture

Revealing mistake: When Tom is punctured in the rear by the fork that Nibbles is holding, his tail is missing.

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Three for Breakfast picture

Continuity mistake: When Chip slides down the drainpipe and holds on the frame to get to the window of Donald's house, you can see that there is nothing in front of the window, but when Chip is looking into the kitchen in the next shot, a cord has suddenly appeared.

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Scaredy Cat picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester's conscience appears by the tree stump, the position of Sylvester's left leg on the stump changes between shots.

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Kit for Cat picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer catches Sylvester breaking his dishes, Elmer's position changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Donald comes out of his tent at the beginning, he is holding a coffee pot and a cup and puts them down on the picnic blanket. When we see the blanket after Donald has put on his napkin, the coffee pot and cup have disappeared.

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Buccaneer Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When we see the rowing boat on the beach at the beginning of the cartoon, you can see that the oars are standing straight and the boat is on the sand. But when Bugs Bunny takes the boat to escape from Sam, the boat is in the water and the oars are now in the rowlocks.

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I Taw a Putty Tat picture

Continuity mistake: When Tweety hits Sylvester on the paw with a mallet, the background behind Sylvester changes between shots.

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