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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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. (00:32:00)

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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 tries to frame the orange kitten by pouring milk over him and then dropping the bottle to the ground, you can see there is a saucer beside the milk, but when Elmer goes and sees the kitten, the saucer has disappeared.

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Pluto's Fledgling picture

Continuity mistake: When the baby bird kicks the straw off when he is lying down, you can see that there is some straw on the nest, but when we see the bird in the next shot, the straw has disappeared.

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Buccaneer Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs throws Sam's treasure chest out of his home, you can see that the chest is well away from the hole, but when Bugs emerges from his home covered in jewellery, the chest is much closer to the hole than it was in the previous shot.

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Three for Breakfast picture

Continuity mistake: When Chip and Dale have bitten into the piece of fried rubber cement, they stretch the piece by stepping backwards and Donald awaits Dale with a fork. When Dale steps backwards you can see there is a bowl beside him, but in the next shot the bowl has changed into a flour tin. Shortly afterwards it's back to being a bowl, and a spoon has appeared.

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Scaredy Cat picture

Plot hole: When Porky walks up the stairs to his bedroom, Sylvester is clinging on to his back, still terrified. When Porky is in his room, he has somehow removed his clothes with Sylvester still clinging on to his back.

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