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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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 (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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Continuity mistake: While fishing, Mr. Peabody hooks a mermaid who is swimming underwater. When he reels her in and she leans over the edge of the boat, her hair is completely dry and perfectly coiffed.

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Continuity mistake: After the ducks have flown away when the whistle has blown, there is a shot of the hunters in their boat and you can see the big dog is pointing his gun to the left. When the camera pans in on the hunters in the next shot, the big dog is now pointing his gun in front of him.

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I Taw a Putty Tat picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the short, Tweety's cage has a swing inside it, but when Sylvester hides in the cage later on, there is now no swing.

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Buccaneer Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs throws a match down the powder room, Sam runs down to the room and you can see that his sword is on the deck, but in the next shot the sword has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the turtle is looking at the dog for staying in his shell, the dog's nose changes colour from black to brown.

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Continuity mistake: When Sylvester throws the "Return of the Thin Man" book back to Elmer, the wording on the cover is red, but when the book lands on the floor, the wording is black.

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Continuity mistake: After Donald has planted the dynamite in the anthill, he stops at an area and puts his fingers in his ears. At this point you can see there is nothing surrounding him, but when the dynamite explodes, there are now some small bushes and rocks around Donald.

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Continuity mistake: When Bugs slams the door on Casbah, the door is shut. When the real Daisy comes to the door, it is open, and when we return to Casbah inside the home, the door is shut again.

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Oliver Twist picture

Revealing mistake: When Oliver, Artful Dodger and Charlie Bates are running away from the crowd after they pick pocket at the book store, they run through an alley. When they do that Charlie's elbow lays against a brick wall and it wobbles.

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Bugs Bunny Rides Again picture

Continuity mistake: When Yosemite Sam enters the saloon, there are swinging doors behind him. When he orders "all of you skunks" to "clear outta here", the other cowboys leave but the doors to the saloon have disappeared.

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My Bunny Lies Over the Sea picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is about to tee off at the first hole at the golf course, the objects behind him change position between shots.

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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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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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