Best movie mistakes of 1949
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Continuity mistake: In the final destruction-of-the-temple scene, the huge statue of Dagon starts to topple head first, but in later shots it is sliding towards the camera feet first. This is because director Cecil DeMille was not satisfied with the first take and had the temple re-erected then collapsed a second time. Shots from both destructions are spliced together in an exciting sequence, but rather puzzling architectually.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mary is eating her oatmeal while Martha is talking to her, take a look at Martha. While talking to Mary she spits out a piece of bread she was eating and this causes the little girl who plays Mary to momentarily slip out of character and smile (almost ready to laugh).
Plot hole: Immediately before the attack on Pony-That-Walks' village Capt. Brittles states that it's 12 minutes to midnight,and orders the attack. The attack is a surprise attack, yet all the warriors pile out of their tipi's fully clothed, painted and with their eagle feathers braided into their hair.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Droopy is in Reginald Fox's lair, Reginald gives him a fake bone with a lit firecracker in it. Droopy then goes outside, and when he shows the other hunting dogs the bone, the other dogs fight over it and one of them puts the bone in his mouth. When Droopy asks the other dogs which of them took his bone, the bone which is one of the other dog's mouths does not appear in the shape of a bone around his mouth until he shakes his head "No" and then the firecracker explodes.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the cartoon, the perfume shop seller has a flower in his right hand while riding on his bicycle, but in the next shot the flower has disappeared.