Best movie mistakes of 1949

Sands of Iwo Jima picture

Other mistake: When Stryker is killed at the end, it shows him lying on his back. Then, it cuts to a shot that shows the name on the back of his uniform. Who turned him over?

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Adam's Rib picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the acrobatic witness lifts Adam in the air, you can see the wires that really lifted him up.

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Jack's Revenge
Samson and Delilah picture

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.

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All the King's Men picture

Continuity mistake: In an early scene at Broderick Crawford's dinner table, his wife comes in to pour a cup of coffee. Half the coffee she pours ends up in the cup, the other half she spills on her hand and the table, yet no one seems to notice.

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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).

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Love Happy picture

Continuity mistake: When Harpo is playing Russian Roulette, one of the villains claims that the gun has "four bullets" in it. One shot is fired at Harpo, and four by him, totaling five shots.

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Little Women picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jo comes home from New York and sees Beth sick on the sofa, she gives Beth a music box. Beth opens the lid to the music box and in the next shot, the camera is pulled back and Beth opens the lid again.

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Tarzan's Magic Fountain picture

Continuity mistake: In the very last minute of the film, Cheetah (the chimp) drinks some water that was from the fountain of youth and instantly changes into a baby chimp. But the baby chimp is a different species - a monkey with a long tail - and appears fully grown for that type of monkey.

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Kind Hearts and Coronets picture

Visible crew/equipment: A wire is visible, attached to Lady Agatha d'Ascoyne's hot air balloon, as it sails across the screen.

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon picture

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.

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White Heat picture

Continuity mistake: In the film's final scenes at the fuel storage facility, full sunlight is streaming through the overhead rafters. Moments later, it's completely dark and the plant's floodlights are all turned on. A few shots further on, the lights are off and it's daylight again.

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The Third Man picture

Continuity mistake: When the butler tells of Harry Lime's death, at the start of the conversation he can hardly speak English. As the conversation goes on, his English gets better and better, until at the end it's perfect with just an accent.

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Hare Do picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is at the theatre, you can see he a man sitting next to him when he finds his binoculars, but when Bugs sees Elmer in front of him, we cut back to Bugs and the man next to him has disappeared.

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Senor Droopy picture

Continuity mistake: When the announcer tells Droopy and the wolf about the prize they can have if they win the bullfight, there is a red wall behind the announcer that keeps disappearing and re-appearing between shots.

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High Diving Hare picture

Continuity mistake: During the show, Bugs Bunny is interrupted by a knock on the door which he goes to see. At this point you can see there is nothing by the door, but in the next shot a light appears. The light then disappears when he goes back to the audience.

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Curtain Razor picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the cartoon, the handle on the door moves from the left to the right between shots.

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Bad Ol' Putty Tat picture

Continuity mistake: When Tweety is running away from Sylvester, he hides in a tube of "Badminton Birds." When Sylvester comes around the corner, you can see there is a racquet next to the tube, but when we see Tweety coming out of the tube in the next shot, the racquet has disappeared.

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Long-Haired Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny is sitting on the roof at the start of the concert, you can see there is nothing beside him, but just a couple of seconds later a mallet appears out of nowhere.

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Wise Quackers picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy has finished performing his operations act on Elmer, you can that the left side of Elmer's face and his nose are bandaged, but when we see him sharpening his axe in the next shot, the bandages have disappeared.

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For Scent-imental Reasons picture

Continuity mistake: When Pepe shuts the door to prevent the cat from escaping, you can see the door has a handle on it, but when the cat runs into Pepe's arms, the handle has disappeared.

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Donald's Happy Birthday picture

Continuity mistake: When Donald says "Let's see what you got!" when one of his nephews has taken the money box, the number of coins around him change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Donald puts his hand on the car radiator, his hand is covered in honey, but in the next shot the honey is nowhere to be seen.

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The Windblown Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When the three pigs are reading a book at the beginning of the cartoon, the front cover has "Children's Stories" on the red rectangle, but in the next shot the words have disappeared.

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Bowery Bugs picture

Continuity mistake: When the old man asks Bugs why Steve Brody jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, the position of Bugs' carrot on the plaque changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Pluto sees the bubble gum machine, you can see that the slide lever is positioned on the left of the machine. In the next shot it is now on the right, and in the shot after that, it is back in its original position.

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Continuity mistake: When Chip and Dale fall out of the tree after Donald had drilled in a hole in it to get some nuts, Dale lands on the ground and you can see there is nothing on the bottom of the tree. But when we see Dale just a few seconds later, he is now sitting next to the tree and grass has suddenly appeared.

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Hatch Up Your Troubles picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry orders the baby woodpecker out of his home, you can see that Jerry's right foot is facing sideways but in the next shot it is now facing straight.

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Whisky Galore picture

Continuity mistake: Mrs Waggett brings in a tray with cups of tea on it while her husband is on the phone, reporting the sinking of a ship that contained hundreds of bottles of whisky. Mrs Waggett puts the tray on the left side of the screen, then, taking two cups with her, moves to the right of screen and that's where she stays when her husband finishes talking on the phone and, amazingly, the tray that was on the left side is now in her hands, without her moving to the left side to collect it.

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Bye, Bye Bluebeard picture

Continuity mistake: When the mouse (hidden in a vase) tiptoes on the table at the start of the short, the bread on the plate is initially pointing up, but in the next shot it is pointing down.

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Mississippi Hare picture

Continuity mistake: During the poker game, the Colonel says "I've got five aces" and he lies down his cards in front of him. You can see that next to the Colonel there is half a coin and a pack of playing cards. When Bugs says "I've got six aces, sir." he takes the half-coin away from the Colonel, but the Colonel's cards and the pack of playing cards have disappeared.

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