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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Continuity mistake: When Pa Bear discovers that the newspaper he is reading is dated 1928, you can see that his left arm is bandaged, but when Ma Bear says "But Henry, I tried to tell you...", we cut back to Pa Bear and the bandage has disappeared.

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High Diving Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see Bugs at the Opry House, you can see behind him there is a pink poster with "Frizby the Magician" on it, and on the left there is a yellow poster. But when we see Bugs in the next shot, the "Frizby" poster is now yellow, the poster on the left is now red and a "World's Strongest Man" poster has appeared on the right.

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Curtain Razor picture

Continuity mistake: When the grasshopper is performing his audition at the start of the cartoon, you can see there is nothing by the door, but when the door opens and the grasshopper appears, a spittoon and a cigarette end have appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Droopy tells Reginald Fox about the steak for every fox he brings back, Reginald is wearing his monocle on his right eye, but when he picks up the phone book in the next shot, the monocle is now on his left eye.

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Long-Haired Hare picture

Continuity mistake: Throughout the cartoon, Giovanni Jones's hair is blonde, but when he emerges from the rubble at the end of the concert, his hair is now reddish.

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Continuity mistake: When Spike grabs Tom's whiskers and threatens him, the background behind them changes from a fence to blue sky between shots.

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For Scent-imental Reasons picture

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.

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Donald's Happy Birthday picture

Continuity mistake: When Donald's three nephews are looking in their books for a birthday gift, you can see that there is a pink book with "Gifts" on the front cover, but a couple of shots later the book has disappeared.

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Awful Orphan picture

Continuity mistake: When Porky Pig bangs his fists on the door saying "Let me in!", you can see the door has a handle on it, but when Charlie Dog opens the door in the next shot, the handle has vanished.

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Little Rural Riding Hood picture

Continuity mistake: When the City Wolf hits the Country Wolf with his baseball bat, the bat he is holding has an oval shape on it. When the City Wolf says "Control yourself, cousin!" in the next shot, the oval shape has disappeared.

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On the Town picture

Character mistake: In Frank Sinatra's scene in the taxi cab, when the girl is singing "Come Up to My Place," he rolls the cab window down and when he rolls it back up, he catches the front of his hair (the quiff) and has to roll the window back down to release it.

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Jerry's Diary picture

Continuity mistake: After Tom has torn up Jerry's diary, you can see that the pie is next the hole of Jerry's home, but when Jerry comes around the corner and sees Tom, the pie is now positioned near Tom's foot.

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Frigid Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs dons his top hat and tails and tells the penguin, "I've always wanted a nice long formal vacation", he takes the penguin by his left hand. When the two are walking along in the next shot, Bugs is now holding the penguin in his right hand.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Gregory Peck is in bed, tied down, when a storm opens his windows and blows out the candles. But when Ava Gardner walks in and closes the windows, the candles are alight again.

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Continuity mistake: When the bee sees Donald's eyes in front of him, you can see there is nothing behind him on the table he is walking on, but in the next shot a wooden box appears out of nowhere.

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Often an Orphan picture

Continuity mistake: After Porky ties up the mailbag with Charlie Dog in it, he is holding the bag vertically, and puts the label "to Scotland" on it. When Porky goes in the house, Charlie is standing by the bag which is lying horizontally, and the label is affixed differently.

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