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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The Grey Hounded Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs emerges from his hole at the start of the cartoon, you can see there is some dirt around the hole, but when we see a close-up of Bugs in the next shot the dirt has gone.

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Bye, Bye Bluebeard picture

Continuity mistake: When we see the radio at the beginning of the short, there is a chair positioned next to it. But when Porky walks past the radio after trapping the mouse in his hole, the chair is now by the wall.

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Fast and Furry-ous picture

Continuity mistake: When the coyote is tossing the boomerang up and down, his tail keeps disappearing and re-appearing.

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Daffy Duck Hunt picture

Other mistake: The calendar on the wall in Porky's kitchen shows April as having 31 days instead of 30.

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Hatch Up Your Troubles picture

Continuity mistake: After Tom has drunk a bucket of water, the baby woodpecker pecks inside his stomach and water then seeps out through tiny holes in his body. At this point, you can see Tom is completely surrounded by water, but when Jerry knocks Tom's tail in the next shot, the water has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the bee sees one of Pluto's footprints, his tail goes into radar mode. At this point you can see that the bee has wings, but in the next shot they have disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Chip is hit on the head by a stone a second time, Dale helps him up and takes away the stone. When this happens, you can see there is nothing on the ground behind Chip but in the next shot grass has suddenly appeared.

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Awful Orphan picture

Continuity mistake: When the driver of the Acme Pet Shop van goes into his vehicle, the doors on the back of the van change between shots.

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Bowery Bugs picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs rolls the dice during the gambling scene, the dice land on the table and the other gamblers take their money away. But when we see Steve and Bugs in the next shot, the dice are no longer on the table.

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Curtain Razor picture

Continuity mistake: When the turtle who says he is "The Man with 1000 Voices" is standing at Porky's desk, you can see he has his hat in his hand, but in the next shot he is wearing his hat on his head.

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Donald's Happy Birthday picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see the tree hut at the start of the cartoon, you can see there is nothing by the top left corner of the window, but when the camera pans in on the hut, a blue piece of paper has appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Junior is reading the back page of his father's newspaper during breakfast at the start of the cartoon, the page has "Bugs Bunny Comics" at the top of it, but when Papa Bear puts his hand through the newspaper to hit Junior and tell him to eat his oatmeal, the page now just says "Comics".

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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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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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Continuity mistake: After Reginald Fox ties up the dog in the bag, his monocle is on his left eye, but when he answers the door in the next shot, the monocle is now on his right eye.

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