Best movie continuity 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).
Continuity mistake: When Porky smashes the vase on the table, the number of sausages on his plate increase between shots.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the poker game, you can see that the Colonel has his pistol between the chips when he asks Bugs, "How many chips, sir?" but when Bugs gives him a 100-dollar note, the pistol has disappeared.
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.
Continuity mistake: Bugs dresses up as a man with a carnation and you can see he has a pink carnation on him when he meets Steve Brody for the first time. But when Bugs says "What's up, doc!" to Steve later on, he has no carnation.
Continuity mistake: When the coyote is tossing the boomerang up and down, his tail keeps disappearing and re-appearing.