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 Elmer is introduced to his food at the table, it's close to him, but in the next shot, it's far away from him.
Continuity mistake: When we see the cat sitting down by the door, Pepe speaks to her from a window above the door. The window was not in the previous shot when Pepe was chasing her.
Continuity mistake: In a full view of the oven, inside the oven door the chicken's legs are white, but in the next shot, the legs are now brown.