Best movie mistakes of 1950

Cinderella picture

Revealing mistake: The stepmother's arm disappears for a split second when she tells her daughters that there is still a chance for them to become the princess.

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The Asphalt Jungle picture

Continuity mistake: Doc Riedenschneider calls on Cobby in a dark hallway with brick walls and a door in the end with a half-open transom. Through this door, in the adjacent room, there are several gangsters seated a table. They go down the hallway and enter this room. In the next scene they have entered and the seated gangsters are suddenly no longer there. Nor is there a transom over the door. The hallway viewed from this room has white walls now instead of brick.

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Sunset Blvd. picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Joe Gillis returns to the mansion, after Betty Schaefer has just revealed her love towards him, when he enters his room, you can see a hand wearing a watch in the mirror.

01:26:50

All About Eve picture

Other mistake: A glass is dropped which had drink and one ice cube in it, however two ice cubes are picked up from the spillage.

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Destination Moon picture

Factual error: Between Earth and the Moon the crew of the spacecraft have an EVA in which they walk on the ship's metal hull with magnetic boots. At one point an astronaut inadvertently slips both boots off the hull and drifts off into space, helpless. There is a long shot of him drifting away in which his body spontaneously spins around 180 degrees and then stops rotating, which is all a violation of conserved angular momentum.

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Kim (1950)

Kim picture

Visible crew/equipment: You can see Dean Stockwell's harness and guide wire when Kim is hauled off the ledge and up the cliffside.

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Night and the City picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Fabian goes into his office after receiving the package, he closes the door and the rest of this shot is through the glass. The camera and its operator (with a white shirt) are visible on the right side.

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Harvey picture

Continuity mistake: When Elwood P. Dowd and Harvey are entering the bar, Elwood is holding a hat by the top, with his left hand. When they are in the bar, Elwood is now carrying the hat by rim.

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King Solomon's Mines picture

Revealing mistake: Having been deserted by their porters three white people and a native journey on. During their journey an antelope is shot by Allan Quartermain for food. The sound of the shot is dubbed in as there is no recoil from the high powered rifle he uses.

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Rio Grande picture

Factual error: The cavalry sing Low Bridge (or Fifteen Years On The Erie Canal) as they trek across Texas in 1879. This was written by Thomas S. Allen in 1905 during the time the Erie canal was switched from mule power to engine power.

00:49:00

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Saturday Evening Puss picture

Continuity mistake: When Tom traps Jerry in the blinds, he pulls the cord and squashes Jerry. At this point, you can see Tom is holding the cord, but when we Jerry sliding down the blinds in the next shot, Tom is no longer holding the cord.

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Cheaper by the Dozen picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Mr. Gilbert is going to the train station, as he walks around in front of his car, you can see the shadow of the boom mic on the lawn, to the left side of the screen.

01:18:15

Three Came Home picture

Revealing mistake: In this scene we see Claudette Colbert and her husband talking. In the background it's obvious the ocean scene is a stage prop, the waves in the sea don't move at all.

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Colt .45 picture

Factual error: This Warner film concerns a pair of post-Mexican War, new-style percussion revolvers stolen from a travelling arms dealer and used in a crime spree. The criminal was unbeatable because of the overwhelming firepower of the guns compared to the single-shot handguns used by everyone else in the film. The title guns used throughout the film were a pair of Colt Dragoon revolvers, in caliber .44. Colt didn't manufacture a .45 revolver until the metallic cartridge era, in 1873.

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Rabbit of Seville picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny picks up the bottle of Hair Tonic, the colour of the bottle is initially red but then changes to lilac in the next shot.

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Boobs in the Woods picture

Continuity mistake: When Porky Pig is painting a landscape picture, you can see Porky's easel has a metal piece on the top of it. But when Daffy Duck comes along, the metal piece has disappeared.

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Homeless Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs arrives on the 103rd floor, he sees the worker on a large plank of wood with some bricks on the other side. The amount of bricks changes between shots.

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Big House Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Sam enters the warden's office, the wall next to Bugs has nothing on it, but when Bugs says "Have a light!", a switch to the electric chair that Sam is sitting on has appeared.

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An Egg Scramble picture

Continuity mistake: When Prissy sees the woman taking out her egg from the bowl in the refrigerator, you can see there is a white box above the top shelf, but when we see the woman in the next shot, the box now has a screen on it.

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Home, Tweet Home picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Tweety bathing himself in the park birdbath at the start of the cartoon, you can see there is nothing behind him, but when we a close-up of Tweety singing in the next shot, a tree has suddenly appeared.

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All a Bir-r-r-rd picture

Continuity mistake: In close-ups, the train's engine carries the No. 651 in some shots, and No. 814 in others. In some long shots, the number is missing.

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Texas Tom picture

Factual error: When Tom is singing "If You're Ever Down In Texas" to the cowgirl, Jerry winds the crank on the Victrola counter clockwise.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom shoots a stream of balls to flatten Jerry, the last ball in the pack is coloured purple, but when the balls rebound off the side rail, the last ball is now a green one.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see the "They" flag on Yosemite Sam's fort, it is completely fine. When Sam says "Ahoy, there!" there is now a hole in the top right hand corner.

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The Ducksters picture

Continuity mistake: When Porky emerges after his mauling from the gorilla, his face is covered in scratches, but when he is speaking to the Ajax Broadcasting Company on the telephone, the scratches have disappeared.

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West Point Story picture

Continuity mistake: During the rehearsal, Bixby throws a temper tantrum and kicks the piano. It slides straight toward the curtain, but in the next shot, it's spinning around. In the shot after that, it disappears altogether.

00:26:10

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Annie Get Your Gun picture

Continuity mistake: When Annie finishes her song about "doin' what comes naturally," she grabs her rifle and uses the butt to shoo the children towards the house. The man she is talking to is close enough that she could touch him with the gun if she wanted too. The shot changes to a longer shot of the same view and the man is suddenly 5 or 6 feet further away, where the gun would no longer reach him.

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Watch the Birdie picture

Revealing mistake: Rusty Cameron makes a call from a pay telephone. He makes several movements with his index finger and the sound of the dial can be heard but the dial itself never moves.

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Continuity mistake: When Spike is disguised as a fortune teller, he writes on a piece of paper: "To the Judge - I cheated in every event. Signed: Droopy". When he hands the piece of paper to the judge, the "To the Judge" and "Signed" with the dotted line are missing.

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The Scarlet Pumpernickel picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy begins reading "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" at the start of the cartoon, you can see that the script is by the wall. Later on, both Daffy and the script are in front of J.L.'s desk, and a few shots later they are near the wall again.

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