Best movie mistakes of 1950

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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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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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.

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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 Wilson comes to the house looking for Elwood, as he says to Myrtle Mae Simmons "Now where's he?" his cigar is in his mouth. However, in the next shot, he is now holding the cigar in his left hand, placing it into his mouth as he asks "Where did you put him?"

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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: Bugs Bunny cuts off the buttons of Elmer's pants, showing us his underwear. The underwear is red. But when the razor starts chasing Elmer and ripping his pants, we can see he now has white underwear.

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Casual Person

Character mistake: The sign outside the Fortune Teller's tent says "Madame Zaza", but when Droopy enters the tent, Spike introduces himself as "Madame Zazu."

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The Scarlet Pumpernickel picture

Continuity mistake: When the Grand Duke arrives at the inn, his sword keeps disappearing and re-appearing between shots.

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Golden Yeggs picture

Continuity mistake: When the butler returns Rocky's laundry with Daffy on it, the position of the butler's thumbs on the laundry change between shots.

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Big House Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Sam is chasing Bugs, Bugs runs back into the warden's office and Sam is holding a bat in his left hand. When Sam approaches the warden's desk in the next shot, the bat is now in his right hand.

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Canary Row picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester uses his binoculars to focus on the window in front of him, you can see that Tweety's cage contains a swing. But when Tweety says "I did! I did taw a puddy tat!", the swing is missing.

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Bright Leaf picture

Plot hole: When major Singleton challenges Brant Royle to a duel with single shot pitons, he fires one pistol, and leaves the other pistol on the bar. He then goes into his carriage and shoots himself. He only has the pistol that has already been fired.

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Continuity mistake: The bin where Pluto puts the pieces of his broken heart was not on the pavement when he went out and retrieved the bone for Dinah.

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Hillbilly Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is square dancing with the hillbilly brothers in the hall, you can see that the hall has a decoration on the wall, but in the next shot the decoration has disappeared.

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An Egg Scramble picture

Continuity mistake: When Porky inspects Prissy for eggs, you can see that the nest to her has nothing on the wall, but when Porky threatens Prissy to lay an egg, a sign with "Daphne" on it has appeared.

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All a Bir-r-r-rd picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sylvester tells the bulldog to be quiet when they are in their cages, you can see there is nothing behind them, but when we see the train about to go up a hill, we cut back to Sylvester and crates have suddenly appeared.

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Boobs in the Woods picture

Audio problem: When Daffy says "So long, Rembrandt!" whilst pretending to ride on a bicycle, his beak doesn't move.

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Texas Tom picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the cartoon, Tom lifts a flower pot to reveal a cowering Jerry. But after Tom has caught Jerry with his lasso, he pulls him back but the flower pot is nowhere to be seen.

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Treasure Island picture

Continuity mistake: Jim Hawkins is stabbed in the shoulder, but when the doctor later treats and binds the wound, it has moved to his upper arm.

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Homeless Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When the construction worker sees a bird in front of him, he says "Ha!" The worker then sees the city below and falls. At this point, you can see the worker is holding his hat in his left hand, but when he falls through the first plank of wood, the hat is nowhere to be seen.

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Home, Tweet Home picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Sylvester reading his newspaper at the start of the cartoon, you can see the front page has only one picture on the cover, but when we see a close-up of the picture in the next shot, another picture has appeared under it.

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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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