Best comedy movie mistakes of 1951

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man picture

Continuity mistake: At the detective agency, while Bud and Lou are talking to the murderer, the description of the murderer comes over the police radio, and it states "5 feet 11 inches, weighs 165, blue eyes, brown hair, last seen wearing a felt hat and dark borwn overcoat". Then 15 seconds later Bud says out loud, writing on a piece of paper the description "5 feet 10 inches, weight 165, blue eyes, sandy hair".

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Happy Go Lovely picture

Continuity mistake: During the final dance number, Vera-Ellen's skirt alternates repeatedly between long and flowing and short and tight - perhaps to facilitate some of the dance moves.

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The Man in the White Suit picture

Continuity mistake: When Hill disturbs Michael Corland at the table, he holds a piece of paper. The paper swaps hands between shots. (00:07:05)

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The Lavender Hill Mob picture

Continuity mistake: Early on in the film Alec Guinness is travelling in the back of a van transporting gold bars to the bank. He spots what he believes is a suspicious car following and asks the driver to stop to check it out. The next shot shows the van stopping outside a row of buildings in a London street. The driver gets out to let Alec Guinness out of the van and they are now parked by a low wall with an open vista (probably one of the many bomb sites in London at the time) and no buildings.The next shot then shows the van outside the buildings again.

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Symphony in Slang picture

Continuity mistake: When the young man says "What's cooking?" to St. Peter at the beginning of the short, St. Peter is holding a feather in his right hand. In the next shot, the feather has disappeared.

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French Rarebit picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is making Francois look like a rabbit, he cuts up Francois' moustache to make whiskers. When Bugs says "You make a swell rabbit, Doc!" the whiskers disappear.

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Tweety's S.O.S. picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester is at the medicine cabinet, he takes out a bottle of Seasick Remedy and starts drinking it. But when we see Tweety in the cabinet in the next shot, the Seasick Remedy bottle is still on the shelf when it should be in Sylvester's hand.

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A Bear for Punishment picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Junyer Bear sleeping in bed at the start of the cartoon, you can see he has "Junyer" written on the end of his bed, but when he is sitting up a couple of shots later, the word "Junyer" has disappeared.

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Chow Hound picture

Continuity mistake: In the overheard view of the dog grooming the cat, you can see there is nothing beside them, but in the next shot a blue ribbon suddenly appears.

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Putty Tat Trouble picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester and the orange cat take Tweety Pie's nest, you can see the outside of the nest is covered in snow. But when the two cats reach the bottom of the pole, the snow has gone.

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Cock-a-Doodle Dog picture

Continuity mistake: When Spike grabs the bomb (painted as an apple) from the cockerel, he takes a bite out of it. You can see that when Spike is about to eat it, the eaten part of the bomb is facing his mouth, but in the next shot the eaten part is now facing downwards.

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Cold Turkey picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the short, we see a wrestling match on the television and underneath the screen are two knobs; the left knob is between "Light" and "Dark" and the right knob is between "Vert." and "Hor." When the cat wakes up and sees a turkey advert on the television, all the words have disappeared.

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Canned Feud picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester discovers that the cupboard door has a lock on it at the end of the cartoon, he is holding a can opener in his right hand, but after we see a close-up of the lock, we return to Sylvester and the can opener has disappeared.

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Room and Bird picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester leaves his room to deliver the note under Tweety's room door, you can see there is nothing on the wall between the two doors, but when Tweety goes over to Sylvester's room, a green square has appeared.

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Ballot Box Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny sees the ants running off with his picnic food, the background him is houses and trees. The background changes to a hotel a couple of shots later, and when Bugs notices one of the ants carrying a water melon, we are back to the houses again.

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Drip-Along Daffy picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy Duck points his gun at Nasty Canasta, Daffy is holding the gun with his wrist upwards, but when we see a close-up of the gun in the next shot, his wrist is now sideways.

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