Best comedy movie mistakes of 1951

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.

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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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French Rarebit picture

Continuity mistake: When Francois is in the cooking pot, he tells Bugs to "hold the onions" and you can see there is nothing next to him, but when Louie arrives in the next shot, Francois is surrounded by vegetables.

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Room and Bird picture

Continuity mistake: When the monkey walks over the doorman at the end of the cartoon, you can see the doorman has a cigar in the mouth, but in the next shot it has disappeared.

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Drip-Along Daffy picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy offers Porky a drink in the saloon, you can see Porky's face has stubble on it, but when he is reciting "Mary Had A Little Lamb" with Daffy, the stubble has disappeared.

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Putty Tat Trouble picture

Continuity mistake: When the orange cat attempts to escape with Tweety, he is hit in the face by an iron and slides back down the stairs. At this point, you can see the door to the exit is open, but when Tweety escapes a little later on, the door has gone.

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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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Ballot Box Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Yosemite Sam is doing his speech in the stand at the start of the cartoon, you can see beside him there is a stand with a jug and a glass next to it. But when we see Sam from behind in the next shot, the glass has disappeared.

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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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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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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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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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