Best drama movie mistakes of 1951

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Superman and the Mole Men picture

Visible crew/equipment: The furry suits the "mole men" are wearing clearly show the zippers up the back when one of them is going down a well.

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Death of a Salesman picture

Continuity mistake: In the flashback scene where Dustin Hoffman is in the hotel bathroom on the floor, he puts a coffee mug on the toilet, then the view switches and when it comes back the mug is gone, never to be seen again.

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Westward the Women picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when all the women are dressed up after making clothes out of tablecloths, you can see the Italian woman riding in the front of the wagon. The shot changes and she's riding on the side looking at all the men and smiling. The shot changes again and she's back to the front.

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The African Queen picture

Revealing mistake: When the boat is supposedly surrounded by a swarm of flies, they're really just relatively few flies trapped between two panes of glass in front of the camera lens. Evidence: whenever the camera moves, the "swarm" moves with it against the background, and you can even see some of the insects walking on the surface of the glass.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still pictureThe Day the Earth Stood Still mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Gort picks up Patricia Neal next to the flying saucer, you can see cables leading down to her body to keep her hoisted. (01:20:15)

Larry Koehn
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Operation Pacific picture

Continuity mistake: When the Japanese ship is about to be torpedoed, there are no numbers or letters on its side. In the next shot, when the ship explodes, a large white "265" is visible on the port side of the ship.

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A Place in the Sun picture

Continuity mistake: Alice Tripp is wearing different shoes when she starts walking home from the movie with George Eastman than she is when they are close to where she lives.

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When Worlds Collide picture

Continuity mistake: When the quake starts, Joyce Hendron runs to the arms of David Randall for protection. Ten seconds later, she again runs again to his arms. (00:41:55)

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Quo Vadis picture

Continuity mistake: When the giant is fighting the bull, in the long shots the bulls horns are white, but in the closeups, they're black.

Dennis Gannon
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A Christmas Carol picture

Visible crew/equipment: Towards the the end, when Scrooge wakes up in his bedroom on Christmas day and is elated to know he is still alive, he goes over and looks in the mirror twice. Both times you can see someone in the mirror reflection in the background, possibly holding a script.

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Flying Leathernecks picture

Factual error: John Wayne's squadron lands on Guadacanal as part of the "Cactus Air Force" in August 1942. However, they are flying F6F-3 Hellcats, which were not available, even to the Navy, until the middle of 1943. To top it off, they are painted in a late-war camouflage scheme with late-war markings.

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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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Captain Horatio Hornblower picture

Factual error: All of the Lydia's lieutenants are wearing epauletes on their left shoulders.only lieutenant commanders were permitted to wear one on the left shoulder, while the right shoulder was reserved for captains of less than 3 years' seniority.

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The Red Badge of Courage picture

Factual error: Several union soldiers wading across the waist-deep river (and later climbing out of the river) are carrying the U.S. Springfield Rifle, Model 1903, which is a bolt-action, magazine-fed rifle (Note especially the soldier who climbs out of the river holding his rifle above his head.) instead of the historical accurate muzzle loading rifle. The Model 1903 was adopted by the US Army in 1903 and used in World Wars I and II, but not the American Civil War. For a picture of the Model 1903 Springfield Rifle, see: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/Museums/Showcase/Myer/Myer-4h.htm. (00:14:30)

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A Streetcar Named Desire picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, Karl Malden is embracing Vivien Leigh. In one shot she has her left forearm against his chest, with her hand in the vicinity of his shoulder. In the next shot this arm is instantly around his neck.

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel picture

Factual error: At the end the narrator talks of "the Honourable" Winston Churchill. He was actually the Right Honourable.

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