Best romance movie mistakes of 1951

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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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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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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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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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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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An American in Paris picture

Factual error: There is a scene with Gene Kelly dancing at the top of the steps in Montmartre, opposite Sacre Coeur Basilica. In the background you see the lights of the Eiffel Tower. I have seen the view from the top of these steps, and the Eiffel Tower is not visible.

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