Best movie mistakes of 1952

High Noon picture

Factual error: During the gun battle, Gary Cooper runs behind a building that has an air-conditioner or swamp cooler installed in a second-floor window.

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The Crimson Pirate picture

Other mistake: An antenna can be seen on the building above the grain warehouse.

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Against All Flags picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, Errol Flynn begins to sword fight with a pirate inside the cabin of the ship. Flynn backs the pirate outside onto the deck. When the scene changes to the deck, Flynn is fighting an entirely different pirate.

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Radar Men From The Moon picture

Factual error: Since this film serial was made in the early 1950s there are many scientific inaccuracies about the moon in it, not the least of which is that, according to the story, the moon has exactly the same gravitational pull as Earth.

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Singin' in the Rain picture

Other mistake: In Gene Kelly's 'Singing in the Rain' sequence, the taps he makes do not match up with the actual movements of his feet - they are much more complicated than the steps he makes. Since one can't tap dance in wet loafers, Kelly had to do the dance in the studio, and the taps were added into the picture. He apparently got a little overzealous.

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14 Carrot Rabbit picture

Continuity mistake: When Sam points his gun at Bugs at Fort Knox, he says "But I can't take any chances!" and throws away the gun. In the next shot, the gun is back in his hand again.

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Bend of the River picture

Factual error: The chairlift for the ski resort on Mount Hood is visible in the scene that pans to the right just before James Stewart is abandoned on the mountain. This ski resort was not around when the film is set.

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The Bad and the Beautiful picture

Continuity mistake: As Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas are toasting with champagne, the cigarette she is holding disappears.

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Son of Paleface picture

Other mistake: During the car chase an Indian shoots an arrow that bounces off the car's license plate and comes back and hits the Indian. But a second before the arrow hits the Indian you can see him sitting on his horse with his eyes closed and a look of pain on his face as though the arrow had already hit him.

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Just For You picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bing Crosby is talking to Ethel Barrymore at a picnic day for the girls of he very snobbish school, he makes a big deal out of taking out a cigarette and lighting it, but in the next shot - no cigarette.

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Ivanhoe picture

Other mistake: Before the trial by combat, when Richard Taylor and George Sanders choose their weapons, they are brought to them on their shields. But this happens to quickly, right after the choices were announced, as if predetermined.

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The Quiet Man picture

Continuity mistake: When John Wayne first meets with the woman at the church, the first time we see her she puts a dark piece of clothing over her head. In the next scene, which is a closer angle, it is gone.

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Manon des Sources picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Ugolin is chasing the rabbit you can see a crewmember duck behind a bush.

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Continuity mistake: When Poochini is rehearsing, Mysto the Magician knocks on the door of his dressing room. At this point, you can see that the handle is on the left hand side of the door, but when Poochini opens the door, he opens it from the right hand side.

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Jack and the Beanstalk picture

Revealing mistake: When the Prince and Princess are catapulted over the wall of the Giant's castle, you can see their shadows on the "sky" above the wall; the sky is a studio wall painted blue.

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Flat Top picture

Continuity mistake: In this scene we see a flight of Navy Corsair fighters leaving the deck of an aircraft carrier on a training run. While in the air a close up shot of the flight leader's cockpit reveals that the aircraft in the background have changed into Grumman Wildcat fighters. When they make their attack run it's back to Corsair fighters with no sign of the Wildcat fighters.

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Continuity mistake: When Bugs tells Sam to be sorry, Sam says "Oh no!" and you can see Bugs is holding his book with his right hand. A couple of shots later, Bugs now has the book under his arm.

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Pluto's Party picture

Continuity mistake: After the kids have left the party, Pluto goes to the table and on the table there is a big blue plate of where the cake was. At this point you can see there is nothing next to the plate, but in the next shot a small blue plate has appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Daffy Duck looks through the window and sees the stuffed duck on the mantelpiece, you can see the duck is facing straight. But when Daffy goes onto the mantelpiece to meet the duck, he is now facing sideways.

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Continuity mistake: When the Coyote emerges from the manhole with a hand grenade, you can see behind him there is a signpost. When we see the Road Runner passing through the road fast enough to drop a boulder on the cover, the signpost has gone, yet it re-appears in the next shot.

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Moulin Rouge picture

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene the Club's dancers are in full-swing, including the tall, lanky gentleman from Lautrec's famous Moulin Rouge poster, the one with the very angular, extended nose and chin. In several closeups it's very plain that the chin is a makeup appliance: the edge of the appliance isn't blended very well with the actor's real skin.

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Operation: Rabbit picture

Continuity mistake: When we see the "Lump Massager" at work on the lump on Wile E. Coyote's head, you can see that there are three valves on the machine, but when we see Wile E. at work on his drawing board in the next shot, there are now two valves on it.

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Rabbit Seasoning picture

Continuity mistake: When Daffy Duck is printing fake rabbit tracks at the beginning of the cartoon, he puts two tracks next to Bugs Bunny's hole. But when Elmer Fudd arrives at the hole, the two tracks have disappeared.

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Oily Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see Bugs' home at the beginning of the short, there are four carrot ends around the hole. When the oil tycoon and Maverick approach Bugs' home later on, there are now only two carrot ends.

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Continuity mistake: When the bandit takes Droopy's wallet, he empties the contents and finds a photo of Droopy's girl. At this point, you can see the bandit is holding the photo with two hands, but when we see a close-up of the photo in the next shot, he is holding it with only his right hand.

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A Bird in a Guilty Cage picture

Other mistake: When Sylvester is looking in the mirror whilst trying on hats, one of the hats has a price tag on it which reads $105.95. However, you can see the price numbering is the right way round - it should be back to front.

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Beep, Beep picture

Continuity mistake: When the Coyote is pursuing the Road Runner at the start of the cartoon, he is holding a fork in his left hand and a knife in his right. But when we see the Coyote a few seconds later, he is now holding the knife in his left and the fork in his right.

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Continuity mistake: When Jerry is removing the nail from Spike's foot with a hammer, the distance of the wall behind Spike changes between shots.

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Ain't She Tweet picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the cartoon, you can see that the top part of Tweety's cage is small but in the next shot has increased in size.

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Continuity mistake: When the little dog throws items from the cabinet down to Spike, Spike catches two trays of glasses, a yellow vase with his right foot and a pink teapot with his left foot. But when Spike goes out of the house after a pepper pot lands on his nose, the vase and teapot have changed positions.

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