Best comedy movie mistakes of 1952

The Crimson Pirate picture

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Operation: Rabbit picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs tells Wile E Coyote there is something wrong with his rabbit stew, Bugs is holding a carrot in his left hand. When Wile E is stuck in the hole and Bugs sticks the pressure cooker on him, the carrot Bugs was holding earlier has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Jerry threatens to ring the bell when Tom is serving him the cheese, the lump of cheese on the blue plate in front of Jerry has two holes in it, but in the next shot there are now three.

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Continuity mistake: Before Spike arrives at the bear's home, you can see the handle on the front door is long and pointed. Later on in the cartoon, it changes to a round door knob.

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Pluto's Party picture

Continuity mistake: Before Mickey Mouse puts Pluto's birthday cake on the table you can see it is completely clear, but when Pluto is sitting down and the cake is in front of him, a saucer has suddenly appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the green devil recalls the time Tom serenaded another girl with his big bull fiddle, his whiskers disappear for a moment.

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Continuity mistake: When Sam confronts Bugs underneath the box with the cord, you can see that there is nothing above the words "Pull", but in the next shot the words "Bomb Release" suddenly appear.

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Limelight picture

Continuity mistake: The pictures on the wall of Calvero's apartment move around during the scenes, particularly the photos flanking the clock on the mantle above the fireplace. A particularly striking example is during the scene wherein Terry recovers the ability to walk. The scene starts off with a photographic-profile-portrait of Chaplin (not decked out as Calvero the Clown) on the left side of the clock and on the right side of the clock, a full-length photo of Calvero the Clown wearing a straw hat, and leaning on his cane, which is held in his left hand. As the scene progresses, the portrait to the left of the clock is replaced by a half-length photo of Calvero the Clown wearing a top hat, with his cane swung across his body, angled up. As Terry realizes she can walk, the portrait re-appears to the left of the clock, and there is nothing to the right of the clock.

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Richard Lannom

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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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 Tom (dressed as a seal) performs "Yankee Doodle" on the horns at the circus at the end of the cartoon, the background behind him changes between shots.

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