Best movie continuity mistakes of 1953

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Continuity mistake: At Skull Rock, after the crocodile has nipped off a good bit of Hook's clothing, right sock and shoe, when Hook rushes toward Smee in the boat the crocodile opens his mouth, and just as he swallows Hook he's nearly fully clothed and wearing both socks and both shoes.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the "Bye, Bye Baby" song the two girls are standing at the railing with two people in between them and the detective. When the shot cuts to their backs the two people in between the detective and the girls have disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: At the Scenic Tunnel Marilyn's lover writes a message to her on a postcard and places it back into the rack. She walks over and reads it but it isn't in the same place that he put it as the postcard next to it is different. (00:33:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Sylvia and Dr. Forrester are in the farm house, Sylvia cooks some eggs, then places the plates of eggs on the table. As she places them down you can see a plate with toast stacked on it. This plate disappears in the next shot of them both sitting down. (00:42:40)

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Continuity mistake: After the two children walk away after dropping their ice cream on the zebra crossing all trace off the ice cream has disappeared from the road.

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Continuity mistake: When Audrey eats her gelato on the steps of the Spanish Plaza, if you look closely, the time is about 12:00 when she buys the cone. However, when she starts eating it, you can see that it's past 3:00.

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Continuity mistake: There is genuine wartime footage of Spitfires of the the right type for the period, but other scenes have later (maybe even postwar) versions flying about.

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Continuity mistake: When William Holden is laying on his bunk and first notices the shadow of the hanging electric bulb, he turns around to look at the bulb, but there is no light source beyond the bulb to cause such a shadow.

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Continuity mistake: The opening narration says the season is late spring, or otherwise a warm season of the year in Arizona, yet many people are wearing wool suits, coats and long-sleeved shirts during the day. At one point, the sheriff's dialogue even discloses that it is 92 degrees (and no air conditioning).

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Continuity mistake: When Francis Fryer throws the cowboy he loses the scarf in his hand but when the camera angle changes he has it again.

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Continuity mistake: While the close-ups showed heavy ice build-up on the doomed plane, the long shots showed no ice at all.

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Continuity mistake: When El Khobar is romancing Margot, he keeps his face covered with a veil so she won't recognize him as her professor. As Margot is approaching him while they are singing the desert song, he pulls they veil over his face and you can see the tan lines of a wedding ring.

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Continuity mistake: In the part where Tacy and Nicky have just had their big fight and Tacy is sleeping on the couch; you hear all of the train and gun sounds and Tacy jumps up to run to the bedroom shouting, "Nicky! Nicky!" she accidentally slips in a "Ricky". So her shout sounds like this: "Nicky! Ricky! Nicky! Nicky!"

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Continuity mistake: On the marquee that advertises the show "Band Wagon", the name of the actress is listed as Gabrielle "Girard", but when the scene switches to a shot of someone holding the program for the show, her name on several pages of the program is spelled Gabirelle "Gerard".

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where we see the room from a wider shot there is no rifle leaning against the barrel. We then get a closer shot of a man talking and there is now a rifle leaning against the barrel.

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Continuity mistake: When the Beast first tears down the streets of New York, a lone police officer empties his service revolver at the beast before being eaten. A few minutes later, a group of a half dozen police officers pump their shotguns before firing at the beast - the officer who was already eaten after firing his revolver can be seen alive in the far left of the screen as one of the officers readying his shotgun.

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Continuity mistake: During the cemetery scene a wide shot shows the Tetons in the background almost cloud covered, and a few minutes later as everyone leaves the funeral to fight the fire, the wide shot shows the mountains clear.

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Continuity mistake: After 1st Sgt. Milton Warden breaks the bottle to stop the fight between Pvt. Angelo Maggio and Sgt. James R. "Fatso" Judson, he throws the bottle in a corner. In the next shot, he's sitting down with the broken bottle on the table in front of him.

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Continuity mistake: When Bugs is standing in front of the General's desk, the General has nothing in his left hand but in the next shot he is now holding a pencil.

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Continuity mistake: When Speedy rushes out to take all the cheese in the trap that George and Benny have put out for him he is seen wearing a sombrero; however, for the rest of cartoon he is hatless, repeat, hatless.

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