The Wizard of Oz

Visible crew/equipment: Dorothy's bedroom window flies open in the tornado and the shadow of a crew member is moving on the wall on the right of the screen. (00:17:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy comes running into the farm at the beginning of the movie, there's a lone cow in the pen behind her and a couple of white chickens that she ends up chasing in the direction of the camera as she runs near the house. Two shots later the cow disappears and the white chickens are now in the pen. (00:02:55)

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Audio problem: The Tin Man crowns the Cowardly Lion and he lip-synchs "Monarch of all I survey." His mouth doesn't move as he sings the word "Monarch." (01:05:55)

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Continuity mistake: The large pile of wood next to the house is entirely rearranged throughout the scene when the Wicked Witch throws fire down at them. (00:45:55 - 00:47:30)

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Continuity mistake: After the Wicked Witch turns the hourglass over and leaves, Dorothy walks back towards her throne. If you look closely the book of spells, which has not been touched, is open to an entirely different page then when we saw it earlier in the scene. (01:18:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, there are no pumpkins on the ground while the Scarecrow is tied to the pole. After Dorothy gets him down, pumpkins are then everywhere behind the place that he fell. (00:34:00 - 00:35:45)

Revealing mistake: The candles on the chandelier that fall on the guards are not real. If you look closely at them they're operated with gas. (01:24:50)

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Continuity mistake: After the Wicked Witch leaves Munchkinland Dorothy is standing in front of Glinda one step below the top. In the next shot from behind she's two steps below Glinda. (00:30:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy starts singing, "It really was no miracleÂ…" we see two Munchkins on the bridge. One in a red and white bonnet and the other has a distinctive blue hat. In the previous shot they are together on the other side of the stage on Dorothy's left. (00:23:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when they discover the Wizard behind the curtain there is a change in the equipment on his wall. At first the big lit up gauge thing with the two levers above it is lit, about a minute later when the Scarecrow gets his diploma the angle has changed and the gauge thing is dark. (01:28:55 - 01:29:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: Studio lights are reflected in the Wicked Witch's large crystal ball, as Dorothy sits down and cries beside it, just before she sees her Auntie in it. (01:15:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy walks up to the talking apple tree his arms are spread wide apart. In the next shot his left hand is pointing at the apple she picks. (00:39:30)

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Continuity mistake: After they enter Oz the collar and scarf of the driver of the horse drawn carriage change between shots without being touched. (01:00:05)

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Continuity mistake: When they return to the Wizard with the Witch's broomstick they're standing in front of him in the dark. In the next shot they're in the light. (01:27:30)

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Continuity mistake: Back in Kansas, Dorothy holds Toto and her pigtails swap from being behind to in front.

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Continuity mistake: When the Witch melts, four guards suddenly appear behind her remains.

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Continuity mistake: Before she sends her back to Kansas, Glinda's wand is pointing at Dorothy's feet. In the next shot when she says, "Toto too" the wand is in her left hand. (01:37:15)

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Continuity mistake: The Cowardly Lion stands behind the Tin Man. In the next shot when the guard says, "Hail to Dorothy, the Wicked Witch is dead" the Lion is at the Tin Man's side. (01:27:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of them entering the forest before meeting the Cowardly Lion, Toto is nowhere to be seen. In the next shot he appears walking with them. He disappears again later when we first meet the lion. (00:48:00 - 00:49:10)

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Continuity mistake: When they meet the Tin Man, after Dorothy picks up the oil can from the tree stump a leaf appears out of nowhere on it. It reappears and disappears several times. (00:41:15)

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