The Wizard of Oz

Plot hole: When Dorothy makes the Scarecrow slip off his pole, his stuffing falls out. "I just keep picking it up and putting it back in again" he remarks. But if he was ALWAYS on the pole, it would not fall out. And even if it did, he could not, "pick it up and put it back in again".

Visible crew/equipment: When the Wicked Witch shows Dorothy the hourglass, many stage lights are reflected all over it.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy grabs the oil can next to the tin man, the leaves he holds in his left hand change positions between shots. A leaf on the log also appears/ disappears randomly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the Wicked Witch tells Nikko "throw that basket in the river and drown him" The basket with Toto in it moves from one shot to the other in its position to the hourglass. (00:16:45)

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Continuity mistake: The strand of straw that the crow pecks from the Scarecrow's lapel was not there before, as shown by previous close-ups. (00:36:00)

Continuity mistake: When Dorothy and the Scarecrow first enter the apple orchard, in long shots, the ground around the trees is brown, barren and furrowed. However, in head shots of Dorothy, the ground appears lush and grass-covered. (00:39:35)

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Factual error: Tin doesn't rust.

Continuity mistake: In Munchkinland, when the Wicked Witch of the West tries to grab the ruby slippers, the curtain hanging out of the window changes positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the Emerald City entrance, the close-up of the shoes shows a straight, thick, brown road on the sides, absolutely nothing to do with the pattern seen in the wide angles.

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Continuity mistake: After the Witch leaves, Glinda tells Dorothy, "You may get up, she's gone," and turns to the right. In the next shot, she hasn't turned around yet.

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Continuity mistake: The Scarecrow extends his arm holding the heart but in the next shot his arm is down again.

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Continuity mistake: After the Witch has melted, the Tin Man turns his head and looks at the Lion. In the next frame he is facing straight.

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Continuity mistake: In the farm, after Hunk the farmhand has had his finger smashed, he scolds Dorothy. When she starts to leave, he hammers his hand and takes off his glove, shouting and turning around in pain. The angle swaps to a wide angle and he is working totally calmly with both gloves on.

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Continuity mistake: Dorothy arrives home and there's a man fixing a cart whose finger gets smashed. In the wide angle his right hand is on the wheel, but a frame later in the close-up it's not.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie begins Dorothy is running and Toto is a meter to the right of her. When she kneels down, he is behind her.

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Continuity mistake: The Munchkin with the certificate of death sings that Dorothy is intelligent. He and another munchkin are standing face to face in front of her. Half a second later they are meters away from each other, standing to the side of Dorothy.

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Continuity mistake: As he holds the Wizard's balloon, the Tin Man has his heart shaped clock attached to his chest at the sixth rivet. The next time we see him several seconds later it's attached to the third rivet. (01:34:50)

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Continuity mistake: The house we see in the cyclone has all of it's windows intact. When it lands they're all out. (00:18:40)

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Other mistake: A shiny snap on the Lion's left foot can be seen gleaming in the stage lights as he says, "I hope my strength holds out" on the side of the mountain. (01:20:05)

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Other mistake: In the shot after the Wicked Witch throws fire down at them they all look up at her in the wrong direction. (00:46:25)

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Dorothy: There's no place like home.

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Trivia: Professor Marvel, the Cabbie, the doorman, the guard, and the wizard himself are all the same actor, Frank Morgan.

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