The Wizard of Oz

Continuity mistake: When the Tin Man is attacked by six flying monkeys they take away his axe. Several seconds later he has it again.



Visible crew/equipment: As the Munchkins sing "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead" " the shadow of the cameraman and someone else can be seen on the nest of the green Munchkin eggs as they hatch into little pink Munchlets.



Continuity mistake: When the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Dorothy are cornered in the witch's castle, the scarecrow grabs the Tin Man's axe and chops a rope, releasing the chandelier, which falls on the guards. In the next shot, however, as the witch is shrieking "seize them", the guards give chase with only 1 or 2 laying on the floor.


Visible crew/equipment: When Dorothy first walks on the pigsty the shadow of the boom mike can be seen moving on the bottom left of the screen.



Visible crew/equipment: As Dorothy and the Scarecrow dance off and sing, "We're off to see the Wizard" moving spot lights and equipment shadows can be seen on the grass on the right of the Yellow Brick Road.



Visible crew/equipment: As the talking trees throw their apples at Dorothy and the Scarecrow, look closely at the upper right hand side of the screen. An off camera crew member is shaking one of the trees back and forth as all of the others stand motionless.



Visible crew/equipment: As the door keeper tells them he will get them to the Wizard the camera shadow can be seen moving across the green door.



Revealing mistake: As Dorothy skips off on her journey at the very end of the song "Follow the Yellow Brick Road", the shot cuts just in time to prevent her hitting the painted backdrop. The join between the ground and the backdrop is visible.

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Revealing mistake: When Dorothy first meets the Scarecrow, he is placed up on a wooden stick and you can blatantly see the wire holding him up on it.


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Continuity mistake: When the Wizard says, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain" he pulls the curtain closed and Toto's not there. In the next shot Toto's tied to the curtain again.



Revealing mistake: In the scene when the Wicked Witch of the West bends down to retrieve the ruby shoes from the feet of her sister sticking out underneath Dorothy's house, there is one quick shot in the middle of the scene that shows her in front of a screen with a picture (film) of the house on it. Maybe that shot was filmed after the original set was unavailable? That would seem to be the only possible and reasonable explanation why such a shot would be necessary.


Continuity mistake: After the Witch throws a fireball at the Scarecrow in the woods and disappears, Dorothy is holding Toto. But when it cuts to a closeup of her, it looks like her shoulders are extended. When it cuts back to the wide shot, she indeed has her arms around the Scarecrow and Tin Man, even though she never put Toto down.



Audio problem: Just before Aunt Em and the others go into the storm cellar, Em calls for Dorothy and tells Henry she can't find her. Em's mouth never matches any of the words she is saying.


Continuity mistake: As the four go through the green doors to see the Wizard the hallway triples in length between shots.



Revealing mistake: In the scene of the Haunted Forest, when Dorothy is taken away by two of the flying monkeys, you can see that as she's kicking her legs in the air that they are mechanical. The kicking is very stiff and inhuman.


Continuity mistake: When the Lion is singing about being King of the Forest, the TinMan breaks a flower pot to "crown" him. Pay close attention, as the break marks on the pot change. In one shot there's a big jagged edge sticking up (obviously longer than the others) and in the next scene most of the edges are even.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy first meets the scarecrow, there is a patch of grass in front of the field the scarecrow is in. On the grass there's two beds of flowers. The flowers change colors from when Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, to when the Scarecrow starts his "If only I had a Brain" song.

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Audio problem: Just before Dorothy lets the Scarecrow down, his lips don't match what he is saying.


Continuity mistake: When Dorothy first meets the Scarecrow there are no pumpkins on the left side of the Yellow Brick Road. Later when he starts to dance pumpkins have been added.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Wicked Witch in Munchkinland goes over to observe the ruby slippers on her dead sister's feet, when she is up close there's not much space between her and the slippers but when she turns around and says "they're gone," she's further away, then she's closer again in the next shot.

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