The Wizard of Oz

Continuity mistake: Before he is crowned, the Cowardly Lion has a blue flower next to his left ear. In the next shot it's gone.

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Continuity mistake: Just before the Wicked Witch leaves Munchkinland she says to Dorothy, "just try to stay out of my way" and her broomstick is facing upwards. In the next shot it's facing downwards.

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Continuity mistake: There are two actresses playing Dorothy (and two dogs playing Toto) as she opens the door to Oz. The first is a stand-in wearing a dull colored dress in order to make it look black and white. After she opens the door and moves out of the way, Judy Garland is who we actually see walking through. Look at the different pleats on the two dresses.

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Revealing mistake: During the cyclone, when the window on the left flies away and knocks out Dorothy, the window on the right opens violently and stage lights can be seen reflected in the glass.

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Continuity mistake: As Dorothy and the rest are chased by the flying monkeys the order of the four changes between shots each time we see them in the overhead shots.

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Continuity mistake: Glinda tells Dorothy, "Their magic must be very powerfulÂ…" and Dorothy has her left hand around Toto. In the next shot she's holding the flowers in front of her.

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Audio problem: Inside the Emerald City Dorothy says "Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown?" Both the girl on the left and right reply but you only hear one voice speak.

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Continuity mistake: Just before getting crushed by the candle chandelier, the position the Witch's Guards are standing changes between shots. In one shot they're all standing apart, but in the very next shot, they all huddled together in one big group.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Dorothy lands in Oz and exits the house to Munchkinland, the camera pans around the land. When it slowly pans over a large bed of tall flowers, you can clearly see a very large shadow passing over them. Obviously the shadow of camera equipment or a camera crane.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy runs to the back of the house during the storm the field in the background is not the same as we saw a few shots earlier as Aunt Em calls for her.

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Continuity mistake: The Scarecrow is in the lead as the four run away from the guards and enter the tower where the Wicked Witch is eventually melted. In the next shot the Tin Man is in front.

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Continuity mistake: After the Tin man opens the door with his axe chopping its wood, Dorothy steps out and the door is totally fixed.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy first walks on the pig sty the piece of wire that tangles around her foot is dead center right between the two fence posts. When we eventually see her fall in, the wire has been moved about a foot to the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy first enters Munchkinland she steps out and in a front view we see her holding her hands close to herself, but when we look from behind, her hand is way out to the side.

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Continuity mistake: Before they meet the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy starts to say "Lions and Tigers and Bears" and the axe jumps from the Tin Man's left hand to his right between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy walks on the pig sty Zeke walks to his right, looks into, than passes the bucket on the right because it's empty. He then picks up the bucket behind it on the bench and proceeds to feed the pigs. He empties the first bucket then picks up the second empty bucket, which is now three quarters full.

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Continuity mistake: When the Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man are chopping down the witch's door to free Dorothy before the hourglass runs out, they are dressed in the guards' uniforms. We see the axe hit the door, and in the next wide shot they are not in the uniforms. There is a slight view of the uniforms in a pile on the floor, as if the trio had changed out of them between axe blows.

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Continuity mistake: Before the four go in to see the Wizard, and as they speak to him, Toto jumps from right to left between shots several times.

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Revealing mistake: When Dorothy's bedroom is flying away to Oz, there's wind blowing everywhere and bits of hay falling. However, the hay is coming from inside the room, instead of outside, and the papers on the table next to the window don't blow away nor move an inch.

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Other mistake: As they walk through the forest in the shot before Dorothy says, "I don't like this forest" there are some cool digital glitches in the lower left hand corner of the screen which look like a strand of blue Christmas lights blinking on and off. (Restored and re-mastered DVD version only).

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