Corrected entry: In the flashback scene where Michael tells his brothers that he enlisted for the Navy, Vito's birthday cake suddenly vanishes. In one shot, Connie is placing the birthday candles on the cake, in the next shot, the cake is gone, yet Connie is still there, and the conversation has not stopped. As Vito arrives, and everyone goes to the other room to hide, someone walks past the doorway carrying the cake.
Corrected entry: After the scene at the theater where Vito learns about Fanucci the "Black Hand", there's a long scene panning along the street, and there's a fire burning in a 55 gallon steel drum. The year is 1917, and the drum wasn't invented until later. (00:47:25)
Corrected entry: When Michael is having the little meeting with Hyman Roth, they are talking secrets, so Roth turns up the volume on the TV. Some seconds later, the volume is on the same stage as before Roth turned it up. It is not his wife who turns down the volume, she first enters the room later. (Obviously deliberate to hear dialogue.)
Corrected entry: In the scene where a rebel sets off a grenade killing himself and a captain, you can see some soldiers carrying FN FAL assault rifles. Batista's army didn't have those. They used M1 Garand carbines and rifles as main infantry personal weapons.
Corrected entry: In the theater, Vito learns from Genca about Fanucci the "Black Hand". Now, here is a man parading the quarter where Vito has lived the better part of his life, sticking out in his white suit and hat, extorting protection money from even the smallest business man, and Vito doesn't know him? (00:45:30)
Corrected entry: The last scene is a flashback where Vito's offspring are waiting for him at his birthday, where a few things don't look OK. First Sonny introduces Tom's "girl" Teresa who seems to be more a housemaid as her only duty is to set the table and carry the birthday cake away. Then Sonny and Michael start a fight where Sonny's tightly buttoned jacket opens up and closes within seconds. Finally Fredo disappears from his seat and we don't know why and how. (01:04:45)
Corrected entry: When Connie asks Michael to pay for her trip to Europe she tells one of Michael's men (Al) to fix a drink for her boyfriend Merle. When the camera is on Michael we can see that Al gets busy behind the counter, but when Connie shouts "You are not my father." Al disappears and never returns, let alone with a drink. (00:24:45)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Vito's mother is at Paolo's dead body, she picks up his head and his right hand is clearly moving. (00:03:05)
Corrected entry: In Cuba, they are passing the "telephone made of gold" from one to the other. When Roth gets it he lifts it easily with one hand. If it were made of gold it would be very heavy, and Roth would have a hard time lifting it since he is 80 years old and very sick. (01:17:00)
Corrected entry: When young Vito is processed at Ellis Island he doesn't answer when asked his name so the officer reads his name tag and names young Vito "Corleone" after the town he is from in Sicily. However, when young Vito is quarantined and goes into his room, his name tag can be read, and it states Vito Andolini.
Corrected entry: When Clemenza is shown rolling up the red carpet to give to the young Vito Corleone it is only 6 feet wide but when Vito and Clemenza are shown going up the steps into the building where Vito lived they where both shouldering a rolled up carpet that was 12-15 feet long and later when it was shown on Vito's floor it was back to 6 feet. (00:56:20)
Corrected entry: When they are questioning the senator about the dead prostitute you can clearly see the corpse breathe when he sits next to it. (01:12:40)