Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind (1939)

63 mistakes - chronological order

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of part 2 Scarlett walks by her sisters who are working in the field, carrying two water buckets. They start arguing, and Scarlett slaps Suellen, without any indication that she had put the buckets down. In the next shot we see her bending forward to pick up the buckets again. (00:03:10)

NancyFelix

Character mistake: Prior to the Scarlett's Pledge scenes, Mammy Informs Scarlett (while they're standing out side of Scarlett's father study door) "We ain't got nothing but radishes in the garden." The next scenes show Scarlett walking through the fence that surrounds the garden. walks up to where the radishes are growing, digs one up, wipes it off and starts to eat it. This actually is a carrot, not a radish. (00:05:40)

Continuity mistake: When Scarlett shoots the Yankee intruder her bun is tied into a hairnet. When she searches his body and drags him away the net covers most of her head. (00:06:40)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Scarlett is flirting with the Tarleton twins dogs and horses in the background appear and disappear in a very discontinuous way. (00:07:35)

NancyFelix
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Suggested correction: Animals are not stationary, so they are bound to move. Also, if you watch it again, you will see some of the dogs running across the yard in front of Scarlett and the twins.

Continuity mistake: When the Tarleton twins are flirting with Scarlett they're both holding glasses in their hands. When they all leave after a close-up shot on their faces there's no trace of a glass, neither in any hand or anywhere on the ground. (00:07:55)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: When Scarlett's father comes home to announce that the war is over Melanie is standing on the stairs with empty hands. When we see her next a moment later she is carrying her baby. (00:09:15)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Gerald O'Hara comes back from his afternoon ride he meets Scarlett in the fields. In the middle of the conversation, while they are walking along, the formerly bright sky all of a sudden turns to a dusky red, and Scarlett has a new hairdo that covers her ears. (00:11:20)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Scarlett and her father talk in the setting sun his riding whip casts a shadow on her face although the sun is in their back. (00:11:30)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: While Gerald is speaking to Scarlett about Tara and land, the close-up shot shows that his hand and riding crop are up near her shoulder. When the shot changes to the wide angle with the matte painting background, his arm is down near her waist. (00:12:00 - 00:13:00)

Steph_Jared

Continuity mistake: When Melanie runs down the driveway to greet the returning Ashley both hands are down and she is holding on to her skirt. When the camera angle changes she's running with both hands up in the air. (00:13:25)

NancyFelix

Visible crew/equipment: When the O'Hara family does their prayer you see two boom mike shadows on the ceiling. (00:14:15)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: In the scene showing guests arriving at the Wilkes' barbecue, you see buggies and carriages driving through the front gates and up the drive toward the Wilkes' home. The carriages clearly create shadows on the ground, but not on the stone pillars of the gates. This is because when the movie was filmed, there were no actual gates. The gates were later "painted" into the frame. Proving someone forgot to "paint" shadows onto the pillars. (00:17:15)

Revealing mistake: When the carriages arrive at Twelve Oaks they turn transparent halfway down the driveway. (00:17:15)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: When Scarlett talks to Ashley about eloping to Mexico at some point she turns away from him. This move is seen from two angles, where in one her scarf covers one shoulder, in the other both. (00:18:15)

NancyFelix

Audio problem: When Scarlett and Mammy discuss how to raise $300 for taxes Scarlett mentions Rhett. Mammy asks "Who that? A Yankee?" without moving her lips. (00:23:10)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Scarlett is being attacked on the bridge by the two thugs Big Sam comes and saves her. He throws one of the guys into the water, which all of a sudden has developed from a mere trickle to a remarkable river. (00:41:40)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Scarlett fights with the two men on the bridge she loses her hat. When she drives off her head is still bare, but but seen from behind in the next shot the hat is back. When Big Sam catches up with her the hat is gone again. (00:41:45)

NancyFelix
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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Ashley is brought back wounded from the raid where Scarlett's husband Mr Kennedy was killed, Melanie grabs an oil lamp to follow the man carrying Ashley to the bedroom and you can see an electrical cord hanging down from it. (00:50:45)

Continuity mistake: When Uncle Peter is chasing Aunt Pittipat's last rooster the poor creature passes by the same stack of wood twice in successive shots. (00:51:25)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: When Aunt Pittipat serves her last Madeira Uncle Peter is standing on her left. Then the camera angle changes to a close-up on her, and in the next wide shot Uncle Peter is standing on her right. (00:52:00)

NancyFelix

Scarlett: I can shoot straight, if I don't have to shoot too far.

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Trivia: Hattie McDaniel's portrayal of Mammy earned her an Academy Award, the first to be given to an African American.

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