Continuity mistake: When Esther comes down the side stairway to attend the party for her brother Lon, the grandfather clock is seen merrily ticking away. Yet when the camera angle changes to show her coming down the main stairway, the clock's pendulum is at a standstill.
Continuity mistake: In the scene after the father has announced the move to New York he walks into the next room and the mother brings him a thin slice of cake. In the next shot, the slice of cake is much thicker.
Continuity mistake: When Esther is singing boy next door, near the end of the song - after the small dance bit, she goes back to the window and puts her hand on the curtain. But in the close up her hand is in a different place.
Continuity mistake: When Esther sits down after she has put on her corset for the Christmas Ball, Rose's hand goes from her stomach to the arm of the chair instantly - just when Esther says, "I don't think I can go through with it".
Continuity mistake: When Rose and Esther are sitting on the porch watching John Truitt (near the beginning), Esther is sitting very close to the ivy plant and in a close up she is holding one of the flowers, but in the next shot she isn't holding one and is sitting further away.