Cotton Comes to Harlem
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Continuity mistake: Struck by Iris, Mrs. Hill falls to the ground (in obviously sped-up footage, incidentally) face up. As the Rev makes his unceremonious exit, she is lying on one side. (00:39:50)

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Continuity mistake: At home with the widow, Reverend O'Malley is talking to her as she stands by the window. The lighting of the scene changes blatantly depending on the angle of the shot - just look at the shadow suddenly in the middle of the curtains in the closer view. (00:29:25)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the interrogation of O'Malley, during the 'cancer prevention' joke the big cigar in the mouth of Coffin Ed moves to the far right corner in an obvious jump in continuity. (00:54:20)

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More mistakes in Cotton Comes to Harlem

Gravedigger Jones: Hey, Ed.
Coffin Ed: What is it?
Gravedigger Jones: Look at this. Cotton, from inside the meat truck.
Coffin Ed: One thing for sure, it ain't drugstore cotton.
Anderson: What is it?
Coffin Ed: It's raw, unprocessed cotton. Like from a bale.
Gravedigger Jones: Ohhh, it's a long time since I've seen cotton like that.
Coffin Ed: Digger, you ain't never seen no raw cotton before. You were born and raised right here in New York, just like me.

Coffin Ed: What the hell do the attorney general, the state department, or even the President of the United States know about one god-damn thing that's going on up here in Harlem?

Mabel: Now what would a bail of cotton be doing in Harlem?

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