Best comedy movie mistakes of 1930

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Other mistake: When Captain Spaulding first arrives near the beginning at the movie, he takes his hat off twice.

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Continuity mistake: When Oliver is laughing after Stan tossed the woman's bucket in the street, the top of Oliver's coat and his bowler hat are covered in snow. In the next shot, the snow has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Stan runs away from Oliver after he stepped on to the hose and sprayed water into Oliver's face, there is nothing in Stan's top coat pocket, but when Stan comes to the window in the next shot, a candle suddenly appears.

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Factual error: Oliver Hardy, inside a telephone booth, looks up Stan Laurel's number in a large directory. He finds the number on a page which is about one-fifth of the way from the beginning of the book. After he calls Stan and Stan hangs up on him, Ollie looks up the number again. This time he finds the number on a page which is about three-fourths of the way from the beginning of the book. Names beginning with "L" would not be on either of those pages but would be approximately two-fifths of the way into the book.

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Continuity mistake: Oliver Hardy is teetering at the top of a ladder which is in the back of Stan Laurel's car. Stan is driving west on Wilshire Boulevard when Oliver, and the ladder, fall into the street. Oliver gets back into the car but now is it inexplicably atop the streetcar tracks and facing the opposite direction.

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The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case picture

Continuity mistake: While fishing on a dock, Stan crumples up part of a newspaper and throws it toward the water. When the newspaper blows back and hits Ollie's face, the pages are flat and uncrumpled.

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Other mistake: Harold Lloyd, aboard a cruise ship, looks over the railing. There is a shot of two sharks swimming in the water and another shot of several men rowing a kayak. However, the ship is just starting to pull away from the dock and Harold is on the side of the boat overlooking the dock. There is no way he could have seen sharks and rowers.

Steven Lee
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Continuity mistake: When Stan and Oliver's two sons are playing near the door of their bedroom, Stan Jr. Breaks the doorknob by pulling it, but when their fathers go up to their bedroom after hearing a noise, the doorknob is now completely fixed.

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Continuity mistake: When she's confronting Bill, the maniacal look on Min's face disappears and reappears between full shots and close-ups.

Jean G
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