Best movie mistakes of 1941

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Citizen Kane picture

Character mistake: During the dancing girl scene, as they are singing the praises of Kane, the girl to the immediate right sings out of time with the rest of the dancers during the line "His favorite son." Even though she forgets to sing the line, she can be heard singing it a bit too late. (00:41:00)

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Dumbo picture

Continuity mistake: When the elephants in the circus are making a pyramid on top of a ball, as it changes from shot to shot the colour of the blankets on their backs changes, and one of the elephants changes from grey to blue.

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The Maltese Falcon picture

Visible crew/equipment: After the ship's captain delivers the Falcon to Sam Spade's office, he collapses on the leather sofa in the foreground. Just after Spade's secretary says, "Is he ...?", the shadow of someone's head passes over the sofa.

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How Green Was My Valley picture

Revealing mistake: When the notice of impending strike is posted in the town, the American spelling of "labor" is used. A Welsh signwriter would have spelt it "labour."

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The Wolf Man picture

Continuity mistake: When Larry is taken home after being bitten by the werewolf, the door opens and Larry is seen staggering in. In the next shot, the door is seen opening again.

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Keep 'Em Flying picture

Continuity mistake: When Lou is finally convinced that he won't get hurt being the umpire in the "Hit The Umpire" game, he runs to take his place then stops in front of the batter. As Lou runs to take his place he isn't wearing a baseball cap, nor is he holding one in his hands, but in the next shot, when he gets hit in the head by the batter, one has mysteriously appeared on his head.

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Road to Zanzibar picture

Continuity mistake: When Dorothy Lamour gets out of the water and confronts Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, she's supposedly naked and covering herself with leaves. But you can see the flesh colored bathing suit she's wearing bunch up at the hips while she moves. (01:10:22)

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The Little Foxes picture

Continuity mistake: Regina enters the house and places her umbrella in the corner. As she speaks to her husband, she first removes her right glove then her left. In the next shot, she turns toward the camera and removes her left glove again. (01:27:05)

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The Midnight Snack picture

Continuity mistake: When we see from Tom's view the fridge he is going to crash into, you can see the cheese is on the second shelf, but when he crashes into the fridge, it has moved to the top shelf.

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Chef Donald picture

Continuity mistake: When Donald has his head stuck in the bowl of food mixture, you can see that the waffle maker has nothing on the bottom plate, but when Donald gets his tail grilled by the machine, another handle has appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Donald uses the jack to raise the hut onto his van, you can see the glass in the window is completely intact, but when he burrows under the hut a few shots later, the glass is now broken.

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Wabbit Twouble picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer puts up his tent at the park, you can see there is a deckchair next to the tent, but when Bugs pulls the tent into his hole in the next shot, the deckchair has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Alvin comes home in the morning his mother tosses a pail of water at him and not much of it touches his hair. Within a second or 2 the scene switches back and now his head is drenched.

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The Devil and Miss Jones picture

Continuity mistake: Higgins hands mister J.P. Merrick the card from the Personnel head of the department store. Charles Coburn is holding it with both hands, which in close-up becomes just the right hand. (00:07:00)

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Hold That Ghost picture

Visible crew/equipment: After the moving candle/ghost incident involving Ferdie and Camille, and before Moose Matson's money is discovered, Chuck and the doctor come running in, and they all start yelling and talking, there is a person (probably a crew member) briefly visible in the round window in the door in the background.

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The Night Before Christmas picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry appears from the hair of the toy lion, you can see that behind him there is a decoration and some purple baubles. In the next shot, the decoration has disappeared and the baubles are now much closer to the lion.

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Buck Privates picture

Revealing mistake: A scene in which a group of soldiers appears to be running uphill was obviously filmed with a tilted camera because all the trees in the background are leaning at a 65-degree angle.

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Porky's Pooch picture

Continuity mistake: When Sandy is watching the chef toss hot cakes at the American Grill at the start of the cartoon, you can see there is a jug and some dishes at the far end of the counter, but when the camera pans in on the chef, the jug and dishes are now much closer to him.

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Continuity mistake: Johnnie, Lina and Beaky are playing anagrams. Lina spells out the word MURDER with an M as the first letter. The shot cuts away and then back again, and now the first letter is an inverted W. (01:01:40)

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