Best movie continuity mistakes of 1947

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Miracle on 34th Street picture

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Sawyer is giving Kris the exam, during the part where Kris is doing the physical coordination test, we see Kris from Sawyer's point of view, and Sawyer is drumming his fingers. When the shot switches to Kris's, he is fingering his eyebrow. When it switches back, fingers drumming. Finally, when it switches back again, his hands are neatly folded in front of him.

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Brighton Rock picture

Continuity mistake: Pinkie sweeps all the glasses on top of the bar onto the floor, yet after he and his gang have gone we see broken glass on the bar top.

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir picture

Continuity mistake: To show time has passed, the wooden fence on the beach deteriorates, but the top of the fence, with Anna Muir carved in it, was never anywhere near the water - it was way up inland, far away from the water's edge - but now it is in the water, waves washing over it.


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A Bout with a Trout picture

Continuity mistake: Lulu gets out of bed and races to the bathroom to "Brush her teeth." She picks up a tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush, then proceeds to brush her reflection's teeth in the mirror. She does not set down the toothpaste, and when the angle changes as she washes her face, the toothpaste has vanished, not in her hand, not on the sink. (00:01:20)

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Seven Were Saved picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where we see two pilots in the cockpit of a aircraft, the co-pilot has a fake moustache. The top lip appears to be coloured black.


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Part Time Pal picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry opens the door of the refrigerator, there is a piece of corn on the cob on a plate and next to it is a bowl of eggs. In the next shot, the eggs have become fruit.

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The Bishop's Wife picture

Continuity mistake: When Dudley drafts the sermon he says "you give me a tie, I give you a book." When the bishop reads the sermon he says "you give me a book, I give you a tie."

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The Invisible Mouse picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry hides from the Tom in the bottle of invisible ink, the two test tubes on the right hand side contain red and yellow liquid, respectively. When Jerry emerges from the bottle, the liquids are now purple and blue.

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King-Size Canary picture

Continuity mistake: When the cat places the tiny canary on to the plate, the salt and pepper pots on the table change positions between shots, and the cabinets in the background disappear. He also has a knife and fork in his hands, but after the canary says he's been sick, we return to the cat and the knife and fork have disappeared.

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Cat Fishin' picture

Continuity mistake: When Tom is tip-toeing past the gate at the start of the cartoon, Spike is sleeping and you can see there is nothing around his neck, but in the next shot a dog collar has suddenly appeared.

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Slap Happy Lion picture

Continuity mistake: When the mouse pulls the lion's tail in the jungle, there is a tree in the background. When the camera closes in on the mouse in the next shot, the tree has gone, and in the shot after that, it is back again.

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Pursued picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jeb shoots Prentice, we see Prentice with his right hand covering the wound just below the right rib cage. When Jeb carries him inside, Prentice's right hand is now covering the left side rib cage. (01:05:55 - 01:06:35)


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My Favorite Brunette picture

Continuity mistake: Bob Hope asks to take a peek at the execution chamber. He peeps from the hole, nudging away the lid with his forehead, and turns away. The lid came to a complete stop, but in the next shot when Ronnie walks away here's the lid swaying again as if he had moved his head from the window just that moment. (00:02:25)

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Rabbit Transit picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny crosses the finish line, you can see there is only grass next to the road. But in the next shot, kerbing appears out of nowhere.

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Easter Yeggs picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny arrives at the "Dead End Kid's" house, you can see there is nothing in the window, but when he comes to the door in the next shot, a grey object suddenly appears.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry first becomes buff after drinking some of the milk and starts approaching Tom to beat him up, Tom sees a book and grabs it then hits Jerry. Before Tom grabs the book, it's yellow. When he grabs it, it's green.

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A Mouse in the House picture

Continuity mistake: When Butch points his pistol at Tom, you can see that the handle has nothing written on it, but in the next shot the words "Ajax" have appeared.

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Tycoon picture

Continuity mistake: As Johnny is at the window taking to Maura she invites him in the door. He turns towards the door and it opens. Then the camera angle changes, the door is closed, and opens again. (00:17:00 - 00:18:00)

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High Wall picture

Continuity mistake: When Robert Taylor escapes from the asylum, and is driving the second car he steals, the car is shown at least once with windshield wipers pivoting from above the windshield, then shown with the wipers pivoting from below the windshield. Clearly, these are two different cars. I think the studio borrowed wiper footage from the scene in which he is driving the first stolen car, to use at moments in the scene in which he is driving in the second car.

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Born to Kill picture

Continuity mistake: When the stunt person for character Mrs. Kraft rolls horizontally down the dune, the stunt person's head is pointed west, but the scene picks up with the character's head pointed east. (01:10:00 - 01:13:00)

Mark R. Dotson

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