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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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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A Bout with a Trout pictureA Bout with a Trout mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Lulu lands on the book, before the drawing of a donkey attacks her, there is a wooden sign hanging that says school. The edges are quite jagged. After a bit of singing from the school house, another shot of the same sign shows it much less jagged. The style of the letters also change as well, and the metal part of the sign holding the sign to the post. (00:04:05 - 00:05:45)

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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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Mickey's Delayed Date picture

Continuity mistake: When Mickey Mouse leaves the house for his date with Minnie, his cane is hooked at the end but when he leaves the house, the cane is now crystal-topped.

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The Cat Concerto picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry replaces two keys on the piano with a mousetrap, Tom gets his finger caught and there is a catch lever at the bottom of the trap. But in the next shot when Tom pulls up the mousetrap and his finger expands, the catch lever has disappeared.

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Tweetie Pie picture

Continuity mistake: When Thomas uses a fan to help him catch Tweety, he goes up to the cage and finds it is empty. But after a quick cut to Tweety, we return to Thomas and the cage is nowhere to be seen.

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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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Continuity mistake: Jerry sets Tom's left foot on fire, but when Tom rushes to the goldfish bowl to put out the fire, he puts his right foot in the bowl.

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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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The Bishop's Wife picture

New this month 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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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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Black Narcissus picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene towards the very end of the film when Sister Ruth goes to see Mr. Dean, she is wearing a great deal of lipstick - in fact, her make-up is indicative of her having left the religious order run by Sister Clodagh. She becomes hysterical and faints. When she wakes up she's no longer wearing any lipstick (no indeed any make-up at all).

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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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Scent-imental Over You picture

Continuity mistake: When the dogs run away from the Mexican hairless dog after thinking she's a skunk, the Mexican dog's ears are pointing up but in the next shot they are pointing down.

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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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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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