Best movie mistakes of 1949

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Sands of Iwo Jima picture

Other mistake: When Stryker is killed at the end, it shows him lying on his back. Then, it cuts to a shot that shows the name on the back of his uniform. Who turned him over? (01:48:06)

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Samson and Delilah picture

Continuity mistake: In the final destruction-of-the-temple scene, the huge statue of Dagon starts to topple head first, but in later shots it is sliding towards the camera feet first. This is because director Cecil DeMille was not satisfied with the first take and had the temple re-erected then collapsed a second time. Shots from both destructions are spliced together in an exciting sequence, but rather puzzling architectually.

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All the King's Men picture

Continuity mistake: In an early scene at Broderick Crawford's dinner table, his wife comes in to pour a cup of coffee. Half the coffee she pours ends up in the cup, the other half she spills on her hand and the table, yet no one seems to notice.

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The Secret Garden picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mary is eating her oatmeal while Martha is talking to her, take a look at Martha. While talking to Mary she spits out a piece of bread she was eating and this causes the little girl who plays Mary to momentarily slip out of character and smile (almost ready to laugh).

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Love Happy picture

Continuity mistake: When Harpo is playing Russian Roulette, one of the villains claims that the gun has "four bullets" in it. One shot is fired at Harpo, and four by him, totaling five shots.

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Little Women picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jo comes home from New York and sees Beth sick on the sofa, she gives Beth a music box. Beth opens the lid to the music box and in the next shot, the camera is pulled back and Beth opens the lid again.

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Tarzan's Magic Fountain picture

Continuity mistake: In the very last minute of the film, Cheetah (the chimp) drinks some water that was from the fountain of youth and instantly changes into a baby chimp. But the baby chimp is a different species - a monkey with a long tail - and appears fully grown for that type of monkey.

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon picture

Plot hole: Immediately before the attack on Pony-That-Walks' village Capt. Brittles states that it's 12 minutes to midnight,and orders the attack. The attack is a surprise attack, yet all the warriors pile out of their tipi's fully clothed, painted and with their eagle feathers braided into their hair.

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White Heat picture

Continuity mistake: In the film's final scenes at the fuel storage facility, full sunlight is streaming through the overhead rafters. Moments later, it's completely dark and the plant's floodlights are all turned on. A few shots further on, the lights are off and it's daylight again.

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The Third Man picture

Continuity mistake: When the butler tells of Harry Lime's death, at the start of the conversation he can hardly speak English. As the conversation goes on, his English gets better and better, until at the end it's perfect with just an accent.

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Suggested correction: He is reluctant to speak English at the start possibly to avoid trouble but later decides otherwise.

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Hare Do picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is at the theatre, you can see he a man sitting next to him when he finds his binoculars, but when Bugs sees Elmer in front of him, we cut back to Bugs and the man next to him has disappeared.

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Senor Droopy picture

Continuity mistake: When the announcer tells Droopy and the wolf about the prize they can have if they win the bullfight, there is a red wall behind the announcer that keeps disappearing and re-appearing between shots.

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For Scent-imental Reasons picture

Continuity mistake: When the perfume shop seller throws the cat into the perfume shop to lure Pepe Le Pew out, you can see the front door has moulding on it, but in the next shot the door is plain.

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Visible crew/equipment: After the opening credits and intro at the start, in the first shot, just before the 'Britton and Sons Hats' glass door begins to open inward, the reflection of the camera and cameraman can be seen on the glass surface. (00:01:40)

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Donald's Happy Birthday picture

Continuity mistake: When one of Donald's nephews sees a box of cigars in the book he is looking at, you can see that above the box it reads "Smello Cigars." But when we see a close up of the page in the next shot, it now reads "La Smello Panatellas."

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Bowery Bugs picture

Continuity mistake: When the old man asks Bugs why Steve Brody jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, the position of Bugs' carrot on the plaque changes between shots.

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Awful Orphan picture

Continuity mistake: When the neighbour throws a beaten up Porky Pig onto the ground, Charlie Dog is holding a small stereoscope and some slides. But when Porky tells Charlie he can stay, we cut to Charlie and the stereoscope and slides have disappeared.

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The House of Tomorrow picture

Continuity mistake: In a full view of the oven, inside the oven door the chicken's legs are white, but in the next shot, the legs are now brown.

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