Best movie mistakes of 1950

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Cinderella picture

Revealing mistake: The stepmother's arm disappears for a split second when she tells her daughters that there is still a chance for them to become the princess.

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The Asphalt Jungle picture

Continuity mistake: Doc Riedenschneider calls on Cobby in a dark hallway with brick walls and a door in the end with a half-open transom. Through this door, in the adjacent room, there are several gangsters seated a table. They go down the hallway and enter this room. In the next scene they have entered and the seated gangsters are suddenly no longer there. Nor is there a transom over the door. The hallway viewed from this room has white walls now instead of brick.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Joe Gillis returns to the mansion, after Betty Schaefer has just revealed her love towards him, when he enters his room, you can see a hand wearing a watch in the mirror. (01:26:50)

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All About Eve picture

Other mistake: A glass is dropped which had drink and one ice cube in it, however two ice cubes are picked up from the spillage.

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Destination Moon picture

Factual error: Between Earth and the Moon the crew of the spacecraft have an EVA in which they walk on the ship's metal hull with magnetic boots. At one point an astronaut inadvertently slips both boots off the hull and drifts off into space, helpless. There is a long shot of him drifting away in which his body spontaneously spins around 180 degrees and then stops rotating, which is all a violation of conserved angular momentum.

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Kim picture

Visible crew/equipment: You can see Dean Stockwell's harness and guide wire when Kim is hauled off the ledge and up the cliffside.

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Night and the City picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Fabian goes into his office after receiving the package, he closes the door and the rest of this shot is through the glass. The camera and its operator (with a white shirt) are visible on the right side.

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Three Came Home picture

Revealing mistake: In this scene we see Claudette Colbert and her husband talking. In the background it's obvious the ocean scene is a stage prop, the waves in the sea don't move at all.

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Rio Grande picture

Factual error: The cavalry sing Low Bridge (or Fifteen Years On The Erie Canal) as they trek across Texas in 1879. This was written by Thomas S. Allen in 1905 during the time the Erie canal was switched from mule power to engine power. (00:49:00)

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Harvey picture

Continuity mistake: When Wilson comes to the house looking for Elwood, as he says to Myrtle Mae Simmons "Now where's he?" his cigar is in his mouth. However, in the next shot, he is now holding the cigar in his left hand, placing it into his mouth as he asks "Where did you put him?"

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King Solomon's Mines picture

Revealing mistake: Having been deserted by their porters three white people and a native journey on. During their journey an antelope is shot by Allan Quartermain for food. The sound of the shot is dubbed in as there is no recoil from the high powered rifle he uses.

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Saturday Evening Puss picture

Continuity mistake: When Tom traps Jerry in the blinds, he pulls the cord and squashes Jerry. At this point, you can see Tom is holding the cord, but when we Jerry sliding down the blinds in the next shot, Tom is no longer holding the cord.

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Continuity mistake: When Rocky is reading his "Life" magazine at his headquarters, the first shot shows him reading the front cover but immediately after that he is reading the magazine with the pages open.

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Canary Row picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Tweety singing, you can see that the bottom of his cage has nothing on it, but when we see Sylvester next to the cage, a door has appeared.

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Rabbit of Seville picture

Continuity mistake: After Bugs Bunny has snipped off Elmer Fudd's pants suspender buttons, you can see Elmer's gun is directly behind him. But when Elmer picks up his gun to try and shoot Bugs, the gun is now by his foot.

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Colt .45 picture

Factual error: This Warner film concerns a pair of post-Mexican War, new-style percussion revolvers stolen from a travelling arms dealer and used in a crime spree. The criminal was unbeatable because of the overwhelming firepower of the guns compared to the single-shot handguns used by everyone else in the film. The title guns used throughout the film were a pair of Colt Dragoon revolvers, in caliber .44. Colt didn't manufacture a .45 revolver until the metallic cartridge era, in 1873.

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Cheaper by the Dozen picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Mr. Gilbert is going to the train station, as he walks around in front of his car, you can see the shadow of the boom mic on the lawn, to the left side of the screen. (01:18:15)

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Pluto's Heart Throb picture

Continuity mistake: Before Dinah the Dachshund enters her home, the door flap is open. In the next shot, it is closed.

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Winchester '73 picture

Factual error: Waco Johnny Dean played by Dan Duryea grabs a pistol from a bystander and then gets shot multiple times by Jimmy Stewart. As Waco goes down he fires several rapid fire shots from a double action revolver. Not likely given the time period some time after the civil war.

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Continuity mistake: Dr. Luther Brooks is in the changing room with Dr. Dan Wharton. During their conversation, one of the lockers behind Brooks' is open, its door quite close to him. In the close-ups though, all the lockers are closed. The shadows are also different. (00:04:00 - 00:04:40)

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