Best movie mistakes of 1952

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High Noon picture

Factual error: During the gun battle, Gary Cooper runs behind a building that has an air-conditioner or swamp cooler installed in a second-floor window. (01:17:30)

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The Crimson Pirate picture

Other mistake: An antenna can be seen on the building above the grain warehouse.

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Against All Flags picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, Errol Flynn begins to sword fight with a pirate inside the cabin of the ship. Flynn backs the pirate outside onto the deck. When the scene changes to the deck, Flynn is fighting an entirely different pirate.

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Radar Men From The Moon picture

Factual error: Since this film serial was made in the early 1950s there are many scientific inaccuracies about the moon in it, not the least of which is that, according to the story, the moon has exactly the same gravitational pull as Earth.

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Singin' in the Rain picture

Other mistake: In Gene Kelly's 'Singing in the Rain' sequence, the taps he makes do not match up with the actual movements of his feet - they are much more complicated than the steps he makes. Since one can't tap dance in wet loafers, Kelly had to do the dance in the studio, and the taps were added into the picture. He apparently got a little overzealous.

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Continuity mistake: When Sam points his gun at Bugs at Fort Knox, he says "But I can't take any chances!" and throws away the gun. In the next shot, the gun is back in his hand again.

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Bend of the River picture

Factual error: The chairlift for the ski resort on Mount Hood is visible in the scene that pans to the right just before James Stewart is abandoned on the mountain. This ski resort was not around when the film is set.

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The Bad and the Beautiful picture

Continuity mistake: As Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas are toasting with champagne, the cigarette she is holding disappears.

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Son of Paleface picture

Other mistake: During the car chase an Indian shoots an arrow that bounces off the car's license plate and comes back and hits the Indian. But a second before the arrow hits the Indian you can see him sitting on his horse with his eyes closed and a look of pain on his face as though the arrow had already hit him.

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Just For You picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bing Crosby is talking to Ethel Barrymore at a picnic day for the girls of he very snobbish school, he makes a big deal out of taking out a cigarette and lighting it, but in the next shot - no cigarette.

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Ivanhoe picture

Other mistake: Before the trial by combat, when Richard Taylor and George Sanders choose their weapons, they are brought to them on their shields. But this happens to quickly, right after the choices were announced, as if predetermined.

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The Quiet Man picture

Continuity mistake: When John Wayne first meets with the woman at the church, the first time we see her she puts a dark piece of clothing over her head. In the next scene, which is a closer angle, it is gone.

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Manon des Sources picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Ugolin is chasing the rabbit you can see a crewmember duck behind a bush.

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Jack and the Beanstalk picture

Revealing mistake: When the Prince and Princess are catapulted over the wall of the Giant's castle, you can see their shadows on the "sky" above the wall; the sky is a studio wall painted blue.

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Magical Maestro picture

Continuity mistake: When Poochini is rehearsing, Mysto the Magician knocks on the door of his dressing room. At this point, you can see that the handle is on the left hand side of the door, but when Poochini opens the door, he opens it from the right hand side.

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Flat Top picture

Continuity mistake: In this scene we see a flight of Navy Corsair fighters leaving the deck of an aircraft carrier on a training run. While in the air a close up shot of the flight leader's cockpit reveals that the aircraft in the background have changed into Grumman Wildcat fighters. When they make their attack run it's back to Corsair fighters with no sign of the Wildcat fighters.

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The Winning Team picture

Factual error: Near the end of this film. Grover Cleveland Alexander wins the 1926 World Series on a strike out. In fact the game ended when Babe Ruth hit a single and then was thrown out trying to steal second.

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Limelight picture

Continuity mistake: The pictures on the wall of Calvero's apartment move around during the scenes, particularly the photos flanking the clock on the mantle above the fireplace. A particularly striking example is during the scene wherein Terry recovers the ability to walk. The scene starts off with a photographic-profile-portrait of Chaplin (not decked out as Calvero the Clown) on the left side of the clock and on the right side of the clock, a full-length photo of Calvero the Clown wearing a straw hat, and leaning on his cane, which is held in his left hand. As the scene progresses, the portrait to the left of the clock is replaced by a half-length photo of Calvero the Clown wearing a top hat, with his cane swung across his body, angled up. As Terry realizes she can walk, the portrait re-appears to the left of the clock, and there is nothing to the right of the clock.

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Operation: Rabbit picture

Continuity mistake: When Wile E. Coyote is filling carrots with liquid nitroglycerin in the explosives hut, you can see there is nothing next to the wall, but when Wile E. pulls down the blind after seeing the train coming towards him, boxes of TNT have appeared.

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Hare Lift picture

Continuity mistake: When Sam confronts Bugs underneath the box with the cord, you can see that there is nothing above the words "Pull", but in the next shot the words "Bomb Release" suddenly appear.

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