Best movie mistakes of 1959

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Ride Lonesome picture

Continuity mistake: Sam Boone walks Ben Brigade to the horses holding his rifle, and they have a bit of a chat by and about the captive Billy. During this scene, the handkerchief at Randolph Scott's neck waves like mad in the wind over his shoulder under one camera angle, and it is still and in front of the chest in the other. (00:09:30)

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Backwoods Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Elvis hands a pair of binoculars to his pappy, you can see there is a swarm of flies buzzing around Pappy, but in the next shot the flies have disappeared.

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Odds Against Tomorrow picture

Other mistake: A police officer fires two shots, hitting a bank robber in the back. The "bullets" do not make holes in the robber's coat. All they do is create two tiny puffs of dust.

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A Witch's Tangled Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Witch Hazel is chasing Bugs Bunny up the castle tower, Bugs throws a stone through the window before Hazel appears from behind the curtains. When we see Bugs dressed up as Romeo, the glass panes have disappeared, and when we see Hazel dressed up as Juliet, they are back again.

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Imitation of Life picture

Continuity mistake: Susie, a six-year-old girl, leans over a bathtub and reaches for a rubber duck. She falls into the tub but it obvious the tub has no water. (The actress, Terry Burnham, landed on a pad or cushion.) Immediately after she falls, there is a very noticeable jump in the film. Then water splashes up but the splash is much too high to have been made by the little girl. The next scene shows the mother entering the bathroom and the little girl, now completely drenched, standing up in the bathtub.

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Continuity mistake: When the judge gives Woody his money after he won the championship play-off, the notes on the top of the two left piles have nothing written on them, but when we see a close-up of Woody in the next shot, dollar symbols have appeared.

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A Broken Leghorn picture

Continuity mistake: When Foghorn Leghorn slips an egg into Miss Prissy's nest, you can see that there is nothing on the wall of the chicken shed, but when one the other hens says "A little baby rooster!", there are now nails on the wall.

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Wild and Woolly Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs and Sam start their duel, you can see there is a glass at the end of bar counter. But when Bugs goes to the end of the bar, the glass has disappeared.

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Other mistake: A Telechron electric clock on the fireplace mantel keeps time even though the power has failed.

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