This Property Is Condemned

Continuity mistake: When Owen looks down Bourbon Street the day after he found the snowglobe, there are no cars parked on the opposite side of the road and two women are walking on that sidewalk. He crosses the street and now a car is parked and the passersby are different. (01:32:05)

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Continuity mistake: Alva just learned about Legate's true profession and is standing now in his room shouting at him. In the closer shot, her necklace is running on the rightmost part of her right breast, while it is more centered in the wider shots. (00:55:10)

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Continuity mistake: Before Owen leaves her to go work, Willie licks the cone in the close-up, and it's messy and dripping. Cut, and not only she is not licking it, but it's also nicely in shape and not dripping down the pastry. (00:36:05)

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Continuity mistake: Owen is getting cigarettes and ice cream while Willie outside gets approached by the punks in Lindsay's car. During the sequence, Willie's hair is in front or behind her right shoulder, with no real continuity. (00:34:15)

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Continuity mistake: Robert Redford has no cigarette before jumping off the train passing by Dodson, suddenly has a lit cigarette in mouth, then not, then one in hand that he tosses away. What he does not toss is his suitcase before getting off the train. But his luggage is there for him anyway right after. (00:06:20)

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Continuity mistake: After Sidney leaves with the beer for the tub, Willie asks Owen what is he there for, and Alva scolds her. Redford is holding the chicken with both hands, becoming just one in the wider shot with Alva standing. (00:18:15)

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Continuity mistake: Legate comes back from work the first day, and Willie closes the door leaving him and Alva in the room. Natalie Wood's shadow jumps from the left to the right of the lock quite noticeably in different shots. (00:42:35)

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Continuity mistake: Before entering the boarding house the first night, Willie says "Hey wait a minute", putting her hands on her hips. In the next shot, she has her arms down her sides and does the same gesture only later. (00:09:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Legate parries the slap by Alva, his wristwatch says it's about half past midnight. But it was half past already in the kitchen scene, 10 minutes earlier in the movie - so even longer in real time. (00:28:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Alva gets in the kitchen during the birthday party, Owen has not yet touched the chicken, but he's conveniently got a big mouthful of a drumstick in the next close-up, for comedy effect. (00:16:50)

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Continuity mistake: Alva tells Willie the story of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis cupping her face. The handkerchief sticks out quite a bit in the wider shot but is neatly contained in her hand in the close-up. (00:20:05)

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Continuity mistake: During the whole conversation with her mom at her bedside, Alva's head in the close-ups is resting in a different spot than the wider shots - just look at the colored cloth under her head. (00:29:30)

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Continuity mistake: Alva walks Owen out of the railway office. They pass by JJ and the local manager sitting in the street having their lunch, but in a POV shot that follows, they have yet to move past them. (01:00:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the night club, when Alva faces her Mama hitting her hands away as she invites JJ to dance, she has her left arm down in the wider shots, but stretched out of frame in the closer view. (01:22:25)

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Continuity mistake: Alva 'mistakenly' enters Owen's room. In the side views showing both characters, Robert Redford's hand is on his belly, while shot from the other side his hand rests on the mattress. (00:25:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Alva is listening to Mr. Johnson's proposal to get her a place of her own in Memphis, she does it with her left arm lowered, or up like she had it in the first part of the scene. (01:20:40)

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Continuity mistake: Legate smears the face of Lindsay Tate with the ice cream in a close-up. In the wider shot, the pink goo has gathered mostly to the point of the chin, unlike the previous shot. (00:35:00)

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Continuity mistake: Robert Redford's shirt is heavily bloodstained in the close-ups after he gets beaten up, but has just a couple little blood drips before and after, when Alva helps him get up. (01:09:25)

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Continuity mistake: Alva watches a street performance by a few kids. A man is leaning against a street lamp: he has his right arm up at first, then his arms are crossed. (01:29:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Mama does the fateful reveal, in the close-ups she keeps the coat open, hands on the lapel, while in the wider angle she has it closed, hands in pocket. (01:45:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Mama does the fateful reveal, in the close-ups she keeps the coat open, hands on the lapel, while in the wider angle she has it closed, hands in pocket. (01:45:25)

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