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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: 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: Robert Redford is behind the train motorman. He is holding on to the top of the cart, but for the first close-up showing his face in the movie, evidently they didn't want his jacket to bundle up as his arms were lifted: he is in a completely different position. But he's again clinging to the top of the cart in the following shot. (00:06:10)

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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: Making the hard malt liquor toast, Alva shatters the glass of Mr. Johnson, but the glass is back whole in the rest of the scene. (01:21:20)

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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: Alva stands up from the swinging bench after the Hummingbird Express has passed. Sidney, by her, has his left hand firmly on the armrest, but the same arm is across his lap in the next shot as if he tried to reach for her. (00:22:30)

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Continuity mistake: Under the shower, Alva holds the envelope Owen gave her in two different ways that keep switching, depending on which take they used in editing. (01:19:05)

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Continuity mistake: Sidney kisses Alva as she tells him the dream of going to New Orleans. She has her handkerchief in her right hand, suddenly clutching it to her chest with the left. And she is holding it against his arm with the right as the angle changes again. (00:23:20)

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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: 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: 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: 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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