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Continuity 

Harold rips his necktie in half after getting it caught in the sewing machine, but then in scenes immediately following, his tie is clearly whole again.
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Continuity 

When Harold imagines his encounter with his "Vampire", he ticks off the experience in a memorandum book on the verso side, the recto side of which lists the month as October. When he imagines his subsequent encounter with his "Flapper", he ticks off that experience beneath the previous one, only the recto side of the book now reads as April.
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Harold only tears the publisher's envelope into a few pieces, yet the check inside is shown as having been torn into many small pieces.
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When Mary and DeVore are out driving, the fur piece in the back seat of Mary's roadster changes positions back and forth between shots.
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When Harold helps Mary out of the boat, the lilting boat is causing a lot of ripples in the water behind them. In the very next shot, the water has become still again, with none of the wake from before.
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It is implied that Little Bend does not yet have electricity, since Harold is shown using a gas-fueled wall-light and oil-lamp, and the clothes-iron heater in the shop uses a gas-burner. Yet many utility poles are clearly visible in later shots of the downtown area.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Mary's car goes off the road and in a close shot she takes out the crackerjack box, there is a reflection in the side of the car (bottom left) of a pair of legs standing nearby, then walking away.
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Factual errors 

Harold rips the publisher's envelope into small pieces (and indeed, he tears it into such tiny shreds that the check inside is torn into four narrow strips at one corner, so that the digits of the "3000" are separated into individual shards of paper), yet the cover letter stating, "Dear Sir, We have decided to publish your manuscript as a humorous work and have renamed it 'The Boob's Diary'. We think it's very funny. Enclosed is a check for $3000 in advance royalty payment" is mostly undamaged, with just a single straight tear across the middle of the sheet. If a sealed envelope is torn up into that many pieces, then the entire contents will be shredded, also --- one enclosure would not get torn up finely, and yet another paper be able to escape with just being torn in half.
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In the principal of "united we stand" (as is so eloquently illustrated with the bundle of sticks in "The Straight Story"), a thick sheaf of paper sheets is hard to rip through all at once, so it would be impossible to tear up several layers of folded paper into narrow strips, the way Harold supposedly does with the check when he tears up the sealed envelope without opening it. To actually tear the check between each of the digits of the "3000" so that it formed four individual narrow strips, Harold would have needed to remove the check from the envelope, and also separate it from the cover letter, so that he could have just the single fragile sheet to minutely tear into the thin shards.
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Miscellaneous 

The movie presents Ronald DeVore as a selfish status-oriented man who would probably insist on Mary's wearing her marriage rings all the time, yet in the scenes of Mary being assisted in preparing for her wedding and of her standing with Ronald at the alter, she is not wearing an engagement ring.
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In the "wedding finale" scene where Ronald is about to put the wedding ring on Mary's finger, she is not wearing her engagement ring.
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Revealing mistakes 

Harold has to turn to his right to drive down the rutted detour route, yet when Harold re-enters the highway a minute later, the alternate route's exit is on his left, not his right. Obviously just a second shot of the same detour-entrance with its long line of traffic barriers, filmed from the opposite direction.
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