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(1931)

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Crew or equipment visible 

In the boxing match when the tramp propels himself off the ropes (twice) at his opponent. You can clearly see the wire on the back of his trunks.
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Continuity 

During the film's final scene, The Tramp is seen holding the flower to his face when seen from the front; when seen from the rear, he is holding it to his lapel.
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When the Tramp takes the girl home, the birdcage outside the window is gone, but later reappears.
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In the very same scene, the Tramp tried to place a gun in the desk top table. The millionaire was lying back on the scene. The next shot, he was sitting upright.
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When saving the man's life, and trying to climb out of the water, the position of the Tramp's hat is inconsistent.
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When handcuffed to go to jail, the Tramp's left hand is cuffed, but when arriving at the jail, it is his right hand that is cuffed.
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In the scene when the Tramp and the Millionaire are drinking champagne with the burglars in the house. The Tramp places the glasses on the table behind them. When one of the burglar come up behind them the glasses are gone.
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When the tramp buys all of the flower girl's flowers, she wears black stockings, but when he brings her home immediately afterward, she wears tan stockings.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When the tramp accidentally swallows the whistle, his real eyebrows are visible beneath his fake ones. This was done intentionally to give him a lopsided, intoxicated facial expression.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the man swallows part of the Tramp's soap and starts spraying bubbles, the tube used to spray the bubbles is clearly visible behind him.
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In the famous fight scene, several spectators in the back row(s) of the gallery are motionless, either painted on a matte painting, or cut-outs or mannequins. In the shot of The Tramp dreaming of the flower girl, and the following shot with the trainers again kneeling around him, we see a particularly obvious mannequin or statue, a man in a light gray suit, in the lower right corner of the screen. He also is visible in other scenes.
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When the Tramp is knocked out on the table in the locker room you see a pair of boxing gloves hooked on a post behind the table. The Tramp wakes up and struggles to sit up. The entire scene you can clearly see a wire attached to one of those gloves that when triggered, falls on his head, knocking him out once again.
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