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It Happened One Night (1934) Poster

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Continuity 

Toward the end, on the morning of the wedding, Ellie is in her bedroom in her wedding dress. Her father comes in and they talk about her love for Peter. She is weeping and eventually gets her father's handkerchief. At one point, she sits on a stool and he stands by her side. She is holding the handkerchief in her left hand. Her father puts his hand on her shoulder. In the wide shot, she reaches up to hold his hand, still holding the handkerchief. In the close shot, the handkerchief disappears. In the subsequent wide shot, it reappears.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

In the closing scene, the manager has given Peter a trumpet. We hear him play it, but the last 3 notes he plays are clearly three trumpets playing in harmony.
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Continuity 

When Peter is driving a car with Ellie beside him, she puts a scarf around her neck which repeatedly changes between shots.
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Ellie Andrews calls Peter by his name at the train terminal before she actually knows it. In a later scene, she asks him what his name is.
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When Peter is chasing after the police escort that Ellen is riding in, the road has a solid line down the middle. As he pulls over to the side of the road and gets the flat tire, there is no line down the middle of the road. It is a different road.
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As Peter is singing and threatening to take off his pants, Ellie begins to bolt behind the hanging blanket. A half second later there is a shot of Ellie looking at him for a solid second, and then bolting to the other side of the blanket.
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In the exterior view of the bus running off the road (after the "flying trapeze" song), the driver is a different person and the curtain that is behind him in the interior view is missing.
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When Peter is making breakfast for Ellen, as the table is first set, there are six doughnuts on the plate in the lower left corner of the screen, but when they sit and begin eating and discussing what there is to eat, there are only two.
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In the scene after Peter gets the car from the "thief", Peter's luggage is in the back seat. As he stops the car to pick up Ellie the luggage falls to the floor. When Ellie steps into the car the luggage is back on the seat. When the car pulls away, the luggage disappears again.
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When on the bus, singing the trapeze song, the bus is moving and the driver is moving the wheel as though steering, but throughout the entire song, the scenery outside never moves.
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During early portion of Walls of Jericho scene, blanket hanging from rope is nowhere near rear wall, allowing views into both beds. Moments later, when Ellie considers jumping out window on her side, curtain is flush with wall.
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When Claudette Colbert's character enters the motel wearing Peter's drenched trench coat, after he closes the door behind her the coat drys mysteriously.
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On wedding day, King comes into room to comfort Colbert. A few minutes later he arrives by autogyro.
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Crew or equipment visible 

After King lands and taxis in the autogyro, apparently the sole occupant, a man is visible in the cockpit crouching down as King walks around and to the rear of the autogyro.
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Errors in geography 

In the opening scene, Daddy's yacht is supposedly anchored off Miami. Yet in the distance are tall coastal hills, similar to what one might see in Southern California. Such a topographical feature is unknown in South Florida.
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When Peter is held up by the train at a crossing, the caboose is plainly marked SP (Southern Pacific). But he is supposed to be in New Jersey. Although there might be SP box cars in New Jersey, there would not be an SP caboose.
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