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(1938)

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Anachronisms 

In the scene in which Julie is sewing her dress she hums "Beautiful Dreamer". The story takes place 1852-53 and "Beautiful Dreamer" wasn't written until 1864.
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When the sheriff shoots the "yellow jack" runaway at Halcyon Plantation, he uses a lever-action repeating rifle. This type of weapon was first patented in 1860; the action takes place in 1853.
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Character error 

As Julie hurries through the room arranging flowers, one flower falls out of the vase, but she doesn't bother with it or even seem to notice it, continues arranging them, and then moves the vase to another table.
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Continuity 

As Mrs. Kendrick and Stephanie go up the steps to the porch of Julie's house, we see a diagonal ray of light shine across the front door. Just before Uncle Cato opens the door, the light is gone.
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Early in the film, Preston storms up to Julie's bedroom and knocks hard on her door several times with his cane. The head of the cane seemingly leaves numerous dents in the wood. When Julie finally opens the door (inward into the bedroom), the dents have disappeared.
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When Zette admires Julie's dress, the apron on her uniform is pinned to the uniform in some shots and unpinned in other shots.
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At the dressmaker's shop Julie holds up the red dress in front of her to see how it looks. It has sleeves. She takes it home with her and shows it to Preston. The next day is the ball and when she appears in it,the dress is now sleeveless.
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Errors in geography 

Preston Dillard is seen entering a street level door, then going downstairs to the gentlemen's bar. New Orleans has a notoriously high water table, so buildings would not have had basements or lower levels.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

Just after Preston Dillard collapses and Dr. Livingstone is asking for someone for help to carry him, between shots in the same scene we see Livingstone holding Preston by the hand, then not holding him, then back to holding him by the hand.
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