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The Spy in Black (1939) Poster

Goofs

Continuity 

When the plotters arrive at the cottage to change over the teachers, the car pulls in, but when they go to dump the body, the car is facing the opposite direction.
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When Captain Hardt looks down at the British fleet from the house, the view that is shown from his binoculars is actually one from sea level, not the view one would expect from a high vantage point.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the closeup of the kidnapping on the train about 15 minutes into the movie, the rapidly passing scenery is clearly being projected onto a screen as the screen edges are visible, and the peoples' shadows are also projected onto the screen.
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Factual errors 

In the German submarine, the officers refer to depths in feet, and the depth gauge is calibrated in feet. On a German ship, depths would be measured in meters.
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There has never been a HMS Connaught in the British Navy.
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Revealing mistakes 

Identified in the credits and on her passport signature as "Anne Burnett", the newspaper report of the teachers' Orkneys appointment misnames her as "Ann Burnett", though this passes entirely without comment.
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The German U-Boat was measuring depths in feet but Germany adapted the metric system in the late 19th century so the measurements should be in meters.
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