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Continuity 

After Walter's checkup, he puts his tie back on. At first, the skinny (back) end of the tie is longer than the wide (front) end. In the next shot, the front is properly longer than the back. When he goes to put his coat on, the back is longer than the front again.
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Continuity 

When Hildy is in Walter's office, a few lines before she throws her purse at him, his cigarette switches from his right hand to his left between shots.
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When Bruce Baldwin comes to the press room late in the movie, an electric fan and small shelf on the wall to the left of the door both completely disappear. Both have been there in all previous scenes and both reappear after this scene.
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When Hildy lights her cigarette in the restaurant, she takes it out of her mouth and waves out the match. There is a an instant cut to over her shoulder and the cigarette is in her mouth again.
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When Walter goes to take Hildy and Bruce to lunch, his hat jumps from his right hand to his left hand between shots.
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Hildy's hand is on/off her chin between shots at lunch.
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Miscellaneous 

During the lunch scene, at one point there is a fly very clearly walking all over the front of Cary Grant's suit.
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Continuity 

Hildy wears black heels throughout the movie but when Earl Williams is hidden in the desk, she is pacing behind the table and is wearing white flats. The next time her feet are shown, she is wearing the black heels again.
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After Earl fires the pistol, Hildy turns off the lights and pulls down the window shades in the press room. Then in the next scene the Hildy and Molly are talking to Earl while he is in the desk, the shades are up. The other reporters return to the press room and Hildy unlocks the door and lets them enter. One of the reporters immediately goes to the windows and raises the shades.
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