At :15 into the film, Cary Grant's character, whose name has been seen in numerous photos identified as "Johnnie Aysgarth" (and is so-named in the closing credits), a telegram to Joan Fontaine's character is signed, "Johnny."
While playing "Anagrams" and Lina changes the letters MUDDER to MURDER, she slides the D above the word and slides the R in its place. The D is the only upturned tile directly above the word MURDER. After the camera switches to a closeup of Lina and back, the tiles there are now an H and F upturned and two face-down tiles next to them that weren't there seconds ago.
Lina pulls a letter from an envelope which is shorter than the book that contains it. But, in the next shot it is evident that the paper she now holds is wider than the length of the book below. The close up of the handwritten note indicates it was written on a much narrower page size.
When Lina looks at Isobel's book while Johnnie is on the telephone, there is a large tear in the book jacket above Isobel's photo. In the next scene, when Lina takes the book on her visit to Isobel, the book jacket is undamaged.
In the dinner scene at her parent's house after Lina's walk with Johnnie, the glasses of water in front of her parents are both full, but during the course of their conversation with Lina, neither of them takes a drink of water. When Lina leaves to answer the phone, the glasses are empty.
As the game of Anagrams is played, the first tile used to spell MURDER is not an M but a W. Typographically the two are different. Unlike later versions of the game, however, at that time there was no way for players to know if the tiles were being laid upright.
The invitation to the Hunt Ball (about 15 minutes into the film) gives the date as Thursday, March 7. In the next scene showing the telegram from Johnny, the year is shown as 1938. March 7 was not on a Thursday in 1938.
In the final scene as Johnnie and Lina drive back home, it is clear from the shot of them from behind that doubles have been used and the two characters in the scene are not Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant.
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rank: 51 subs: 545935 2015-06tchcock (I)' makes his cameo appearance about forty-six minutes in, posting a letter in the village. Note the background in this shot and a shot just a few seconds earlier with the car driving by and a man walking while smoking. They are both exactly the same background shot with the same car and people, with one being enlarged. It could be the film was so expensive, the re-use of background shots was needed.