Ellen is watching Danny drown and she turns to see Richard coming toward the lake house, which is some distance away. However, when Richard jumps into the lake and begins swimming, Ellen and the boat are very nearby.
The car that picks up Harland, the Berents, and Glen Robie at the railroad station in New Mexico also appears in the driveway at the hospital at Warm Springs parked right in front of Harland and Ellen.
When Danny sets off on his ill-fated swim across the lake, Ellen (Gene Tierney) follows after him in the row boat. The shadow of overhead filming or boom mike equipment can be seen on her back as she starts rowing.