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The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

Dorian and Henry travel on a train bearing the "LNER" lettering of the London and North Eastern Railway, which was formed in the 1920s. The film is set in Victorian/Edwardian times.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Sibyl Vane first catches sight of Dorian while she's performing "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird," she momentarily stops singing, but her voice can still be heard on the soundtrack.
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Continuity 

At approximately 34:35 into the film, the time on the clock in the room suddenly changes from just after 2 o'clock to 3 o'clock. Then at approximately 37:00 it moves back to 2:05 and then to 2:09 as Dorian continues to play the piano.
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Adrian's chalk sketch of Dorian Gray on the table changes from shot to shot.
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When Dorian confronts Allen Campbell with the blackmail letter in his drawing room, Allen sits at the round table, which has only the cat statue and the letter on it. In the next shot there is a writing implement on the table as well.
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When Dorian is watching the entertainer who resembles Buddha, the line which marks the separators in canvas behind the entertainer's head changes.
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Errors in geography 

When Dorian is riding the train early on, the scenery of the rear projection outside the train window changes from passing trees to open fields.
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Factual errors 

An American version of a Brit Railway Station - Toward the end of the movie Dorian (Hatfield) and Henry Wotton (Sanders) arrive at Selby Station, Yorkshire, England. The train pulls into the "stationhouse" platform which is to the most right-hand side coming UP from London. That would be correct for an American RR Station but the absolute wrong side for Britain; the Brits both drive on the left-hand side of the road and also run their trains that way.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Lord Henry first spots the butterfly on the drape in Basil's studio, the mesh edges of his fake beard are clearly visible.
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