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Easter Parade (1948) Poster

(1948)

Goofs

Boom mic visible 

When Hannah calls Jonathan on the phone, the shadow of the mic is very visible near a painting.
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Anachronisms 

Most or all of the music, costumes, and hairstyles date from a later time period than the setting of the film (1912). This is especially notable since many scenes are stage performances.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During "I Want To Go Back To Michigan", the trombone plays a muted solo, yet the trombone is open - no mute is used.
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Marty's hand movements on the piano do not match the notes being played.
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While Hannah sings "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", she's supposed to be accompanying herself on the piano; but her hands never reach the low notes that we hear.
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Character error 

Robert Patrick says in his book, "Film Moi": "The most beautiful goof in movies comes in the 'Steppin' Out with My Baby' number. Fred Astaire at one point goes into slow motion. The chorus behind him continues at normal speed, but that's not the goof. Judy Garland, in the wings watching this miracle, just beams with admiration - as well she should."
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The stage manager at the Ziegfeld Follies mispronounces "Ziegfeld".
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Continuity 

In the "Roof Garden" scene, Nadine is wearing high heels when she does the "Magazine Cover" number. In the wings at the end of it, she removes her headdress, discards her huge fan, and goes back onstage to call Don Hewes out of the crowd to dance their old number. Suddenly, she's wearing ballet slippers. In fact, in all of her scenes with Don, she wears flat shoes, so as not to tower over him.
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Nadine's necklace during the first restaurant scene.
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Watch Hannah's hat in the "Fella With the Umbrella" scene. She makes it through the drops to the umbrella with her feather relatively unharmed. The shot changes to a close up and her feather is drenched. Later its standing up straight again, then down again. Its pretty obvious that the close up shots were filmed before or after the longer shots.
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During "Steppin' Out with My Baby", Hewes twirls a girl and her skirt floats up and revealed a black underskirt. However, when twirled again, she has a bright yellow underskirt.
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When Hannah is going to play "It Only Happens When I Dance With You" on the piano, she opens up the music. Music is only on the right side, but in the next shot there is music on both sides and neither Don or Hannah turned the page.
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The drumsticks thrown on the floor shift position.
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Waiter in Mike's bar appears at the end of the bar, then when the camera changes shots, the waiter comes up to the opposite end of the bar.
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When Jon joins Don at the bar, where Hannah is introduced, a waiter steps up to the bar on Don's left; when the camera angle changes, the same waiter steps up to the bar on Jon's right.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In Mike's bar, a motto is shown with the possessive form of "its" spelled as "it's". While this is incorrect today, the possessive form was spelled this way up until the 1940s, and thus could well have been around in 1912.
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Revealing mistakes 

A Police officer writes Jonathan (Peter Lawford) a ticket for parking beside a fire hydrant. As he hands the ticket over he bumps the hydrant which visibly wobbles showing that it is not real.
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