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The Heiress (1949) Poster

(1949)

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Anachronisms 

This story takes place at the end of the 1840s, but none of the men wear the cravats--material bound around the neck and tied in either the front or back--that were fashionable in that period; instead they wear neckties and bow ties, which did not come into fashion until the late 1850s.
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Continuity 

When Morris first asks Kathryn to dance at the party, she is seated with her dance card in her hand. Her fan is hanging from a string around her wrist on the same arm. Cut to a wider shot as Kathryn stands to join Morris, and suddenly her fan is in her hand, and her dance card is hanging from her wrist.
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In the scene in the rain, Catherine takes Morris' cloak off herself and wraps it around him. After the next cut the cloak is missing, then in the following closeup it reappears and Catherine buttons it around Morris' neck.
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In the scene when Catherine and her father have a heated disagreement and he leaves the room, you see Catherine seated with her left hand in an open palm in a vertical orientation but in the next cut shot, from the front view her left hand is now face down on her leg.
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When Dr. Sloper goes into his office to examine himself because he isn't feeling well, as he opens up his doctor's bag, the middle finger of his right hand is shown quite unusually extended, but then the next cut shot shows it in a different position.
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When Catherine first comes in the study to meet Mrs Montgomery her dress has a plain collar. When she brings the sherry tray she has a lace collar on with a black velvet bow.
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Factual errors 

Technically what Catherine is doing is not embroidery, it is needle point, even in those days it was called needlepoint.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the very last scene when Morris is pounding on the door after the door has been bolted from the inside you can see the keyhole has no hole in it. It is clearly a facade.
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