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Goofs

Character error 

The recently-blinded Helen Phillips (Jane Wyman) praises her friend for not becoming short-tempered with her and her new disabilities. "I'd have thrown me in the drink, if I were me." ... Should be, "......if I were YOU."
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Jump to: Boom mic visible (1) | Character error (1) | Continuity (1) | Errors in geography (1) | Revealing mistakes (2)

Boom mic visible 

17 minutes in: When the cab pulls up in front of Brightwood Hospital to drop off Tom, the shadow of the microphone boom is clearly visible on the hood of the vehicle.
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Character error 

23 minutes in: The sign behind the reception desk at the hospital gives the date as "Tuesday September 10". But just a few seconds later, when Bob writes the $25,000 check to the hospital, he dates it September 17.
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Continuity 

In early scenes of Bob Merrick's boat racing on the lake, he is warned to be careful because "...it is really kicking up out there!" but we immediately see the lake and it is calm, almost without any waves at all.
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Errors in geography 

After Bob Merrick "escapes" from the hospital, he loses his footing coming down a hill and ends up lying beside the road as Helen approaches. She stops to help him and offers to drive him into town and he accepts the offer. Neither of them know the other's identity. Helen explains to Bob that her husband died because the ventilator he needed was being used to resuscitate Bob Merrick. Bob asks to be let out and he collapses behind the car...at the very same location where Helen had picked him up when he lost his footing sending him down the hill.
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Revealing mistakes 

At the accident scene, as the taxicab door closes, it is seen that there is no damage to it.
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Early in the move when the doctor died, one policeman goes to talk on the police car radio and put the mic up to his ear instead of him mouth.
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