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Shield for Murder (1954) Poster

Goofs

Boom mic visible 

At the beginning of the movie, as Nolan pulls his first victim into the alley, the shadow of the boom mic is clearly visible on the wall behind them.
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Continuity 

When Barney visits the witness who saw the murder and robbery, inside his apartment, the curtains of the window that opens on the alley are straight inside the apartment, but are brought up at an angle when seen from the outside.
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When Brewster goes to Sternmueller's apartment, from the exterior shot the black window blind is closed. In the next, interior shot, it is half open.
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Crew or equipment visible 

About 5 seconds into the opening tracking shot of "Detective Nolan" striding down the sidewalk, the shadow of the camera dolly is seen on the wall behind him.
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In the opening scene, Nolan walks past a full-length glass door. Visible in reflection is a stage light with a screen in front of it with large perforations - to give the street lighting an uneven or "dappled" look.
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Errors in geography 

Brewster gives out the address of the Castle Heights model home over the police radio as 466 South Camden Drive. That location is in Beverly Hills, between W. Olympic Blvd. and W. Pico Blvd. - not Castle Heights.
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Factual errors 

No such thing as a silenced revolver: At the very beginning of the movie, the bookie is shot with a snub nose revolver having a silencer attached to the barrel. Because combustion gases leak through the gap between the cylinder and the barrel (allowing a loud noise to escape), a revolver cannot be effectively silenced. Only guns with a continuous firing chamber and barrel, such as an automatic or a single shot, can be silenced.
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Spoilers

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Miscellaneous 

The 'double bourbon' that Detective Nolan has in the bar after killing the deaf mute witness is only a single shot. But even the girl sitting next to him in the bar stays in script and refers to his 'double bourbon.'
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