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The Wild One (1953) Poster

(1953)

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Continuity 

The mark on Johnny's face (below left eye and received in earlier fight with Chino) is missing in the motorcycle ride to park with Kathie, but shows up later in following scenes.
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Gil Stratton Jr's motorcycle changes from a Triumph from when he leaves the races to a Matchless when he arrives in Wrightsville.
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At completion of opening credits when the view switches to the wide shot of the pack preparing to make a left turn, the lead bike (Johnny)already has the trophy tied to the headlight. Johnny isn't presented with the stolen trophy until a later scene at the races.
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When being chased by townsfolk, Johnny hides behind a wall. A total shot shows him back-to-wall until the chasers have passed. In the following shot he has turned by 90 degrees to the left and stands clear off the wall.
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Revealing mistakes 

Wire holding handle-bar/throttle can be seen during side view of Johnny's run-away cycle before it hits and kills Jimmy.
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Obvious stunt double for Johnny when he and Chino are fighting - his hair changes from short and blond to longer and black.
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When Johnny knocks Chino through the window of the clothing shop it is obvious that there is no glass in the window, only balsa wood mullions (i.e. the bars between panes of a multi-pane window).
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