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(1956)

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Boom mic visible 

Every time Johnny Clay pulls up to the hotel you can see the shadow of the boom mic on the road.
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Continuity 

When Mike leaves for the bus station, for the flower box, the street outside his apartment is wet. When he arrives a few minutes later at the bus station, the street in front of it is dry.
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In the opening sequence, both the narrator and the track announcer refer to the "fifth" race. But the bet tickets that Marvin Unger has say "sixth race". The subtitles say both 5th and 6th for different references.
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During the robbery you clearly see that a significant amount of the money is in neatly banded bundles of brand new crisp bills yet when it is transferred from the dufflebag to the suitcase all of the money is loose, unstacked & well used.
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When the parking lot attendant hands Nikki a horse shoe, he holds the round part in one shot and the end in the next.
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When Johnny first arrives at the apartment, we see the car door open through the rear window - the scene cuts to a shot from the rear driver side of the car and we see the car door open again.
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When Nikki tries to drive away after shooting the horse, he supposedly sustains a flat tire from running over the horse shoe discarded by the parking attendant. The tire is already flat before he starts the car.
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During the fight scene at the race track, where the robber is let in the door in two scenes told from from different angle, you clearly see that the door is open ed in different ways, and also that the robber is much quicker in the second time, though the scene is supposed to be the same.
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On the day of the robbery a scene with the character, Johnny Clay, shows him awake and dressed and says "At seven that morning, Johnny Clay began what might be, the last day of his life". He wakes another character and they talk awhile. This scene is immediately followed by an airport scene in which the narrator says: "It was exactly 7:00AM when he got to the airport".
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Crew or equipment visible 

At the motel, the camera shadow can be seen on the pavement, along with the crane and operator.
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When Sherry is removing her makeup in their room, George is moving toward her. When he hits his mark, announcing that he is dropping out, the shadow of a crew member's head is clearly seen on his shirt and then fade on the right side.
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Revealing mistakes 

The bird in the cage (after George has shot Shelley and is about to fall down) is obviously stuffed. In the next shot on the ground, it's a living bird.
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When Peatty fixes his wive a drink, you can briefly see the studio above where the ceiling of the set ends.
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