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Anachronisms 

Although period cars were used the Greyhound Bus Dave rides into town on is definitely ca. mid to later '50s. The windows are a dead giveaway.
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Although the movie is set in 1948, several cars from as late as the mid-1950s can be seen in the background in certain scenes.
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Aside from older cars, no significant visual attempt (hairstyles, costumes, etc.) made to suggest story was supposed to take place in 1948 instead of late Fifties when it was filmed.
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Character error 

The doctor says that alcohol adds large amounts of sugar to the blood. Alcohol in fact lowers blood glucose levels by inhibiting gluconeogenesis.
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Continuity 

At the end, Jenny says she wants to go back and get her pillow; they never make it to her house. Nonetheless, in the final shot in the amusement park, there's the pillow.
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In Smitty's bar, Jenny's hamburger stays the same size, and even gets bigger, no matter how many bites she takes from it.
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When Dave Hirsch meets Professor French at Frank Hirsch's home they shake hands and drop their arms. In the next shot they are shaking hands again.
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When Bama is in the hospital, he begins dealing out a game of Solitaire. He flips over the first few top cards before the doctor arrives. When the camera zooms to Bama and he tells the doctor "Bring me my pants", all of the top cards have been flipped over. When the camera returns to the room view, Bama proceeds with flipping over the next top card.
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Factual errors 

Near the end of movie in the motel room there is a "Coors" beer can on the table. Coors was sold only in eleven western states until 1976.
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Miscellaneous 

Sinatra was losing his hair in 1958. To cover up his bald spot, a glossy makeup was applied to the back of his head. However, it reflects the lights in several parts of the film.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Dave is driving Bama home from the hospital, he gets out of the car and Bama slides over to the driver's seat. Dave asks if he'll be alright driving with one hand. Bama takes the wheel with his injured arm instead of his right arm.
Although Sinatra's uniform appears to "lack rank insignia", it is likely that his character is a Private. in WW II a Private had no rank insignia. A single chevron indicated Private First Class until 1968. Also in WW II enlisted men did not wear collar branch insignia on class B khaki uniforms until shortly before the Korean War. Sinatra's character obviously served in the infantry, since he wears the Combat Infantryman's Badge above his left shirt pocket.
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