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Anachronisms 

The 1935 song "My Lucky Star" is heard on the radio in scene taking place in 1933.
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When Chuck drives the black workers to their new TVA-built homes, a white car can be seen parked in the distance which appears to be a 1949 or 1950 Ford, but which in any case is plainly not a vehicle that would have existed in 1933, when the film is set.
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At the beginning of the film Chuck comes to town on a Greyhound bus. The bus is a late 40's early 50's model bus. Much larger then the buses used in 1934.
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Errors in geography 

When they fly over Fontana Dam (a straight dam) the next scene of a dam from a much higher elevation shows a curved dam, clearly not Fontana Dam.
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Factual errors 

At the very end of the movie, as Chuck and his new family are departing the movie story's location and are flying over and looking down on the now newly flooded island that had been his new wife's old home. This flooded island would actually have to be on the reservoir side of the damn when they closed the dam's flood gates that would cause the reservoir's waters to rise. However, in the very next shot their plane is shown approaching the damn from over the un-flooded river side. The reservoir where the flooded old home island they were just looking down on would in reality have to be on the other side of the damn they are now shown to be flying toward and over.
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Miscellaneous 

At one point Carol says to Chuck "Remember the other night when Walter took you back to your hotel?" Walter actually caught a ride with Chuck back to town.
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Revealing mistakes 

The last part of the movie shows Fontana Dam. For some reason this picture has been reversed - the observation area is actually on the right of the dam not the left (creek side of dam). Also the last picture is not this dam. Fontana Dam is built straight where the last dam is curved. The curved dam is Calderwood Dam, the 2nd dam down the Little Tennessee River from Fontana Dam.
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