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Donovan's Reef (1963) Poster

Goofs

Continuity 

When Donovan take the kids and Amelilia up the mountain to cut down an "island Christmas tree" they cut down a very pretty and bright green tree and put it in the back of the jeep. When they arrive back in town and pull up in front of Donovan's bar, the tree looks dead and shriveled.
Ameilia loses her stockings after falling in the water.
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When Amelia first starts skiing, she loses her bathing cap. After falling in the water, the cap is back on her head.
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Ameilia presents Gilhooley with a Christmas present then goes out back of the bar to confront Donovan. When she returns, not more than a couple of minutes later, Gilhooley already has the train set put together on the bar and is playing with it.
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When Ameila first comes ashore, she and Donovan are sitting in a jeep on the dock. Gilhooley is standing by the hood on the drivers side of the jeep talking across the hood to Amelia on the passenger side. In the shots of Amelia and Donovan, Donovan's fore arms are resting on the steering wheel. In the reverse shots of Gilhooley, Donovan's arms are not visible on the wheel.
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Crew or equipment visible 

On the road when the children are forced to leave their home to move in with Donovan, the shadow of the camera is visible on the people as they walk by.
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Factual errors 

French Polynesia was 4,000 km (about 2200 nautical miles) east of the farthest Japanese expansion, and there was no fighting there.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the piano is destroyed in the bar brawl, there's no sign its metal frame and strings in the debris.
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