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The Trouble with Girls (1969) Poster

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Anachronisms 

When Elvis was on the stage singing "Clean Up your Own Backyard". The musician behind him is playing a Yamaha 12 string guitar(Most likely, a Yamaha FG-220), which is a dreadnought. Elvis is playing a six string dreadnought. Both guitars in question are square shouldered dreadnoughts with a 14th fret neck/body join.

Considering the movie itself being set in 1927, both the six string guitar and the twelve string instrument Elvis and his backup musician were playing didn't exist in 1927.

The dreadnought guitar was invented in 1931 by CF Martin & Co. and had round shoulders with a neck/body join at the 12th fret. The square shouldered dreadnought with the 14th fret neck/body join wasn't introduced until 1934.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Leading into the start of the final chorus of "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot," the back-up singers' audio sings "why don't you . . ." But none of them are shown actually singing this line.
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Continuity 

In the musical number, "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", the girl appears to change sides behind Elvis. Although there is a slight change of camera angle when far away from Elvis then close up, her move from behind Elvis's left shoulder to behind his right shoulder looks wrong.
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Factual errors 

The opening narration summarizes some of the events of the movie's 1927 setting, including, "Janet Gaynor won the first Oscar." Her Academy Award was not awarded until May, 1929.
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