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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the "Sunny Side Of The Street" rendition, Connie joins in with Mother Winterbourne, but her lips don't seem to start moving until a bar or so later than her voice.
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When being pushed into the train, Connie says, "This isn't the subway!" but her mouth doesn't move.
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When being pushed into the train, Connie exclaims "This isn't the subway!" but her mouth doesn't move.
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Character error 

When Connie is talking with the homeless man at the train station, he hands her a sanitary wipe and as she wipes her hands her nails are painted bright red (no chipping)and manicured nicely. This seems a stretch as she has been living on the streets for nine months, with no money for enough food let alone nail polish.
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When Connie sits down to a meal of soup eaten according to proper etiquette, the bowls of soup are tilted AWAY from the diners. Then the older Mrs. Winterbourne (Shirely MacLaine) is offered her medication by the chauffeur who takes away her wine glass. She says, ungrammatically, "Who is working for who?" It should be "whom".
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Continuity 

In the scene where Bill goes into Connie's room to find her packing, he buttons his blazer before sitting down to make a pro/con list. Later, while still making the list, his blazer is unbuttoned. (1 hour, 4 minutes into the movie)
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When Connie/Patricia first visits Steve at a motel, his room is on the ground floor, but when she returns later the same day, his room is on the second floor.
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When Paco goes to talk to Connie at the train station, the position that Connie holds the baby changes in between shots
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When Connie pulls the blue "who are you" note card out of the envelope the second time, her hands change positions on the card in between shots.
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In the bedroom as Grace says she "didn't like the nails," Connie's hand that Grace is holding changes positions in between shots.
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When both police cars pull up to the curb, the lead car parks directly adjacent to a fire hydrant (illegal). Later, when they pull out and leave, the hydrant is no longer there.
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In the first supper scene, after Connie/Patricia drags her sleeve across the dark brown sauce her sleeve changes levels of cleanliness repeatedly through the rest of the scene.
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Errors in geography 

While eating lunch, in successive shots Connie and Bill move from Boston Common to Paul Revere's House to the Public Garden, then back to Revere's House; while the Garden and the Common are adjacent, Revere's house is much farther away from them than implied.
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Factual errors 

When Connie asks where the train is going, she is told that it is going to Boston. The passenger car exteriors have stripes of purple and gold. The only passenger service that goes from New York to Boston is AMTRAK and their colors are red, white and blue so it cannot be a Boston bound train.
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When Connie is going back to New York, the train that pulls into the station is an MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) train. No MBTA train goes to New York.
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Revealing mistakes 

At the end of the movie when Patricia/Connie is standing outside in her wedding dress there are visible tan lines on her chest in the pattern of a bikini or bra top.
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Spoilers

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Plot holes 

Grace alters her will to include Connie and the baby, but since Grace thinks Connie is Patricia, Connie is identified in the Will as Patricia, hence, Grace's bequest would not go to Connie or the baby.
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As the priest calls Connie "Patricia" at the wedding, we can assume that she is named on the marriage license as "Patricia Winterbourne", hence, she and Bill would have to be married under her legal name in order for their marriage to be valid.
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