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De-Lovely (2004) Poster

(2004)

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Anachronisms 

Scenes showing Cole Porter musicals being produced on Broadway in the 1930s show African-American and white women dancing together in the chorus lines. Broadway chorus lines weren't racially integrated until the 1970s.
Late in the movie the Murphys arrive in a 1956 Cadillac to see Cole Porter for the last time. Parked in front of his Massachusetts house is a 1966 Chrysler. Porter died in 1964.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Cole is riding the horse, there's the sound of galloping hoofbeats, but the horse is actually only moving at a canter.
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Character error 

In the song "Night and Day", Kevin Kline says, "Try E-flat" after the band has already started modulating to that key.

Continuity 

After the conclusion of "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)" Linda reaches into her purse twice to give Cole his cigarette case.
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When the Porter's are getting married, right after they are announced, all their friends and family come over. Someone comes over and gives Linda a kiss on her right cheek, which then leaves a mark. Not long after, the mark is gone, with no sign of Linda wiping it off.
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In the finale scene where Cole is hugging the children, the order of the kids changes with the different angles (the girl skips between the right side and the centre).
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When Cole Porter is in the garden playing his piano and Linda comes back from being away, Cole stands and talks to her, and the cushion on the back of the chair falls down. As he sits down, the cushion is back in place.
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In the scene where Cole Porter and Linda spend the evening together she has her nails painted red, in the morning she has no nail polish on.
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The order of the chorus girls auditioning for the solo in "Let's Fall in Love" changes between shots. The two women that Kline listens to before he hears Alanis Morissette switch places.
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Factual errors 

The scene depicting the song "So In Love" on the opening night of "Kiss Me, Kate" depicts the song as a duet between the two leads during the show's Shakespearean play-within-a-play. In "Kiss Me, Kate," "So In Love" is not a duet. Both of the leads do sing solo versions of the song at a different point in the show, however neither takes place in the play-within-a-play.

Revealing mistakes 

When Cole Porter teaches Jack to sing "Night and Day", you can see where Jack's wig meets his real hair, at the back of his head, in several shots.
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