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The convertible is a Lincoln Continental, but the year of it is ambiguous. In front views and some rear views it's a 1941 model, but in other rear views and in a side view, it's a 1942. Watch for the differing taillights.
A cigarette appears out of nowhere in Haskell's hand when he tells Roberts that he had not been home since he was 15 years old.
After meeting up with Roberts, Vera's hair continually changes whilst riding in the convertible.
Vera locks Al into the apartment they rent while she goes to sleep. This couldn't be done in real life because for safety reasons (such as fires), there are no front doors that can be locked with a key, as you're unable to come out if you lose the key.
Al says that the driver has three deep scratches on his hand "about a quarter of an inch apart," but then the hand is shown, and the scratches are much further apart, more like three quarters of an inch.
In the first shots of Al hitchhiking, the film is reversed. The cars are driving on the wrong side of the highway and the drivers sitting behind the wheel are sitting on the right side of their vehicles.
When Roberts discovers Vera's dead body on the bed, her eyes move.
As Vera is going through the glove box at the used car dealership, 3 bolt holes, for the rear-view mirror, are clearly visible between the brackets for the sun visors (which are missing!).
Several of the scenes of Al traveling across country are reversed images. When he first starts his road trip to California he is seen getting into what appears to be the driver's side of the truck, and in the next scene he is seen riding in a Model A, which seems to have right-hand drive. Both of these scenes and a few more are clearly scenes where the film stock was reversed to give the impression of travel from east to west.
Ann Savage's and Tom Neal's characters rent a fully furnished apartment right on the spot, without so much as filling out an application, nor being questioned as to employment, nor doing a credit check, nor leaving a deposit or anything of the sort. A motel room would have been more plausible, but Vera did say "rent an apartment" and, indeed, it isn't a motel room since it has a bedroom, a Murphy bed and no motel sign nor other "motel" accoutrements.
Errors in geography
(possibly deliberate) In the Reno diner, Joe the truck driver asks Al about his plans. Al says he is headed east and Joe tells him he is driving north to Salt Lake City. Salt Lake is east of Reno.
As Al and Vera drive to the auto yard to sell Al's car, Vera says she plans to 'go back to that place on Hollywood Boulevard, where I saw the fur jacket.' As revealed by various landmarks in the background, they are already driving down Hollywood Boulevard, which makes this a strange thing for Vera to say, or at least a strange way to phrase it.
At the beginning, as the characters walk along Riverside Drive in Manhattan, they pass street signs reading 73rd Street, then 77th Street. In Manhattan all numbered streets are divided into east and west, so the signs should read West 73rd Street and West 77th Street.
Haskell is a bookie driving from Florida to Los Angeles to place a huge bet on a horse. Being a bookie, Haskell would know that he could contact a bookie in Los Angeles to place the bet for him and transfer money by wire or mail. The trip to Los Angeles is unnecessary.
When Al enters California, he stops at a police checkpoint. The cops ask for registration and driver's license. This action is in violation of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of travel between states. California had agricultural check stations, but they were primarily to prevent produce from entering the state.
When Al and Vera are selling Haskell's car to the dealership, the dealer asks Al about his insurance. Insurance is a must when you are BUYING a car from a dealership, when you are SELLING to a dealership the dealership doesn't care if you have insurance and has no reason to ask about insurance.
When Al gets out of the car in the pouring rain to put the top up, he opens the passenger door and Haskell's dead body falls out. The subsequent close-up of Haskell shows his eyelids flinching several times as the rain beats down on them, causing an involuntary reaction.