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When Wilson runs the Concentration Camp footage for Mary Longstreet, we see several shots of her face with the flickering light from the screen reflected onto her face. When the film runs out of the projector, the light on her face continues to flicker as if film is still being projected instead of being a bright white light.
Right before they open Meinike's suitcase, both Mr. Wilson & Mr. Potter are shown moving the same checker piece. This may, indeed, be a simple continuity gaff. However, it may also mean to indicate that neither man's mind is focused on the game at hand.
In the beginning of the film, Mr Wilson breaks his pipe near the base. When we next see the pipe it is taped near the mouthpiece.
Meinike throws one of the gymnast rings down from the gym balcony above to kill Wilson hitting his head from behind and left. After Wilson wakes up and is playing checkers with Potter there is a mark on the front of his forehead on the right so that's the first thing wrong with this. Next thing wrong is it would be nearly impossible to aim and accurately throw a ring still attached to the rope at the distance shown but even so rings are suspended at a higher level the a person's head. The rings would never have reached his head to hit him even if dead on target.
The postcard given to Menike by the photographer contains an address in Harper, Connecticut on one side and a photo of the town's Church with a clock-tower on the other. The scene then segues from the photo to the actual Chuch location however all the elements of the real Church are exactly identical to the photo. This includes the same open and closed windows. Additionally, the time on the real clock and the one in the photo are exact. The time on the clock being exact is explained that the clock has been broken for a long time, so it is not inconceivable that the time is exact.
Towards the end of the film, it's snowing. Welles is in the clock tower with Loretta Young and Edward G Robinson. Robinson tells Welles that the town's people are surrounding the church. The camera shows the crowd crossing one corner and there's no snow on the pavement but, a bit further up the street where there's thick snow, three men cross the road leaving no footprints.
Near the start of the movie when Meinike gets off the ship and is going through passport control, we hear him say to the officer 'I am traveling for my health,' but his lips don't move because as he's approaching the checkpoint, the audience hears his thoughts as to why he's traveling.
Crew or equipment visible
In the final checkers game between 'Professor Charles Rankin' and 'Mr Potter,' parts of a crew member's back and head can be seen reflected in the mirror behind Potter. Potter stands up, Rankin says "You know, uh, Mr. Potter, you're a bad influence," and as the camera pans to follow Potter, the crew member (probably the focus puller) can be partially seen in the mirror. He leans out of view momentarily, but then leans into view again as the camera pans back with Potter.
Errors in geography
Two palm trees are visible in the first scene depicting the fictional Connecticut town.
Boom mic visible
When Konrad Meinike visits a photographer 5&1/4 minutes into the film, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen moving in the upper left corner of the screen.
The swastika that Kindler is drawing on the notepad is running in the wrong direction.
During the checker games, the pieces are positioned incorrectly during the game. Also, the moves that Mr. Potter makes are not legal moves.
Judge calls Mary, his daughter, "sister" twice, after seeing her reaction to the film shown by Edward G. Robinson.