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The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) Poster

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Continuity 

When Athanael (Jack Benny) is summoned from the Heavenly Orchestra to The Chief's office (Guy Kibbee), he pauses at a large directory along the way to find the "Dept of Small Planet Management". As he approaches the directory, the camera shows the bottom 10 rows. It then cuts to a close up shot of only 6 rows as Athanael points out his destination.

The departments listed on the close up do not match those of the long shot.

Bottom 6 rows in long shot:
  • Prefect of the Pleiades
  • Designer of Sunsets
  • Commissar of Constellations
  • Dept of Small Planet Management
  • Bureau of Cloud Maintenance
  • Inspector of Rainbows


Six rows in close up:
  • Dept. of Comets, Meteors and Falling Stars
  • Inspector of Rainbows
  • Designer of Sunsets
  • Vice-President in Charge of Tomorrow
  • Dept of Small Planet Management
  • Bureau of Cloud Maintenance.


Then the camera cuts back to the long shot.
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Factual errors 

When Athanael arrives at the Hotel Universal, he asks the clerk whether the clock is showing the right time. Despite his worries about the clock's accuracy, he finally says that he'll take the clerk's word that the clock says 7:15. In fact, the clock says 11:15.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Fran Blackstone grabs hold of the rooftop wall in order to climb atop and jump, you can see the entire wall wobble under her weight.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

Near the end of the film, Athanael is swinging by one leg off the hotel roof. In the next shot, he is somehow being swung by the neck so he can land feet first onto the flagpole.
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