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Manhattan Melodrama (1934) Poster

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Anachronisms 

In the 1920 and 1923 and 1925 and 1930 sequences, all of the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly from 1934.
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In the scenes of the cheering New York City crowds on Jim Wade's election night, supposedly in November 1925, theatre marquees are promoting 1933 films, including MGM's Dinner at Eight and Bombshell with Jean Harlow.
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Continuity 

When Blackie picks up a magazine from the couch after Eleanor leaves him, it is a close up of a Woman's Home Companion, November 1925, from a leopard skin upholstered couch. In the wide shot, he is holding a Vogue and the couch is plainly upholstered, not leopard skin.
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When having breakfast in bed, the phone on the nightstand rings, and Eleanor moves to answer it. It the next shot her hands are not in the same position, and she has to reach out again to answer the phone.
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Jim and Blackie meet before the boxing match. Jim lights Blackie's cigarette, then puts a cigarette in his own mouth and then Jim's cigarette disappears in the next shot.
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When Snow enters the men's room at Madison Square Garden, we see him enter the room and subsequently begin to close the door. In the next shot, showing him reflected in the mirrors above the basin, he is once again in the act of walking through the door.
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Factual errors 

There is a scene depicting a rabble rousing speech by Leon Trotsky , which descends into a riot , circa 1904 . In reality Trotsky didn't visit the United States until January 13 1917 for a short while before returning to Russia . In 1904 he was active in the events leading up to the 1905 Russian Revolution .
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In the close up of the newspaper announcing Jim as the new D.A., in the upper right corner, the newspaper is being sold for "Five Cens".
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