At the first dinner in the Newton home, Young Charlie is humming the "Merry Widow Waltz," she identifies it as the work of Victor Herbert. It was written by Franz Lehár, but no one disagrees with the Herbert attribution.
The train carrying Uncle Charlie to Santa Rosa, at first has a number 140 on the side and on a tag in front. As it pulls into the station, the front tag has disappeared, and the number on the side has changed to 142.
When Charlie is leaving the bank president's office Mr. Green is in the background standing behind his desk. He is striped with venetian blind shadows and his chair has a low rounded back. A moment earlier a close up of Mr. Green shows no such shadows and his chair has a high squarish back.
In the beginning of the film, when the landlady enters Uncle Charlie's room, he is lying on the bed with his hands crossed on his belly holding a cigar. For a moment he appears with his hands and the cigar on his chest.
When Uncle Charlie leaves his room, the two men outside follow
him. A shot from above shows them with very short shadows, showing that is around noon. They separate for a short while and when they meet, their shadows are much longer, though not enough time has passed for it to be that much later.
The time that Ann and her younger brother and departed the train prior to Uncle Charlie trying to throw Young Charlie off the train wasn't enough time for the train to be traveling that fast. Also the train traveling the opposite direction was traveling too fast to be that close the train station.
When Charlie and Charlotte are waiting to cross the street a young boy in the crowd is standing immediately behind them. After they cross the street the same boy, wearing different clothes, comes around the corner and passes them.
Uncle Charlie calls Western Union from his hotel room and has them send a telegram. When it arrives, the telegraph office calls the home of the recipient and reads it to them. Who paid for the wire and how?