Goofs from Marshall
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- In the early 1940s when Marshall gives Friedman, whose experience is in civil law, books to get him up to speed on criminal law, one of the books is the Restatement (Second) of Torts, which is about civil law. And it was published in 1965.
- At the end of the movie, Marshall is shown dropping some coins into a pay phone in Mississippi to call Friedman in Connecticut to see what the verdict in the case was. Although that's how it would have happened 20 or 30 years later, in 1941, it would have involved first calling Central, who would have than called a hub which would have established a trunk line to New York City, and so on. The whole process might have taken all day to make that long distance call.
- Despite taking place during World War II, none of the vehicles have gasoline ration stickers on the windshields.
- During the scene when Sam and Thurgood are walking up the steps of the court house, where people are seen holding signs, one can see in the upper left corner past Thurgood Marshall modern cars and road cones where traffic is being routed.