Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Thornton is taking his walk at the graveyard, after his mother asked him not to go and see Margaret, he is not wearing a hat. But when he returns home, the first thing you see is him placing his hat on the table.
Goof (continuity error): In the last scene where Margaret and John are at the train station, the same woman in a brown bonnet and coat walks around or past the characters a total of eleven times.
Goof (anachronisms): In the final scene at the train station a man is seen looking at his wristwatch. The story is set in 1851 (The Great Exhibition) and wristwatches were not invented until 1880.
Goof (anachronisms): Margaret brings a basket of bread to the street where the Higgins family lives; one loaf is wrapped in plastic wrap.