* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Come on, Cap's leitmotif that builds and recurs throughout the film is pretty encouraging.
* FailureHero: Most of Cap's fights involve him getting defeated or running away.
* MemeticMutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0KwKXTSADw The Psyche Hitler]]
* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of Red Skull's facial deformities being caused not by exposure to Dust of Death but a flawed version of the serum later used on the Captain, which was later adopted by ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and some of the animated adaptations, actually originated in this film.
** Cap's rubber ears don't look very realistic.
** And his mask appears poorly fitted to his face, particularly in the film's closing shot.
** The mutated rat near the beginning ''reeks'' of terrible stop-motion.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Bernice's death]]. Sharon doesn't take it well.
* WTHCostumingDepartment: The obviously fake ears on Captain America's costume, put there because the mask originally went around Matt Salinger's ears, but caused some rather painful chafing, necessitating the fake ears.