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Continuity mistake: When Boss and Charlie are crossing the flooded main street (before rescuing the dog), Boss is holding his shotgun pointing up into the rain in one shot, then in the next shot (from a different angle), it's pointing down, then up again and so on.

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Continuity mistake: As the girls ride in to town to avenge Kim, there is a deputy in a faded red shirt on a second-floor balcony. The first time he gets shot, he does a flip onto the street. The second time he gets shot, he goes over backwards.

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Continuity mistake: Approximately 46 minutes into the film, Robert Preston is testing a new bullwhip. The whip is in his left hand as he brings his arm back and cracks the whip. He brings the left arm back for a second crack, and the shot changes to a closer angle just as he brings the whip down, only now it is suddenly in his right hand and not the left. The editing, the sound effect, the arm swing all seem perfectly coordinated, except that the whip changed hands between camera set-ups.

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Continuity mistake: The colour of John Wayne's shirt changes from black to grey after entering the burnt out building. It can not be dust, as the covering is far too even and complete, and a couple of shots later it is black once more.

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Continuity mistake: Inside Moon City, artificial gravity is cited to explain why everything behaves as if under a full Earth gravity. And yet, in scenes out on the untamed lunar surface, everything is still behaving as if under a full Earth gravity.

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Continuity mistake: Jeremiah Johnson acquires two horses at the beginning of the movie, one completely black, and one almost completely brown. A few minutes later, Jeremiah Johnson is seen riding a horse that is different than the two he just acquired. The new horse is distinguished by his near entirely white face. (00:07:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the very end of the show when Marshall Cass Silver gets in the carriage with Sally, Sally enters first, sitting on the left and him on the right. When the next shot shows them riding off together in the carriage, they have switched sides.

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Continuity mistake: The sheriff wears his badge over his left side, which is traditional. As he is approaching on horse in the final scene of the movie it is still on his left side. Then for a few seconds in one shot his badge is on the right. (01:23:10)

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Continuity mistake: While every other actor in this movie wears the same costume day and night, day after day, John Wayne's costume changes regularly, even between shots. For all daytime scenes, he wears an orange long-sleeved shirt with a contrasting blue neck-kerchief; in some night-time scenes, he wears a blue long-sleeved shirt with a contrasting yellow neck-kerchief; and sometimes his daytime neck-kerchief changes from blue to yellow in a matter of seconds, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Eli is leaving Carnegie's town, as he walks away from Carnegie and his gang right before the shoot-out, the position of their shadows alternate drastically between shots, falling sometimes in front of the characters and sometimes to the side.

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Continuity mistake: Baxter and Beecher are riding in a horse-drawn wagon. As they go across a bridge, the train carrying the Marx Brothers approaches. Baxter and Beecher leap off the bridge, one jumping to the right and one jumping to the left, but they are side by side when they land in the river below.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Buffalo Bill is about to take aim, his left hand is on the metal ring on the rifle. In the next close up of Wild Bill Hickok we can now see Buffalo Bill's hand has moved to another position further down from the ring and in the third shot, his hand is now covering the ring. (01:00:10)

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Continuity mistake: In a saloon, Moe and Curly are playing poker with Longhorn Pete, the proprietor. Among Curly's five cards are an ace of hearts and an ace of diamonds. Moe's cards include an ace of spades and an ace of clubs. They pass some of the cards to each other under the table in the hope that one of them will wind up with all four aces. When their cards are shown again, Curly and Moe each have an ace of spades and ace of clubs. The ace of hearts and ace of diamonds have disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When John Deakin discovers the Reverend's body in the coffin, the Reverend's eyes are closed in one shot and open in the next.

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Continuity mistake: The Danbys ride in with 13 gunmen. Prudy kills two. Both are shown lying dead in the middle of the street. A few minutes later both dead Danbys are missing from the street and there are once again 13 live Danbys facing Joe stretched over the cannon.

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West picture

Continuity mistake: After a passing train disturbs the Mousekewitz's home and extinguishes their candle, Papa strikes a match and lights it up. He tosses the match somewhere offscreen, but one shot later it appears right in front of his feet. (00:04:55)

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Continuity mistake: After Isaiah kills a bear, Otter Bob holds out a bottle of liquor at him. In the close-up, Bob is holding the bottle by the neck. In the wide shot, he's holding it by the body.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the movie the train pulls into town. The loco, tender and 2 stock wagons pass the water tower, but the next shot shows the loco still alongside the water tower.

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