Best western movie trivia of all time

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Trivia: When Lamarr tells Le Petomane that his name is Hedley Lamarr and not Hedy. Le Petomane says that since it's 1874, Hedley could sue her. In 1974, actress Hedy Lamarr filed a lawsuit against Mel Brooks claiming the joke infringed on her privacy. The lawsuit was settled out of court.

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Tombstone picture

Trivia: Val Kilmer has been quoted as saying that screenwriter Kevin Jarre insisted the actors wear real wool costumes, in accordance with the time period. During the scene in the Birdcage Theater, Val Kilmer says, a thermometer was placed on the set, and it read 134 degrees Fahrenheit. Kilmer suggested jokingly that this was the reason Doc Holliday killed so many people: "It's just, like, he wore wool in the summer, in the Arizona territory, and that made him mad."

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Trivia: When filming the scene where Marty is being hanged from the clock tower, Michael J Fox agreed to really hang from the rope. Whilst filming, Fox held the rope away from his throat with his hand. At one time he wasn't holding the rope and was really being strangled. The film crew didn't realise, they just thought it was really good acting, until he passed out.

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True Grit picture

Trivia: The hat band on John Wayne's hat once belonged to Gary Cooper. It was a gift to John from Cooper.

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Dances with Wolves picture

Trivia: The wolf in the film was played by two different wolves. Neither knew how to howl, so a third wolf had to be brought in for the howling scene.

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Urban Cowboy picture

Trivia: Gilley's Night Club actually existed in Pasadena, Texas (was owned by Sherwood Cryer) Some scenes were also filmed at 2200 South Main St, and 2016 South Main St., in Houston, Texas.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers picture

Trivia: Ever notice how Benjamin never dances? It's because the other brothers were recruited from a dance school, Benjamin was just there for eye candy.

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Gettysburg picture

Trivia: Virtually all of the extras who play soldiers in the film were members of Civil War Re-enactor groups who not only freely donated their time but also supplied their own uniforms and equipment. This ensued that the film-makers did not have pay for their own extras and that they could stage the massive battle scenes without blowing the budget.

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The Magnificent Seven picture

Trivia: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, and Charles Bronson later starred together in another John Sturges movie, "The Great Escape."

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Cannibal! The Musical picture

Trivia: The courtroom judge is played by Trey Parker's dad.

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Wild Wild West picture

Trivia: Immediately after General "Bloodbath" McGrath is killed by Loveless we see a little dog approaching the dead body and looking with curiosity at the device in his ear. This shot resembles the famous logo of the RCA VICTOR company .

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The Mask of Zorro picture

Trivia: Catherine Zeta Jones, after her fight with Zorro, her dress rips off. She turns around to grab the hat and you can see her nipple for one frame.

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Young Guns 2 picture

Trivia: John Chisum convinces Pat Garrett to accept a job as the new Lincoln County sheriff. James Coburn (Chisum) himself played Garrett in the Sam Peckinpah movie "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid."

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Maverick picture

Trivia: Marshall Cooper is played by James Garner, who played Bret Maverick in the 1950s TV series.

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Zorro, the Gay Blade picture

Trivia: For those "Zorro" fans who didn't already know this: 'Zorro' is Spanish for 'fox'.

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El Mariachi picture

Trivia: Director Robert Rodriquez spent a month in a clinic as a "test dummy" to earn the money to film the movie. They only had enough film for one shot. Any of the mistakes found are due to the limited budget available, as they couldn't afford to correct themselves.

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El Dorado picture

Trivia: El Dorado is actually part of a remake trilogy by the same director, Howard Hawks. The first was 'Rio Bravo' (1959); 'El Dorado' was next in 1967; and the final variation was 'Rio Lobo' in 1970. El Dorado is the only humorous (and by many critics acclaimed as the best) version of the three.

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Son of Paleface picture

Trivia: Son of Paleface was one of the few sequels to a film to be more popular than its predecessor.

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The Man from Snowy River picture

Trivia: After all the men have gone off in search of the horse, Spur is left behind at Harrison's homestead to flirt with Mrs. Bailey. He playfully chases her around the kitchen table and in so doing passes a platter of chicken. Without pausing, Spur sweeps down, grabs a chunk and takes a ravenous bite, then continues his lap around the table. As he approaches the camera on the near side, he starts to speak and a small chunk of chicken is shot from his mouth directly in to his up swinging hand. He then places his hand on the table to deposit the chunk of chicken.

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Old Yeller picture

Trivia: Travis, Ollis, and their mother all starred together in Swiss Family Robinson also. (Travis as Ernst, Ollis as Francis, and the mother as the mother).

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Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid picture

Trivia: Katherine Ross, (Etta Place) was caught operating a camera, filming some footage of the arrival of the train carrying the "super posse". In the late 60s the US film business was strict, closed shop union (to a great extent it still is) and Ross operating a camera was against every rule there is. Several senior crew members demanded her dismissal from the film but producer John Foreman and Unit Production Manager Lloyd Anderson, aware of the fact that a lot of scenes with her in it would have to be reshot at absurd expense, argued for a compromise to which the union agreed - none of the footage she shot would be used (it wasn't) and she would be asked not to be on set while scenes in which she was not involved were shot. Her gender was totally irrelevant to the issue. This is confirmed in William Goldman's excellent memoir, "Which Lie Did I Tell?"

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Around the World in 80 Days picture

Trivia: This film was supposed to be Steve Coogan's ticket to Hollywood stardom, but it was not to be. The film tanked at the box office, losing almost US$80,000,000. This is the biggest loss by any independent film ever, and it bankrupted its producers.

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The Alamo picture

Trivia: In 2010, on the 50th anniversary of the release of the film a reunion was held at The Alamo Village. Of the main actors only 6 of them were still alive. 69 year old Frankie Avalon was there and five defectors were there with Mrs John Wayne. Richard Widmark (Jim Bowie) had died in 2008.

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For a Few Dollars More picture

Trivia: The 'whistling' heard in the background before the opening credits is that of the director Sergio Leone.

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The Hateful Eight picture

Trivia: The guitar that Domergue plays and that was subsequently destroyed by Ruth was a priceless antique from the 1870's on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. Six replicas were made for the film, however Kurt Russell wasn't correctly informed and destroyed the original. Due to this the Martin Guitar Museum said they would never lend an instrument to film shoots ever again.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly picture

Trivia: When the camera crew were rigging the bridge to be blown up, the supervisor in charge of the detonation who didn't speak any foreign language thought he had been given the instruction to blow up the bridge and proceded to do it. Trouble was, the camera crew hadn't finished setting everything up and it was not filmed at all. Sergio Leone was (according to Clint Eastwood) the angriest anyone had ever seen him. As a result, the army agreed to rebuild the bridge for free and it hired a detonator who did speak the right language. This time they got the shot.

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Legends of the Fall picture

Trivia: The title refers to the fall from innocence. However the Swedish title, "Höstlegender", refers to the season (Legends of the Fall/Autumn).

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Young Guns picture

Trivia: When the Regulators are making their escape out of the house at the end, if you look at the extra shot right after Charlie (Casey Sizemore) busts out of the house, you'll see a young Tom Cruise. He was on-set visiting with friend Emilio Estevez and got into makeup (including huge sideburns) and on-screen.

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Shanghai Noon picture

Trivia: As usual, Jackie Chan made his stunts all by himself, but with a new trick on the list: he had never ridden a horse before.

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Around the World in 80 Days picture

Trivia: There was no hot air balloon in Jules Verne's book. Thank to this film, most people now can't imagine "Around the World in 80 Days" without the hot air balloon.

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