Best western movie mistakes of 1950

Rio Grande picture

Factual error: The cavalry sing Low Bridge (or Fifteen Years On The Erie Canal) as they trek across Texas in 1879. This was written by Thomas S. Allen in 1905 during the time the Erie canal was switched from mule power to engine power.

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Factual error: This Warner film concerns a pair of post-Mexican War, new-style percussion revolvers stolen from a travelling arms dealer and used in a crime spree. The criminal was unbeatable because of the overwhelming firepower of the guns compared to the single-shot handguns used by everyone else in the film. The title guns used throughout the film were a pair of Colt Dragoon revolvers, in caliber .44. Colt didn't manufacture a .45 revolver until the metallic cartridge era, in 1873.

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Texas Tom picture

Factual error: When Tom is singing "If You're Ever Down In Texas" to the cowgirl, Jerry winds the crank on the Victrola counter clockwise.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie finishes her song about "doin' what comes naturally," she grabs her rifle and uses the butt to shoo the children towards the house. The man she is talking to is close enough that she could touch him with the gun if she wanted too. The shot changes to a longer shot of the same view and the man is suddenly 5 or 6 feet further away, where the gun would no longer reach him.

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