True Grit

Continuity mistake: At the dinner scene when Mattie Ross is trying to obtain Rooster Cogburn's services, Rooster clears the table, and in the next scene he re-clears the table by pushing everything aside to play cards with Chin Lee.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when John Wayne puts his reins between his teeth and his rifle in his right hand and his pistol in his left, at one point they switch hands.

Continuity mistake: After Kim Darby declines the coffee, John Wayne puts his empty plate in the middle of the table. Immediately in the next shot, the plate is back in front of him with some scraps of food still on it.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, after Rooster and Mattie's horse has collapsed, Rooster begins to carry Mattie. You can see that Mattie's blouse has come untucked from her skirt. However, once Rooster has acquired the wagon, Mattie is laid across his lap and her blouse is now tucked back into her skirt.

Continuity mistake: When Rooster and LaBeouf ride the ferry across the river, Mattie swims with her horse. When they meet on the other side moments later, she and the horse are dry as a bone. Her clothes should have been dripping wet.

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Continuity mistake: When Rooster is walking out of the court room and meets Mattie on the stairs, his bow tie is different, or tied differently than the one he is wearing when he is being cross-examined.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when John Wayne puts his reins between his teeth and his rifle in his right hand and his pistol in his left, at one point they switch hands.

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Ned Pepper: What's your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?
Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?
Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!
Rooster Cogburn: Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!

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Trivia: The famous shoot out between Duke and the outlaws in the valley was done twice. The long shots and most of the riding was done for Duke by his stunt double Chuck Roberson. Duke came back an did all the close ups on a horse being pulled by a camera.

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Question: Are those ski trails on the mountains at the beginning of True Grit?

Answer: The mountain in the background appears to have two vertical grooves down the surface facing the camera. Those grooves are far too wide to be ski trails. They are simply a natural part of the mountain. Mountains are subjected, over hundreds of thousands of years, to a variety of natural forces, such as wind erosion, water erosion, tectonic shifts and earthquakes, just to name a few. These cause mountains to have irregular shapes, and irregular surfaces.

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