El Dorado

El Dorado (1966)

8 corrected entries

Corrected entry: In the scene where JP and Cole follow the wounded gunfighter into Bart Jason's saloon and JP hits Bart Jason in the face with his rifle and then is about to shoot him, Cole yells out, "JP!" Watch Robert Mitchum's mouth. He also says "JP".

Correction: He doesn't say "JP". He is mid-sentence when Cole calls out. What he actually says is "Now I don't know who you think you are, Jason, but I..."

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Cole knocks Joey off her feet before she hits the ground you can see that her pants and backside are wet (presumably from a previous take) before she hits the water.

Correction: That's your assumption. There's no reason her pants couldn't be wet.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Cole Thorton shoots Luke McDonald there are two very clear shots of McDonald's hips and back. He is not wearing a holster and his chaps and pants are to tight to have anything the size of a .45 in his pocket yet he draws a .45 from (presumably) a holster on his right side and kills himself.

Correction: Cole actually says to the father that Luke had a handgun he didn't see, so obviously he wasn't wearing a holster. He probably had it in his belt behind his back.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: After Joey shoots Cole off his horse he lands near the water at an angle with his feet near the water and his head about 3 feet away from the water. Then they cut to Joey running down the trail then back to Cole on the ground. Now his head is close to the water and his feet are 3 feet away.

Correction: After Cole falls off his horse we see him start to move, then the scene cuts to Joey running. There is more than enough time for him to reposition himself to "play dead".

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Joey shoots John Wayne, she shoots him from the upper left front position. There's no way the bullet could have hit him in the lower left back.

Correction: This is opinion, not fact. It is an unusual angle, but not entirely impossible for him to have received the injury he did from that angle.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: When Thornton has his showdown with Nells McLeod at Jason's saloon, he fires a shot from his rifle before he leaps off the wagon, which takes two seconds to roll off - plenty of warning for his enemies to react; but Nells draws his revolvers just as Thornton fires again, right after the wagon is gone. A professional gunslinger such as McLeod, who lives and dies by his fast reflexes, would shoot back or dive for cover immediately after the first shot.

Correction: This is NOT a film mistake - it is your rewriting of the script, your opinion of how the film should have played. If it is impossible for Thornton to react in this way, then it's a mistake. Since it is merely unlikely - i.e. possible - then this posting is invalid.

Corrected entry: When Joey (finally) shoots Bart Jason, she fires her Winchester twice and he falls after the second - but there is no indication about what happened to the first shot.

Correction: She missed. It happens all the time.

Corrected entry: When Thornton has his showdown with Nells McLeod at Jason's saloon, he fires a shot from his rifle before he leaps off the wagon, which takes two seconds to roll off - plenty of warning for a professional gunslinger to react; but Nells draws his revolvers just as Thornton fires again, right after the wagon is gone.

Correction: Mcleod believed Thornton to be both disabled and unarmed. As Thornton himself stated in the movie, this gave him the edge. Mcleod was simply caught off guard.

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In the final scene at the sheriff's office, Mitchum has his feet up on the table top, and the boot soles are clean. But after Wayne walks out, there is suddenly a spot on a boot sole. (This is visible in the video)

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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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