The Searchers

Continuity mistake: In the scene where John Wayne is looking down at the arrow that Look has left, his moccasin is all brown. In the next shot, his moccasin is partially opened on the side, revealing his sock.

Continuity mistake: After repelling the Comanche charge at the river, the three searchers continue on alone, three men, three horses. Yet, after Brad makes his suicidal charge, the next morning the two remaining gents have acquired a pack horses and gear.

Continuity mistake: After the fight between Martin and Charlie just before the wedding both fighters get extremely dusty and dirty. Then Mose appears after escaping from the Indians. While the rangers and searchers gather to hear Mose, Martin and Charlie are now in clean clothes and appear to be freshly showered.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they find the massacred cattle, Ethan tells Martin that the horses need grain and rest. Ethan and Mose ride by Martin in the next scene and Martin, whose horse is dead, tries to get a ride with Mose. Despite the fact that Mose and Ethan have horses that are galloping quickly, Martin arrives at the burning house the same time as them.

Continuity mistake: In the canteen where they meet the Mexican guy and Mose, the tequila bottle changes from being round to being square.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Aron opens up the seat of the barrel chair to hide the gold coins Ethan just gave him, both hands are visible and he is not smoking a pipe. In the next shot when he closes the lid of the hiding place he has a pipe in his mouth.

Continuity mistake: When Laurie is reading the first letter from Martin, Charlie McCorry is sitting in the chair opposite her lightly strumming his guitar. The camera angle is facing him showing his fingers are wrapped around the fingerboard. As she keeps reading, the camera angle moves to behind his head and now showing Laurie's face. In the left side of the scene, Charlie's fingers are now on the side of his face slightly under the chin and his elbow is on top of the fingerboard. When the camera angle goes back to looking at Charlie, his hand is once again around the neck of the guitar.


Other mistake: There is a scene where a dead Indian warrior is discovered. In this scene he is covered by a large flat piece of stone. When they pull away the stone you can see his chest rising and falling as the "dead" Indian breathes. Much easier to see when viewed in HD.

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Ethan: Well Reverend, looks like you've got yourself surrounded.
Reverend Clayton: Yeah and I figure on getting myself unsurrounded.

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