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.
Half-Indian Martin Pawley's family was massacred in a Comanche raid, and his kid sister Debbie kidnapped. Martin and his Uncle Ethan, a Civil War veteran, have been searching for Debbie for five years. More than anything, Ethan hates Indians, and Martin gradually realizes that Ethan's hate is also directed towards him. He questions Ethan's motives in wanting to find Debbie. Does he want to rescue her or kill her?
Laurie Jorgensen: Ethan rode on an hour ago. Now Martin I don't know what you can do about finding Debbie that he can't. He'll find her now, Martin. Honest he will.
Martin: That's what I'm afraid Of Laurie, him finding her. Oh I've seen his eyes at the very word "Comanche." I've seen him take his knife and - - Never mind. He's a man that can go crazy wild and I intend to be there to stop him in case he does.
Question: I remember seeing a version of this movie many years ago and in it, either during or right after the attack on Scar's camp, the Reverend Clayton (Ward Bond) falls from his horse and onto his backside into a pile of cactus. Current versions do not have this scene. A search of the internet finds no mention of this but there is a scene that is consistent with what I remember seeing. W see the Reverend bent over with his pants down and Charlie McCorry (Ken Curtis) tending to what appears to be a wound on the Reverend's butt. Without what I remember seeing, this scene is completely meaningless. Does anyone remember the cactus scene or am I imagining things? (01:56:25)
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