A Fistful of Dollars

Visible crew/equipment: When Joe (Clint Eastwood) meets Ramón for the first time in the courtyard, they exchange a few words and then walk a short distance to a table to continue their conversation. As they walk the shadow of the boom microphone is cast on one of the pillars (the pillar with the man leaning against it and holding a rifle). (00:28:32)

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Visible crew/equipment: After taking a beating, killing two guards and then setting fire to their compound, Joe (Clint Eastwood) is shown crawling away, and cast on Joe's body and the sand floor is the shadow of the camera as it pulls back from him (left side of screen). (01:13:47)

Jack Vaughan

Factual error: When the "U.S." soldiers open fire on the Mexican cavalry, they employ a machine gun. The only two rapid-firing weapons in that time period were the Gatling gun, which used a magazine or drum of rounds and was fired by turning a crank, or the "Mitrailleuse" volley gun, which required at least two men to operate it, one to load the ammunition blocks, and the other to turn, once again, a crank to fire the weapon. The gun pictured has a single operator and neither a crank, nor any visible cartridge feed.

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Joe: When a man with .45 meets a man with a rifle, you said, the man with a pistol's a dead man. Let's see if that's true. Go ahead, load up and shoot.

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Question: When they both finally grab their guns and load up and Joe spins the revolver, how's he so sure it's going to load that one live round?

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