Paint Your Wagon

Continuity mistake: At the end of the town collapse, a sincerely drunk Ben dives head-on into a tub where a lady (in her underclothes?) is just enjoying a bath. Propelled by Ben's momentum the tub with both passengers slides down the slippery planks and splashes into the river, while Ben rearranges himself into a comfortable sitting position between shots. If I wasn't completely mistaken also the lady changes her outfit, since the embroidery is missing when they float along. (02:23:35)


Continuity mistake: When Lee Marvin hits Clint Eastwood and interrogates him about riding the same horse with Elizabeth, Marvin's chin strap alternates begins the scene tucked tightly under his chin, then is resting against the front of his face, then tucked under his chin again, yet he never touches it with his hands.

Rex Stanfield

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Suggested correction: The times this happens it snaps to Eastwood, who is to say he doesn't adjust then.

No, when the chin strap changes, even though the camera cuts to Eastwood, Marvin is still in frame and we see his arms down. He never moves his hands up to adjust it.


Revealing mistake: In the scene where the town is collapsing, there is a shot of Ben in the bathtub falling into the river, if you look closely, you can see the strings that are keeping the tub steady and upright.

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Mrs. Fenty: You should read the Bible, Mr. Rumson.
Ben Rumson: I have read the Bible, Mrs. Fenty.
Mrs. Fenty: Didn't that cure your appetite for drinking?
Ben Rumson: No, but it sure killed my appetite for readin'.

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