She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

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Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, John Agar, John Wayne

Genres: Western

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie Capt. Brittles states that he's an officer of the U.S. Cavalry for four more hours, what he means is that his term expires at midnight that night, this would make the time 8:00 PM however when he makes this statement it is broad daylight.

Correction: The time of the year is late June, during the longest days of the year. Sunset would not occur until after 9:00 PM.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film, John Wayne crosses off days on a calendar prominently labeled "1878." A short time later, when he receives his commission as a scout, he says it is signed by "Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States." Grant was president from 4 March 1869 to 4 March 1877; in 1878, the president was Rutherford B. Hayes.

Correction: The calendar is prominently marked 1876 and it is established at the beginning of the film that the year is 1876 when the regimental commander reads Captain Brittles a list of those killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn which occurred in June of 1876.

Plot hole: Immediately before the attack on Pony-That-Walks' village Capt. Brittles states that it's 12 minutes to midnight,and orders the attack. The attack is a surprise attack, yet all the warriors pile out of their tipi's fully clothed, painted and with their eagle feathers braided into their hair.

More mistakes in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Captain Nathan Brittles: I don't know where you got your brains, Sergeant - God must have given you that pair of eyes. They're Arapahos, all right. Headin' the same way we are. Now why would they be movin' on Sudrow's Wells, Sergeant? Answer me that.
Sgt. Tyree: My mother didn't raise any sons to be makin' guesses in front of Yankee captains.

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