Hang 'Em High

Hang 'Em High (1968)

18 mistakes

(7 votes)

Other mistake: At the beginning when the lawman is cutting down Eastwood from tree in the background you can see a white vehicle driving along a road in the background.

12

Visible crew/equipment: As Cooper is unloaded from the wagon in Fort Grant and taken into the jail, a man can be seen on the far left of the shot who appears to be wearing modern clothes, with a yellow polo shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.

Necrothesp
9

Visible crew/equipment: While Clint Eastwood is walking into a saloon (or maybe a jail) you can see the cameraman and director's shadow on the ground.

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Audio problem: At the start of the movie, when Clint Eastwood says "You're making a mistake," his lips don't seem to be moving.

3

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the judge is releasing Clint Eastwood and telling him that his story checks out he calls him over to the window to watch a hanging. As the guards walk down the scaffold steps on the ground under the gallows there is a pile of rope and next to the rope is a modern electrical box of some type. It's silver with with louvers (vents) in it.

2

Continuity mistake: During the opening credits, when titles are appearing under Eastwood's swinging feet, you'll see the footage of the swinging feet reverse itself at least twice.

4

Factual error: In the scene where people are arriving in town for the hanging, a family are told they have tents set up in the Boondocks. "Boondocks" is a Philippino word that entered the English language when the Philippines was a colony of the U.S. The movie is set 9 years before the Spanish American war so the word didn't exist in the English Language during the period of the movie. (01:11:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Eastwood dismounts from his horse to rescue the calf lying in the river. His horse is left standing in the river with the water up to his knees. When Eastwood places the calf on dry land, his horse is standing nearby. The horse's legs are dry.

2

Factual error: Near the end, when Cooper and Rachel are talking in the street, you can see in the background a multi-story brick and glass office building. It appears again a few shots later.

2

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the film when the old guy (Ed Begley Sr) is shooting a rifle at Clint Eastwood, the thumb of his left hand is on the top of the barrel, preventing him from seeing the front sight.

Revealing mistake: In the second hanging scene (with the speech of the whisky) Clint Eastwood is looking at the judge's window and he sees him watching. If you look at the window, you will she a big shiny circle over it, probably from the flashlight.

Plot hole: The judge asks Jed Cooper if he would like to see what McCloud looks like, (McCloud is the killer who cheated him and murdered the rancher), as he is being hanged. Of course since Jed Cooper had previously purchased the cattle from McCloud, he knew what he looked like. (00:10:00 - 00:15:00)

1

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the credits, on the highest mountain peak, you will see an air traffic light flash twice.

1

Continuity mistake: When the cowboy comes riding up to Cooper and Sheriff Calhoun yelling about a murder, the sheriff grabs the reins of the cowboy's horse. Subsequent shots show the the sheriff's left hand either resting on the butt of the cowboy's rifle, sometimes not.

Scott215

Continuity mistake: When the blacksmith looks up and recognises Jed, he is standing in front of the fire ready to put the horseshoe in. After Jed dismounts and the camera cuts back, the blacksmith is standing a few feet to the right of the fire.

Visible crew/equipment: When Jed is being bought breakfast in bed, the shadow of one of the camera crew's head is visible.

CB98

Factual error: The film is set in 1889 yet there's a sign for Kitchen Queen Baking Powder in the store window, which didn't exist until 1898.

Factual error: When the camera pans above the gallows prior to the hanging, modern high tension electrical lines are visible through the trees in the far background.

Jed Cooper: You're lynching those boys. Why?
Judge Adam Fenton: Why? Because of you, Cooper. Because of that beautiful, that magnificent journey you took to bring three killers to justice. Because if the law didn't hang them, the next posse that goes out will say, "Hang 'em and hang 'em high, there's no justice in Fort Grant." And if there's no justice in Fort Grant, Cooper, there will be no statehood for this territory.

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