The Man from Snowy River
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Jessica Harrison: If I'd wanted your help, mate, I would've asked for it.

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Spur: I haven't had this much feminine attention in years.

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Jim Craig: There are a dozen good brood mares in that mob. I'll be back for them... and for whatever else is mine.

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Spur: Don't throw effort out to foolishness.

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Jim Craig: I think they're trying to make a butler out of me.
Jessica Harrison: They're trying to make a lady out of me.
Jim Craig: Well, they won't have no luck.
Jessica Harrison: Thank you very much.
Jim Craig: Now hold on, I didn't mean.
Jessica Harrison: I don't suppose they'll have any luck making a gentleman out of you, either.

Jim Craig: I'm not hiding beneath the skirts of a bunch of women.

Continuity mistake: Near the end after the mob goes over the cliff and Jim is chasing the horses through a snow patch, another rider on a light colored horse can be seen on the right. (01:36:00)

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Trivia: After all the men have gone off in search of the horse, Spur is left behind at Harrison's homestead to flirt with Mrs. Bailey. He playfully chases her around the kitchen table and in so doing passes a platter of chicken. Without pausing, Spur sweeps down, grabs a chunk and takes a ravenous bite, then continues his lap around the table. As he approaches the camera on the near side, he starts to speak and a small chunk of chicken is shot from his mouth directly in to his up swinging hand. He then places his hand on the table to deposit the chunk of chicken.

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Question: How did they make Kirk Douglas have a peg leg? How was he able to walk that way?

Answer: This movie predates the more advanced CGI that would be used these days. In older films, actors portraying an amputee would have their leg (or arm) bent back and strapped to their body. A prosthetic peg leg would be attacked to the lower appendage. The actors were also filmed from strategic vantage points so the bent part of the limb didn't show. When Douglas is seen driving a wagon, the seat was probably constructed so that his lower leg fit into a hidden compartment and the peg leg was attached on top to be visible. Douglas also wore rather baggy pants, and that would help conceal his bent leg.

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