The Man from Snowy River

Revealing mistake: Throughout the film and specifically near the end after Jim has reclaimed Bess and the colt, there are visible horseshoes on the supposedly "wild" horses. While there would logically be a number of abandoned and escaped horses among the herd at any one time, those who joined them in a shod condition would not remain so very long in rugged country. Those born into the wild would never have worn shoes. Reason dictates there would be very few if any horses remaining shod at any one time.

Revealing mistake: Throughout the film and specifically near the end after Jim has reclaimed Bess and the colt, there are visible horseshoes on the supposedly "wild" horses. While there would logically be a number of abandoned and escaped horses among the herd at any one time, those who joined them in a shod condition would not remain so very long in rugged country. Those born into the wild would never have worn shoes. Reason dictates there would be very few if any horses remaining shod at any one time.

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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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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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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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