Character mistake: After Maverick gives the "actors" their hundred dollars, he says "News travels fast in the Old West." Why would he refer to the west as "old" when, for him, it's the present? This is an expression that didn't come about till later on, when the west BECAME old.
Continuity mistake: During the first scene when Maverick is being hung - the Spaniard drops the bag of snakes - in the next long shot there is a hat on the ground at the hoofs of the Spaniard's horse which mysteriously disappears in the next camera shot. (00:02:05)
Maverick: My old pappy always used to say, "there is no more deeply satisfying religious experience... than cheatin' on a cheater."
Zane Cooper: I never said that once. You've been misquoting me all your life.
Maverick: What, we're going to quibble over fine points?
Zane Cooper: You never even get close. Give me some credit.
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