The Sons of Katie Elder

Factual error: As John Wayne walks back into the house after Martha Hyer drives away, the curtains on the window are seen to be flour sacks with "Gold Medal Enriched Flour" printed on them."Enriched Flour" was not created until the 1940's. (00:24:05)

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Factual error: In the gunfight in Hasting's store, John Elder fires his six-shooting Colt to a total of thirteen or fourteen times, without requiring - or doing any - reloading whatsoever.

Continuity mistake: At the start when Mary gets off the buckboard she has a food basket with a couple of things but no cloth/bread, but upon entering the house the basket has a red and white check cloth and bread sticking out.

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Trivia: This movie marked the return of John Wayne to work after having a cancerous lung removed nearly 18 months before. He insisted on doing all his own stunts to show the public that the illness hadn't slowed him down.

John Elder: All we want to do is make you end up rich and respectable. You fight us every step of the way.
Bud Elder: I don't want to be rich and respectable. I want to be just like the rest of you.

Tom Elder: Mr. Hastings, you know everybody around here: Can you tell us who is the dirty stinkin' lowdown rat that shot our pa?

Bud Elder: I'm going with you. I can draw pretty fast. We can be famous - like the Dalton Brothers.
John Elder: They're famous - but they're just a little bit dead. They were hung.

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