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    There are 52 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by chester7777.

    • hey...My bad on Ward Bond in Big Trail. I don't have any of those books, so I have to rely on I do have "John Wayne: American" which is a good book, but its not exhaustive in cast lists, etc.

      Now I will have to watch Big Trail again to look for Bond. GSP
      "...all of this and General Price that baby sister makes it back to Yell county" --Rooster Cogburn, True Grit.
    • Hi General,

      JOHN WAYNE-THE AMERICAN, cast list is pretty poor, DUKE-the Life and Image of John Wayne, Ronald L.Davis, a great book, Ward's in the cast list on that one too.

      General, when you watch it again, Ward is really funny, he's like ,miming the words!

      Just thought of two more major production Bloopers! that could have turned out better!

      IN HARMS WAY- Who on earth, sanctioned the final battle scene to be models! It spoilt in my opinion, a brilliant film. They would have been better, not to have bothered,even Kirk Douglas, said so at the time, he didn't like the end at all!. The models were obvious, no one scurrying around on the ships etc.

      ROOSTER COGBURN- The river raft scene, the long shots, with the women obviously replaced by men with wigs, the positions on the raft, on the studio close ups, not matching with the live shots, it all seemed so wrong! Fun watching though!

      We've had some May sun today! it's been rare in England so far!!
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Hi Nathan,

      The whole scene in THE SEARCHERS, is so funny! The rock is lifted off the Indian, and he almost breathes a sigh of relief, as if to say" Thank God, that's been moved"
      Then after Duke, does what a man has to do, Mose Harper goes into an Indian war dance, only to get told off by Duke!
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Hi Ethan E. thank you. Heh heh, you hit the nail on the head with what you said. That very same thing goes for me on war movis as well--looking for accuracy in their uniforms, weapons, medals and badges etc. :cowboy:
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Hi Ringo and itdo,

      Many thanks for you replies on this post, it's turning out alot of fun!
      I wonder how many more will surface? it's seem just a handful of films
      at the moment, but the must be lots out there.
      Has anyone, seen any Bloopers, in say The Quiet Man, and all the others?
      Let's get spotting! Ha ha!

      Thanks, that movie mistakes site was brilliant, there's even more in The Alamo,and Big Jake, I've never noticed
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • According to the documentary on the Quiet Man, something funny at the beginning is explainable. If you remember the opening scene when the train arrives and stops at the station, you see the door open, and Wayne gets out, and then you see him take an apple out of his pocket and point it to someone inside the train. That was in response to a scene that was cut from the film where they show Wayne talking to a boy on the train, and the boy gave him an apple. Unfortunately, there were many scenes in the Quiet man that were cut for the sake of shortening the film.
      "...all of this and General Price that baby sister makes it back to Yell county" --Rooster Cogburn, True Grit.
    • Hi General, thanks,

      I read about that scene, being cut, amongst others, was the scene, when Ward Bond approached Barry Fitzgerald, in his carriage,with Duke, and said he wanted a word with him. The scene that followed, was cut, it was about his gambling debts!
      The famous scene the wedding night, in the bedroom, was banned in Ohio, for being, impetuous!.
      John Ford was told by, Herbert J.Yates to shorten the film by 9 minutes.Ford, not wanting to cut anything, instaed chopped, the 9 minutes off the end, while he was watching the preview!!! Ford got his way!
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • THE SEARCHERS- It's hard to find anything in this, the great film!
      However here's a rare one, for my friends,who have supported this post, itdo, Ringo, General, Nathan and Harold.
      In the opening scene, a Navajo blanket is seen right beside Debbie, in a later shot, it's moved to a hitching post, in front of the house, then later on, it's gone altogether!!
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • I think the hitching post at the beginning of the Searchers is fine I checked this and there does not seem to be an error.

      When Pawley pulls his knife on the Duke it switches hands between cuts but in some versions you cannot see this.

      Duke calling Pawley a 1/4 cherekee after the viewers finding out he is 1/8 is not a mistake it is simply illustrating Ethans ignorance of ethinic minorities.

      Theres a good mistake in the Alamo(Don't tell Roland) when Duke is informed near the end to guard the north wall he accidently walks on the head of a dead texican.

      At the end of Katie Elder Duke fires too many bullets without reloading.

      When he is dragged into the water in the same movie by his brothers his son John Ethan can vaguely be heard to scream in the background.

      There is a giant mistake in the undefeated in the fact that it was ever made!!

    • Hi Robbie,

      Here's a good one for you!
      In SHE WEARS A YELLOW RIBBON, THE narrator says Custer is dead!
      As we know he died on June 25th. 1876.
      On Dukes calender, which he's constantly marking,
      the date is March 6th 1876!!

      The one in THE SEARCHERS is also quoted in -Analysis of The Searchers in William Luhr and Peter Lehman , AUTHORSHIP AND NARRATIVE IN THE CINEMA (New York.1977)
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • How about just a couple more Production Bloopers!!

      TYCOON- Bad Film, even worse special effects,how Duke turned from a normal bloke, into a crazy man, no one will ever know!
      It's probably because he got hit on top of the head with the crane!
      The model train and bridge scene was awful, and would have been better left out, the dummy on the centre span(Duke), his arm doesn't move etc.

      HELLFIGHTERS- When Duke is in his office, they have a backdrop of the window, and the highway beyond!! It is so dreadful, as a model treadmill, all the cars go past the window at the same speed! A red station waggon goes past the window, 15-17 times!!
      Vera Miles, drives out the airport, and reverses, without braking, and changing gear

      THE GREEN BERETS- Duke could have done without this, but the Sun really does set, over the wrong ocean!!!
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • If something goes wrong in a scene and stays in because it adds some reality, I wouldn't call it a blooper. Directors such as Ford and Hawks often staged a scene in which only some of the actors would have their lines, and the others would have to react and improvise. That gives a scene a freshness. If a trooper shoots a rifle and distracts Maureen O'Hara, for instance. If Wayne wanted the finale of the Green Berets with a dramatic sundown, I'm sure he knew it was geographically false. But here's one you'll enjoy - as a mistake. Spoilers ahead! Once you've read this, you'll always be looking at this scene differently.

      You've been warned...!

      Still here...?

      OK. This is from Hatari!

      In the very first rhino scene, behind the windshields of Pocket's car, you'll spot DALLAS in one single shot! Although she isn't even in the film yet - obviously some stock footage they used because it fit just right into the cutting of this particular scene. And that's what I mean: I'm sure they noticed that when they put it together. But because the scene is edited just right this way, and that shot is really short, they must've said: Nobody's ever going to notice. They didn't know about freeze-frame and VCR back then.
    • Good one itdo,

      I agree, some of the Bloopers, were put in intenionally by the companies,
      especially at the end of EL DORADO, when Duke and Mitch, are walking down the street, with the crutches, under the wrong arms, limping on the wrong legs!
      They even joke about it!
      However, I can't seriously believe, they put awful models and special affects in on purpose! Some of the bloopers, are also, a case of poor editing, so much so, these days, if a film, gets a lot of stick, for one, they eradicate it on the master, for when it's re-issued.
      That site, you related to me," movie mistakes",mentions the Indiana Jones film, that was pulled, to be re-mastered, when the Cobra, ,was obviously, behind a saftey glass!
      Best Wishes
      London- England