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The Plainsman (1936) Poster

(1936)

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Anachronisms 

During the riverboat card game scene, Bill Hickock, who "doesn't like women" is clearly wearing a wedding band.
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Factual errors 

On the evening of Lincoln's assassination Van Ellyn and his associates are discussing the supposedly then current John Soule editorial, "Go West, Young Man." Lincoln was murdered in 1865. Soule wrote that famous line in 1851.
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According to the film, Custer's Last Stand and the establishment of the boom town of Deadwood occur shortly after the end of the Civil War in 1865. In actuality they happened 11 years later in 1876.
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Abraham Lincoln leaves for the theatre, and is shot within a matter of minutes. In reality, it was two hours between Lincoln's arrival and assassination.
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