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3 Godfathers (1948) Poster

(1948)

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Anachronisms 

Power lines are visible overhead behind Ruby Latham when the stagecoach is stopped in Welcome, Arizona.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Pedro is using a rattle you can hear it even when he stops shaking it.
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Character error 

While Wayne is holding the baby at the wagon, Pete is asked if he got any information about looking after the baby from its dying mother. He is supposed to say "Do you think I was going to drive the lady crazy?" what he says is "Do you think I was going to drive the lazy crazy?"
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Continuity 

Shortly after the three riders enter the desert Hightower discovers that Pedro's water bag is empty and throws it away. As they ride away in a long shot, the water bag is still visible on Pedro's horse.
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In the chase scenes after the bank robbery, the shadows change location repeatedly, indicating the scenes were shot at different times of the day.
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The Bible used as a prop has marginal cross-references, but the Bible pages used in the close-up shot, as read by Bob, do not.
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When the three Godfathers leave the covered wagon with little Robert William Pedro, the canvas is coming loose in the wind. Later when Purly Sweet and his posse arrive at the covered wagon, the canvas is tied down firmly.
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After the three godfathers rob the bank, a covered wagon is seen passing by them as they board their horses but in the next scene they are riding in front of the wagon.
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When Pedro first skips the saddle the horse without the saddle is black. Later when the horses are pulled behind a dune, it is brown.
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The coach car on the train in Welcome has 7 windows, no roof-walk, and the number under the windows. The car at Mojave Tanks, which is supposed to be the same, has 5 windows, a roof-walk, and the number in front of the windows. The 5-window car also has no interior, as seen through the rear door.
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When Bob Hightower is greasing the baby, Bill Kearny holds up his hat to give shade over the baby. At that point, the sun is high in the east. But in the next shot, when they are finished greasing the baby and are applying a makeshift diaper, the shadow from the covered wagon shows that the sun is to the west.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Hightower is greasing the baby, who is referred to as a boy, is played by a girl.
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When Ben Johnston is standing in the buckboard when the sheriff and 3 deputies use it to chase the 3 bank robbers out of town, he has one leg behind him bracing himself to stay standing while the horses gallop. There is a strap secured to the tray of the buckboard and he has the toe of his boot wedged in it to help keep his balance.
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Near the end of the movie, Hightower reads a bible passage Matthew, yet the bible is open close to the beginning.
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