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Ride the High Country (1962) Poster

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Anachronisms 

In the scene in which Joel McCrea enters the bank's bathroom, attached to the reservoir tank for the toilet is a modern shut-off valve.
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There are a number of indications that this film is set no later than the late 1890s or early 1900s - for example, the date of Elsa's mother death on her tombstone and the open automobile (characteristic of early twentieth century models). The heavily-worn dime that Judd (Joel McCrea) bets in the booth run by Westrum (Randolph Scott) in the opening scenes, however, is a "Mercury" (Winged Liberty) dime, first coined in 1916. The dime shown, moreover, could not have become so worn without several more years in circulation.
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Continuity 

When Gil pours Judge Tolliver a whiskey he tosses aside the cork which falls down the back of the chest. When he replaces the bottle the cork is beside it.
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The first night by the creek with Elsa, Heck's position with/behind her changes with each camera angle.... And just before the kiss, his hand reaches her twice; between shots.
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On the honeymoon evening: Billy throws his brother out one side of the tent, but from the outside, that flap is tied shut and his brother falls out the other side.
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When Gil pours the judge the drink, his hand changes position on the bottle between shots, the hat on the bed also changes from old and having a dent to being in mint condition.
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Factual errors 

Near the beginning, Randolph Scott claims to have been the Oregon Kid, who tamed Witchita among other cities. It should have been Wichita.
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Returning to Elsa's farm at the end of the movie and looking down at it from the hill, a set of dual tire tracks can be seen in the dirt.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Elsa is cleaning the barn, she has two shadows even though it's daylight and no lanterns in the barn are lit.
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(at around 14 mins) In the restaurant fight, the wall moves when one of the fighters bounces off of it.
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The "snow" shown on the ground in a number of scenes in the mining camp is obviously foam. This is clear from, for example, the scene when Billy Hammond (James Drury) throws his brother Jimmy (John Davis Chandler) out of the "honeymoon" tent onto his back. The "snow" splatters like foam, not snow.
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Joel McCrae, when a riding horse with heavy leather riding gloves on, opened a pocket knife. This is impossible unless it was handed to him partially opened.
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