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For a Few Dollars More (1965) Poster

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Continuity 

The orientation of the match that Mortimer lights on Wild's hump.
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Anachronisms 

Tucumcari wasn't founded until 1901.
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The car seen driving down the dirt road is visible during the conversation from the passenger on the train. This occurs before Mortimer lowers the Bible. The car is seen out the window moving from lower right to upper left.
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Playing cards of the Old West did not have modern numerals on each corner. The number cards were represented by the number of spades, hearts, clubs, or diamonds in the center, six of diamonds had six diamonds in the center. Also, the cards in the movie were modern machine cut plastic coated paper, period cards would have been larger, and of plain pressed paper or wax coated.
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During gunfight at the climax of the movie, automobiles can be seen driving on a highway in the background.
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Mortimer smokes a meerschaum pipe throughout the movie, which is historically accurate; however, the pipe stem is obviously Lucite, a late 20th century plastic. An 1860's pipe stem would be carved of ivory, antler, or bone.
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All the passenger cars on the train have only four wheels. Four-wheeled passenger cars had fallen out of favor in the United States by the 1840s.
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When Manko climbs onto the roof of the hut to break through the roof to steal the loot, his face is normal. When he climbs inside and there is a close-up of him reacting to seeing that someone else has already beaten him to it, as this point Eastwood has darkened grease paint on his face but when he climbs down to join Mortimer, his face is once again clean of any grease paint.
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After Mortimer exits the train, he goes up to the ticket office and spots a wanted poster for $1000 which the wanted baddie had added 2 more zeros to the bounty. When Mortimer tracks the man down in a hotel room and slips the same poster under the door, the extra 2 zero's are now missing from the poster.
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Several times throughout the film when showing close-ups of Indio's men; modern rimless cartridges can be seen in their bandoleers.
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Face on wanted poster of Indio is a high-contrast repro of a modern style photo.
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In the hilarious scene where Monco and Mortimer shoot each others' hats you can see the lights of an airplane flying over Monco's head in one quick shot.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Indio is being busted out of prison and waits outside the black door, we hear "Rodriguez, senior." However, his mouth was not moving at all during that line.
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Continuity 

After Colonel Mortimer pulls the emergency cord aboard the train, the locomotive crew is seen applying the brakes. There's a shot from inside the locomotive cab backwards across the tender, and there are no cars connected to the engine.
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When Mortimer unrolls the wanted poster before sliding under the door, it is obvious that the poster has a curled-up appearance. Once it's under the door inside the wanted man's room it is suddenly completely flat.
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When Mortimer is trying to kill the man at the beginning of the film, he should be tracking his gun from right to left, not the other way around.
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When Monco enters the saloon at White Rocks, his hat and poncho are dripping wet. In the next shot, they are totally dry.
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After Monco's cigar is shot to a very short length by one of Indio's gang, subsequent shots have it both longer and then shorter again.
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When Mortimer slides the wanted poster under the door and knocks, the bad guy fires four times through the door. When the chase continues into the street, the bad guy fires six more times. However, he is carrying only one gun, which he did not have time to reload.
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When Monco springs Perez from prison, the sky changes from light to dark and back to light in an impossibly short time.
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When Indio shoots the young man in the flashback sequence, he shoots him three times without any evidence of damage to his undergarment.
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When Monco springs Perez from jail, the sun is only just barely starting to rise on the horizon. Yet the ground the two of them race across is perfectly well lit, which would only be possible in the day, or with artificial stage lighting.
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At the end of the movie when the Colonel shoots El Indio, El Indio's left hand that's holding the watch is by his left side. When the Colonel goes over and steps on his hand to get the watch, his arm is stretched out.
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In the end of the movie, just before the duel, we see El Indio reloading his gun. He uses all the cartridges in the lower left side of this ammo belt. However, when he goes out to the street, 4 cartridges appear again.
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After he goes out of the jail, Indio faces an enemy in a duel. Alternate shots show the gun of the enemy either in front his right hand or behind his right hand.
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When Mortimer is talking to the conductor of the train, his horse changes positions between shots.
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When Mortimer confronts the Indio gang for the first time and lights his pipe from Wild's cigar, there is a blond woman behind who can be seen watching at them at first, then sitting on a table, then staring at them again.
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During the poker game between Monco and Cavanaugh, in some shots there are just two poker hands on the table, and in other shots there are four.
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When Colonel Mortimer first exits the train and speaks to the officer, alternate shots show his hand either on his hip or grasping his lapel.
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When Monco walks up to the poker game, the coins on the table change position between shots.
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When Colonel Mortimer shoots Monco's hat off his head, the flying hat looks like it was shot from below the brim as in the other shots. Also there are no bullet holes in either hat afterward.
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When Indio's gang is busting him out of jail, the sky changes from dark to light in a very short period of time.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During Monco's and the Colonel's final conversation, a crew member can be seen over Monco's right shoulder in two shots.
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Errors in geography 

There are no cacti visible. Cacti are found only in North and South America, making it obvious that this was filmed in the Old World; in this case, Spain.
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Factual errors 

In both dream scenes, Mortimer's brother-in-law was shot three times at close range. There are no bullet holes front and back or in the wall behind him.
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Col. Mortimer (Lee van Cleef) is browsing a newspaper (El Paso Tribune) with the publication date of Monday June 15 1872. The actual day of June 15 1872 was a Saturday, not Monday.
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Miscellaneous 

Manco uses karate chops in his fight against Red Cavanaugh. A form of fighting a cowboy in the 1800s would not have known anything about.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the opening credits, the rider goes down just as the rifle is fired.
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When Mortimer is browsing in the local newspaper all pages are identical.
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After Monco rides into Agua Caliente, he shoots some apples off a tree for a little boy. Obvious film splices between shots.
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Although much care was taken to disguise the locomotive as an "American" type, the European buffers are still visible on the front pilot.
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While breaking Indio out of jail, one of the bandits shoots a prison guard, who clearly reacts to the bullet before he is shot.
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When Manco rides into Agua Caliente, several women run down the street into their houses. They are followed shortly by another woman, but the door to her "house" doesn't open. She simply tries to hide from the camera behind a short wall.
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During the opening credits, the smoke from the rifle comes well before the shot.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Monco confronts Red Cavanaugh, he shoots the three men who try to save Cavanaugh. After Monco shoots them, one of Cavanaugh's henchmen fires his pistol, but no sound can be heard.
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Continuity 

When Monco shoots three of Indio's men outside of Santa Cruz, he takes his dark brown horse. However, in all his scenes in Santa Cruz, he is seen with a completely different horse. After he leaves Santa Cruz, his horse is dark brown again.
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Continuity 

At the end when Monco is loading bodies into the wagon and drives away, a tailgate is clearly visible hanging down on the back of the wagon. A minute later after he gets the saddlebags of cash, as he pulls away the tailgate is gone.
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Continuity 

Near the film's conclusion as the two main characters exchange farewells in separate frames, Mortimer's close-ups and long shots show him against a setting sun. However, Monco's scenes, as the short shadows around him demonstrate, is in light that is much closer to noon.
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Continuity 

At the end of the film, the position of the arms & legs of the corpses in the back of the wagon changes between shots.
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Continuity 

When Monco shoots Groggy in the head, the exit wound is in the center of his skull in the crown area. However when he flips Groggy's dead body over, the bullet hole on his forehead is off center.
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Continuity 

When Indio is lying on the ground after being shot dead by Col. Mortimer, Indio's left hand (still holding the gold watch and chain) is turned palm down, with his left thumb pointing towards his body. In the next shot where Col. Mortimer retrieves the watch from Indio, Indio's left hand is now turned with his palm up and his left thumb is pointed away from his body.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Cavanaugh is shot by Monco when trying to get his gun, Monco's gun is very clearly pointed at the floor in front of Cavanaugh, and not at him.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Mortimer's sister shoots herself in bed, the bullet hole is clearly one that had dried out and not a fresh one as blood would be spilling out the hole.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Col. Mortimer pours the acid into the drilled holes in the safe, he tilts the dropper more than 90 degrees each time. If it were real acid this would've caused the rubber bulb at the end to be quickly eaten away, giving him chemical burns in the process.
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