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The Lone Ranger (1956) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

The Rangers are seen wearing the "wagon wheel star" badge. This film is set in the late 1870s, but that particular badge wasn't issued until the early 1900s.
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Continuity 

After the Ranger is shot, there is visible blood around a wound on his right arm. As the movie continues from that point. the blood becomes less and less as the Ranger favors his arm less and less. Finally, the blood is gone and the Ranger conducts himself as if nothing has happened. He receives no medical attention other than drinking from a pond.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Old Man Kimberley is shot and falls off his horse, it's right in front of the rear-projection screen. (You can see the line between the screen and fake turf.) This is followed by a mini-stampede over Kimberley's dummy -- amazing when you consider that the beeves might have damaged the screen.
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Factual errors 

When the Lone Ranger recovers a crate of dynamite it is shown with the fuses and blasting caps already inserted. For safety sticks of dynamite and detonators are stored separately and not joined together until just before their use.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The desert scenes feature shots of tall saguaro cactus. The film is set in Texas, an area in which saguaro cacti are not found (they're mostly in Arizona and New Mexico).

The film takes place in an unnamed territory with a major plot point focusing on the Governor's bid for statehood. Texas was granted statehood in 1845, decades earlier than the period depicted in this movie. Since the only connection to Texas is a long cattle drive to Abilene, process of elimination would suggest that the unnamed territory is Texas's neighbor, New Mexico, where saguaro cacti are found.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the Kilgore girl leaves the ranch the first time she has her things packed and a suitcase is put in the wagon with her. When she returns to her home later she is told to pack her things again but the movie suggests that the suitcase was lost during her first trip and therefore she has nothing left to pack.
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