* CrowningMomentOfFunny
** Chance: "I'm heading down to the hotel." Stumpy: "Well if'n you don't comeback, me and Dude'll have us a good cry."
** John Wayne calling Walter Brennan a treasure and kissing him on the head.
* HeReallyCanAct: Despite appearing to call for nothing more than John Wayne's typical performance, the film lets him show more range than usual, as Chance has quite a few vulnerable moments where it's clear how worried he really is about making it through the standoff. He also gets really flustered in his scenes with Feathers.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The InternetMovieDatabase reports that Creator/HowardHawks first choice for Colorado was Creator/ElvisPresley, but "Colonel" Parker's salary demands were too high. (Can't seem to find confirmation anywhere else, though, thus the placement here.)