* AwesomeMusic: Dmitri Tiomkin as his most EPIC! This score is so awesome, he even recycled part of it (sort of) for a scene in ''Film/RioBravo''.
* AdaptationDisplacement
* HeReallyCanAct: One of Creator/JohnWayne's best performances.
** After seeing Wayne's performance, Creator/JohnFord is quoted as saying, "I never knew the big son of a bitch could act".
* HilariousInHindsight: Walter Brennan's character is named [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy "Groot"]].
* HoYay: Matt and Cherry. Particuarly the scene where they compare guns.
** It helps that the actors apparantely had an affair during filming.
* MagnificentBastard: Tom Dunson
* MoralEventHorizon: When Dunson wants to hang two cowhands as "deserters."