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* RetroactiveRecognition: Three of Joe Erin's gang members are Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Creator/CharlesBronson, and Creator/JackElam



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Screenwriter Borden Chase wrote this with Creator/JohnWayne in mind.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Screenwriter Borden Chase wrote this with Creator/JohnWayne in mind.mind.
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Three of Joe Erin's gang members are Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Creator/CharlesBronson, and Creator/JackElam


** Creator/GaryCooper hated working with Sara Montiel, who he claimed smelled bad and never washed her hair.

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** Creator/GaryCooper hated working with Sara Montiel, Creator/SaraMontiel, who he claimed smelled bad and never washed her hair.


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* CreatorBacklash: Gary Cooper had been displeased with the script, and pointed out that a Confederate soldier would be working for Emperor Maximilian, not for Benito Juarez.
* DawsonCasting: 54 year old George Macready plays Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, who ''should'' have been 32 in the time period the film was set in.

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* CreatorBacklash: Gary Cooper Creator/GaryCooper had been displeased with the script, and pointed out that a Confederate soldier would be working for Emperor Maximilian, not for Benito Juarez.
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54 year old George Macready plays Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, who ''should'' have been 32 in the time period the film was set in.in.
** Creator/GaryCooper was fifty-two at the time of filming, although his character was only supposed to be a couple of years older than Creator/BurtLancaster's character. Joe Erin was meant to be forty, Lancaster's actual age.
* HostlityOnTheSet:
** Creator/GaryCooper hated working with Sara Montiel, who he claimed smelled bad and never washed her hair.
** In his biography, Creator/ErnestBorgnine reports that, during the shooting, Creator/BurtLancaster brought his children on the set and all of them laughed at Jack Elam because of his walleyed eye. Elam, of course, was upset because of this, and he had a tough argument against Lancaster in a fierce fist fight.
* WagTheDirector: Creator/BurtLancaster recalled that Creator/GaryCooper would object to anything in the script that implied his character was anything other than good (despite the fact that he was playing a former Confederate Colonel, who fought to maintain slavery), and demand it be changed.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Screenwriter Borden Chase wrote this with Creator/JohnWayne in mind.


* ActorInspiredElement: Gary Cooper had been displeased with the script, and pointed out that a Confederate soldier would be working for Emperor Maximilian, not for Benito Juarez.

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* ActorInspiredElement: CreatorBacklash: Gary Cooper had been displeased with the script, and pointed out that a Confederate soldier would be working for Emperor Maximilian, not for Benito Juarez.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Gary Cooper had been displeased with the script, and pointed out that a Confederate soldier would be working for Emperor Maximilian, not for Benito Juarez.

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* DawsonCasting: 54 year old George Macready plays Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, who ''should'' have been 32 in the time period the film was set in.

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