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** While the peoples' refusal to help Kane is contemptuous and cowardly, nowadays the refusal to get in a fight is seen in a more charitable view. After all, Miller is gunning for Kane and noone else. The only really villainous character is Pell, who tries to run Kaneout so that Miller will leave the town and go for him instead.

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** While the peoples' refusal to help Kane is contemptuous and cowardly, nowadays the refusal to get in a fight is seen in a more charitable view. After all, Miller is gunning for Kane and noone else. The only really villainous character is Pell, who tries to run Kaneout Kane out so that Miller will leave the town and go for him instead.

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** While the peoples' refusal to help Kane is contemptuous and cowardly, nowadays the refusal to get in a fight is seen in a more charitable view. After all, Miller is gunning for Kane and noone else. The only really villainous character is Pell, who tries to run Kaneout so that Miller will leave the town and go for him instead.


** Lloyd Bridges has a small part as one of Kane's ex-deputies and went on to a major film career.

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** Lloyd Bridges Creator/LloydBridges has a small part as one of Kane's ex-deputies and went on to a major film career.


** And [[{{Film/Airplane}} McCrosky is one of Kane's ex-deputies]].

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** And [[{{Film/Airplane}} McCrosky is Lloyd Bridges has a small part as one of Kane's ex-deputies]].ex-deputies and went on to a major film career.



** [[Film/TheCannonballRun Dr. Van Helsing]] is a drunk sleeping in a jail cell.

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** [[Film/TheCannonballRun Creator/JackElam, later probably best known as Dr. Van Helsing]] Helsing in ''Film/TheCannonballRun'', is a drunk sleeping in a jail cell.


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The legendary main theme, "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling".
* FunnyMoments: The film is light on humor but it does have a few funny moments.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The legendary main theme, "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling".
* FunnyMoments: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: The film is light on humor but it does have a few funny moments.





** [[Film/TheCannonballRun Dr. Van Helsing]] is a drunk in a jail cell.

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** [[Film/TheCannonballRun Dr. Van Helsing]] is a drunk sleeping in a jail cell.

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* FunnyMoments: The film is light on humor but it does have a few funny moments.
** "Moving awfully fast for a Sunday."
** The scene in the barber shop. Kane wants to get cleaned up by the barber, but the coffin-maker is busy in the back of the building, and the barber desperately orders him to stop until Kane is gone.

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** [[Film/TheCannonballRun Dr. Van Helsing]] is a drunk in a jail cell.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Since we never really learn the history between Kane and Miller, and Miller is a VillainWithGoodPublicity in the town, some viewers come away from this movie with the impression that Kane really did send Miller to prison for unjust reasons, muddying which one of them is "in the right" during the events of the film.
* AwardSnub: This film losing the Best Picture Oscar to Creator/CecilBDeMille's ''Film/TheGreatestShowOnEarth'' is regarded by many as one of the more egregious examples in Hollywood history. Many blamed it on the Academy not wanting to vote for it out of fear of coming under fire by the HUAC.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Since we never really learn the history between Kane and Miller, and Miller is a VillainWithGoodPublicity in the town, some viewers come away from this movie with the impression that Kane really did send Miller to prison for unjust reasons, muddying which one of them is "in the right" during the events of the film.
* AwardSnub: This film losing the Best Picture Oscar [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] to Creator/CecilBDeMille's ''Film/TheGreatestShowOnEarth'' is regarded by many as one of the more egregious examples in Hollywood history. Many blamed it on the Academy not wanting to vote for it out of fear of coming under fire by the HUAC.


* HilariousInHindsight: Nowadays, viewers can get a chuckle over the omnimous threat that is Creator/FrankMiller. Especially the theme song mentioning him by name and saying he'll be shot dead.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Nowadays, viewers can get a chuckle over the omnimous ominous threat that is Creator/FrankMiller. Especially the theme song mentioning him by name and saying he'll be shot dead.



* TearJerker: Kane's last deputy, Herb Baker, visits Kane in his office, asking about the posse that Kane was going to gather. Herb realizes it's just the two of them against Miller's four-man gang and makes an excuse to back out of the fight: "What about my wife and kids"? Kane sends him off, and once Herb is gone, he buries his head in his harms and finds himself on the verge of tears.

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* TearJerker: Kane's last deputy, Herb Baker, visits Kane in his office, asking about the posse that Kane was going to gather. Herb realizes it's just the two of them against Miller's four-man gang and makes an excuse to back out of the fight: "What about my wife and kids"? Kane sends him off, and once Herb is gone, he buries his head in his harms arms and finds himself on the verge of tears.


* HilariousInHindsight: Nowadays, viewers can get a chuckle over the omnimous threat that is Creator/FrankMiller.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Nowadays, viewers can get a chuckle over the omnimous threat that is Creator/FrankMiller. Especially the theme song mentioning him by name and saying he'll be shot dead.


* TearJerker: Kane tries to recruit Herb Henderson for a deputy, but Herb had thought there would be other men joining him. The last of the potential deputies in the town, Herb says, "What about my wife and kids"? Kane sends him off, and once Herb is gone, he buries his head in his harms and finds himself on the verge of tears.

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* TearJerker: Kane tries to recruit Herb Henderson for a Kane's last deputy, but Herb had thought there would be other men joining him. The last Baker, visits Kane in his office, asking about the posse that Kane was going to gather. Herb realizes it's just the two of them against Miller's four-man gang and makes an excuse to back out of the potential deputies in the town, Herb says, fight: "What about my wife and kids"? Kane sends him off, and once Herb is gone, he buries his head in his harms and finds himself on the verge of tears.

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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/JackElam has about twenty seconds of screen time as the town drunk, Charlie, yet the character had a memorably funny moment when, on being released from the jail, he hazily asked Kane if any bars were open.


* StoicWoobie: Kane. He doesn't express his feelings much, and talks and acts in a very calm and collected manner, but the townspeople mistrust and reject him, and even if she doesn't want him to get killed, even his wife seems to desert him. By the time Miller and his gang arrive, he's completely alone.

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* StoicWoobie: Kane. He doesn't express his feelings much, and talks and acts in a very calm and collected manner, but the townspeople mistrust and reject him, and even if she doesn't want him to get killed, even his wife seems to desert him. At times even he sounds desperate and tired. By the time Miller and his gang arrive, he's completely alone.


* TearJerker: Kane tries to recruit Herb Henderson for a deputy, but Herb had thought there would be other men joining him. The last of the potential deputies in the town, Herb says, "What about my wife and kids"? Kane sends him off, and once Herb is gone, he buries his head in his harms and pretty much loses it.

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* StoicWoobie: Kane. He doesn't express his feelings much, and talks and acts in a very calm and collected manner, but the townspeople mistrust and reject him, and even if she doesn't want him to get killed, even his wife seems to desert him. By the time Miller and his gang arrive, he's completely alone.
* TearJerker: Kane tries to recruit Herb Henderson for a deputy, but Herb had thought there would be other men joining him. The last of the potential deputies in the town, Herb says, "What about my wife and kids"? Kane sends him off, and once Herb is gone, he buries his head in his harms and pretty much loses it.finds himself on the verge of tears.

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