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Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) Poster

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Anachronisms 

The ladies' dresses had zippers, which were not invented until 1913.
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The music at the wedding reception is "My Darling Clementine," which wasn't written until 1884.
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Lt. Beecher scans the horizon with a very modern pair of binoculars.
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"Little Brown Jug", which is heard as a theme, was not written and published until 1869.
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"Oh Dem Golden Slippers", which is heard in the saloon in Lordsville, was written in 1879;
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"De Golden Wedding", which is heard as a theme, was not written and published until 1880.
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The time of the movie was 1863 according to the introduction but the revolver and the carbine used ( Colt Peacemaker in .45 colt and Trapdoor Springfield in .45-70) were not invented until 1873.
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Almost all of the US soldiers including the Confederates are wearing the very same US Army pattern 1883 drab campaign hat.
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Continuity 

Capt. Roper is in a gunfight in Death Valley and is shot in the left shoulder. When riding into town his right arm is in a sling.
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When Capt. Roper is camping with his troop for the night and hears the noise of Mescaleros chasing a stagecoach the scene goes from night time to bright sunny day to night time again by the time the stagecoach comes to a complete stop (19:07 to 20:18).
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Factual errors 

Director John Sturgess likes to dress his P.O.W officers in their dress uniforms. Common sense would dictate that a soldier is usually not wearing his dress uniform when captured and wouldn't get issued one while in prison.
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There were no Union Civil War POW camps in Arizona. In fact the closest one to Arizona would be a Confederate one in Tyler, Texas.
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Miscellaneous 

All the Union soldiers were wearing brand new uniforms and boots.
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