In part one, the scene where Brian comes out of the church
(its the last scene in part one) the Quinn family, Loren
and the Reverend go off into a group and the camera goes
to them where Michaela walks up. Then, the camera goes back
to Brian when John starts talking to him. If you look in
the background you see the Quinn group along with Colleen
with the Reverend close behind walking to the side making
their group. If you keep watching you see coming from your
left... Michaela. They played the whole shot over while
Brian is talking in the foreground.
As Dr. Mike and the kids ride into town on the morning of
the wedding, while it may be a slightly cloudy day, the
dirt in the street is clearly dry. However, in the next
scene where Sully is walking into the mercantile, you can
see water dripping off the edge of the roof, overhanging
the walkway. Heavy dew...or had Loren just powerwashed the
storefront right before Sully arrived?
What happened to Michaela's undergarments? When she's in
the clinic getting dressed for the wedding, you can see
that she has on a camisole and a corset. Later, however,
when she's on the train, Sully unties the laces that hold
her gown closed, and you can see her bare back. Even if
Sully had managed to get the laces on her corset undone
as well, her camisole would still be there.
The townsfolk are standing around watching the train come
through Colorodo Springs for the first time. At one point,
Colleen runs to embrace Dr. Mike and she (Colleen) raises
her hand to her mouth and smiles as the train approaches.
Then the camera angle switches to an overhead shot and if
you focus on Dr. Mike and Colleen, we see the same scene
unfold a second time.
During the actual marriage ceremony, for a few seconds the
film is reversed. The Rev's hair is very noticeable as being
combed to the other side of what we are used to seeing.
In the dance right after the wedding, when Brian comes over
and tells Sully he wants to dance with Mike and then Sully
goes over to Elizabeth and gets her to dance with him, the
camera then switches back to Mike and Brian and then briefly
shows another shot farther back and Elizabeth is still standing
where she was before Sully asked her to dance. I've noticed
this before and it always makes me want to laugh--it's like
Elizabeth's dance with Sully was only two steps and she
was back where she started!
Sully walks off to the left when Brian asks to dance with
Dr. Mike. When he goes to ask his mother-in-law to dance
with him, he walks over to her from the right.
The family is leaving the train car to say goodbye to everyone,
and Michaela places her hand at Sully's waist indicating
he go out before her, however the shot from outside shows
her emerging first.
Michaela's magical curls - tight curls, limp curls, curls
behind the shoulder, curls over the shoulder - all depending
on what camera angle (and take) you're watching!!
When they first come through the door of the honeymoon traincar,
Brian turns his head just as Michaela whacks him in the
face, expecting to pat the back of his head.
After Michaela and Sully get off the carriage to start getting
on the train, they say goodbye to a few people and we see
Robert E. among them. Then a few shots later, Robert E.
comes up and gives Sully a bear hug after Sully has already
shaken his hand in the other shot.
After Jake and Robert E. tie Custer up in the clinic, they
return to escort the bridesmaids up the aisle. There are
4 groomsmen: Matthew, Jake, Robert E. and Horace. Later,
we see the couples going up the aisle and all of a sudden,
there's Ingrid's brother Jon in the group. Where did he
The day Elizabeth arrives everyone has dinner at the homestead
and Michaela is wearing a dress, I think it is pink. Then
after dinner Michaela and Elizabeth have coffee out on the
porch. Elizabeth is wearing the same dress, but Michaela
is wearing a totally different green dress! Was this her
"after dinner" dress? I don't think anyone who
is nine months pregnant really feels like doing a lot of
costume changes, especially with all those 19th century