A group of men wearing the uniforms of Spanish Conquistadors prepare to fire a cannon at the nearby town of Solidad. Meanwhile, Jim meets with the elders of Solidad and warns them that their town is all but defenseless. The elders warn that the men who attack them are ghostly conquistadors who follow Cortez and disappear as mysteriously as they come. Jim points out that for ghosts, they have a very real interest in robbing banks, and asks how many men can handle guns. The elders assure him that they have sentries on every road but Jim tells them that they have to defend the town from within...Read the full recap
James: My partner and I are trying to find out where the raiders are coming from.
1st Elder: They come from the past, from the shadows of history.
James: Well, if that’s where they come from, that’s where we’ll find them.
Proprietor: You wish something, señor?
James: I’d like some food.
Proprietor: It is siesta. No one eats during siesta in Mexico.
James: My stomach has insomnia.
Artemus: Hey, you’re a stranger in San Pedro, are you not, señor? Then why do you not encourage me to play for you?
James: Consider yourself encouraged.
Artemus: Hey! For that kind of money, señor, I’ll even play for you in tune.
Officer Rojas: I have tried to warn you--I can do no more. It is quite likely, Señor West, that you're a very brave man. It is most unfortunate that in addition, you're also very stubborn.
As the thugs fight Jim in Cortez's main hall, they slide him across the table. One thug continues attacking Jim, while a second thug casually turns and strolls away and a third thug takes the time to adjust his tunic.
As Jim fights with the thugs, there's a candelabra on the table. Despite the fact that hot wax is dripping down all of the candles, none of it falls off as the table is bumped hard several times.
When Cortez grabs the candelabra and throws the switch to open the trapdoor, the candles are a dull yellow in the closeup.
However, they are much brighter in the previous and subsequent shots.