Top 12 Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Movie Details

While searching the internet for Ballad Of Buster Scruggs movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) the Prospecter says "How high can a bird count anyway?" a possible reference to the chicken from the previous short that could do math.
In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) the Prospecter says "How high can a bird count anyway?" a possible reference to the chicken from the previous short that could do math.
In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2019), the story telling actor wears a sash around his chest. This sash is actually tied to his chair so he can still bow at the end of his performance without falling out of his chair.
In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2019), the story telling actor wears a sash around his chest. This sash is actually tied to his chair so he can still bow at the end of his performance without falling out of his chair.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Ballad Of Buster Scruggs details are suitable for kids.

  1. The hand of poker that both Buster and the previous man refuse to play is called the "Dead Man's Hand", a set of cards said to be held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was murdered, making the hand unlucky.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Surly Joe is credited as ?urly Joe in reference to a line in the song Buster sings about him.
    Surly Joe is credited as ?urly Joe in reference to a line in the song Buster sings about him.

Hidden Details

Buster refuses play a poker hand with Aces and Eights because it is known as the dead man's hand since Wild Bill Hickok was shot holding that hand.

1 - The door of the hotel in "The Mortal Remains" has both the figue of an Angel and a Devil. This reinforces the theory that the three characters are on their way to the afterlife; the hotel represents purgatory.
The door of the hotel in "The Mortal Remains" has both the figue of an Angel and a Devil. This reinforces the theory that the three characters are on their way to the afterlife; the hotel represents purgatory.
1 - When the owner of the cantina is shot, the sunlight can be seen shining through the bullet hole in his torso
When the owner of the cantina is shot, the sunlight can be seen shining through the bullet hole in his torso
1 - Mr. Pocket sports a box of friendship brand matches.
Mr. Pocket sports a box of friendship brand matches.
1 - The prospector's pack mule is named Lucky. This is a reference to the absurdist play "Waiting for Godot". (explanation in comments)
The prospector's pack mule is named Lucky. This is a reference to the absurdist play "Waiting for Godot". (explanation in comments)
1 - Frank Griffin from Godless (2018) can be seen watching the limbless orator preform. Both from Netflix
Frank Griffin from Godless (2018) can be seen watching the limbless orator preform. Both from Netflix

An Indian in the scalping ambush during James Franco's segment is wearing a tophat. This may be a reference to Blood Meridian, where a Commanche is described as wearing one in a very similar ambush. Franco was in talks to direct a film adaptation of Blood Meridian.

Ballad Of Buster Scruggs poster
Ballad Of Buster Scruggs poster

Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Plot: Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Ballad Of Buster Scruggs and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Western
Director Ethan Coen
Production Netflix
Main Actors Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy
IMDB score 7.3