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True Grit

Western remake. A drink-hardened, one-eyed US marshal helps a 14-year-old girl to avenge her father's murder.


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'People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home

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'and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood.

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'But it did happen.

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'I was just 14 years of age when a coward by the name of Tom Chaney

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'shot my father down and robbed him of his life and his horse

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'and two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band.

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'Chaney was a hired man

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'and Papa had taken him up to Fort Smith

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'to help lead back a string of Mustang ponies he'd bought.

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'In town, Chaney had fallen to drink and cards

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'and lost all his money.

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'He got it into his head he was being cheated

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'and went back to the boarding house for his Henry rifle.

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'When Papa tried to intervene, Chaney shot him.'

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HOOFBEATS

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'Chaney fled.

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'He could have walked his horse,

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'for not a soul in that city could be bothered to give chase.

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'No doubt Chaney fancied himself scot-free.

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'But he was wrong.

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'You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another.

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'There is nothing free, except the grace of God.'

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All right!

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Is that the man?

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That is my father.

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If you would like to kiss him, it would be all right.

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He's gone home. Praise the Lord.

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Why is it so much?

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The quality of the casket and of the embalming.

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The lifelike appearance requires time and art.

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And the chemicals come dear. The particulars are in your bill.

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If you'd like to kiss him, it would be all right.

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Thank you. The spirit has flown.

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Your wire said 50.

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You did not specify that he was to be shipped.

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Well, 60 is every cent we have. It leaves nothing for our board.

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Yarnell, you can see to the body's transport to the train station

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and accompany it home. I will have to sleep here tonight.

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I still have to collect Father's things and see to other business.

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Your mama didn't say nothing about you seeing to no business here.

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It is business Mama doesn't know about. It's all right, Yarnell. I dismiss you.

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-I'm not sure...

-Tell Mama not to sign anything

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until I return home and see that Papa is buried in his Mason's apron.

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Your terms are agreeable, if I may pass the night here.

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Here? Among these people?

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These people?

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I'm expecting three more souls.

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Sullivan, Smith,

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and His Tongue In The Rain.

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Ladies and gentlemen, beware and train up your children

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in the way that they should go.

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You see what has become of me because of drink.

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I killed a man in a trifling quarrel over a pocket-knife.

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If I had have received good instruction as a child...

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-Can you point out the sheriff?

-Him with the moustaches.

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..I would be with my wife and children today.

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I do not know what is to become of them.

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But I hope and pray that you will not slight them

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and compel them to go into low company.

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Stop whimpering, boy!

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Well, I killed the wrong man, is the which-of-why I'm here.

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Had I killed the man I meant to, I don't believe I'd have been convicted.

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I see men out there in that crowd is worse than me.

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OK.

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Before I am hanged, I would like to say...

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HE SINGS

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CROWD GASP AND WHOOP

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APPLAUSE

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No, we ain't arrested him.

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Ain't caught up to him. He lit out for the Territory.

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I would think that he's throwed in with Lucky Ned Pepper,

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whose gang robbed a mail hack yesterday on the Poteau River.

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Why are you not looking for him?

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I have no authority in the Indian Nation.

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Tom Chaney is the business of the US Marshals now.

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-When will they arrest him?

-Not soon, I'm afraid.

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The marshals are not well staffed, and I'll tell you frankly,

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Chaney is at the end of a long list of fugitives and malefactors.

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Could I hire a marshal to pursue Tom Chaney?

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You have a lot of experience with bounty hunters, do you?

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That is a silly question. I am here to settle my father's affairs.

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-All alone?

-I am the person for it.

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Mama was never any good at sums, and she could hardly spell "cat".

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I intend to see Papa's killer hanged.

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Well, nothing prevents you from offering a reward and so informing the marshals.

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It would have to be real money, though, to be persuasive.

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Chaney is across the river in the Choctaw Nation.

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I will see to the money. Who's the best marshal?

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I would have to weigh that.

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William Waters is the best tracker.

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He's half-Comanche and it is something to see him cut for sign.

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The meanest is Rooster Cogburn.

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He is a pitiless man, double tough,

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and fear don't enter into his thinking.

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He loves to pull a cork.

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The best is probably LT Quinn.

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He brings his prisoners in alive. He may let one slip by now and again

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but he believes that even the worst of men is entitled to a fair shake.

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Where can I find this Rooster?

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The jakes is occupied.

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I know it is occupied, Mr Cogburn. As I said, I have business with you.

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I have prior business.

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You have been at it for quite some time, Mr Cogburn.

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There is no clock on my business!

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To hell with you! How did you stalk me here?

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The sheriff told me to look in the saloon.

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In the saloon, they referred me here. We must talk.

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Women ain't allowed in the saloon.

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I was not there as a customer. I am 14 years old.

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Well, the jakes is occupied.

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Will be for some time.

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Good evening.

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If you would like to sleep in a coffin, it would be all right.

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How much are you paying for cotton?

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Nine and a half for low-middling and ten for ordinary.

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We got most of ours out early.

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Sold it to the Woodson Brothers in Little Rock for 11 cents.

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Then I suggest you take the balance of it to the Woodson Brothers.

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We took the balance to Woodson.

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We got ten and a half.

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Why did you come here to tell me this?

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I thought we might shop around up here next year,

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but I guess we're doing all right in Little Rock.

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I'm Mattie Ross.

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Daughter of Frank Ross.

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A tragic thing.

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May I say your father impressed me with his manly qualities.

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He was a close trader, but he acted the gentleman.

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Well, I propose to sell those ponies back to you that my father bought.

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That, I fear, is out of the question.

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I will see that they're shipped to you at my earliest convenience.

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We don't want the ponies now. We don't need 'em.

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Well, that hardly concerns me.

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Your father bought the ponies and paid for them

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and there is an end of it. I have the bill of sale.

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And I want 300 for Papa's saddle horse that was stolen from your stable.

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You'll have to take that up with the man who stole the horse.

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Tom Chaney stole the horse while it was in your care. You are responsible.

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I admire your sand,

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but I believe you will find I'm not liable for such claims.

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You were the custodian. If you were a bank and were robbed,

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you could not simply tell the depositors to go hang.

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I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world as it is is vexing enough.

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Secondly, your valuation of the horse is high by about 200.

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How old are you?

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If anything, my price is low.

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Judy is a fine racing mare.

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I've seen her jump an eight-rail fence with a heavy rider. I'm 14.

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Well, that's all very interesting.

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The ponies are yours. Take them.

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Your father's horse was stolen by a murderous criminal.

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I had provided reasonable protection for the creature

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as per our implicit agreement.

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My watchman had his teeth knocked out and can take only soup.

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-I will take it to law.

-You have no case.

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Lawyer J Noble Daggett of Dardanelle, Arkansas may think otherwise,

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as might a jury, petitioned by a widow and three small children.

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I will pay 200 to your father's estate

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when I have in my hand a letter from your lawyer

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absolving me of all liability from the beginning of the world to date...

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I will take 200 for Judy,

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plus 100 for the ponies and 25 for the grey horse that Tom Chaney left.

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He was easily worth 40.

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That is 325 total.

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The ponies have no part in it. I will not buy them.

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Then the price for Judy is 325.

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I would not pay 325 for a winged Pegasus!

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As for the grey horse, it does not belong to you.

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The grey horse was lent to Tom Chaney by my father.

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Chaney only had the use of him.

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I will pay 225 and keep the grey horse.

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-I don't want the ponies.

-I cannot accept that.

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There will be no settlement after I leave this office. It will go to law.

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All right, this is my last offer.

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250.

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For that I get the release previously discussed

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and I keep your father's saddle.

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The grey horse is not yours to sell.

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The saddle is not for sale. I will keep it.

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Lawyer Daggett will prove ownership of the grey horse.

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He will come after you with a writ of replevin.

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-A what?

-A writ of replevin.

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All right, now listen very carefully, as I will not bargain further.

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I will take the ponies back, and the grey horse, which is mine,

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and settle...for 300.

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Now, you must take that or leave it and I do not much care which it is.

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Lawyer Daggett would not wish me to consider anything under 325.

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But I will settle for 320 if I am given the 20 in advance.

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Now, here is what I have to say about that saddle.

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Frank Ross's daughter?

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Oh, my poor child.

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My poor child.

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Are you gonna be stayin' with us or are you hurrying back home to your mama?

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I'll stay here if you can have me.

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I just spent last night at the undertaker's in the company of three corpses.

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I felt like Ezekiel in the Valley of the Dry Bones.

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Well, God bless you.

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You'll be rooming with Grandma Turner.

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We've had to double up,

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what with all the people in town come to see the hanging.

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This was in your poor father's room.

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That is everything. There are no light fingers in this house.

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If you need something for to tote the gun around,

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I can give you an empty flour sack for a nickel.

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SNORING

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MAN SPEAKS

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..I could get him to talk sense about what he found up there.

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And we were close enough that Deputy Marshal Potter and me

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thought we'd better ride over ourselves and investigate.

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What did you see when you arrived?

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Old woman was out in the yard, dead,

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with blowflies on her face.

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The old man was inside with his breast blown open by a scattergun

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and his feet burned.

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He was still alive, but just was.

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Said it was them two Wharton boys done it. Rode up drunk...

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-Objection. Hearsay.

-Dying declaration, Your Honour.

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Objection's overruled. Proceed, Mr Cogburn.

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Them two Wharton boys, that'd be Odus and CC,

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throwed down on him and asked him where his money was.

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When he wouldn't tell 'em, they lit pine knots, held them to his feet.

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He told them the money was in a fruit jar,

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under a grey rock at the corner of the smokehouse.

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-And then?

-Well, he died on us.

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-Passed away in considerable pain.

-What did you do then?

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Me and Marshal Potter went out to the smokehouse.

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And that rock had been moved and the jar with the money in it was gone.

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-Objection. Speculative.

-Sustained.

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You found a flat grey rock in the corner of the smokehouse

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with a hollowed-out space beneath it...

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If the prosecutor's going to give evidence, I suggest he be sworn.

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Mr Cogburn, what did you find, if anything,

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in the corner of that smokehouse?

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Found a flat grey rock

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with a hollowed-out space under it and nothing there.

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-Then what did you...

-No jar or nothing.

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-What did you do then?

-Well, rode up to the Whartons'

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near where the North Fork strikes the Canadian.

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-What did you find?

-Branch of the Canadian.

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I had my glass.

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We spotted them two boys and their old daddy, Aaron,

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down the creek bank with some hogs.

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They'd killed a shoat, had a fire built under a wash pot for scalding water.

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-What did you do?

-Announced we was US Marshals.

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I hollered out to Aaron that we needed to talk to his two boys.

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He raised an axe and commenced to cussing us and blackguarding this court.

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What did you do then?

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Backed away from the axe and tried to talk some sense into him.

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While this was going on, CC, he edges over to the wash pot there,

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behind the steam, and picks up a shotgun.

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Potter seen him, but it was too late.

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CC Wharton pulled down on Potter with one barrel

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and turned to do the same for me, and I shot him.

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The old man raised the axe, and I shot him.

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Odus lit out and I shot him.

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CC Wharton and Aaron Wharton were dead when they hit the ground.

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Odus was just winged.

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Did you find the jar with the 120 in it?

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-Leading.

-Sustained.

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-What happened then?

-I found the jar with 120 in it.

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What became of Odus Wharton?

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There he sits.

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You may ask, Mr Goudy.

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Thank you, Mr Barlow.

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Mr Cogburn,

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in your four years as US Marshal, how many men have you shot?

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I never shot nobody I didn't have to.

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Well, that was not the question.

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How many?

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Shot, or killed?

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Let us restrict it to "killed" so that we may have a manageable figure.

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About 12, 15.

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Stopping men in flight, defending myself, et cetera.

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Around 12, he says, or 15.

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So many you cannot keep a precise count.

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I have examined the records and can supply the accurate figure.

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Oh?

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I believe them two Wharton boys makes it 23.

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And how many members of this one family,

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the Wharton family, have you killed?

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Immediate, or...?

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Did you also shoot Dub Wharton, brother,

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and Clete Wharton, half-brother?

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Clete was selling ardent spirits to the Cherokee. Come at me with a kingbolt.

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A kingbolt?

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You were armed and he advanced upon you with nothing more than a kingbolt?

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From a wagon tongue?

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I've seen men badly tore up with nothing bigger than a kingbolt.

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-I defended myself.

-Returning to the other encounter,

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with Aaron Wharton and his two remaining sons.

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You sprang from cover with your revolver in hand.

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-I did.

-Loaded and cocked?

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If it ain't loaded and cocked, it don't shoot.

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And like his son, Aaron Wharton advanced against an armed man?

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He was armed, he had an axe raised!

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I believe you testified you backed away from Aaron Wharton?

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-That's right.

-Which direction were you going?

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I always go backwards when I'm backing up.

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LAUGHTER

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Very amusing.

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Now, he advanced upon you much in the manner of Clete Wharton,

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menacing you with that little old kingbolt

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or rolled-up newspaper, or whatever it was.

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Yes, sir. He commenced to cussing and laying about with threats.

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And you were backing away?

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How many steps before the shooting started?

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Seven, eight steps.

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So, Aaron Wharton, keeping pace, advancing away from his campfire,

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seven, eight steps.

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What would that be, 15, 20 feet?

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I suppose.

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Will you explain to this jury, Mr Cogburn,

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why Mr Wharton was found immediately by his wash pot,

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one arm in the fire, his sleeve and hand smouldering?

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Did you move the body after you shot him?

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Why would I do that?

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You did not drag the body over to the fire, fling his arm in?

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-No, sir.

-Two witnesses who arrived on the scene

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will testify to the location of the body.

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You do not remember moving the body!

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So it was a cold-blooded bushwhack,

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while poor Mr Wharton was tending to his campfire.

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Objection!

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If that's where the body was, I might have moved him. I do not remember.

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Why would you move the body, Mr Cogburn?

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Them hogs rooting around, they might have moved him.

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I do not remember.

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Pencil-neck son of a bitch.

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Rooster Cogburn?

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-What is it?

-I'd like to talk to you a minute.

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What is it?

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They tell me you're a man with true grit.

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What do you want, girl? Speak up, it's suppertime.

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Let me do that.

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Your makings are too dry.

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I'm looking for the man who shot and killed my father, Frank Ross,

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in front of the Monarch Boarding House.

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The man's name is Tom Chaney.

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They say he's over in Indian Territory and I need somebody to go after him.

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What's your name, girl?

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My name is Mattie Ross. We're located in Yell County.

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My mother is at home looking after my sister Victoria

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and my brother Little Frank.

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Best go home to them. They will need help with the churning.

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There is a fugitive warrant out for Chaney.

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The government will pay you 2 for bringing him in

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plus 10 cents a mile for each of you.

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On top of that, I will pay you a 50 reward.

0:20:100:20:13

What are you?

0:20:150:20:17

What've you got there in your poke?

0:20:170:20:19

My God, a Colt's Dragoon.

0:20:210:20:24

You're no bigger than a corn nubbin.

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What're you doing with a pistol like that?

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-I intend to kill Tom Chaney with it.

-Kill Tom Chaney?

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If the law fails to do so.

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That piece will do the job for you,

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if you find a high stump to rest it on and a wall to put behind you.

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Nobody here knew my father

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and I'm afraid nothing is going to be done about Chaney except I do it.

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My brother is a child and my mother is indecisive and hobbled by grief.

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-I don't believe you have 50.

-I have a contract

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with Colonel Stonehill which he will make payment on

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tomorrow or the next day, once a lawyer countersigns.

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I don't believe in fairy tales or sermons or stories about money, baby sister.

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But thanks for the cigarette.

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Isn't your mama expecting you home, dear?

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My business is not yet finished.

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Mrs Floyd, have any rooms opened up?

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Grandma Turner is... The bed is quite narrow.

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The second-floor back did open up,

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but that gentleman on the porch has just taken it.

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But don't worry yourself, dear.

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You're not disturbing Grandma Turner.

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SNORING

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COCKEREL CROWS

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CRACKLING

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My name is LaBoeuf.

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I've just come from Yell County.

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We have no rodeo clowns in Yell County.

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A saucy line will not get you far with me.

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I saw your mother yesterday morning.

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She said for you to come right on home.

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What was your business there?

0:23:070:23:09

This is a man I think you know.

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You called him Tom Chaney, I believe.

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Though, in the months I've been tracking him, he has used the names

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Theron Chelmsford, John Todd Andersen, and others.

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He dallied in Monroe, Louisiana, and Pine Bluff, Arkansas,

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before turning up at your father's place.

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Why did you not catch him in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, or Monroe, Louisiana?

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He is a crafty one.

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I thought him slow-witted, myself.

0:23:440:23:46

That was his act.

0:23:480:23:49

It was a good one. Are you some kind of law?

0:23:490:23:52

That's right.

0:23:520:23:54

I'm a Texas Ranger.

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That may make you a big noise in that state.

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In Arkansas, you should mind that your Texas trappings and title

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do not make you an object of fun.

0:24:050:24:06

Why have you been ineffectually pursuing Chaney?

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He shot and killed a state senator named Bibbs in Waco, Texas.

0:24:110:24:15

The Bibbs family put out a reward.

0:24:150:24:17

How came Chaney to shoot a state senator?

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My understanding is there was an argument about a dog.

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Do you know anything about the whereabouts of Chaney?

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He is in the Territory, and I hold out little hope for you earning your bounty.

0:24:230:24:26

-Why is that?

-My man will beat you to it.

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I have hired a deputy marshal, the toughest one they have.

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And he's familiar with the Lucky Ned Pepper gang

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they say Chaney's tied up with.

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Well, I will throw in with you and your marshal.

0:24:350:24:38

No.

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-Marshal Cogburn and I are fine.

-It'll be to our mutual advantage.

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Your marshal, I presume, knows the Territory. I know Chaney.

0:24:420:24:46

It is at least a two-man job taking him alive.

0:24:460:24:48

When Chaney is taken, he's coming back to Fort Smith to hang.

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I'm not having him go to Texas to hang for shooting some senator.

0:24:510:24:54

It is not important where he hangs, is it?

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It is to me. Is it to you?

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It means a great deal of money to me. It's been many months' work.

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I'm sorry that you are paid piecework and not on wages,

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and that you have been eluded the winter long by a halfwit.

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You give out very little sugar with your pronouncements.

0:25:120:25:15

While I sat there watching you,

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I gave some thought to stealing a kiss,

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though you are very young and sick and unattractive to boot.

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But now I have a mind to give you five or six good licks with my belt.

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One would be as unpleasant as the other.

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If you wet your comb, it might tame that cowlick.

0:25:300:25:32

"Mattie, I wish you would leave these matters entirely to me,

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"or at the very least, do me the courtesy of consulting me

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"before entering such agreements.

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"I am not scolding you

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"but I am saying your headstrong ways will lead you into a tight corner one day.

0:25:430:25:48

"I trust the enclosed document will let you conclude your business

0:25:480:25:51

"and return to Yell County.

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"Yours, J Noble Daggett."

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I was as bad yesterday as you look today.

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I was forced to share a bed with Grandma Turner.

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I am not acquainted with Grandma Turner.

0:26:020:26:05

If she is a resident of this city,

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it does not surprise me that she carries disease.

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HE COUGHS

0:26:090:26:11

This malarial place has ruined my health,

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as it has my finances.

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I owe you money.

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You have not traded poorly.

0:26:170:26:19

Certainly not!

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I am paying you for a horse I do not possess

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and have bought back a string of useless ponies

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which I cannot sell again.

0:26:280:26:30

-You're forgetting the grey horse.

-Crow bait!

0:26:300:26:32

You are looking at the thing in the wrong light.

0:26:320:26:34

I am looking at it in the light of God's eternal truth.

0:26:340:26:38

Your illness is putting you down in the dumps.

0:26:380:26:41

You will soon find a good buyer for the ponies.

0:26:410:26:42

I have a tentative offer of 10 per head

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from the Pfitzer Soap Works of Little Rock.

0:26:460:26:49

It would be a shame to destroy such spirited horseflesh.

0:26:490:26:52

So it would. I am confident the deal will fall through.

0:26:520:26:55

Look here. I need a pony. And I will pay 10 for one of them.

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No, that's the lot price. No, no... Wait a minute.

0:27:000:27:04

Are we trading again?

0:27:050:27:06

This one's beautiful.

0:27:090:27:10

He don't know he got a rider. You too light.

0:27:280:27:31

Easy, boy.

0:27:310:27:32

He think he got a horsefly on him.

0:27:350:27:37

He's very spirited. I'll call him Little Blackie.

0:27:370:27:40

That's a good name.

0:27:400:27:42

What does he like for a treat?

0:27:440:27:46

Well, ma'am, he's a horse.

0:27:460:27:49

So he likes apples.

0:27:490:27:50

-Thank Mr Stonehill for me.

-No, ma'am.

0:27:520:27:55

I ain't supposed to utter your name!

0:27:550:27:57

See? Sleep.

0:27:590:28:00

SNORING

0:28:000:28:02

That is fine. I will wake him.

0:28:020:28:04

Marshal Cogburn?

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It is I, Mattie Ross, your employer.

0:28:080:28:09

-How long till you are ready to go?

-Go where?

0:28:110:28:13

Into the Indian Territory, in pursuit of Tom Chaney.

0:28:130:28:16

Oh. You're the bereaved girl with stories of El Dorado.

0:28:180:28:21

How much money you got there?

0:28:230:28:24

I said 50 to retrieve Chaney. You did not believe me?

0:28:240:28:28

I did not know.

0:28:280:28:31

You are a hard one to figure.

0:28:310:28:32

How long for you to make ready to depart?

0:28:320:28:34

Well, hold on, sis.

0:28:340:28:36

I remember your offer, but I do not remember agreeing to it.

0:28:370:28:42

If I'm to go up against Ned Pepper,

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I will need 100. That much I can tell you. 100.

0:28:450:28:48

To retrieve your man, 100.

0:28:510:28:53

I will take that 50 in advance.

0:28:550:28:57

-There will be...expenses.

-You are trying to take advantage of me.

0:28:570:29:02

I'm giving you the children's rate.

0:29:020:29:04

I'm not a sharper.

0:29:040:29:05

I'm an old man sleeping in a rope bed in a room behind a Chinese grocery.

0:29:050:29:10

-I have nothing.

-You want to be kept in whiskey.

0:29:100:29:13

I don't need to buy that. I confiscate it.

0:29:130:29:16

I'm an officer of the court.

0:29:160:29:18

Thank you.

0:29:180:29:19

100, that's the rate.

0:29:190:29:22

I shall not niggle. Can we depart this afternoon?

0:29:220:29:25

We?

0:29:250:29:28

You are not going. That is no part of it.

0:29:280:29:30

You have misjudged me if you think I am silly enough to give you 50

0:29:300:29:33

and watch you simply ride off.

0:29:330:29:34

I'm a bonded US Marshal.

0:29:340:29:36

That weighs but little with me. I will see the thing done.

0:29:360:29:39

Goddamn ducks.

0:29:390:29:40

I can't go after Ned Pepper and a band of hard men

0:29:400:29:43

-and look after a baby at the same time.

-I am not a baby.

0:29:430:29:46

I won't be stopping at boarding houses

0:29:460:29:48

where there's warm beds and hot grub on the table.

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I'll be travelling fast and eating light.

0:29:500:29:53

What little sleeping is done will take place on the ground.

0:29:530:29:56

I have slept out at night before.

0:29:560:29:58

Papa took me and Little Frank coon-hunting last summer on the Petit Jean.

0:29:580:30:02

We were in the woods all night.

0:30:020:30:03

We sat around a big fire and Yarnell told ghost stories.

0:30:030:30:06

-We had a good time.

-Coon-hunting?

0:30:060:30:10

This ain't no coon hunt.

0:30:100:30:12

-It is the same idea as a coon hunt.

-It don't come within 40 miles of being a coon hunt.

0:30:120:30:15

You're just tryin' to make your work sound harder than it is. Here is the money.

0:30:150:30:19

I aim to get Tom Chaney

0:30:190:30:20

and if you are not game I will find somebody who is game.

0:30:200:30:22

All I've heard out of you so far is talk.

0:30:220:30:24

I know you can drink whiskey and snore

0:30:240:30:25

and spit and wallow in filth and bemoan your station.

0:30:250:30:27

The rest has been braggadocio.

0:30:270:30:29

They told me you had grit, and that is why I came to you.

0:30:290:30:32

I'm not paying for talk.

0:30:320:30:33

I can get all the talk I need and more at the Monarch Boarding House.

0:30:330:30:36

Leave your money.

0:30:400:30:42

Meet me here at seven o'clock tomorrow morning.

0:30:420:30:44

We'll begin our coon hunt.

0:30:440:30:46

"Dearest Mother,

0:30:540:30:57

"I'm about to embark on a great adventure.

0:30:570:30:59

"I have learned that Tom Chaney has fled into the wild

0:31:000:31:03

"and I shall assist the authorities in pursuit.

0:31:030:31:05

"You know that Papa would want me to be firm in the right,

0:31:050:31:08

"as he always was.

0:31:080:31:10

"So do not fear on my account.

0:31:100:31:12

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

0:31:120:31:15

"I shall fear no evil.

0:31:150:31:17

"The author of all things watches over me, and I have a fine horse.

0:31:170:31:22

"Kiss Little Frankie for me and pinch Violet's cheek.

0:31:220:31:25

"Papa's death will soon be avenged.

0:31:250:31:27

"I am off for the Choctaw Nation."

0:31:300:31:32

Where is Marshal Cogburn?

0:31:380:31:40

Went away. Left this.

0:31:400:31:42

"Here inside is a train ticket for your return home. Use it.

0:31:470:31:50

"By the time you read this, I will be across the river in the Indian Nation.

0:31:500:31:55

"Pursuit would be futile. I will return with your man Chaney.

0:31:550:31:59

"Leave me to my work. Reuben Cogburn."

0:31:590:32:01

Is that Marshal Cogburn?

0:32:100:32:11

-That is the man.

-Who's he with?

0:32:110:32:14

I do not know.

0:32:140:32:15

Take me across.

0:32:150:32:17

So, you're the runaway.

0:32:170:32:19

Marshal told me you'd show up. I'm to present you to the sheriff.

0:32:190:32:22

That is a story. Let go of my horse. I have business across the river.

0:32:220:32:25

If you don't turn around and take me across,

0:32:270:32:29

you may find yourself in court where you don't want to be.

0:32:290:32:32

I have a good lawyer.

0:32:320:32:33

Hey!

0:32:410:32:42

Go, Little Blackie! Come on!

0:32:440:32:46

That is quite a horse.

0:33:550:33:58

I will give you 10 for him.

0:33:580:33:59

From the money you stole from me?

0:33:590:34:01

That was not stolen. I'm out for your man.

0:34:010:34:04

I was to accompany you.

0:34:040:34:05

If I do not, there is no agreement and my money was stolen.

0:34:050:34:08

Marshal, put this child back on the ferry.

0:34:080:34:10

It's a long road, and time is a-wasting.

0:34:100:34:12

If I go back, it is to the US Marshals Office to report the theft of my money.

0:34:120:34:15

And futile, Marshal Cogburn, "Pursuit would be futile,"

0:34:150:34:18

is not spelt F-U-D-E-L.

0:34:180:34:20

It is time for your spanking.

0:34:310:34:33

Now you will do as the grown-ups say

0:34:330:34:37

or I will get myself a birch switch and stripe your leg!

0:34:370:34:40

Are you going to let him do this, Marshal?

0:34:440:34:46

No, I don't believe I will.

0:34:490:34:52

-Put your switch away, LaBoeuf.

-I aim to finish what I started.

0:34:520:34:55

That will be the biggest mistake you ever made, you Texas brush-popper.

0:34:550:34:59

Hoorawed by a little girl.

0:35:130:35:15

I am not accustomed to so large a fire.

0:35:270:35:29

In Texas, we will make do with a fire of little more than twigs...

0:35:300:35:35

..or buffalo chips, to heat the night's ration of beans.

0:35:370:35:41

And it is Ranger policy

0:35:410:35:43

never to make your camp in the same place as your cookfire.

0:35:430:35:46

Very imprudent to make your presence known in unsettled country.

0:35:460:35:50

How do you know Bagby will have intelligence?

0:35:570:35:59

He has a store.

0:35:590:36:00

That makes him an authority on movements in the Territory?

0:36:000:36:03

We have entered a wild place.

0:36:030:36:06

And anyone coming in, wanting any kind of supply,

0:36:060:36:10

cannot pick and choose his portal.

0:36:100:36:11

That is a piece of foolishness.

0:36:140:36:15

All the snakes are asleep this time of year.

0:36:150:36:17

-They have been known to wake up.

-Let me have a rope, too.

0:36:170:36:20

A snake would not bother you. You are too little and bony.

0:36:200:36:24

You should fetch water for the morning and put it by the fire.

0:36:250:36:28

-The creek's gonna ice over tonight.

-I'm not going down there again.

0:36:280:36:31

If you want any more water, you could fetch it yourself.

0:36:310:36:33

You're lucky to be travelling in a place where a spring is so handy.

0:36:330:36:36

In my country, you can ride for days and see no groundwater.

0:36:360:36:40

I have lapped filthy water from a hoofprint

0:36:400:36:43

and was glad to have it.

0:36:430:36:45

If I ever meet one of you Texas waddies

0:36:450:36:47

who says he has never drank water out of a horse track,

0:36:470:36:50

I think I'll shake his hand and give him a Daniel Webster cigar.

0:36:500:36:52

You do not believe it?

0:36:520:36:54

I believed it the first 25 times I heard it.

0:36:540:36:57

Maybe... Maybe it is true.

0:36:570:37:00

Maybe lapping water off the ground is Ranger policy.

0:37:010:37:04

You are getting ready to show your ignorance now, Cogburn.

0:37:040:37:07

I don't mind a little personal chaffing

0:37:070:37:09

but I won't hear anything against the Ranger troop from a man like you.

0:37:090:37:12

How long you boys been mounted on sheep down there?

0:37:160:37:18

My white Appaloosa will still be galloping

0:37:180:37:20

when that big American stud of yours is winded and collapsed.

0:37:200:37:23

Now make another joke about it.

0:37:230:37:25

You're only trying to put on a show for this girl Mattie

0:37:250:37:28

with what you must think is a keen tongue.

0:37:280:37:30

This is like women talking.

0:37:300:37:32

Yes, that is the way.

0:37:320:37:33

Make me out foolish in this girl's eyes.

0:37:330:37:36

I think she has you pretty well figured.

0:37:360:37:38

Would you two like to hear the story of The Midnight Caller?

0:37:460:37:48

One of you is gonna have to be The Caller.

0:37:500:37:51

And I will tell you what to say.

0:37:510:37:53

And I will do all the other parts myself.

0:37:530:37:56

-Good morning, Marshal.

-Morning.

0:38:180:38:21

Where is Mr LaBoeuf?

0:38:210:38:22

Down by the creek, performing his necessaries.

0:38:220:38:26

Marshal Cogburn, I welcome the chance for a private parley.

0:38:260:38:29

I gather that you and Mr LaBoeuf have come to some sort of agreement.

0:38:290:38:34

And as your employer, I believe I have the right to know the particulars.

0:38:340:38:36

The particulars is that we bring Chaney

0:38:360:38:39

down to the magistrate in San Saba, Texas,

0:38:390:38:41

where they have a considerable reward on offer, which we split.

0:38:410:38:45

I did not want him brought to Texas,

0:38:460:38:48

to have a Texas punishment administered for a Texas crime.

0:38:480:38:51

That was not our agreement.

0:38:510:38:53

What you want is to have him caught and punished.

0:38:530:38:56

I want him to know that he is being punished for killing my father.

0:38:560:38:59

You can let him know that. You can tell him to his face.

0:38:590:39:01

You can spit on him and make him eat sand out of the road.

0:39:010:39:04

I will hold him down.

0:39:040:39:06

If you want, I'll flay the flesh off the soles of his feet

0:39:060:39:10

and find you an Indian pepper you can rub into the wound.

0:39:100:39:13

Isn't that a 100 value?

0:39:130:39:14

No, it is not.

0:39:140:39:16

When I have bought and paid for something, I will have my way.

0:39:160:39:19

Why do you think I'm paying you if not to have my way?

0:39:190:39:21

It's time for you to learn you cannot have your way in every little particular.

0:39:210:39:26

If you find I fail to satisfy your terms,

0:39:260:39:29

I will return your money at the end of this expedition.

0:39:290:39:31

Little Blackie and I are riding back to the US Marshals Office.

0:39:310:39:34

-This is fraud.

-God damn it!

0:39:340:39:36

-What's going on?

-This is a business conversation.

0:39:360:39:39

Is that what you call it?

0:39:390:39:40

It sounds to me like you're still being hoorawed by a little girl.

0:39:400:39:43

-Did you say hoorawed?

-That was the word.

0:39:430:39:44

There is no hoorawing in it.

0:39:440:39:46

My agreement with the marshal antedates yours.

0:39:460:39:48

-It has the force of law.

-The force of law?

0:39:480:39:50

This man is a notorious thumper.

0:39:500:39:52

He rode by the light of the moon with Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson.

0:39:520:39:56

Them men was patriots, Texas trash!

0:39:560:39:58

They murdered women and children in Lawrence, Kansas.

0:39:580:40:00

That's a goddamn lie!

0:40:000:40:02

What army was you in, mister?

0:40:020:40:04

I was at Shreveport, first with Kirby Smith...

0:40:040:40:06

Yeah? What side was you on?

0:40:060:40:09

I was in the army of Northern Virginia, Cogburn,

0:40:090:40:11

and I don't have to hang my head when I say it.

0:40:110:40:12

If you had served with Captain Quantrill...

0:40:120:40:15

Captain?

0:40:150:40:16

Captain Quantrill indeed!

0:40:160:40:19

-Best let this go, LaBoeuf.

-Captain of what?

0:40:190:40:22

Good, then. There's not sufficient dollars in the state of Texas

0:40:250:40:29

to make it worth my while to listen to your opinions.

0:40:290:40:31

-Our agreement is nullified.

-That suits me.

0:40:310:40:34

-It's each man for himself.

-Congratulations, Cogburn.

0:40:340:40:38

You've graduated from marauder to wet nurse.

0:40:380:40:40

Adios!

0:40:430:40:44

We don't need him, do we, Marshal?

0:40:500:40:52

We'll miss his Sharps carbine.

0:40:550:40:56

It's apt to get lively out here.

0:40:580:41:00

Hey!

0:41:210:41:23

Go!

0:41:250:41:26

Stay here, sister.

0:41:330:41:35

I will see Bagby.

0:41:350:41:36

DOOR OPENS

0:41:530:41:54

Has Chaney been here?

0:41:580:41:59

No. Coke Hayes was, two days ago.

0:41:590:42:02

Coke runs with Lucky Ned. He bought supplies with this.

0:42:020:42:06

This is Papa's gold piece.

0:42:090:42:11

Tom Chaney, here we come.

0:42:110:42:12

It's not the world's only California gold piece.

0:42:120:42:15

-They are rare here.

-They are rare.

0:42:150:42:19

But if it is Chaney's, it could just as easily

0:42:190:42:21

mean that Lucky Ned and his gang fell upon him,

0:42:210:42:24

as that he fell in with them.

0:42:240:42:25

Chaney could be a corpse.

0:42:250:42:27

That would be a bitter disappointment, Marshal. What do we do?

0:42:270:42:30

Pursue.

0:42:300:42:32

Ned is unfinished business for the marshals, anyhow,

0:42:320:42:34

and when we have him we'll also have Chaney,

0:42:340:42:36

or learn the whereabouts of his body.

0:42:360:42:39

Bagby didn't know which way they went,

0:42:390:42:40

but now that we know they come through here,

0:42:400:42:42

they couldn't be going but one of two ways -

0:42:420:42:45

heading north towards the Winding Stair Mountains,

0:42:450:42:48

or pushing further west.

0:42:480:42:50

I suspect north. More to rob.

0:42:500:42:52

I bought an eating place called The Green Frog,

0:42:520:42:55

started calling myself Burroughs.

0:42:550:42:58

But my drinking picked up

0:42:580:42:59

and my wife did not care for the company of my river friends.

0:42:590:43:03

She decided to go back to her first husband.

0:43:030:43:05

He was a clerk in a hardware store.

0:43:050:43:08

She said, "Goodbye, Reuben.

0:43:090:43:12

"A love of decency does not abide in you."

0:43:120:43:16

There's your divorced woman talking about decency.

0:43:160:43:18

I told her, "Goodbye, Nola.

0:43:180:43:21

"I hope that little nail-selling bastard keeps you happy this time."

0:43:210:43:24

She took my boy with her, too.

0:43:240:43:26

He never cared for me anyway.

0:43:270:43:30

I guess I did speak awful rough to him.

0:43:310:43:35

I did not mean anything by it.

0:43:350:43:37

You would not want to see a clumsier child than Horace.

0:43:370:43:40

I'll bet he broke 40 cups.

0:43:420:43:44

GUNSHOT

0:43:570:43:58

Is it Chaney?

0:44:110:44:14

I would not recognise the soles of his feet.

0:44:140:44:16

Well, you'll have to clamber up and look.

0:44:160:44:19

I'm too old and too fat.

0:44:200:44:22

The Green Frog had one billiard table,

0:44:220:44:26

served ladies and men both - mostly men.

0:44:260:44:29

I tried running it myself for a while, but couldn't keep good help.

0:44:290:44:33

And I never did learn how to buy meat.

0:44:330:44:36

Is that him?

0:44:370:44:39

I believe not.

0:44:390:44:40

Well, cut him down.

0:44:400:44:42

-Why?

-I might know him.

0:44:420:44:45

That was when I went out to the Staked Plains of Texas,

0:44:480:44:52

shooting buffalo with Vernon Shaftoe and a Flathead Indian named Olly.

0:44:520:44:56

The Mormons had run Shaftoe out of Great Salt Lake City.

0:44:560:45:00

Don't ask me what for.

0:45:000:45:01

Call it a misunderstanding and leave it go at that.

0:45:010:45:04

Well, the big shaggies is about all gone now.

0:45:060:45:11

Damned shame.

0:45:110:45:13

I'd give 3 right now for a pickled buffalo tongue.

0:45:130:45:16

Why did they hang him so high?

0:45:200:45:21

I do not know.

0:45:210:45:24

Possibly in the belief it'd make him more dead.

0:45:240:45:26

I do not know this man.

0:45:400:45:42

HORSE SNORTS

0:45:420:45:43

MUFFLED CONVERSATION

0:46:110:46:13

Why is he taking the hanged man? Did he know him?

0:46:200:46:23

He did not.

0:46:230:46:25

But it is a dead body.

0:46:250:46:27

Possibly worth something in trade.

0:46:270:46:30

'Well, my second wife, Edna,

0:46:300:46:32

'she got the notion she wanted me to be a lawyer.'

0:46:320:46:34

Bought this heavy book called Daniels on Negotiable Instruments

0:46:340:46:38

and set me to reading it.

0:46:380:46:41

Never could get a grip on it.

0:46:410:46:43

I was happy enough to set it aside and leave Texas.

0:46:430:46:46

There ain't six trees between there and Canada,

0:46:470:46:50

and nothing else grows but has stickers on it.

0:46:500:46:52

That's...

0:46:520:46:54

GUNSHOT

0:46:540:46:55

I knew it.

0:46:550:46:57

-Knew what?

-We're being followed.

0:46:570:47:00

I asked that Indian to signal with a shot if someone was on our trail.

0:47:000:47:04

Should we be concerned, Marshal?

0:47:050:47:07

No. It's Mr LaBoeuf, using us as bird dogs

0:47:070:47:11

in hopes of cutting in once we've flushed the prey.

0:47:110:47:14

Well, perhaps we could double back over our tracks,

0:47:140:47:17

and confuse the trail in a clever way.

0:47:170:47:19

No, we will wait right here.

0:47:190:47:22

Offer our friend a warm hello, and ask him where he is going.

0:47:230:47:27

WIND BLOWS

0:47:330:47:35

CLANKING

0:47:460:47:48

You are not LaBoeuf.

0:48:210:48:22

My name is Forster.

0:48:240:48:26

I practice dentistry in the Nation.

0:48:270:48:30

Also, veterinary arts

0:48:300:48:33

and medicine on those humans that will sit still for it.

0:48:330:48:38

You have your work cut out for you there.

0:48:390:48:41

Traded for him with an Indian, who said he came by him honestly.

0:48:430:48:49

I gave up two dental mirrors and a bottle of expectorant.

0:48:490:48:53

Do either of you need medical attention?

0:48:560:48:59

No.

0:48:590:49:00

It's fixing to get cold.

0:49:020:49:04

Do you know of anywhere to take shelter?

0:49:040:49:07

I have my bearskin.

0:49:070:49:09

You might want to head over to the Original Greaser Bob's.

0:49:130:49:17

He notched a dugout into a hollow along the Carrillon River.

0:49:180:49:23

If you ride the river, you won't fail to see it.

0:49:230:49:29

Greaser Bob, the Original Greaser Bob,

0:49:290:49:33

is hunting north of the Picketwire

0:49:330:49:36

and would not begrudge its use.

0:49:360:49:40

-Much obliged.

-I have taken his teeth.

0:49:400:49:43

I will entertain an offer for the rest of him.

0:49:440:49:49

Take my jacket.

0:49:570:49:59

Creep up onto the roof.

0:50:000:50:02

If they're unfriendly, I'll give you a sign to damp the chimney.

0:50:030:50:06

Who is out there?

0:50:300:50:31

We're looking for shelter.

0:50:320:50:34

No room for you here. Ride on.

0:50:340:50:36

-Who all's in there?

-Ride on.

0:50:380:50:41

COUGHING FROM WITHIN

0:51:010:51:03

RAISED VOICE FROM WITHIN

0:51:030:51:05

COUGHING FROM WITHIN

0:51:050:51:06

COUGHING FROM WITHIN

0:51:090:51:11

GUNSHOT

0:51:150:51:16

GUNSHOTS

0:51:170:51:18

I'm a Federal officer! Who's in there?

0:51:200:51:23

-A Methodist and a son of a bitch!

-This is Rooster Cogburn.

0:51:230:51:28

Columbus Potter and five other marshals is out here with me.

0:51:280:51:32

We've got a bucket of coal oil.

0:51:320:51:34

In one minute, we will burn you out from both ends.

0:51:340:51:37

-There's only two of you.

-Go ahead and bet your life on it.

0:51:370:51:41

How many of you is in there?

0:51:410:51:42

Just the two of us, but my partner's hit and he can't walk.

0:51:420:51:46

COUGHING

0:51:460:51:48

Is that Emmett Quincy?

0:51:480:51:49

You said it was a man on the roof. I thought it was Potter.

0:52:080:52:12

You was always dumb, Quincy, and remain true to form.

0:52:120:52:15

This here's an awful lot of sofky. You boys looking for company?

0:52:150:52:20

That is our supper and breakfast both. I like a big breakfast.

0:52:200:52:24

Sofky always cooks up bigger than you think.

0:52:260:52:28

And a good store of whiskey here, as well.

0:52:280:52:32

What are you boys up to, outside of cooking banquets?

0:52:320:52:35

We was just having our supper.

0:52:350:52:37

We didn't know who was outside, weather like this.

0:52:370:52:39

It might have been some crazy man. Anyone could say he is a marshal.

0:52:390:52:43

-My leg hurts.

-I'll bet it does.

0:52:430:52:45

When was the last time you seen your old pard Ned Pepper?

0:52:500:52:53

-I do not know him. Who is he?

-I'm surprised you don't remember him.

0:52:530:52:59

He's a skinny fellow, nervous and quick. His lip's all messed up.

0:52:590:53:02

That don't bring anybody to mind.

0:53:020:53:05

There is a new boy that might be running with Ned.

0:53:050:53:10

He's got a powder mark on his face, a black place.

0:53:100:53:14

He calls himself Chaney. Or Chelmsford, sometimes.

0:53:140:53:17

-Carries a Henry rifle.

-That don't bring anybody to mind.

0:53:170:53:21

Black mark, I would remember that.

0:53:210:53:24

You don't remember nothing I want to know, do you, Quincy?

0:53:240:53:28

-What do you know, Moon?

-We don't know those boys you're looking for.

0:53:280:53:32

I don't know those boys. I always try to help out the law.

0:53:320:53:37

By the time we get to Fort Smith,

0:53:370:53:39

that leg will be swelled up tight as Dick's hatband.

0:53:390:53:43

It will be mortified and they will cut it off.

0:53:430:53:46

If you live, that'll get you two or three years

0:53:460:53:48

-in the Federal house up in Detroit, there.

-You're trying to get at me.

0:53:480:53:52

They'll teach you how to read and write up there,

0:53:520:53:54

but the rest won't be so good. Them boys, they can be hard on a gimp.

0:53:540:53:59

-You are trying to get at me.

-Now... give me good information on Ned,

0:53:590:54:04

I'll take you down to Bagby's store tomorrow

0:54:040:54:06

and get that ball taken out of your leg.

0:54:060:54:08

Then, I'll give you three days to clear the Territory.

0:54:080:54:11

We don't know those boys you're looking for.

0:54:110:54:14

-It ain't his leg.

-I was...

-Don't go flapping your mouth, Moon.

0:54:140:54:18

-Let me do the talking.

-I was saying...

-We are weary trappers.

0:54:180:54:22

Who worked you over with the ugly stick?

0:54:220:54:24

The man Chaney with the marked face killed my father.

0:54:240:54:28

He was a whiskey drinker like you and it led to killing, in the end.

0:54:280:54:31

If you answer the marshal's questions, he will help you.

0:54:310:54:34

I have a good lawyer at home and he will help you, too.

0:54:340:54:36

I am puzzled by this. Why is she here?

0:54:380:54:41

Don't jaw with these people, Moon. Don't you go jawing with that runt.

0:54:410:54:44

I don't like you. I hope you go to jail. My lawyer will not help you.

0:54:440:54:48

My leg is giving me fits.

0:54:480:54:49

A young fellow like you don't want to lose his leg. No.

0:54:490:54:53

-We seen...

-He's trying to get at you.

0:54:530:54:55

-With the truth.

-We seen Ned and Hayes two days ago.

0:54:550:54:57

Don't you act the fool! If you blow, I will kill you!

0:54:570:54:59

I'm played out. I need a doctor! We met Ned and Hayes two days ago.

0:54:590:55:03

HE SCREAMS

0:55:030:55:05

Goddamn it!

0:55:170:55:19

Oh, Lord, I am dying.

0:55:260:55:30

Do something. Help me.

0:55:310:55:33

I can do nothing for you, son.

0:55:330:55:36

Your pard has killed you and I have done for him.

0:55:360:55:38

Don't leave me lying here.

0:55:380:55:40

Don't let the wolves rip me up.

0:55:400:55:43

I'll see you're buried right.

0:55:430:55:44

Tell me about Ned. Where did you see him?

0:55:440:55:47

Two days ago. Bagby's store.

0:55:470:55:51

They are coming here tonight to get remounts and sofky.

0:55:510:55:56

They just robbed the Katy Flyer at Wagoner's Switch.

0:55:560:55:59

I'm gone.

0:56:000:56:01

Send the news to my brother, George Garrett.

0:56:030:56:06

He is a Methodist circuit rider in South Texas.

0:56:060:56:10

Shall I tell him you was outlawed up?

0:56:100:56:13

It don't matter. He knows I'm on the scout.

0:56:130:56:15

I will meet him later, walking the streets of glory.

0:56:170:56:21

Well, don't be looking for Quincy.

0:56:220:56:24

(What do we do when they get here?)

0:56:360:56:37

They ride up. What we want is to get them all in the dugout.

0:56:370:56:42

I'll kill the last one that goes in, then we'll have them in a barrel.

0:56:420:56:46

You will shoot him in the back?

0:56:460:56:47

It'll give them to know our intentions are serious.

0:56:470:56:50

Then I'll call down, see if they'll be taken alive.

0:56:500:56:55

If they won't, I'll shoot them as they come out.

0:56:550:57:00

I'm hopeful that three of their party being dead

0:57:000:57:02

will take the starch out of them.

0:57:020:57:04

You display great poise.

0:57:060:57:07

It's just a turkey shoot.

0:57:100:57:12

There was one time, in New Mexico, we was being pursued by seven men.

0:57:140:57:20

I turned Bo around and taking them reins in my teeth

0:57:200:57:23

rode right at them boys,

0:57:230:57:25

firing them two Navy sixes I carry on my saddle.

0:57:250:57:27

Well, I guess they was all married men who loved their families,

0:57:270:57:32

-as they scattered and run for home.

-Well, that is hard to believe.

0:57:320:57:35

-What is?

-One man riding at seven.

-It's true.

0:57:350:57:40

You go for a man hard enough and fast enough,

0:57:400:57:42

he don't have time to think about how many is with him.

0:57:420:57:45

He thinks about himself,

0:57:450:57:47

how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him.

0:57:470:57:50

Why were they pursuing you?

0:57:500:57:51

I robbed a high-interest bank. You can't rob a thief, can you?

0:57:540:58:00

Never robbed a citizen. Never took a man's watch.

0:58:000:58:03

-It is all stealing.

-That's the position they took in New Mexico.

0:58:030:58:07

One man.

0:58:180:58:19

I did not figure them to send a scout.

0:58:210:58:23

Damn.

0:58:420:58:43

-Hello?

-It is LaBoeuf.

0:58:450:58:48

We have to warn him, Marshal.

0:58:540:58:56

DISTANT HORSES' HOOVES RUMBLE

0:59:000:59:02

Too late.

0:59:030:59:04

GUN COCKS

0:59:040:59:05

Texas Ranger.

0:59:330:59:34

What do we do, Marshal?

0:59:340:59:35

We sit. What does he do?

0:59:350:59:38

(Him in the woolly chaps is Lucky Ned.)

0:59:560:59:59

Well, that's that.

1:00:091:00:11

Well, that didn't pan out.

1:01:021:01:03

You managed to put a kink in my rope, pardner.

1:01:091:01:12

-I'm severely injured.

-Yes, you got drug some.

1:01:131:01:17

Also shot by a rifle.

1:01:171:01:20

That's quite possible. The scheme did not develop as I had planned.

1:01:201:01:24

You've been shot in the shoulder, but the bullet passed through.

1:01:251:01:29

-What happened to your mouth?

-I believe I bit myself.

1:01:291:01:33

A couple of teeth loose and... Yeah, the tongue is bit almost through.

1:01:331:01:37

Do you want to see if it will knit or should I just yank it free?

1:01:371:01:41

I know a teamster who bit his tongue off, being thrown from a horse.

1:01:411:01:45

After a time, he learned to make himself more or less understood.

1:01:451:01:48

-I'll just yank it free.

-Argh!

-What? What's that, now?

1:01:481:01:52

-Knit.

-What's that now?

-Knit. It will knit.

1:01:521:01:55

Very well. It's impossible to bind a tongue wound.

1:01:551:01:59

-Too bad. We just run across a doctor of sorts.

-Marshal?

1:01:591:02:03

But I do not know where he was headed.

1:02:031:02:05

I saw him, too. It's how I came to be here.

1:02:051:02:08

-Neither of these men are Chaney.

-I know, and I know them both.

1:02:081:02:12

That ugly one is Coke Hayes. Him uglier still is Clement Parmalee.

1:02:121:02:18

Parmalee and his brothers have a silver claim

1:02:181:02:20

in the Winding Stair Mountains

1:02:201:02:22

and I bet that's where Lucky Ned's gang is waiting.

1:02:221:02:24

We'll sleep here, follow in the morning.

1:02:241:02:27

We promised to bury the poor soul inside.

1:02:271:02:29

Ground is too hard. If them men wanted a decent burial,

1:02:291:02:33

they should have got themselves killed in summer.

1:02:331:02:35

Sleep well, Little Blackie.

1:02:391:02:40

I have a notion that tomorrow we will reach our object.

1:02:401:02:44

We are hot on the trail. It seems that we will overtake Tom Chaney

1:02:441:02:48

in the Winding Stair Mountains. I would not want to be in his shoes.

1:02:481:02:52

As I understand it, Chaney, or Chelmsford,

1:03:021:03:04

as he called himself in Texas, shot the Senator's dog.

1:03:041:03:09

When the Senator remonstrated, Chelmsford shot him, as well.

1:03:091:03:12

Now, you could argue that the shooting of the dog

1:03:121:03:14

was merely an instance of malum prohibitum,

1:03:141:03:17

but the shooting of a senator is indubitably an instance

1:03:171:03:20

-of malum in se.

-Malla-men what?

-Malum in se.

1:03:201:03:24

The distinction is between an act that is wrong in itself,

1:03:241:03:28

and an act that is wrong only according to our laws and mores.

1:03:281:03:31

It is Latin.

1:03:311:03:32

I'm struck that LaBoeuf has been shot, trampled,

1:03:331:03:38

and nearly severed his tongue and not only does he not cease to talk,

1:03:381:03:43

but he spills the banks of English.

1:03:431:03:45

I was within 300 yards of Chelmsford once.

1:03:491:03:53

The closest I have been.

1:03:541:03:56

With the Sharps carbine, that is within range.

1:03:561:03:59

But I was mounted, and had the choice of firing offhand

1:03:591:04:03

or dismounting to shoot from rest,

1:04:031:04:06

which would allow Chelmsford to augment the distance.

1:04:061:04:09

I fired mounted...and fired wide.

1:04:091:04:14

You could not hit a man at 300 yards

1:04:191:04:21

if your gun was resting on Gibraltar.

1:04:211:04:24

The Sharps carbine is an instrument of uncanny power and precision.

1:04:241:04:28

I have no doubt that the gun is sound.

1:04:281:04:30

# My clothes is all ragged My language is rough

1:04:311:04:36

# My bread is corn dodgers Both solid and tough

1:04:361:04:41

# And yet I am happy and live at my ease

1:04:411:04:44

# On sorghum molasses and bacon and cheese. #

1:04:441:04:50

Greer County Bachelor, that was.

1:04:501:04:52

I do not believe he slept.

1:04:541:04:56

HE CONTINUES TO SING HAPHAZARDLY

1:04:561:04:59

Fort Smith is a healthy distance, LaBoeuf,

1:05:041:05:07

but I would encourage the creature you ride to head thither.

1:05:071:05:10

Out here, a one-armed man looks like easy prey.

1:05:101:05:14

And a one-eyed man who can't shoot? Why don't you turn back, Cogburn?

1:05:141:05:18

I'll do fine. I know where the Parmalee claim is.

1:05:181:05:22

I am uninjured and well-provisioned and we agreed to separate.

1:05:221:05:26

In conscience, you cannot cite our agreement.

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-You're the one who shot me.

-Mr LaBoeuf has a point, Marshal.

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It is an unfair leg-up in any competition

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to shoot your opposite number.

1:05:341:05:35

Goddamn it! I do not accept it as a given that I did shoot LaBoeuf.

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There were plenty of guns going off.

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I heard the rifle and I felt the ball.

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-You missed your shot, Cogburn, admit it.

-Missed my shot?!

1:05:431:05:46

You are more handicapped without the eye than I without the arm.

1:05:461:05:50

I can hit a gnat's eye at 90 yards.

1:05:501:05:53

That Chinaman is running them cheap shells on me again.

1:06:031:06:07

I thought you were going to say the sun was in your eyes.

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That is to say, your eye.

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Two at one time!

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I will chuck one high. Hold fire.

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-There.

-There?

1:07:211:07:24

-My bullet.

-Your bullet?

1:07:241:07:26

If you hit what you aim at, explain my shoulder!

1:07:261:07:29

Gentlemen, shooting cornbread

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-is getting us no closer to the Ned Pepper gang.

-One more.

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This will prove it. Please hold fire.

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Find our way back!

1:08:581:09:00

Very few fiddle tunes I have not heard.

1:09:001:09:03

Once heard, they're locked into my mind for ever.

1:09:031:09:06

Lucky Ned?

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Lucky Ned!

1:09:261:09:28

Very good, Cogburn. Now what?

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Oh, goddamn it.

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Cogburn does not want me eating out of his store.

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That is silly. You have not eaten and it is my store, not his.

1:09:441:09:46

Let him starve!

1:09:461:09:48

He does not track! He does not shoot, except at foodstuffs!

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-That was your initiative.

-He does not contribute.

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He's a man who walks in front of bullets!

1:09:581:10:02

Mr LaBoeuf drew single-handed upon the Lucky Ned Pepper gang

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-while we fired safely from cover.

-We?

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It is unfair to indict a man when his jaw is swollen and tongue mangled

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-and who is unable to rise to his own defence!

-I can speak for myself.

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I am hardly obliged to answer the ravings of a drunkard.

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It is beneath me. I shall make my own camp elsewhere.

1:10:181:10:23

It is you who have nothing to offer, Cogburn.

1:10:251:10:28

A sad picture indeed.

1:10:281:10:30

This is no longer a manhunt. It is a debauch.

1:10:301:10:33

The Texas Ranger presses on, alone.

1:10:331:10:38

Take the girl. I bow out.

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A fine thing to decide once you brought her

1:10:451:10:47

-into the middle of the Choctaw Nation.

-I bow out! I wash my hands!

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Gentlemen, we cannot fall out in this fashion.

1:10:501:10:52

Not so close to our goal, with Tom Chaney nearly in hand.

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In hand? If he is not in a shallow grave

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somewhere between here and Fort Smith, he is gone!

1:10:591:11:03

Long gone! Thanks to Mr LaBoeuf, we missed our shot.

1:11:031:11:08

We've barked and the birds have flown! Gone, gone, gone!

1:11:081:11:13

Lucky Ned and his cohort gone. Your 50 gone!

1:11:131:11:17

Gone the whiskey, seized in evidence!

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The trail is cold, if there ever was one.

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I'm...

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I'm a foolish old man who has been drawn into a wild-goose chase

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by a harpy in trousers and a nincompoop!

1:11:321:11:36

Well, Mr LaBoeuf, he can wander

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the Choctaw Nation for as long as he likes.

1:11:401:11:43

Perhaps the local Indians will take him in

1:11:431:11:45

and honour his gibberings by making him chief!

1:11:451:11:48

You, sister, may go where you like. Our engagement is terminated.

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I bow out.

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-I am going with you.

-That is not possible.

1:12:051:12:09

Have I held you back?

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I have a Colt's Dragoon revolver which I know how to use,

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and I will be no more of a burden to you than I was to the marshal.

1:12:141:12:17

That is not my worry. You've earned your spurs. That is clear enough.

1:12:171:12:22

You've been a regular old hand on the trail.

1:12:221:12:25

But Cogburn is right,

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even if I would not give him the satisfaction of conceding it.

1:12:271:12:30

The trail is cold and I am considerably diminished.

1:12:321:12:40

How can you give up now after the many months you've dedicated to finding Chaney?

1:12:401:12:44

You have shown great determination.

1:12:441:12:46

I misjudged you.

1:12:461:12:49

I picked the wrong man.

1:12:521:12:54

I would go on in your company if there were a clear way to go.

1:12:581:13:01

But we'd be striking out blindly. Chelmsford's gone.

1:13:031:13:09

We chased him right off the map. There's nothing for it.

1:13:091:13:14

I'm bound for Texas. Time for you to go home, too.

1:13:181:13:24

The marshal, when he sobers, is your way back.

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I will not go back. Not without Chaney, dead or alive.

1:13:291:13:32

I misjudged you, as well.

1:13:351:13:37

-I extend my hand.

-Mr LaBoeuf, please.

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Adios.

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I know you.

1:15:411:15:42

Your name is Mattie. You're little Mattie, the book-keeper.

1:15:451:15:49

-Isn't that something?

-Yes, and I know you, Tom Chaney.

1:15:511:15:53

-What are you doing out here?

-Come to fetch some water.

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I mean, what are you doing in these mountains here?

1:15:591:16:02

I have not been formally deputised, but I'm acting as an agent

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for Marshal Reuben Cogburn and Judge Parker's court.

1:16:061:16:08

I have come to take you back to Fort Smith.

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Well, I will not go. How do you like that?

1:16:201:16:23

There is a posse of officers up there who will force you to go.

1:16:231:16:26

That is interesting news. How many is up there?

1:16:261:16:29

Right around 50. And they're all well-armed and they mean business.

1:16:291:16:33

What I want you to do now is come on across the creek

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and walk in front of me up that hill.

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I think I will oblige the officers to come after me.

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Well, if you refuse to go, I will have to shoot you.

1:16:411:16:44

Well, then, you had better cock your piece.

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-All the way back. Till it locks.

-I know how to do it.

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-You will not go with me?

-No, it's just the other way around. You're going with me.

1:16:541:16:59

-I did not think you would do it.

-Well, what do you think now?

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One of my short ribs is broken.

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You killed my father when he was trying to help you. I have one of the gold pieces

1:17:141:17:18

-you stole from him. Now give me the other.

-Nothing's gone right for me.

-Mattie!

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-I'm down here!

-Now I'm shot by a child?

-Chaney is taken into custody.

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-Help me!

-Mattie!

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Marshal!

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Take them horses you got and move!

1:17:431:17:45

Tom, you get on up that hill. Don't you stop.

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-Who all's down there?

-Marshal Cogburn and 50 more officers.

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You tell me another lie and I'll stove your head in.

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Just the marshal.

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Rooster.

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Cogburn! You hear me?

1:18:151:18:18

You answer me, Rooster!

1:18:211:18:24

I will kill this girl. You know I will do it.

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The girl is nothing to me! She's a runaway from Arkansas!

1:18:281:18:32

That is all very well. Do you advise that I kill her?

1:18:321:18:36

Do what you think is best. She's nothing to me but a lost child.

1:18:381:18:43

Think it over first.

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I have already thought it over. You get mounted double fast!

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If I see you riding over that bald ridge to the north-west, I will spare the girl.

1:18:511:18:56

You have five minutes!

1:18:561:18:58

There will be a party of marshals here soon, Ned!

1:18:581:19:02

Let me have the girl and Chaney, and I will mislead them for six hours.

1:19:021:19:05

Too thin, Rooster. Too thin!

1:19:051:19:09

Your five minutes is running! No more talk.

1:19:091:19:12

Get on up that hill!

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ANIMAL NOISES

1:19:161:19:18

Quiet there.

1:19:201:19:21

NOISE CONTINUES

1:19:211:19:24

-Farrell, see to Tom's wound.

-Can I have some of that bacon?

1:19:281:19:32

You help yourself. Have some of the coffee.

1:19:321:19:35

I do not drink coffee. I'm 14.

1:19:351:19:37

Well, we do not have buttermilk and we do not have bread.

1:19:381:19:41

-We are poorly supplied.

-Where is she?!

1:19:411:19:43

-What are you doing here?

-I ought to wring your scrawny neck.

1:19:431:19:46

You let that go.

1:19:461:19:47

What happened, huh?

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I will tell you and you will see that I am in the right.

1:19:501:19:52

Tom Chaney shot my father to death in Fort Smith,

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and robbed him of two gold pieces and stole his mare.

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I was informed Cogburn had grit and hired him to find the murderer.

1:19:571:20:00

A few minutes ago, I came upon Chaney watering the horses.

1:20:001:20:03

He would not be taken in charge and I shot him.

1:20:031:20:06

If I had killed him, I would not be now in this fix. My revolver misfired.

1:20:061:20:10

It will do it. It will embarrass you every time.

1:20:101:20:14

Most girls like to play pretties, but you like guns, do you?

1:20:141:20:17

I do not care a thing in the world about guns. If I did, I would have one that worked.

1:20:171:20:21

I was shot from ambush, Ned. My horses was blowing and making noise. That officer got me.

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How can you sit there and tell such a big story?

1:20:251:20:27

That pit is 100 feet deep and I will throw you in it.

1:20:271:20:30

I'll leave you to scream and rot! How do you like that?

1:20:301:20:33

No, you won't. This man will not let you have your way.

1:20:331:20:35

-He is your boss and you have to do as he tells you.

-Well, nothing's going my way.

1:20:351:20:40

Was that Rooster waylaid us night before last?

1:20:401:20:42

-It was Marshal Cogburn and myself.

-You and Cogburn. Quite the posse.

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DISTANT GUNSHOT

1:20:491:20:51

-Let us move, Ned.

-In good time, Doctor.

1:21:051:21:09

-What happened to Quincy and The Kid?

-They are both dead.

1:21:091:21:15

I was in the very middle of it. It was a terrible thing to see.

1:21:151:21:18

Please, let us move, Ned. The marshal's gone.

1:21:181:21:21

-Do you need a good lawyer?

-I need a good judge.

1:21:211:21:25

What happened to Coke Hayes, the old fellow shot off his horse?

1:21:251:21:28

Dead as well. His depredations have come to an end.

1:21:281:21:32

Your friend Rooster does not collect many prisoners.

1:21:321:21:35

He is not my friend.

1:21:351:21:37

He's abandoned me to a congress of louts.

1:21:391:21:41

-You do not varnish your opinion.

-Are we off?

1:21:411:21:45

Let us cut up the winnings from the Katy Flyer.

1:21:451:21:48

There'll be time for that at The Old Place.

1:21:481:21:50

-I will mount the bay.

-I have other plans for you.

1:21:501:21:52

-Must I double-mount with the doctor?

-No.

1:21:521:21:55

No, too chancy with two men up, if it comes to a race.

1:21:551:21:57

Tom, you wait here with the girl.

1:21:571:22:00

When we reach Ma's house, I'll send Carroll back with a fresh mount.

1:22:001:22:03

You will be out by dark and we will meet you at The Old Place.

1:22:031:22:06

I do not like that. Let me ride with you, Ned, just out of here anyway.

1:22:061:22:10

-We're short a horse.

-Marshals will come swarming.

1:22:101:22:14

Hours, if they come here at all. They'll think that we've all gone.

1:22:141:22:16

I am not staying here by myself with Tom Chaney.

1:22:161:22:19

-That's the way I will have it.

-He will kill me.

1:22:191:22:21

You heard him say it. He's killed my father and now you will let him kill me.

1:22:211:22:24

He will do no such thing. Tom, you know the crossing at Cypress Forks, near the log meeting house?

1:22:241:22:30

When you are mounted, you take the girl and leave her there. Do you understand, Tom?

1:22:301:22:36

Any harm comes to that child, you do not get paid.

1:22:361:22:39

(Harold, let me ride up with you.)

1:22:411:22:44

HE LAUGHS SARCASTICALLY

1:22:441:22:46

Farrell! I will pay you 50 out of my winnings. I am not heavy.

1:22:461:22:49

Do the calf again, Harold!

1:22:491:22:51

HE IMITATES CALF

1:22:511:22:54

DISTANT LAUGHTER

1:22:541:22:57

Everything is against me.

1:23:181:23:20

You have no reason to whine.

1:23:201:23:22

If you act as the bandit chief instructed, and no harm comes to me,

1:23:221:23:25

you will get your winnings at The Old Place.

1:23:251:23:27

Lucky Ned has left me, knowing I am sure to be caught when I leave on foot.

1:23:271:23:31

I must think over my position and how I may improve it.

1:23:311:23:35

Where is the second California gold piece?

1:23:351:23:37

-What have you done with Papa's mare?

-Keep still.

1:23:391:23:42

Are you thinking about The Old Place?

1:23:421:23:45

Look here, if you let me go, I will swear to it in an affidavit

1:23:451:23:48

and once you are brought to justice, it may go easier on you.

1:23:481:23:52

I tell you, I can do better than that.

1:23:541:23:56

I need no affidavit.

1:24:021:24:03

All I need is your silence.

1:24:091:24:10

Your father was a busybody like you.

1:24:151:24:17

In honesty, I do not regret shooting him. He thought Tom Chaney was small.

1:24:171:24:23

And you, you would give me an affidavit. You're all against me. Every...

1:24:231:24:27

So that is Chelmsford.

1:24:341:24:35

Strange to be so close to him at last.

1:24:361:24:39

Mr LaBoeuf. How is it that you are here?

1:24:391:24:42

I heard a shot and went down to the river.

1:24:421:24:45

Cogburn outlined a plan. Mind your footing, there's a pit there.

1:24:451:24:51

His part, I fear, is rash.

1:24:511:24:54

He returns for Lucky Ned.

1:24:561:24:59

Well, Rooster, will you give us the road?

1:25:151:25:19

One against four? It is ill-advised.

1:25:191:25:21

-He would not be dissuaded.

-Hello, Ned.

1:25:211:25:24

-How many men is with the girl?

-Just Chaney. Our agreement is in force.

1:25:241:25:29

She was in excellent health when last I saw her.

1:25:301:25:33

Farrell, I want you and your brother to stand clear.

1:25:331:25:37

You as well, Doctor. I have no interest in you today.

1:25:371:25:43

What is your intention, Rooster? You think one on four is a dogfall?

1:25:431:25:48

I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned.

1:25:481:25:51

Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience.

1:25:511:25:56

Which will you have?

1:25:561:25:57

I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

1:25:571:26:02

LAUGHTER

1:26:021:26:04

Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!

1:26:061:26:08

-Shoot them, Mr LaBoeuf.

-Too far. Moving too fast.

1:26:231:26:27

Well, Rooster... I am shot to pieces.

1:27:071:27:12

It seems neither of us is to see Judge Parker.

1:27:121:27:16

(Oh, Lord.)

1:27:251:27:27

Woo-hoo! Some bully shot! That was 400 yards, at least.

1:27:381:27:43

Well, the Sharps carbine is a...

1:27:431:27:47

Stand up, Tom Chaney!

1:28:011:28:04

Mr LaBoeuf.

1:28:401:28:41

Are you alive?

1:28:451:28:46

Mr LaBoeuf!

1:29:561:29:57

RATTLESNAKE RATTLING

1:29:591:30:01

Mr LaBoeuf!

1:30:021:30:04

Mr LaBoeuf!

1:30:061:30:08

Are you there?

1:30:111:30:12

-I'm here!

-Can you clamber out?

-I cannot.

1:30:131:30:16

-There are snakes.

-They awake?

1:30:161:30:19

Yes.

1:30:191:30:20

RATTLING

1:30:251:30:27

Argh!

1:30:311:30:32

I am bit!

1:30:321:30:34

-Does Mr LaBoeuf survive?

-He does.

1:30:441:30:47

Even a blow to the head could silence him for only a few short minutes.

1:30:471:30:50

Where are you bit?

1:30:501:30:51

Look away now.

1:30:561:30:58

I have her. Up with us!

1:31:241:31:26

We're up, Mr LaBoeuf. Take her.

1:31:321:31:34

She's snakebit.

1:31:361:31:37

We're off. I'll send help for you as soon as I can.

1:31:401:31:43

Don't wander off.

1:31:431:31:44

We are not leaving him.

1:31:451:31:47

I must get you to a doc, sis, or you're not going to make it.

1:31:471:31:50

-I'm in your debt for that shot, pard.

-Never doubt the Texas Ranger.

1:31:501:31:55

Go on!

1:31:551:31:57

Ever stalwart.

1:31:571:31:59

We must stop. Little Blackie is played out.

1:32:581:33:03

We have miles yet. Come on, you!

1:33:031:33:07

No!

1:33:071:33:09

-That's it. Come on, now!

-No, stop!

1:33:121:33:15

-He's getting away.

-Who's getting away, sis?

1:33:351:33:40

Chaney.

1:33:401:33:41

No. No!

1:34:151:34:17

No, no, no!

1:34:171:34:18

No, no!

1:34:201:34:21

No!

1:34:261:34:28

I've grown old.

1:35:511:35:53

'A quarter century is a long time.

1:36:141:36:16

'By the time we reached Bagby's store,

1:36:311:36:34

'my hand had turned black. I was not awake when I lost the arm.

1:36:341:36:38

'The marshal had stayed with me, I was told, till I was out of danger.

1:36:401:36:45

'But he departed before I came round.

1:36:451:36:47

'Once home, I wrote him with an invitation to come by

1:36:471:36:50

'the next time he found himself near Yell County

1:36:501:36:53

'and collect the 50 I still owed him.

1:36:531:36:56

'I did not hear back from Marshal Cogburn and he did not appear.

1:36:561:37:00

'Then, one day I received a note from the marshal, with a flyer enclosed.

1:37:031:37:07

'He said he was travelling with a Wild West show,

1:37:091:37:11

'getting older and fatter.

1:37:111:37:14

'Would I like to come visit him when the show came to Memphis

1:37:141:37:16

'and swap stories with an old trail mate?

1:37:161:37:18

'He would understand if the journey were too long.

1:37:191:37:22

'Brief though his note was,

1:37:251:37:28

'it was rife with misspellings.'

1:37:281:37:30

Yessum? I am Cole Younger. This is Mr James.

1:37:311:37:36

It grieves me to tell you that you have missed Rooster.

1:37:371:37:41

He passed away three days ago

1:37:411:37:43

when the show was in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

1:37:431:37:45

Buried him there in the Confederate cemetery.

1:37:451:37:49

Reuben had a complaint what he referred to as "night hoss"

1:37:491:37:54

and I believe the warm weather was too much for him.

1:37:541:37:57

We had some lively times.

1:38:001:38:01

What was the nature of your acquaintance?

1:38:031:38:05

I knew the marshal long ago. We, too, had..."lively times".

1:38:071:38:12

Thank you, Mr Younger.

1:38:141:38:15

Keep your seat, trash.

1:38:171:38:19

'I had the body removed to our plot and I have visited it over the years.

1:38:211:38:26

'No doubt people talk about that.

1:38:311:38:33

'They say, "Well, she hardly knew the man.

1:38:331:38:36

'"Isn't she a cranky old maid?"

1:38:361:38:39

'It is true, I have not married. I never had time to fool with it.

1:38:391:38:43

'I heard nothing more of the Texas officer, LaBoeuf.

1:38:461:38:49

'If he is yet alive, I would be pleased to hear from him.

1:38:491:38:53

'I judge he would be in his 70s now,

1:38:531:38:56

'and nearer 80 than 70.

1:38:561:38:58

'I expect some of the starch has gone out of that cowlick.

1:38:581:39:03

'Time just gets away from us.'

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Western remake. A drink-hardened, one-eyed US marshal helps a 14-year-old girl to avenge her father's murder. The unlikely duo set off on a trek through Colorado, joined by a Texas ranger who is also searching for the murderer.