Fort Apache


Fort Apache

The first of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, in which a demoted commanding officer takes his resentment out on the men of Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert.


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Giddy up! Hah! Git goin'!

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Driver! How much further to this Hassenpfeffer, or whatever you call this confounded place?

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Hassayampa? Oh, shouldn't be long now.

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Over the rise and round the bend.

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We should've been there an hour ago!

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Don't suppose we could've passed her(?) Might've at that(!)

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We'll get you there, soldier boy!

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Soldier boy(!)

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What a country! 40 miles from mud hole to mud hole!

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Mule Creek...Deadman's Squaw... Schmidt's Wells...Hangman's Flats ...Hassayampa!

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And at the end of the rainbow, Fort Apache!

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Fort Apache! Blast an ungrateful war department that sends a man to a post out here!

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-Anyway, I'll be with you. I hated the years you were in Europe.

-Better there than here!

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I didn't mean it, Phil, but to be shunted aside after all I've done!

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We're comin' in! Practically on schedule! Practically.

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Ma MacBean? I'm coming. Nice trip? >

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-Smooth as a rock!

-How far to Fort Apache?

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35 miles south. Were you expected?

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-I telegraphed.

-Telegraph don't mean a thing! One day the wire's up, next day it's...doon.

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-Ma'am, is there a livery stable?

-No.

-There must be some way to rent a vehicle!

-A what?

-A rig!

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Nothing fit for the lassie!

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My, that's a real bonnie bonnet!

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-St Louis?

-Boston.

-Oh, Boston, Massachusetts?

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LAUGHTER

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­ Mighty pretty, Ma!

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Oh, my! Would you like a wee cup of tea?

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-Thank you, if it's not too much trouble.

-Not a bit!

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Clean up right in here.

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Son, how about a drink?

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Gentlemen, I could use one!

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Go ahead, my boy.

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CLANG!

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< There's your towel! Thanks, Ma.

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Oh, I'm sorry, ma'am... I thought it was Ma...Pardon me!

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Who and what are you, Mister?

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Lt Michael O'Rourke, sir, en route for duty at Fort Apache.

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-Get in uniform!

-Yes, sir!

-Wash up here?

-Through the lean-to.

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Soldiers, huh!

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SPITS INTO THE SPITTOON AGAIN

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YI HAH! Johnny Red...Uncle Festus... Timmy...Uncle Dan!

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­ Gentlemen, your manners!

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Sgt Mulcahy, with an ambulance and escort for LIEUTENANT... Michael...O'Rourke!

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Very good, Sgt. At ease.

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At ease, he said!

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­ How much you pay? 75 dollars.

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I could've swiped one! It's tailor-made!

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Look at the fit! A perfect soldier!

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What do you think of it, Ma'am? Wonderful!

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Ma'am, this is my godson... Lt O'Rourke.

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Many's the time he's come to me with a wet nose.

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Atten-shun!

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-I am Colonel Thursday. I presume you have been sent for me.

-No, sir.

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-Why are you here?

-Escorting the ambulance for Lt O'Rourke, sir.

-Not for me?

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You couldn't have been expected, sir.

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That's obvious, Mister!

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Unless it's the custom to provide transport for Lieutenants and leave Commanding Officers to walk(!)

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-You will, of course, sir, accept my ambulance.

-Thank you, Mister. Sgt, we leave in half an hour!

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-Sir!

-Give these men a drink on me.

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ALL: Thank you.

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-Oh, may I present Mr O'Brien?

-O'ROURKE, sir!

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O'Rourke. This is my daughter, Philadelphia.

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How do you do?

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Your servant, ma'am.

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Four bottles of beer, Ma.

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And I'll have the same, with a whisky chaser!

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MUSICIANS PLAY A POLKA

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GUARD: Halt! Who goes there?

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LT O'ROURKE: Your new Commanding Officer!

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MUSICIANS PLAY A WALTZ

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ATTEN-SHUN!

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At your ease, gentlemen.

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-Thursday!

-Hello, Collingwood.

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-How do you do, Mrs Collingwood?

-Well, thank you...Owen.

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And this must be Philadelphia!

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You don't remember me? Emily Collingwood. Your mother was my dearest friend.

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Why, of course! I've heard so much about you!

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-We didn't expect you...

-So I see! Captain York!

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I am Captain York, sir. I bid you welcome, General Thursday.

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A man is what he's paid for. I am paid as a Lieutenant Colonel.

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-I had remembered you as a General from the war.

-Very flattering.

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-Did you receive my telegraph?

-The wires have been down between us and Fort Grant for two days.

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-2 days?!

-Fort Grant's 110 miles away!

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-Then this dance is NOT in my honour.

-It's a birthday dance, sir.

-Whose?

-General George Washington's, sir.

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Shall I show you to your quarters, or will you stay?

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-Under the circumstances, I...

-Miss Thursday?

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MUSICIANS PLAY "There's No Place Like Home"

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Hi, Dad.

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Mickey!

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Woman of the house... your son is home!

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Hi, Ma!

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Oh, how fine you look! But you're so tall!

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Mike, stand beside the boy so I can see you.

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You're exactly the same!

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-Now, come and tell me EVERYTHING!

-Ma, you haven't changed... nothing has!

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Four years is not long, or did you think I'd be grey?!

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I'll leave you with your son. Lt Michael O'Rourke, sir? Have I your permission to leave?

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Sgt-Major O'Rourke may go. Thank you, sir.

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­ God bless you this day, Michael!

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Boys, I'm no drinking man, but if the sutler's store is open...

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If it ain't, I'll break it down!

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BUGLE CALL

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Dad?

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Dad?

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Good morning!

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It's all right, there's no-one here but me, and I've been up for ages!

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Did you want to see Father, or me?

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Well, neither, really.

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-Oh.

-I just called to leave my card.

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Oh, how nice!

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But, if you don't want to see me, I mean, don't want to see US, then why leave your card?

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-I didn't say I didn't WANT to see you.

-You did!

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I asked if you wanted to see Father or me, and YOU said, "Neither."

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-I meant, I didn't EXPECT to see either of you!

-Who DID you expect?! We DO live here!

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Why don't you sit down?

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-Good morning, fair dancing partner!

-Good morning, sir!

-Relax, Mickey!

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I've bad news. You're assigned to me!

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-"Michael O'Rourke, Lieutenant, US Army." Leaving cards already?

-He can keep them!

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He can't. Protocol requires it.

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"A new officer will leave his card with the Commanding Officer."

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"He will leave additional cards for the ladies of the family!"

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-"The other officers will leave their cards at HIS quarters."

-Right! NOW do you understand?

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-A duty call?

-That's right.

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But regulations do NOT state that the CO's daughter should receive such calls in her nightie!

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-Pish-tush! This is a DRESSING-GOWN, isn't it?

-I wouldn't know.

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-I haven't RECEIVED any cards, anyway!

-Hand them over, Mickey.

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-I see, the Lieutenant expected a silver salver.

-A WHAT?

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A silver salver. You drop the cards in that. Do you have one?

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Our things haven't even arrived! Why, I slept on a horse blanket!

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Atten-shun! Sgt-Major O'Rourke, sir.

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-At ease. Did you say O'Rourke?

-Yes, sir.

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Place seems full of O'Rourkes!

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-Sound Officers' Call.

-Officers' Call?

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-How long have you been in the Army?

-15 years, sir!

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Then you've heard of Officers' Call. Have it sounded!

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Sound Officers' Call. Now?

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No, next CHRISTMAS, you loony(!) SOUND IT!

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RAPID BUGLE CALL

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"War Department Special Orders Number 687.

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"Lt Colonel Owen Thursday will proceed to Fort Apache, Arizona, to take command of that post,

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"by direction of the Secretary of War, William Stafford."

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In compliance with this, I take command, relieving Capt York, who will return to his troop.

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Capt Collingwood is relieved of his duties as Adjutant.

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Lt Gates is appointed Adjutant. At ease, gentlemen.

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I did not seek this command, but since I am here, I intend to make this the finest frontier regiment!

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I realise that prolonged duty in a small outpost

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can lead to carelessness, inefficiency and laxity in dress and deportment.

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I call to your attention that only one of you is properly dressed.

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The uniform is not a subject for individual...

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whimsical expression! We aren't cowboys,

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nor a load of alfalfa freighters!

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-Mister...er...Murphy...

-O'ROURKE, sir!

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Mr O'Rourke, will you step forward?

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Gentlemen, I call your attention to Mr O'Rourke's dress.

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Being fresh from West Point, he has not forgotten regulations.

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I trust my other officers will remember them in future, ENFORCING them throughout the command!

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Understand me, gentlemen, I am not a martinet, but I DO want to take pride in my command!

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We here have little chance for glory or advancement.

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Whilst some of our brother officers lead well-publicised campaigns against the GREAT Indian nations -

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the Sioux and the Cheyenne,

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we must ward off the flea bites of Digger Indians.

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Your pardon, sir, but Apaches are hardly Digger Indians.

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You CAN'T compare them with the Sioux!

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The Sioux once raided Apache land. Old timers tell me you could follow their retreat by their bones!

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I suggest they have deteriorated, judging by the few specimens I've seen.

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-If you saw them, they weren't Apaches.

-We'll discuss it later!

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The immediate point is that if we don't understand each other now,

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-we soon will. Questions?

-SILENCE

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You may return to your breakfasts.

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Capt Collingwood, will you stay?

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Gentlemen, are there any questions?

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If there are none, I intend to follow orders and have breakfast!

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REPORT TO YOUR TROOP...Sir!

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-Nothing personal in this, Sam.

-No explanations, Owen. We've never had them before.

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-Once I tried...

-There was nothing to explain!

-No, nothing.

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You did what you did and got glory.

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I did what I did and wound up at Fort Apache.

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-Well, you've wound up here...

-No, by thunder! I've not WOUND up!

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They won't keep ME buried! I'll find something!

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-This isn't glory country!

-I'll take my risks!

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Well, all I can do is wish you good luck, and I wish you that sincerely!

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Thank you, Sam.

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Have a drink?

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No, thanks, Owen...it's a little early in the day...

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even for me!

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Any news about my transfer? Sorry, nothing yet.

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-O'Rourke.

-Yes, sir?

-Have some mounts brought for my selection.

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-Yes, sir.

-O'Rourke?

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This Lt O'Rourke, are you, by chance, related?

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Not by chance, by blood. He's my son!

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I see. How did he happen to get into West Point?

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It happened by presidential appointment.

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-Are you a former officer, O'Rourke?

-During the war, I was a Major in the Irish Brigade, sir.

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-Still, presidential appointments are restricted to sons of holders of the Medal of Honour.

-Yes, sir.

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-Will that be all, sir?

-Yes, Sergeant, it will.

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-Good morning!

-'Morning, ma'am.

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-Good morning!

-'Morning, ma'am.

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-Good morning. Excuse me, could you tell me where Mrs Collingwood lives?

-Right there.

-Thank you!

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-Good morning!

-Philadelphia!

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I know it's very early to call...

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-Nonsense, I'm so glad to see you!

-I was just passing and...

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My! What a beautiful sideboard... and those candlesticks!

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They were my Aunt Martha's. She died, leaving her fortune to a cats' home and those to me!

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They're lovely! Everything is!

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-But our place...it's so bare... and so dirty!

-Oh, you poor child!

-And there's no WATER!

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-Mrs Collingwood...

-Aunt Emily.

-What does a woman DO in the army?

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Our things haven't... we haven't even got a coffee pot!

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-Owen Thursday! That MAN! Don't fret, in times of trouble we call on Mrs O'Rourke.

-Mrs O'Rourke?

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Mrs O'Rourke.

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Martha, where's Mrs O'Rourke? Mrs O'Rourke!

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Mrs O'Rourke! MRS O'ROURKE!

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-What is it?

-Mrs O'Rourke?

-Yes, Mrs Collingwood!

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Yes, Mrs Collingwood?

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Mary, this is Colonel Thursday's daughter. This is Mrs O'Rourke, mother of a fine young officer!

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-How do you do, Mrs O'Rourke?

-You must be happy that Michael is back.

-I am.

-How does he look?

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Why, he looks WONDERFUL!

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I mean, he makes a fine officer.

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-Mary, this poor child has to set up house.

-I'll see to it!

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Well, he IS nice.

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< ORDER ARMS...ONE...TWO...THREE!

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­ Right, now let's try it together.

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READY? ONE...TWO...THREE!

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< PUT THAT PIECE DOWN!

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< PICK IT UP!

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< PUT THAT PIECE DOWN, SOLDIER!

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Sir, do you mean this little-bitty gun...? < GET IN LINE!

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I only asked! < SHUT UP AND PUT YOUR HAT ON!

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I'm sorry, soldier, I was only tryin' to tell you.

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How's the boy doing?

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He's doing fine, but he's an officer and a gentleman and that's no job for a gentleman!

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Well, then... Come on!

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Would the Lt come to the stables? But these men...they're rough!

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The sergeants can take over, sir.

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Very well. Sergeants, continue!

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Now,

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you need to LOOK like a soldier, and that means you have to STAND like a soldier!

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Suck in that belly! Pull those feet out! Get that chin up!

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Wait a minute, Daniel, darling.

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I'M GONNA MAKE THIS SQUAD THE FINEST BODY OF MEN IN THE AMERICAN ARMY!!

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GET BACK IN LINE, THERE!

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HEAD AND EYES TO THE FRONT!

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HEELS TOGETHER, TOES APART... AT APPROXIMATELY A 45-DEGREE ANGLE.

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I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A RAGGED LINE! LOOK AT IT!

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Now, is there any man here from Tipperary?

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Is there any man here from Cork?

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Any man here from County Sligo?

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Sir!

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Now, this is not favouritism, but you're now an acting Corporal.

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Now, Sgt Shattuck will take you in the Manual of Arms. That is by number - one, two...

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Come on, get back in line.

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Get on your feet. Get in here.

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From your mother and I. He's a beauty!

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Thoroughbred... get on, ride him.

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MICKEY: Hey, Dad, he's a BEAUTY!

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He's a leaper! Go on, take him!

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# There's Sergeant John McAfferty and Corporal Donahue

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# They made us march up to the crack in gallant Company Two.

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# The drums they roll, upon my soul, For that's the way we go.

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# 40 miles a day on beans and hay in the regular army-o.

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# There's Sergeant John McAfferty and Corporal Donahue

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# They make us march up to the crack in gallant Company Two.

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# The drums they roll, upon my soul, for that's the way we go... #

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-Are those recruits, Captain?

-Yes, sir...first day's drill.

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-They show promise... a good officer, that O'Rourke.

-West Point training, Colonel.

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Buenos noches, Colonel.

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Surprise!

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What do you think of your new quarters?

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-Did you do all this yourself?

-Naturally, even moved the piano(!)

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No, Mrs Collingwood and Mrs O'Rourke helped me.

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Mrs Collingwood gave us all this and Mrs Grayson gave us Great-Uncle Abraham. He was famous!

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Mrs Tompkins gave us that chair and Mrs Gates gave us the stool, but it doesn't quite match.

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-And Francisco gave us Guadalupe.

-How do you do?

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She's our cook!

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I'm proud of you. Someday, you'll be a proper soldier's wife.

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-Dr Wilkins wanted you to have this. It's rump-sprung but...

-What?!

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..but very comfortable. And I helped with the dinner.

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I'm sorry...I forgot to tell you. It does that sometimes.

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KNOCKING >

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I'm sorry to interrupt, sir, but Fort Grant is flashing an alarm.

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-Have any of our patrols reported, Mr Gates?

-No, sir.

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-Keep the wires open. I'll return to headquarters immediately.

-Sir.

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-My cap and gloves... what's your name?

-Guadalupe.

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-But, Dad...dinner!

-Don't wait for me, I may be hours.

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-There'll be other dinners, Phil.

-Yes, Dad.

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Pobrecita, Senorita!

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It's all right, Guadalupe, we'll cook other dinners together.

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KNOCKING >

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Phil! ALL: Good evening.

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Oh, you're having a party! I'm SO sorry!

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Come in. It's just a welcome for Lt O'Rourke.

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Your servant, ma'am.

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She couldn't have timed it better!

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­ No, indeed!

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Who shall get this prize? The host!

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I don't trust you(!) No, she shall sit next to Captain York.

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Lt O'Rourke can look at you!

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-That's not fair!

-Why?

-Because YOU have to look at HIM!

0:37:160:37:21

-Wine?

-No, thanks.

-Good girl.

0:37:210:37:25

-Were you born there?

-No, Pomfret. I was named after my mother.

0:37:250:37:29

-Was she...?

-No, Pawtucket. She was named after my grandmother.

0:37:290:37:35

-Then she...

-No, Provincetown!

0:37:350:37:39

Let's talk about horses. Do you ride, Pawtucket...Phil?

0:37:390:37:44

-Yes.

-Good. We'll have to order an officer to take you riding.

0:37:440:37:50

Let's leave the gentlemen to their cigars, Phil.

0:37:500:37:54

COLLINGWOOD: Have a cigar, Kirby.

0:37:540:37:57

It's so wonderful to have you here at the post.

0:37:570:38:01

-Oh, I think you'll get along even without me.

-Without?

0:38:010:38:06

-We're just marking time. Sam has applied to West Point, as Instructor.

-I didn't know. When are you going?

0:38:060:38:14

Going? Going where? I'm not going to leave my own party!

0:38:140:38:19

Phil meant to the Academy, Sam. < Oh, that!

0:38:200:38:25

Soon, I hope! But they may REJECT me!

0:38:250:38:29

Oh, Sam...Sam, they couldn't!

0:38:300:38:33

-They've had my application a long time.

-You know the army, Sam.

0:38:330:38:39

-And I know its opinion of me!

-You know OUR opinion of you, isn't that enough?

0:38:390:38:45

MICKEY: You know what the men think, sir!

0:38:450:38:48

­ Captain, Lieutenant, my compliments.

0:38:510:38:54

MUSIC PLAYS OUTSIDE

0:38:540:38:56

# We-ell, then... Oh, Genevieve

0:39:130:39:19

# I'd give the world

0:39:190:39:22

# To live again the lonely past.

0:39:220:39:29

# The rose of youth was dew in pearl'd,

0:39:290:39:36

# But now it withers in the blast.

0:39:360:39:44

# I see thy face in every dream,

0:39:440:39:48

# My waking thoughts are all of thee.

0:39:480:39:54

# Thy glance is in the starry beam

0:39:540:40:00

# That falls along the summer sea.

0:40:000:40:07

# Oh-h, Genevieve,

0:40:090:40:15

# Sweet Genevieve,

0:40:150:40:20

# The years may come, the years may go,

0:40:200:40:27

# But still the hands of mem'ry weave

0:40:270:40:36

# The blissful dreams

0:40:360:40:42

# Of long ago. #

0:40:420:40:52

Bravo, Quincannon!

0:40:530:40:56

Thanks, Quincannon. One before a meal.

0:40:590:41:02

Take him back to the guard-house.

0:41:020:41:05

# There was Sgt John McAfferty and Corporal Donahue... #

0:41:050:41:11

A man comes to serenade a lady and finds her husband and half the regiment there! I'm crushed.

0:41:110:41:18

You only serenade when husbands are around!

0:41:180:41:22

Yes, seeing what a sorry figure I cut, the husband takes pity on me and brings out the port!

0:41:220:41:30

Ah, Collingwood!

0:41:300:41:31

This is blackmail, but you'll...

0:41:310:41:34

I know where it is! Last time I looked there were 4 bottles. I expect to find my property intact.

0:41:340:41:41

Insolent man! > It's here! An honourable man!

0:41:410:41:45

Since this is an occasion, your glasses.

0:41:450:41:49

Let's drink a toast to the young people.

0:41:490:41:54

Miss Thursday? Mickey?

0:41:540:41:58

-Then you WILL go riding with me?

-Of course...if you really want me to.

0:42:010:42:08

To the Colonel's lady and Mickey O'Rourke, here's luck.

0:42:150:42:20

MRS COLLINGWOOD: They'll NEED it!

0:42:200:42:23

ATTEN-SHUN!

0:42:430:42:45

Men, today we're gonna put you on the horses...no more walking.

0:42:480:42:54

And by the time we get through with you, you'll be riding like senators!

0:42:540:43:00

Your rough-riding sergeant will be Sgt Beaufort.

0:43:000:43:05

RELAX!!

0:43:070:43:09

ATTEN-SHUN!

0:43:140:43:16

Gentlemen, this is a horse.

0:43:160:43:20

You will observe that it has no saddle.

0:43:200:43:25

It's easier for you to stay on without one.

0:43:250:43:29

Did any of you serve with the Southern Army in the war? Yes, sir!

0:43:290:43:36

I served proudly with Bedford Forrest!

0:43:360:43:40

I am proud to shake your hand!

0:43:400:43:42

Perhaps you'll buy me a drink? An honour.

0:43:420:43:46

-You're an acting Corporal.

-But...

-Please, Sgt Mulcahy!

0:43:460:43:51

And now, gentlemen, this gallant member of the greatest cavalry that ever lived...

0:43:510:43:57

will show you Yankees how to ride!

0:43:570:44:01

YAHOO! YAY YAY!

0:44:070:44:10

ATTEN-SHUN!

0:44:100:44:13

See how easy it is? Gentlemen, to your horses! Who will be first?

0:44:130:44:18

Come on, get up again!

0:44:270:44:30

SERGEANTS SHOUT ENCOURAGEMENT

0:44:300:44:34

If you fall off, get on again!

0:44:360:44:38

It's a custom in the army, that if you fall off, you mount again like a gentleman!

0:44:380:44:45

GET ON!

0:44:500:44:53

Come on! Get back on that horse again!

0:44:570:45:02

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING?! GET BACK HERE WITH THAT HORSE!

0:45:020:45:07

Heels close together! Get with it!

0:45:230:45:27

STAY ON THAT HORSE, WILL YA?!

0:45:310:45:34

I beg to report I lost my Yankee cap!

0:45:480:45:53

Thank you, sir! Thank YOU, sir!

0:45:530:45:58

-Isn't this wonderful?! What's that over there?

-Blue Mesa.

0:46:100:46:17

-Can we go there?

-It's not as close as it looks, Miss Thursday.

0:46:170:46:22

-Are you anxious to return?

-Oh, no, Miss Thursday!

0:46:220:46:27

Don't you like the name Phil, Michael?

0:46:270:46:30

Of course I do, Phil.

0:46:300:46:34

-That's where the telegraph line is. That's our main headache around here.

-You mean where the smoke is?

0:46:570:47:04

Smoke?!

0:47:040:47:06

-Is it an Indian signal?

-No...it's not an Indian signal!

0:47:080:47:13

The line went dead in the middle of the last word.

0:47:170:47:21

Meacham reports Diablo's band decamped, last seen heading s-o-u-t...

0:47:210:47:27

South, or southeast, or southwest!

0:47:270:47:30

-Which means they may cross 10 or 200 miles away!

-I'm AWARE of that, Captain!

0:47:300:47:36

-Think they're trying to join Cochise?

-Yes, sir.

0:47:360:47:40

-Are these the three main passes to Mexico?

-They are the ones the Apache use most.

0:47:400:47:47

-York, you and Mr O'Rourke take a troop and patrol...

-Mr O'Rourke is not on the post, sir.

0:47:470:47:55

-Why not?

-He's riding, sir, with your daughter.

0:47:550:48:00

-How long ago?

-Three hours past, sir.

0:48:000:48:03

-Are you sure?

-Positive, sir.

-Blasted fool!

0:48:030:48:07

-Doesn't your son know this country is not safe?!

-Your daughter is is safe with him!

0:48:070:48:15

SAFE, with Apaches on the warpath?!

0:48:150:48:17

PHIL, GET BACK!

0:48:200:48:23

Collingwood, take out a patrol! York, pass the word to A and B.

0:49:210:49:26

Full field equipment and rations!

0:49:260:49:30

Colonel Thursday!

0:49:410:49:43

Repair wagon, sir, burned. Two troopers, Barry and Williams, dead, roasted.

0:49:530:50:00

My daughter saw all THAT?

0:50:020:50:05

-Yes, sir.

-I'll take your report inside!

0:50:050:50:09

-Are you all right, Phil?

-Yes, Dad, I'm all right.

0:50:110:50:16

Take her inside, will you?

0:50:180:50:21

MICKEY: They must've jumped them at sundown.

0:50:380:50:41

25 or 30 Mescalero Apaches. I found this.

0:50:410:50:46

Blood.

0:50:500:50:52

-Apaches carry off their dead.

-Mescaleros all right. Diablo's band.

0:50:520:50:58

-The trail led south?

-It headed that way, but...

0:50:580:51:02

You didn't follow it to find out?

0:51:020:51:04

No, sir. I couldn't take that risk with...Miss Thursday.

0:51:040:51:08

Your caution, Mr O'Rourke is commendable, but a bit belated.

0:51:080:51:14

My compliments on your report.

0:51:160:51:18

It speaks a knowledge of the Indian which was NOT learnt at the Academy.

0:51:180:51:23

But I call it to your attention that in taking my daughter riding without bespeaking my permission,

0:51:260:51:34

you have behaved more like an uncivilised Indian than an officer and a gentleman.

0:51:340:51:41

If I have not made myself clear enough, Mister,

0:51:410:51:45

I will add this - You will NOT again ride with my daughter...

0:51:450:51:50

and for reasons which I feel it unnecessary to go into, you will avoid her company in the future.

0:51:500:51:58

-But...

-I speak to you, not only as your CO,

0:51:580:52:02

but as Philadelphia's father.

0:52:020:52:04

I am within a father's rights, Captain. My daughter's life is precious to me!

0:52:040:52:11

-And to me, sir.

-Then you will all the more readily bow to my wishes.

0:52:110:52:16

(Yes, sir.)

0:52:160:52:18

Now, Mister... you say the break was here?

0:52:190:52:25

Yes, sir.

0:52:270:52:29

Captain York, send a detail to repair the wire and bring back the bodies.

0:52:290:52:35

-Sgt Major, assemble a platoon...

-I said a DETAIL - an officer and 4 men!

0:52:350:52:41

-But...

-I am NOT running a debating society!

0:52:410:52:45

-A detail. I will command...

-Mr O'ROURKE will command!

-60 rounds per man...

0:52:450:52:52

-That's a lot of ammunition. 30 will be ample!

-30 will be ample.

0:52:520:52:56

And 18 per pistol. You'll call for volunteers.

0:52:560:53:01

Colonel's permission to volunteer?

0:53:010:53:04

Permission refused. Carry on!

0:53:040:53:07

You will leave in the quarter-hour, Mr O'Rourke.

0:53:070:53:11

Michael! You know what's expected of you? Sure, Dad, I know.

0:53:140:53:20

Go get Quincannon out of the guard-house!

0:53:200:53:24

Get Mulcahy, Shattuck and Johnny Reb. Tell them they're volunteering for an extra hazardous duty!

0:53:240:53:31

Say the regiment is proud of them!

0:53:310:53:34

You spoke of a platoon from A Troop.

0:53:370:53:41

I suggest you assemble it.

0:53:410:53:45

-We leave in 30 minutes. I will command, you will accompany.

-We're gonna trail the wagon?

0:53:450:53:52

At a striking distance.

0:53:520:53:54

Collingwood, remember the paper that Capt Robert E Lee wrote when he was at the Point?

0:53:540:54:01

The one on the trap as a military weapon?

0:54:010:54:05

I do not share the popular view of Captain Lee's ability as tactician,

0:54:050:54:12

but that paper impressed me.

0:54:120:54:15

In particular, the manoeuvre Genghis Khan employed in the Battle of Kinsha in 1221. You recall?

0:54:150:54:22

-Assemble the men, Captain.

-Yes, sir.

-No debate this time?

-No debate, sir, and no questions!

0:54:220:54:30

Troop is ready, sir.

0:54:460:54:49

You're not properly uniformed, Captain. Nor are your men. They look like scratch farmers!

0:54:490:54:56

Hats should be creased and galluses covered.

0:54:560:55:00

Yes, sir.

0:55:000:55:03

By the column of twos, Captain.

0:55:190:55:23

By twos, by the right flank... FOLLOW!

0:55:240:55:29

BUGLE SOUNDS

0:55:290:55:33

Woman, go on about your business.

0:55:480:55:51

Get busy with the wire, Sergeant.

0:56:150:56:19

All right, men, get out the blankets and work quickly!

0:56:190:56:24

Barry and Williams! Many a pint I had with them!

0:56:240:56:30

-WHY, YOU...

-SERGEANT! >

0:56:320:56:34

GUNSHOT

0:56:560:56:57

Johnny Reb, drop it! Let's get out...FAST!

0:56:590:57:03

GUNSHOT

0:57:380:57:40

BUGLE SOUNDS

0:59:160:59:20

Bugler, raise those colours to full staff.

1:00:181:00:22

Meacham!

1:00:351:00:36

-The place looks deserted!

-He's here all right!

1:00:361:00:41

With the Colonel's permission?

1:00:411:00:44

The door is open, sir!

1:00:491:00:52

-Open the shutters and get the stench out of here!

-Meacham!

1:00:561:01:01

MEACHAM!

1:01:031:01:04

-Well, Mr York...

-Let's go, Meacham!

1:01:081:01:13

-Another exile in our wilderness!

-Colonel Thursday, our new CO.

1:01:211:01:27

-Your servant, Mr Thursd...

-COLONEL Thursday!

1:01:271:01:30

I pay no attention to titles.

1:01:301:01:33

I don't believe in titles. We're all His children, even the savages entrusted to my care.

1:01:331:01:40

-I feed 'em...

-Rot-gut whisky!

1:01:401:01:43

I have a licence!

1:01:431:01:45

Spirits have their medicinal uses. This is an unhealthy climate. Would the Colonel like a drink?

1:01:451:01:53

Your health!

1:01:531:01:54

Mr Meacham, some Indians have left the reservation...

1:01:541:01:59

Yes, Diablo and 30 others. Ungrateful dogs!

1:01:591:02:03

-I treat them well. I have goods for them to buy...

-Shoddy trash!

1:02:031:02:08

No! Mister...COLONEL Thursday, you know how children are... they like their bright toys!

1:02:081:02:16

-Winchester 7-shot repeaters AREN'T TOYS!

-Captain,

-I

-am questioning Mr Meacham.

-YES, sir!

1:02:171:02:24

KNOCKS BOX

1:02:271:02:30

Right, sir!

1:02:301:02:32

There's no reason, to your knowledge, why a band of Apaches should go on the warpath?

1:02:321:02:39

-Not the warpath...misguided, maybe...

-But two of my troopers are dead - tortured to death.

1:02:391:02:46

-How can you be sure they were my Apaches?

-We've taken Diablo and his band. They'll be here soon.

1:02:461:02:53

Assign a troop to keep them here! I've told Mr York THAT all along!

1:02:531:02:59

How can I be responsible for all these savages?

1:02:591:03:04

Two of your men have been killed. Men serving their country as I am. If high-handed Mr York...

1:03:041:03:12

-You MEALY-MOUTHED...

-Captain York!

1:03:121:03:15

Mr Meacham is a government representative! Respect that!

1:03:151:03:20

-May

-I

-say something, sir?

-What?

1:03:201:03:23

No troop will keep the Apaches here unless they want to stay here!

1:03:231:03:29

Five years ago we made a treaty with Cochise. The Apache clans came to live on the reservation.

1:03:291:03:36

They lived here in peace for two years.

1:03:361:03:39

-Then Meacham was sent by the Indian Ring...

-Lies!

-..the most corrupt political group in history!

1:03:391:03:46

It began - whisky but no beef, trinkets but no blankets. They turned into drunken animals!

1:03:461:03:54

So Cochise did what any decent man could, he left and took his people into Mexico.

1:03:541:04:00

-He broke his treaty!

-Rather than starve!

-I DEMAND you enforce the law!

1:04:001:04:06

Make any DEMANDS through OFFICIAL channels, Mr Meacham!

1:04:061:04:11

-NEVER again use that word to me!

-No offence, sir.

1:04:111:04:16

-Ready, sir. >

-Lead the way. Come along.

1:04:161:04:19

-Where?

-Your storehouse!

-It's empty!

1:04:191:04:22

-MEACHAM: Colonel Thursday, I protest!

-Put it in writing!

1:04:231:04:28

-What's in these boxes?

-It's marked "Bibles", sir.

-Yes...

-Open them!

1:04:281:04:34

-What's this scale for?

-Weighing government beef rations.

1:04:451:04:49

I seem to have gained 75 pounds suddenly(!)

1:04:491:04:53

-Bibles, sir(!)

-Sgt, pour me some scripture!

1:05:031:05:07

-What's this? Brimstone and sulphur?

-I'm entitled to keep it!

1:05:161:05:21

-Your licence permits whisky. THIS is not whisky!

-Frontier whisky.

1:05:211:05:27

I've tasted most things. Sgt, are you a judge of whisky?

1:05:271:05:31

-Well, sir, some say I am...and some say I'm not.

-Tell me what this is.

1:05:311:05:37

Well...it...it's better than no whisky at all, sir.

1:05:511:05:56

Strike a match.

1:05:561:05:59

Since it isn't whisky...

1:06:071:06:10

..and since it seems to be a highly inflammable liquid, my only course is to DESTROY it!

1:06:101:06:18

I protest! I'll write Washington! >

1:06:181:06:20

-I'll have you BUSTED!

-Mr Meacham, you are a stench in the nostrils of honest men!

1:06:201:06:27

If I could, I'd hang you and leave your carcass for the buzzards!

1:06:271:06:32

But, as you are a government representative, I pledge you my protection!

1:06:321:06:38

What about these Winchesters, sir?

1:06:381:06:41

Their pins are bent. Sgt Mulcahy, straighten them with this!

1:06:431:06:48

You heard what he said... destroy it!

1:06:481:06:52

Destroy it, he says...

1:07:031:07:06

Well, boys...we've a man's work ahead of us this day!

1:07:101:07:15

-Unlock the door!

-Michael...

-PRISONERS OUTSIDE!

1:07:441:07:49

Michael...

1:07:571:07:59

PRIVATE Mulcahy...

1:08:031:08:06

PRIVATE Shattuck...

1:08:071:08:10

PRIVATE Quincannon...

1:08:111:08:13

PRIVATE Beaufort...

1:08:131:08:16

I'm ASHAMED of you! You're a disgrace to the regiment!

1:08:161:08:20

If there was a regulation, I'd make you take the TIPPLER'S OATH!

1:08:201:08:25

Michael...

1:08:251:08:27

Volunteers for the manure pile...

1:08:291:08:31

< LEFT FACE!

1:08:331:08:35

TAKE THEM OUT OF HERE!

1:08:371:08:40

# Hip, hip, hip, hip,

1:08:401:08:44

All together men... # There was Sergeant John McAfferty and... #

1:08:441:08:50

THE "HIPS" CONTINUE

1:08:501:08:54

If you found Cochise, would he believe you?

1:09:071:09:11

Cochise knows I've never lied to him. If you assure him decent treatment...

1:09:111:09:17

I confess, he interests me.

1:09:171:09:21

The Eastern newspapers... I didn't realise Cochise was so well known.

1:09:211:09:27

Oh, he's well known! He's laughed at every troop these 3 years.

1:09:271:09:33

Six campaigns...he's out-generaled, out-fought and out-run us!

1:09:331:09:41

That's just the point, sir. An army won't make Cochise come back, but a man he trusts might persuade him.

1:09:411:09:49

A carbine on the spine persuades, too!

1:09:491:09:53

I'll go in unarmed, sir. I can't fight my way in. I either walk in, or...

1:09:531:09:59

The man who brought Cochise back...

1:10:011:10:05

-I'm for it! How many men will you need?

-Just Sgt Beaufort...

-PRIVATE Beaufort!

1:10:051:10:12

He speaks Spanish, so does Cochise.

1:10:121:10:16

-Shouldn't you take another officer?

-Sgt Beaufort...

-Private Beaufort!

1:10:161:10:21

..he was a major in the Confederate army - an aide to Jeb Stuart.

1:10:211:10:26

-Mm...I remember CADET Stuart!

-(Quite.)

1:10:261:10:32

-You say something?

-I said "quite", sir.

1:10:341:10:38

-I will proceed at once if you have no questions.

-Er...what?

-Questions?

1:10:381:10:43

No, no questions. Proceed, Captain, and take your ex-rebel. That is all.

1:10:431:10:48

-Ready, Sgt Beaufort?

-Yes, sir! Anything is better than shovelling..

-That's what I thought! Let's go.

1:10:511:10:58

Private Mulcahy... my compliments, sir!

1:10:581:11:02

Officer's pet! Officer's pet, that's what he is!

1:11:061:11:10

-How's your hang-over?

-Espantosa!

1:12:211:12:24

-Here.

-Sir, you're the nicest Yankee I've ever known!

1:12:241:12:29

Por la tierra de mi madre.

1:12:311:12:33

Well...

1:12:391:12:41

let's go!

1:12:411:12:43

KNOCKING > Quincannon, wait till pay-day!

1:13:131:13:17

Having dinner? Well, yes, I will have a cup of tea...and if you urge me, I may even take some pie!

1:13:231:13:30

Good evening, Lieutenant. I haven't seen much of you lately.

1:13:301:13:35

-Phil...Miss Thursday, I...

-I had hoped you might call. You did leave your card, didn't you?

1:13:351:13:43

-And isn't it proper for an officer to call after leaving his card?

-It would be...

1:13:431:13:49

The Colonel forbids it.

1:13:491:13:51

Well, if a young man hasn't enough gumption to address a young woman...

1:13:511:13:58

even if her father IS a Colonel, then I don't think he's as brave as I think!

1:13:581:14:03

-Do you, Mrs O'Rourke?

-No, I don't!

1:14:031:14:06

-Ma'am, your father is Michael's Commanding Officer and must be obeyed! You'd best go.

-Michael!

1:14:061:14:13

Sit down, dear. You, sit too! And YOU...have you nothing to say?

1:14:131:14:19

Or have ALL your manners gone?

1:14:191:14:22

I'd say a lot IF I could get a word in! MISS...Miss Thursday...

1:14:221:14:28

if I thought it mattered to you if I spoke to you or not...but I didn't believe you felt the same way.

1:14:281:14:35

What way was that, Lieutenant?

1:14:351:14:38

Well...I...

1:14:381:14:41

Miss Thursday, if you'll just step outside...

1:14:441:14:48

Senorita, su papa el coronel ahi viene muy enojado!

1:14:531:14:57

The Colonel, he come! He VERY angry!

1:14:571:15:02

He know she here!

1:15:021:15:05

Phil, I'm here to bring you home.

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-I'm not ready to leave, Father.

-Won't you stay, Colonel?

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Another time, perhaps. At least allow me to...

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take your hat. I beg your pardon. Come, Phil.

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-Colonel...

-I want no words with you just now!

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-But...

-Get out of here before I say something I'll regret!

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This is MY home! And in my home, I say who is to get out and who to stay!

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I remind the Colonel, that his presence is contrary to regulations!

1:15:441:15:50

Dad, please...Col Thursday, I'm trying to say that I love your daughter.

1:15:501:15:56

-I ask her, in your presence, to be my wife.

-Yes, Michael!

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I see... Philadelphia, I ask you to reconsider.

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-No, Father.

-I tell you that this is not a suitable marriage for you.

-I can't believe that.

-Sgt-Major...

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as a non-commissioned officer you are aware of the barrier between our classes?

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-< I am, sir.

-It doesn't make any difference!

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-It makes a difference in the army, as the Sgt-Major and his son know.

-The army is not the whole world!

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No, but it's YOUR world and it's mine! I'm not young...

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-< ..I'll put in for retirement.

-That won't be necessary.

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Nor need YOU give up your profession.

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-My daughter is not of legal age.

-I will be in TWO years!

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Sgt-Major, I beg your pardon for coming here without invitation.

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-Mr O'Rourke, your pardon for my words.

-I'm not a child and I LOVE Michael!

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I will arrange at once for your return to the East. You'll have two years to forget each other.

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Mrs O'Rourke.... my respects, ma'am.

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-Ready?

-Ready.

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Buenas tardes, illustre jefe.

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Buenas tardes. Nat hane.

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Uno de los jefes de las fuerzas de los estados unidos, el Capitan York.

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-Buenas tardes, jefe.

-Buenas tardes.

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­ Put the beer on the table, one at each end. Step lively!

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Krausmeyer, one sour note and you'll be back shoeing horses!

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Now you've got your stripes back, I expect you to set a good example for the men!

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Don't worry, Michael darling, we'll be good! Where's the punch?

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-MULCAHY...

-Michael!

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-You will NOT spike the refreshments this year!

-One bottle?

-No...

-Michael.

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Ah...go on, the whole of yous!

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Good evening, O'Rourke. Doctor. And Mrs O'Rourke.

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Fine DRY night for a dance! Which reminds me... Over there, sir.

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Good evening, O'Rourke. Good evening, sir. And Mrs O'Rourke.

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­ Sgt-Major, I have SO been looking forward to tonight!

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The non-commissioned officers' dance is the NICEST dance! Don't you think so, Mrs O'Rourke?

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-Well...I...

-Sgt-Major, will you claim me for a dance?

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With pleasure. By the way... There, sir.

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Thank you, Krausmeyer.

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Again on behalf of the officers of Fort Apache, I wish to thank the NCOs for this grand party!

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The food is exquisite and the punch...WOW!

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Good evening, Krausmeyer.

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And so, as is customary,

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'the CO, Colonel Thursday, will lead out our Sgt-Major's wife, Mrs O'Rourke.'

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With permission... Mrs O'Rourke, may I have the honour?

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It will be a pleasure, Colonel Thursday.

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And now, Sgt-Major O'Rourke will lead out the Colonel's lady, in this case his daughter...

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..Miss Philadelphia Thursday.

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And now, ladies and gentlemen, take your partners for the Grand March!

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Get out of my way, Meacham, or I'll break your legs!

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Of course, WITH your permission.

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ORCHESTRA STRIKES UP THE GRAND MARCH

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ORCHESTRA STARTS TO PLAY "Dem Golden Slippers"

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Rub 'em down, will you?

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS A WALTZ

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MAN: Captain York!

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Well...?

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-Cochise has crossed the river, sir. He wants to talk peace.

-Returned to American soil?

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Yes, sir. Now, with your permission, I'd like to clean up and join the dance.

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-No. The regiment moves out at dawn.

-The regiment?

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Cochise says he'll meet with you, me and...Meacham.

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We'll go unarmed. I arranged a rendezvous near the Dragoons.

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Sgt-Major, stop the dance. Prepare the troops to move at dawn.

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-Troop commanders meet at headquarters.

-Sir, Cochise will think I've tricked him!

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We HAVE tricked him on to US soil and I intend he STAYS here!

3:07:333:07:38

Sir, I gave my word to Cochise! No man will make a liar of me!

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Your WORD to a savage! To an uncivilised treaty-breaker!

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-There is no question of honour between an officer and Cochise!

-There IS to me!

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Captain, you may have commanded your own regiment in the late war,

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but SO long as you command a troop in MINE, you will obey me!

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You have your instructions, Sgt-Major.

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Ladies and gentlemen, officers and non-commissioned officers, your attention, please.

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By order of the Commanding Officer, tonight's entertainment will end with the next dance.

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Then all first sergeants, quartermasters, farriers, cooks and bakers will report to me.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the NCOs of Fort Apache

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offer their deep regrets.

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On their behalf, I thank you for attending this dance. Krausmeyer, if you please...

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS "Goodnight Ladies"

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Is it to your taste, Johnny?

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COLUMN OF FOURS...FIRST TROOP!

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FOURS LEFT!

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FORWARD HO!

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FOURS LEFT...HO!

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# I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill And o'er the moor and valley.

3:11:183:11:23

# Such heavy thoughts my heart do fill, Since parting with my Sally.

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# I seek no more the fine and gay, For each does but remind me

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# How swift the hours did pass away With the girl I left behind me... #

3:11:313:11:35

# I seek no more the fine and gay, For each does but remind me

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# How swift the hours did pass away With the girl I left behind me. #

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It's Capt Collingwood's transfer. It's through!

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-Run! Send someone...call him back!

-Yes, Aunt Emily!

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-I don't know.

-What IS there to know? Get him!

3:12:133:12:16

-Sam's no coward...

-Who's talking about cowardice?

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-Don't be a fool, woman! Tom, get Capt Collingwood back.

-No!

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Keep this for the Captain's return. Yes, Ma'am.

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I can't see him! All I can see is the flags.

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­ SQUADRON...HALT!

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PIERCING WHISTLE

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It's the encampment, sir. About a mile up. 300 wigwams or more.

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Very good. Bugler, my compliments to Captain York. Have him report to me.

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-Yes?

-Is that where you were to meet Cochise, Captain?

-Just about.

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-My officers will address me as "sir"!

-Yes, sir. Is that all, sir?

-No, it's not.

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-I propose to send two troops north, one east. We will converge on the encampment.

-I wouldn't, sir.

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I am NOT asking advice, Captain!

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The Apache are neither north, east, or in the encampment, sir!

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If you'd watched the dust swirls to the south, you'd see they were there!

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That's Alkesay. They outnumber us four to one. Do we talk or fight?

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You seem easily impressed by numbers, Captain.

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However, I'll honour your word to Cochise. Tell him we've come to talk.

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-Buenas tardes.

-Buenas tardes.

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-Gentlemen, I have the honour to present the chief of the Apaches, Cochise.

-Get on with it, Captain!

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Take over, Beaufort.

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Tengo el honor, ilustre y jefe, de presentarle el comandante de regimento, el Coronel Thursday.

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El Capitan Collingwood... el Capitan York...

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y el Senor Meacham.

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This is Alkesay, head of the White Mountain Apaches,

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Satanta of the Mescaleros...

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and the Chiricahua medicine man, named, in Spanish, Geronimo.

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-Get on with it, Beaufort.

-El Coronel incita hablar.

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Los Apaches son una gran raza,

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orgullosos, no hemos nacido para ser esclavizados.

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-Su nacion nos hizo la guerra y no nos derroto.

-What did he say?

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The Apaches are a great race, sir, never conquered.

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-Pero una nacion no debe estar siempre guerra.

-But we should not always be at war.

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-Los jovenes mueren.

-Men die.

-Las mujeres cosa canciones tristes.

-Women sing sad songs.

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-Los viejos pasan hambre.

-The old are hungry.

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-Y por eso con mi gente me fui de los cerros.

-And so I led my people from the hills.

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-Entonces vino ese hombre.

-Then came this man.

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Un hombre nalvado que no dice la verdad.

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Y que ha sembro la enfermedad y el bicho en toda mi nacion!

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A free translation is that Meacham's a yellow-bellied polecat of dubious antecedents and progeny!

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-Cochise's words, of course, sir, not mine(!)

-Matter of opinion!

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-Es peor que la guerra.

-He's worse than war!

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-No mata solo al hombre, tambien a las mujeres a los ninos!

-He kills women and children as well as men!

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-Esperabamos que nuestro gran padre blanco nos protejiera.

-We looked for protection.

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-El nos dio una muerte lenta.

-He gave us slow death!

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-No regresaremos a su posesion...

-We will not return to your reservation...

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-..mientras es este hombre u otro como el.

-While ANY like that man are there!

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-Quitenlo y hablaremos de paz...

-He goes and we shall speak of peace...

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-..se queda y habra guerra!

-..he stays and there will be war!

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-Por cada uno de nostros que usted mate...

-And for each one of us you kill...

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-moriran diez hombres blancos.

-..10 white men die!

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-Threats?!

-Don't interrupt, sir.

-I WON'T be THREATENED!

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Beaufort, you say EXACTLY what I tell you, do you hear me?!

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-They are recalcitrant swine!

-He's only speaking the truth, sir.

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-Will ANYONE take an order?!

-What should I say?

-Say I find him without honour!

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-He is speaking to the US Government.

-BEAUFORT TRANSLATES

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We order them to return to the reservation!

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-If they've not started by dawn we will attack!

-HE TRANSLATES

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Bugler...sound forward.

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FORWARD!

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FORWARD HO!

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-I don't see them...not a one.

-Well, they're down there, sir, among the rocks.

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-Have you seen them, Captain?

-I don't have to. I know.

-How?

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-Because if I were Cochise, that's where I'd be.

-And that dust cloud?

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An Apache trick, squaws and children dragging mesquite.

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Very ingenious. You make me think your Cochise has studied under Alexander or Bonaparte(!)

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Gentlemen, we charge in column of fours.

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-Mounted in FOURS? That's SUICIDE!

-YORK!

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Captain York, you are relieved of command of your troop! There is no room here for a COWARD!

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At your service, SIR!

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Bugler, pick up Captain York's gauntlet.

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I'm no duellist, Captain. I will decide whether to answer you with pistols

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or a court martial! You remain on the ridge, in safety!

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Take O'Rourke with you.

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Gentlemen, you have your orders. Are there any OTHER questions?

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Captain Collingwood?

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No questions, Owen.

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Gentlemen, join your troops!

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A charge - mounted in fours!

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-The mad man!

-I'm to stay with the wagon-train...and take O'Rourke with me!

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-You'll find Lt O'Rourke with his troops, sir... and thank ye!

-Good luck.

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-Good luck, men!

-Thank you, sir!

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-Lt O'Rourke, follow me!

-But the troops...

-Mulcahy, take over.

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Get out of here, you scut, or I'll belt the pants off you!

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-CHEERS

-As you were, men!

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-GOOD LUCK!

-LOUD CHEERS

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WHEEL THE WAGONS! GET THEM ON THE RIDGE!

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WATCH THOSE HORSES!

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BREAK OUT THE PICKS AND SHOVELS!

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GET THEM UNHOOKED!

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BUGLE SOUNDS

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GUNSHOT

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GUNSHOT

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GUNSHOT

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VOLLEY OF SHOTS

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GUNFIRE CONTINUES

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Carry on, boy.

3:31:103:31:12

All right, get them over!

3:31:303:31:33

MICKEY!

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Get to Fort Grant. Tell them where we are. Tell them to hurry! Move!

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AND MARRY THAT GIRL!

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FIERCE GUNFIRE CONTINUES

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Trooper...

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Trooper...

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Stand by your guns, men. Flaherty, you're in charge. I'll be back!

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We've dug in on the ridge, sir. Plenty of water and ammunition.

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I've sent a courier to Fort Grant. If we can only hold out... get on my horse.

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-I'll trouble you for your sabre, Captain.

-My sabre?

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-I must rejoin my command.

-The command is wiped out, sir, and we can do nothing about it.

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I'm not asking your opinion! When you command this regiment, command it! Your sabre, sir!

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Any questions, Captain?

3:33:503:33:54

No questions.

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BATTLE CONTINUES

3:34:063:34:10

-This time YOU were late, Owen.

-You have my apologies.

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Sergeant-Major O'Rourke, my apologies, sir!

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Save them, sir, for our grandchildren!

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SHOOTING HAS STOPPED

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DISTANT SOUND OF HORSES HOOVES

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GALLOPING GETS LOUDER

3:35:233:35:25

INDIAN WAR CRIES

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SILENCE

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DRUMMING HOOVES APPROACH

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Hold your fire, men.

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(Hold your fire.)

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DRUMMING HOOVES BECOME MORE DISTANT

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BUGLE PLAYS THE LAST POST

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However, gentlemen, I warn you, this may be a long campaign.

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Weeks before you have any headlines.

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Testing Geronimo is our headline. And glory for you.

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He must've been a great man.

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And a great soldier.

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No man died more gallantly...

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-..nor won more honour.

-Are you familiar with the painting "Thursday's Charge"?

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Yes, I am.

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It's magnificent. Massed columns of Apaches in warpaint and feathers...

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-and Thursday leading that heroic charge!

-Correct in every detail.

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He's the hero of every schoolboy in America!

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-But what of the others? Collingworth...

-Collingwood!

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Oh, of course...Collingwood.

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-Ironic, we remember the Thursdays but forget the others.

-Wrong, they aren't forgotten, because they live.

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Collingwood and the rest are living, right out there.

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They live while the regiment lives.

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Pay is 13 a month. Diet is beans and hay.

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Maybe horsemeat before this campaign is over.

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They'll fight over cards, but share the last drop in their canteens!

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The faces may change and the names, but they are there.

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They are the regiment and the regular army, now and 50 years from now!

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They are better men than they used to be. Thursday did that. He made it a command to be proud of.

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-Command is formed, sir!

-Thank you, Sgt-Major.

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-Now, it's time to move. Questions, gentlemen?

-No, thank you.

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Gentlemen, this is my Adjutant...

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Lt O'Rourke, who will take care of you.

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Mrs O'Rourke, General Thursday's daughter, and THE Mrs O'Rourke!

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And this is Michael Thursday York O'Rourke, the best man here! Aren't you, you scut?!

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FORWARD HO!

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# I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill And o'er the moor and valley,

3:40:473:40:51

# Such heavy thoughts my heart do fill Since parting with my Sally.

3:40:513:40:55

# I seek no more the fine and gay, For each does but remind me

3:40:553:40:58

# How swift the hours did pass away With the girl I left behind me. #

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Subtitles by Sharon Backer - 1987

3:41:273:41:31

The first of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, in which a commanding officer, bitter at his demotion after the Civil War, takes his resentment out on the men of Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert.

He is determined to tighten up discipline but eventually shows his ignorance of American Indian behaviour when he leads his troops into a deadly confrontation.


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