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The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident(1943)

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  • Major Tetley  

    This isn't slightly any of your business my friend.

  • Gil Carter  

    Hangin' is any man's business that's around.

  • Gil Carter  

    A man just naturally can't take the law into his own hands and hang people without hurtin' everybody in the world, 'cause then he's just not breaking one law but all laws. Law is a lot more than words you put in a book, or judges or lawyers or sheriffs you hire to carry it out. It's everything people ever have found out about justice and what's right and wrong. It's the very conscience of humanity. There can't be any such thing as civilization unless people have a conscience, because if people touch God anywhere, where is it except through their conscience? And what is anybody's conscience except a little piece of the conscience of all men that ever lived?

  • Gil Carter  

    They're kiddin' you Sparks

  • Sparks  

    I know sir. But maybe Mr. Smith's accidentally right. Maybe I ought to go along

  • Major Tetley  

    I'll have no female boys bearing my name.