Cheyenne Autumn

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

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Wyatt Earp: Say, you're the doctor around here. How come I always have to perform all the complicated operations?
Doc Holliday: You know I am a dentist, not a doctor. Wait until somebody shoot him in the teeth.

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Capt. Thomas Archer: Have you ever seen a Cheyenne?
Deborah Wright: Of course I have.
Capt. Thomas Archer: No you haven't! All you've ever seen is reservation Indians looking pitiful as fish out of water. But give them a chance and they're the greatest fighters in the world. Will you listen to me? It takes a blue coat to make a white man a soldier... but a Cheyenne is a soldier from the first slap on his butt. War is his life. He's fierce, he's smart... and he's meaner than sin.

Little Wolf: I pray the young one will give me sons. But I want them to be born where I, and all my people before me, were born.
Dull Knife: Even a dog can go where he likes... but not a Cheyenne.

Capt. Thomas Archer: Dull Knife! Little Wolf! What happened today changes nothing. The Indian Bureau is still pledged to provide you with adequate clothing and rations. And you're still pledged to abide by the law. Remember that.
Little Wolf: We are asked to remember much. The white man remembers nothing.

Deborah Wright: Dull Knife, the old chief is much too sick. He'll never make such a trip. Listen.
Dull Knife: If he lives to ride even a mile closer to home, he will die as a man should. There will be no more dying in this place.

Little Wolf: You spoke the truth for us. This we will not forget - but there will be no more school.
Deborah Wright: Oh, no! Oh, no, please don't do that to the children.
Little Wolf: The white man's words are lies. It is better that our children not learn them.
Deborah Wright: It is not the words... but who speaks them. Has speaking white men's words made you a liar?
Dull Knife: Our words were learned long ago, when some white men still spoke the truth.

Dr. O'Carberry: Listen to me, Miss Wright. You're a Quaker and you're dedicated to self-sacrifice. Well, I'm dedicated to self-preservation. You know, you want me to go out there, don't you? Yeah, and take me future, me career and me pension... and throw it down the drain. Is that what you want, huh? Yeah, well... that's exactly what I'm going to do.

Factual error: Monument Valley is certainly not one mile outside of Dodge City Kansas as it appears to be in this film. In fact there are no mountains that tall anywhere near Dodge City Kansas, but they appear in this film.

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