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The Ox-Bow Incident Quotes

The Ox-Bow Incident is a television show that first aired in 1970 . The Ox-Bow Incident completed its run in 1970.

It features Lamar Trotti as producer, Cyril J. Mockridge in charge of musical score, and Arthur C. Miller as head of cinematography.

The Ox-Bow Incident is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Henry Fonda as Gil Carter, Frank Conroy as Major Tetley, Marc Lawrence as Jeff Farnley, Leigh Whipper as Sparks, Dana Andrews as Donald Martin, Jane Darwell as Jenny Grier, Anthony Quinn as Juan Martínez, Harry Morgan as Art Croft, William Eythe as Gerald Tetley, Matt Briggs as Judge Daniel Tyler, Willard Robertson as Sheriff, and Victor Kilian as Darby.

The Ox-Bow Incident Quotes

Frank Conroy as Major Tetley

  • (Frank Conroy) "This is only slightly any of your business, my friend. Remember that."
  • (Henry Fonda) "Hangin' is any man's business that's around."
  • (Frank Conroy) "I'll have no female boys bearing my name."

Anthony Quinn as Juan Martínez

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Henry Fonda as Gil Carter

  • (Henry Fonda) "Say, what is there to do in this town anyway?"
  • (Victor Kilian) "Well, unless you want to get in line and woo Drew's daughter --"
  • (Harry Morgan) "We don't."
  • (Victor Kilian) "The only other unmarried woman I know is 82, blind and a Payute. That leaves you five choices: eat, sleep, drink, play poker or fight. Or you can shoot some pool. I got a new table in the back room."
  • (Henry Fonda) "Besides, I like to pick my own bosses."
  • (Harry Morgan) "Whether we picked 'em or not, we sure got 'em."
  • (Henry Fonda) "That's what I don't like. That Smith, and Bartlett, shootin' off their mouths -- Farnley -- and that renegade Tetley, struttin' around in his uniform pretending he's so much. He never even saw the South until after the war, and then only long enough to marry that kid's mother and get run outta' the place by her folks."
  • (Harry Morgan) "I figured there was somethin' fishy about him, dressin' up like that."
  • (Henry Fonda) "For sure. Whydya' suppose he'd be livin' in this neck 'o the woods if he didn't have something to hide?"
  • (Henry Fonda) ""My dear Wife, Mr. Davies will tell you what's happening here tonight. He's a good man and has done everything he can for me. I suppose there are some other good men here, too, only they don't seem to realize what they're doing. They're the ones I feel sorry for. 'Cause it'll be over for me in a little while, but they'll have to go on remembering for the rest of their lives. 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? I guess that's all I've got to say except kiss the babies for me and God bless you. Your husband, Donald.""
  • (Henry Fonda) "Deader than a Payute's grave."
  • (Henry Fonda) "They're kiddin' you, Sparks."
  • (Leigh Whipper) "I know sir. But maybe Mr. Smith's accidentally right. Maybe I ought to go along."

William Eythe as Gerald Tetley

  • (William Eythe) "I saw your face. It was the face of a depraved, murderous beast. Only two things ever meant anything to you: power and cruelty. You can't feel pity. You can't even feel guilt. You knew they were innocent, but you were crazy to see them hanged. And to make me watch it. I could've stopped you with a gun, just as any other animal can be stopped. But I couldn't do it because I'm a coward. Aren't you glad you made me go? Weren't you proud of me? How does it feel to have begot a weakling, Major? Does it make you afraid there may be some weakness in you, too? That other men might discover and whisper about? Open the door. I want to see your face. I want to know how you feel now."

Harry Morgan as Art Croft

  • (Harry Morgan) "Whenever he gets low in spirits or confused in his mind, he doesn't feel right until he's had a fight. It doesn't matter whether he wins or not. He feels fine again afterwards."
  • (Harry Morgan) "Where are we goin'?"
  • (Henry Fonda) "He said he wanted his wife to get this letter, didn't he? Said there was nobody to look after the kids, didn't he?"

Willard Robertson as Sheriff

  • (Willard Robertson) "God better have mercy on you. You won't get any from me."

Dana Andrews as Donald Martin

  • (Dana Andrews) "Why do ya keep asking me all these questions? You don't believe anything I tell you."
  • (Frank Conroy) "There's truth in lies too, if you can get enough of them."

Marc Lawrence as Jeff Farnley

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Jane Darwell as Jenny Grier

  • (Jane Darwell) "So, he speaks American."
  • (Anthony Quinn) "And ten other languages, my dear; but I don't tell anything I don't want to in any of them."

Matt Briggs as Judge Daniel Tyler

  • (Matt Briggs) "One more word out of you, Smith, and I'll have you up for impeding the course of justice."
  • (Jane Darwell) "Judge, you can't impede what don't move anyway."

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