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Quotations from Cimarron

Cimarron is an American Western drama about a newspaper editor who decides to settle in a boom town in Oklahoma at the end of the 19th Century. The man claims a free plot of land for himself and go there from Wichita, Kansas. Of course, once the town becomes established, he starts to feel confined once again, just like he did in Wichita. So the man heads out to the Cherokee Strip and leaves his family behind, leaving his wife to care for herself. Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Based on the novel of the same name by Edna Ferber.

Read some quotes from the film that won three Oscar awards, Cimarron, below.


Yancy Cravat: Wife and mother, stainless woman, hide me... hide me in your love.
Sol Levy: They will always talk about Yancy. He's gonna be part of the history of the great Southwest. It's men like him that build the world. The rest of them, like me... why, we just come along and live in it.
Yancy Cravat: Sugar, if we all took root and squatted, there would never be any new country.
Sabra Cravat: Did you have to kill him?
Yancy Cravat: No, I could have let him kill me.
Yancy Cravat: Why, it'll be all over the southwest that Yancy Cravat was hiding behind a woman's petticoat!
Sabra Cravat: But you didn't! They can't say so! You shot him there nicely in the ear, darling.
Yancy Cravat: Well, you shouldn't interfere when men are having a little friendly shootin'.
Sabra Cravat: Do you feel nervous about your sermon, dear?
Yancy Cravat: I'd rather plead to a Texas jury than preach to this gang.
Mrs. Tracy Wyatt: One of my ancestors was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Sol Levy: That's all right. A relative of mine, a fellow named Moses, wrote the Ten Commandments.
Yancy Cravat: I'll show them first crack that the Oklahoma Wigwam prints all the news all the time - knowing no law except the law of God and the government of the United States. Say, that's a pretty good slogan! Top of the page - just ahead of the editorial column!
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