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The Big Trail Quotes

The Big Trail is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Big Trail ended in 1970.

It features Winfield R. Sheehan as producer, Arthur Kay; Reginald Hazeltine Bassett; Peter Brunelli; Alfred R Dalby; Jack Virgil in charge of musical score, and Lucien Andriot; Arthur Edeson as head of cinematography.

The Big Trail is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Big Trail is 122 min. 70mm version, 108 min. 35mm version long. The Big Trail is distributed by Fox Film Corporation.

The cast includes: Alphonse Ethier as Marshal, Ian Keith as Bill Thorpe, Tully Marshall as Zeke, Marguerite Churchill as Ruth Cameron, Frederick Burton as Pa Bascom, and DeWitt Jennings as Caption.

The Big Trail Quotes

Marguerite Churchill as Ruth Cameron

  • (Marguerite Churchill) "Zack, you're not really leaving us?"
  • (Tully Marshall) "Yeah, gal, I'm pullin' out. You're all nice and settled now and this here valley is getting altogether too civilized for me. Whenever I get more than three or four families within a hundred miles of me, I begin to feel kind of crowded."
  • (Marguerite Churchill) "They say you're going to hunt down Flack and Lopez."
  • (Unnamed) "That's what I aim to do."
  • (Marguerite Churchill) "But you can't do this awful thing; take two lives."
  • (Unnamed) "Frontier justice."
  • (Marguerite Churchill) "Look how queer his horse is acting."
  • (Tully Marshall) "Yeah, he's riding zigzag; that's the Indian sign for palaver. There's the chief riding out to meet him now for a powwow."

Tully Marshall as Zeke

  • (Tully Marshall) "When a man begins to do a lot of talking about hanging, he better make pretty sure as to who is going to decorate the end of the rope."
  • (Unnamed) "Zeke, did you hear that terrible crash?"
  • (Tully Marshall) "Hear it? I seen it. That was your wagon."
  • (Unnamed) "Was my mother-in-law in it?"

DeWitt Jennings as Caption

  • (DeWitt Jennings) "Prairie schooners rolling west, praying for peace; but ready for battle."
  • (DeWitt Jennings) "They have not turned back, those who died; they stay and yet they go forward. Their spirit leads."
  • (DeWitt Jennings) "Dedicated to the men and women who planted civilization in the wilderness and courage in the blood of their children."
  • (DeWitt Jennings) "The last outpost, the turning back place for the weak; the starting place for the strong."
  • (DeWitt Jennings) "Ten weary miles a day. There is no road, but there is a will, and history cuts the way."

Frederick Burton as Pa Bascom

  • (Frederick Burton) "What did they do, Coleman?"
  • (Unnamed) "Killed my best friend. And I've been on their trail ever since."
  • (Frederick Burton) "That's a serious charge. If you're sure, we'll call a settler's meeting in the morning to try 'em."
  • (Unnamed) "You can call a settler's meeting to bury 'em."
  • (Frederick Burton) "What do you mean?"
  • (Unnamed) "I kill my own rats."

Ian Keith as Bill Thorpe

  • (Unnamed) "Well, if it ain't Bill Thorpe, hey? I always thought you was hung and planted, I expect."
  • (Ian Keith) "No, my time ain't arrived yet."
  • (Unnamed) "But it looks as though it might be drawing close."
  • (Ian Keith) "Well, I've been promised a hanging bee if I don't get out on the Penzy Belle, and the Captain promised me a necktie party if I set foot on the boat. It's a case of nowhere to go."
  • (Unnamed) "It appears to me you do your shooting by daylight with too many people looking on, hey?"

Alphonse Ethier as Marshal

  • (Alphonse Ethier) "Thorpe, why don't you get back on the Penzy Belle (a riverboat) and make yourself scarce. If you're here when the boat pulls out, the boys will certainly lead your pony out from under ya."

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