Marshal Jed Cooper
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Marshal Jed Cooper (Character)
from Hang 'Em High (1968)

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Hang 'Em High (1968)
Miller: You ain't never gonna get me alive to Fort Grant, boy.
Jed Cooper: Then I'll get you there dead... boy.

Jed Cooper: You don't remember me, do you?
Reno, Cooper Hanging Party: No.
Jed Cooper: [showing his hanging scar] When you hang a man, you better look at him.

Judge Adam Fenton: So that's how it is, huh? That Rachel lit a fire in you with that rich body of hers. You lit a fire in each other. Now you're gonna get married, raise cattle and kids, devil take the rest of the world.
Jed Cooper: Maybe.
Judge Adam Fenton: You used the law and a badge to heal that scar on your neck.
Jed Cooper: Well, how many men are you going have to hang to heal your scar?
Judge Adam Fenton: Go to hell, Cooper.
Jed Cooper: I've already been there, judge, in your wagon and that hole you call a jail.

Jed Cooper: Seems like you're a man trying to give away money and don't have too many takers.
Judge Adam Fenton: You sound like a man protesting the pay is too high. Don't.

Captain Wilson, Cooper Hanging Party: Alright, drop your gunbelt.
Jed Cooper: What is this all about?
Loomis, Cooper Hanging Party: The captain said to drop your gunbelt.
Captain Wilson, Cooper Hanging Party: Now.

Jed Cooper: They'll be no hanging here.
Cowboy: These men killed my father and brother. They're gonna get what's coming to 'em.
Jed Cooper: They're gonna get what the law says is coming to 'em.

Jed Cooper: You're lynching those boys. Why?
Judge Adam Fenton: Why? Because of you, Cooper. Because of that beautiful, that magnificent journey you took to bring three killers to justice. Because if the law didn't hang them, the next posse that goes out will say, "Hang 'em and hang 'em high, there's no justice in Fort Grant." And if there's no justice in Fort Grant, Cooper, there will be no statehood for this territory.

Jed Cooper: Well, I don't care how you slice it - whether there's nine men out in the plains with a dirty rope or a judge with his robe on in front of the American flag - those boys are going to be just as dead as if they'd been lynched.
Judge Adam Fenton: That's right, Cooper, just as dead - but they won't have been lynched. They would have been judged. And if you can't see the difference, you'd better take off that star right now!

[first lines]
[to a calf]
Jed Cooper: I'm gonna have to carry ya, huh?