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Black Legion (1937) Poster

(1937)

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Frank Taylor: How yuh doin', Ed?

Ed Jackson: Oh, terrible! I feel like a drill was driving right through the top of my head.

Frank Taylor: It might be a good idea to let out some of dat beer you slopped up last night.

Ed Jackson: Aw, quit riding me, will yuh?

Frank Taylor: Oh, I ain't even started on you yet. C'mon, let's eat.

Ed Jackson: No, Frank, I couldn't.

Frank Taylor: Oh, come on. Do you good. You gotta eat.

[He snaps his finger]

Frank Taylor: I got just the thing to straighten you out.

Ed Jackson: Yeah? What is it?

Frank Taylor: Some nice ice cold oatmeal smothered wid lard.

[Frank taps Ed on the stomach and Ed winces]

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Cliff Moore: Read!

Frank Taylor: [reading the Black Legion oath] In the name of God and the Devil, one to reward and the other to punish, and by the powers of light and darkness, good and evil, here under the black arch of Heaven's avenging symbol, I pledge and consecrate my heart, my brain, my body, and my limbs and swear by all the powers of Heaven and Hell to devote my life to the obedience of my superiors and that no danger or peril shall deter me from executin' dere orders. That I will exert every possible means in my power for the extermination of the anarchist, the Roman hierar...

[He has difficulty in pronouncing it]

Frank Taylor: ... hierarchy and their abettors. I swear that I will die fighting those whose serpent trail has winnowed the fair fields of our allies and sympathizers. I will show no mercy but strike with an avengin' arm as long as breath remains. I further pledge my heart, my brain, my body, my limbs never to betray a comrade and that I will submit to all the tortures mankind can inflict and suffer the most horrible death rather than reveal a single word of this, my oath, before violatin' a single clause or implied pledge of this my obligation. I...

[He pauses]

Frank Taylor: Do I have to say dis?

Cliff Moore: Say it!

Frank Taylor: I will pray to an avengin' God and an umerciful Devil to tear my heart out and roast it over the flames of sulfur, and lastly may my soul be given into the torment that my body be submerged into molten metal... and stifled into the flames of Hell, and that this punishment may be meted out to me through all eternity. In the name of God, our creator, Amen.

All: Amen.

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Cliff Moore: Well, what's the matter? You afraid?

Ed Jackson: So, you're afraid! Maybe they better change the name of your outfit from the Black Legion to the Yellow Legion.

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