Public Cowboy No. 1 (1937)
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: Thanks a lot, folks. Speeches are not exactly my strong point so maybe I better sing. I'm dedicating this number to a man we should all be mighty grateful to. You old timers remember about 30 years ago this town was pretty wild. Gunfights took place in this very street that claimed the lives of my folks and some of yours. Then a young fella named Doniphon was elected sheriff. He didn't have much equipment - just his guns and his nerves. He still carries the scars of those battles, but he made this a placewhere decent folks could live and raise their families. And that's why I'd like to dedicate "Old Buckaroo" to Matt Doniphon.
Helen Morgan: There goes tomorrow's editorial!
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: A little more dirt won't hurt it!
Helen Morgan: Will you get out of here before you wreck the place?
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: You sure are a hard-headed gal.
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: Where's that new editor who's been writing all those mean things about Sheriff Doniphon?
Helen Morgan: Why?
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: Because I'm gonna poke him in the nose!
Helen Morgan: Allright. Go ahead and poke: I'm the editor.
Ezra - Newspaper Printer: I'm ready for that lead article.
Helen Morgan: Well, I had it here a minute ago.
[looks at Gene]
Helen Morgan: What did you do with it?
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: Is this it?
[Gene tosses Helen a string of paper dolls]
Helen Morgan: Why, you belong in a kindergarten or a padded cell. Now get out of here!