Rage at Dawn (1955)
Opening crawl: This is the true story of the Reno Brothers... Clint, a respected farmer, and Frank, Simeon, John and Bill... who were the first train robbers in American history. Looting, burning and killing, this infamous clan rode through the middle border states setting the pattern for the great outlaw bands which were to follow: the James boys, the Daltons and the Youngers... The year, 1866. The place is Southern Indiana.
Clint Reno: So it finally happened. A Reno brother got killed.
Sim Reno: Clint, we don't want no preaching.
Frank Reno: Take it easy, Sim.
Clint Reno: The baby of the family dying in the streets and his brave brothers running away. Not even animals would do a thing like that!
John Reno: Dead in the streets... not dying.
Clint Reno: As if that made a difference!
John Reno: Thirty thousand dollars is a heap of money. Now, who would have thought of holding up a train?
Frank Reno: Seems like a business worth considering.
William Peterson: They're shrewd, those Renos, and vicious. Control the whole county in southern Indiana. Judge, prosecutor, constable - all on their side! Renos had 'em elected.
Monk Claxton: I still wonder how a thing like that could happen.
William Peterson: Well, people who have had freedom for as long as we've had sometimes take it for granted. Come election day, they're lazy, or callous. Same thing. However, it's done. Our job is to get it undone.
Monk Claxton: [Discussing former Confederate spy James Barlow] I'm still wondering how he got hold of so many secrets.
William Peterson: Certain generals' wives found him very charming.
Bill Peterson Jr.: Irresistible is the word, Dad. as a matter of fact, I recall...
William Peterson: Oh, I wasn't the only one who invited him to dinner. Secretary Stanton had him, too. Immodest as it may sound, man could fool Stanton and me could fool the Reno boys.
Judge: [to the sheriff and prosecutor] You're too suspicious.
Lattimore, Prosecuting Attorney: We've a right to be suspicious. Our share keeps getting smaller and smaller; first thing you know they'll deal us out completely.
Judge: How can they? We'll be re-elected next month for two more years. They know which side their bread's buttered on.
Lattimore, Prosecuting Attorney: You think we can get away with this for two more years? Our collusion with the Reno Brothers is one of the worst kept secrets in history. Collusion, conspiracy, malfeasance. Ugly words, your honor, but true. We've got to be realistic.
Frank Reno: [Riding up moments after watching Barlow flirting with Laura Reno] You aimin' on gettin' yourself killed?
James Barlow: On the contrary. I was just planning my future.
Frank Reno: I don't like you, Barlow. Don't like you a'tall. But I admire guts.
First Townswoman: [Looking at the corrupt politians walking down the street] There kind'd never be elected if the women folk could vote.
Second Townswoman: Yeah, but we'll get the vote one day.
Clint Reno: [Angrily, to his three surviving brothers] You're notorious outlaws. The law will get you sooner or later, and they'll get you any way they can - in the back, ambush, while you're sleepin' - they'll get yuh. Bill's death was only the beginning.
Laura Reno: [Upset t hear one of her brothers was klled in a bungled bank robbery] This time it was Bill and the next time somebody else.
John Reno: That's the way it is, Laura.
Laura Reno: It doesn't have to be.
Laura Reno: You could leave the state. You could go somewhere where nobody ever heard of the Renos.
Sim Reno: Where would that be?
Frank Reno: When you ride with us, Barlow, don't ask no questions.
Frank Reno: [after he's ordered the gang to split up after the robbery and sees Barlow following him] I reckon you didn't hear me right. I said this is where we split up.
James Barlow: I don't know this country.
Frank Reno: [Gesturing in the direction of the other gang members] Well, go with one of them.
James Barlow: I'm goin' with you seeing as how you're the one that's got the money
Monk Claxton: [as Barlow comes in with something on his mind] Where have you been, Jim? What happened?
James Barlow: Several interesting things, Monk.
James Barlow: [preoccupied with the letter he's writing] Several... interesting... things...