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The Alamo (1960) Poster

(1960)

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Jim Bowie: I'd hate to say anything good about that long-winded jackanapes, but he does know the short way to start a war.

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Davy Crockett: Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat - the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound as a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.

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Smitty: So many times every day you stop and give thanks, but mostly I don't catch on what you're thanking the Lord for. I mean, there's nothing special.

Parson: I give thanks for the time and for the place.

Smitty: The time and the place, Parson?

Parson: The time to live and the place to die. That's all any man gets. No more, no less.

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Col. Davy Crockett: Travis says Fannin's coming.

Jim Bowie: Travis says! I wouldn't take Travis' word that night's dark and day's light!

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Gen. Sam Houston: I hope they remember. I hope Texas remembers.

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[repeated phrase]

Tennessean: It do!

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Davy Crockett: It was like I was empty. Well, I'm not empty anymore. That's what's important, to feel useful in this old world, to hit a lick against what's wrong for what's right even though you get walloped for saying that word. Now I may sound like a Bible beater yelling up a revival at a river crossing camp meeting, but that don't change the truth none. There's right and there's wrong. You got to do one or the other. You do the one and you're living. You do the other and you may be walking around, but you're dead as a beaver hat.

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Gen. Sam Houston: Where's Jim Bowie?

Captain James Butler Bonham: He's indisposed, sir.

Gen. Sam Houston: Indisposed? By God if you mean drunk, you say drunk, sir!

Captain James Butler Bonham: He's drunk, sir!

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Col. Davy Crockett: Step down off your high horse, Mister. Ya don't get lard less'n you boil a hog!

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Gen. Sam Houston: Travis, I've never been able to like you. But you are one of the very few men I would trust with the life of Texas.

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Tennesseean: We sure killed many brave men today.

Thimblerig: Funny, I was proud of 'em. Even while I was killing 'em, I was proud of 'em. It speaks well for men that so many ain't afraid to die when they think right is on their side. It speaks well.

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[the Alamo garrison is informed that no reinforcements are coming]

Jim Bowie: Well, that's it. I'm taking my men out of here now. Cutting through to the north. You coming?

Davy Crockett: Seems like the better part of valor.

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Travis' man: Hey, Davy! Is it true that you and Mike Fink fought a three day fight on the Mississippi?

Davy Crockett: That's just an example of the tall tales folks tell about me! Me and Mike fought all right, but we quit at dark. It wouldn't of been the third day until the next morning!

[laughs and rides off]

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Graciela Carmela Maria 'Flaca' de Lopez y Vejar: Crockett? You are the famous Davy Crockett?

Col. Davy Crockett: Well, I'm Crockett. They named me Davy after an uncle that didn't leave Pa the farm after all.

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Tennesseean: Do this mean what I think it do ?

Tennessean: It do .

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Jethro: [greeting Davy Crockett] Morning, Colonel, He's still sleeping.

Davy Crockett: [grins] I'll take care of that, Jethro.

[kicks open door, throws bucket of water on Jim Bowie]

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