For a Few Dollars More (1965)
[first title card]
Title card: Where life had no value, death, sometimes, had its price. That is why the bounty killers appeared.
Monco: [counting reward sums of outlaws he just killed] Ten thousand... twelve thousand... fifteen... sixteen... seventeen... twenty-two. Twenty-two?
[a cowboy comes from behind, Monco turns and shoots him dead]
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Any trouble, boy?
Monco: No, old man. Thought I was having trouble with my adding. It's all right now.
Monco: Tell me, Colonel... Were you ever young?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Yup. And just as reckless as you. Then one day, something happened. It made life very precious to me.
Monco: What's that? Or is the question indiscreet?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: No. The question isn't indiscreet. But the answer could be.
Wild, The Hunchback: Well well, if it isn't the smoker. Well... Remember me, amigo?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: M-Mm.
Wild, The Hunchback: 'Course you do. El Paso.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: It's a small world.
Wild, The Hunchback: Yes, and very, very bad. Now come on, you light another match.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: I generally smoke just after I eat. Why don't you come back in about ten minutes?
Wild, The Hunchback: Ten minutes you'll be smoking in hell. *Get up!*
[Mortimer has just recovered the watch from Indio, which contains a picture of the woman that Indio raped]
Monco: There seems to be a family resemblance.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Naturally, between brother and sister.
Cuccillo: [Looking at dead body] Who did it?
El Indio: Why don't you look at the knife.
Cuccillo: ...it's mine.
El Indio: And it shouldn't be there, should it?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: One from the outside one from the inside.There's no other way.One of us will have to join Indio's gang.
Monco: Why did you look at me when you said one of us?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Because they don't know you.Wild sees me and his hump will catch on fire.
Monco: Tell me Colonel.How do you propose that I join up with Indio?Maybe bring him a bunch of roses.
Sherrif of White Rocks: [Hands Monco the reward money for Red Cavanaugh] Two thousand dollars. It's a lot of money. Takes me three years to earn it!
Monco: Tell me, isn't the sheriff supposed to be courageous, loyal, and above all, honest?
Sherrif of White Rocks: Yeah. That he is.
Monco: [Pulls off his sheriff's star and walks out] I think you people need a new sheriff.
Train Conductor: Hey, Mister, you just can't pull the emergency cord and jump off! Tell me, why did you stop that train? If you wanna get off, you're...
[looks at Mortimer's gun]
Train Conductor: Well, the railroad company would might be pleased to make any arrangements for any passenger, if you wanna get off, Dear Sir.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: I did get off. Thanks.
Train Conductor: Tickets. Tickets, please. Tickets. Tickets. Thank you. Tickets.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Is this part of Tucumcari?
Train Conductor: We should pass there in about 3 to 4 minutes.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Thanks.
Carpetbagger on Train: Well, eh, excuse me, but you made a mistake, Reverend. I couldn't help hearing you're going to Tucumcari. I sell goods around here, and I gotta tell you, you're on the wrong train. I think the nearest stop to Tucumcari is Amarillo. By getting off at Santa Fe and returning by way of Amarillo, you should be able to get right where... you're... going.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: [slowly peers over the top of his Bible with a steely stare]
Carpetbagger on Train: Er, you see the train doesn't stop at Tucumcari.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: [stuffs his Bible into his bag] This train'll stop at Tucumcari...
Col. Douglas Mortimer: [discussing strategy to defeat Indio] When two hunters go after the same prey, they usually end up shooting each other in the back. And we don't want to shoot each other in the back.
Monco: [amused] And the Colonel dies...
[after Mortimer opens safe, Indio declares a cooling off time for the loot]
El Indio: [to Mortimer] And you will wait a month to get your share.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Naturally!... I'll be in the tavern.
Tomaso: [as his family are led away] They're both innocent, I was the one you know that.
El Indio: [two shots ring out] I know. I'm sure you hate me just enough.
Nino: Slim. A change of plan.
[he beckons Slim over]
Slim, member of Indio's gang: What is it Nino?
Nino: Indio wants you to...
[he stabs Slim and releases the prisoners]
Nino: Here are your guns without bullets. And listen don't let Indio find you both around.
El Indio: When the chimes end, pick up your gun. Go ahead and shoot me Colonel. Just try.
Groggy: Indio calls and Groggy comes running.
El Indio: And Sancho?
Groggy: If you're waiting for Sancho I'll come back in another four years. He's in prison. No amore, no dinero, no sun.
Monco: Which way we headed?
El Indio: North.
Monco: North? Along Rio Bravo Canyon?
El Indio: Why not?
Monco: Seems like a pretty good place for an ambush to me.
El Indio: You know a better way to go?
Monco: Yeah, south.
El Indio: Hm... ride to the border?
Fernando: [Points] That's the bank! As soon as I get some money, I'll put it in.
Monco: But you're gonna have to earn it first.
Monco: [Examining Mortimer's gun] How can somebody in my business go around with a contraption like this?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: That contraption almost sent you to your grave.
Monco: Why this hotel and not some other?
Fernando: You probably wouldn't that other place as much, signor. At that place you'd stay up half the night shooting cockroaches. At this hotel, the rooms will cost you so much less. And there's a landlady at this one, signor!
Fernando: Yes, but she doesn't care!
Old Prophet: I don't know him, I don't know him, I don't know him!
Monco: Come on now, you know everybody.
Old Prophet: Don't know anybody anymore! I'm dead! Understand?
[Lifts his head from under the covers]
Old Prophet: Well, there was a time when I knew everybody. That was a long time ago, when all this was prairie. But lately everybody's in a hurry, with your damned good-for-nothing trains!
[Mocks a train's wheels moving]
Old Prophet: Two two two *three*!
Old Prophet: Disgusting!
[Looks back at Monco]
Old Prophet: One day someone from the railroad comes here to see me and he says, 'Prophet, the railway's gonna go right past your house.' 'Ah, is that so?' I said. 'Mm-hm, yup that's right he says, 'All those trains gonna go right past here, and the best thing for you, Prophet, is to sell your land to the company or else we'll buy Baker's. He lives next to your place, and I'll put the tracks there, and that'll make you go crazy. What do you say, will you sell out to our company, Prophet?' "Oh, is that so?' says I.
[Grins and chuckles]
Old Prophet: He was *very* anxious for me to sell out. You know what I told him about the railroad? You know what I told him he could do with his railroad?
[laughs crazily as a train shoots by]
Old Prophet: [after the train passes] You know what my decision about selling was?
Monco: Well, you said no.
Old Prophet: You're right about that! No to him and his damn trains! I wouldn't, no!
Monco: [Finally has had enough] Look, listen to me, you old man! You're supposed to be a prophet, and I didn't come here to listen to you rattle on about trains! I want to find out about this man, it's obvious you don't know anything.
Old Prophet: [Angry] No need to be insulting! If that's all you came here to do, you can clear out of my house fast, before I lose my temper, understand?
[Monco shrugs and gets up to the door]
Old Prophet: *Hey*! Where you going, hm?
Monco: [Turns around and smirks] I guess I better leave before you go and lose your temper!
Half-shaved bounty hunter: [Pointing his gun at Manco] Let Red go!
Monco: You mind telling me how you got here?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: I just reasoned it out. I figured you'd tell Indio to do just exactly the opposite of what we agreed, and he's suspicious enough to figure out something else. Since El Paso was out of the question, well, here I am!
El Indio: [Talking about Agua Caliente] Yes, I have many friends here. It looks just like a morgue. But look out. It could be one so easily.
[Looks at Groggy]
El Indio: They don't like strangers, huh?
Groggy: No. They don't like anybody!
Col. Douglas Mortimer: [meeting up with Monco to get the stolen loot] I was worried about you - all alone, with so many problems to solve...
[Indio and his gang have been dispatched]
Col. Douglas Mortimer: My boy, you've become rich.
Monco: You mean *we've* become rich, old man.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: No, it's all yours. I think you deserve it.
Monco: What about our partnership?
Col. Douglas Mortimer: [smiles] Maybe next time.
Santa Cruz telegraphist: Mister I didn't hear any shots at the bank.I sure would have.
Monco: [points gun at him] You might hear one.The alarm.
El Indio: I plan to leave you.That way you can tell everyone what takes place here.
El Paso Bank Manager: To try robbing us would be so futile that only a complete fool would attempt it.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Yeah.Or a complete madman.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Indio!Listen to me.This is Colonel Mortimer.Douglas Mortimer.Does the name mean anything to you!
Sancho Perez, Member of Indio's Gang: Amigo why did you help me out?
Monco: Well that's such an high reward offered on all you gentlemen.That I thought I might just tag along on your next robbery.Might just turn you into the law.
Monco: [to the Chinese bag carrier] Take it to the station.The gentleman's leaving.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Hold it.Take it back.
Monco: Take it to the station.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Go inside.
Monco: The station.
Monco: Tell me, isn't the Sheriff supposed to be courageous, loyal, and above all honest?
Tucumcari sheriff: Yeah, that he is.
Monco: [grabs his badge and walks outside] I think you people need a new Sheriff.
[leaves the badge and rides off]