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The Undefeated (1969) Poster

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Col. John Henry Thomas: [Thomas has just learned that the war ended several days before] Major, I've just received word that Lee surrendered to Grant three days ago.

Maj. Sanders, CSA: Yes, sir.

Col. John Henry Thomas: You knew it?

Maj. Sanders, CSA: We received the news yesterday.

Col. John Henry Thomas: I don't think you understand, Major, the war is over.

Maj. Sanders, CSA: NO, sir.

Col. John Henry Thomas: Are you telling me that you intend to keep fighting?

Maj. Sanders, CSA: Haven't we just proven it, sir?

Col. John Henry Thomas: But why?

Maj. Sanders, CSA: Because this is our land, and you're on it.

Col. John Henry Thomas: We're all Americans.

Maj. Sanders, CSA: Yes, sir... that's always been the saddest part of it.

Col. John Henry Thomas: Good day, sir.

Maj. Sanders, CSA: Colonel, thank you for your courtesy.

Shortgrub: You ain't expecting trouble, are you John Henry?

Col. John Henry Thomas: Trouble? Well, let's see... We got Maximilian on one hand and Juarez on the other, and bandits in between. And on top of that, we're Americans in Mexico taking a cavvy of horses to a very unpopular government. Why should we expect trouble?

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[McCartney is dying]

Shortgrub: McCartney.

McCartney: Mr. McCartney. Shortgrub, I said a lot of mean things to the boys, didn't I?

Shortgrub: Yeah, you did.

McCartney: Tell them from me, I meant every damn word.

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Col. James Langdon: If I can find the time, I'm going to sit down and write the social history of bourbon.

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Ann Langdon: You went out there to talk, why did you have to shoot the man?

John Henry Thomas: Conversation kinda dried up, ma'am.

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D.J. Giles: Wait a minute! I didn't do anything!

John Henry Thomas: You should have!

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[Union Captain allows last escaping wagon to cross river]

Yankee sergeant at river: Sir, I don't mean to...

Union Capt. at river: I know, sergeant! But if I can't have the whole dog, I don't want the tail!

Yankee sergeant at river: Yes, sir.

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Col. John Henry Thomas: [Thomas and Langdon are talking to the Mexican bandit] Is the flap on your holster snapped or unsnapped, my Confederate friend?

Col. James Langdon: Snapped, my Yankee friend.

Col. John Henry Thomas: Then, I guess I'm his pigeon.

[Draws and fires as the Mexican goes for his gun]

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Col. James Langdon: [on finding his men still in uniform] General Robert E. Lee surrendered, am I right?

Capt. Anderson: Yes, sir.

Col. James Langdon: That means that officially we no longer exist as an armed body; yet everywhere I look here today I see armed men, wearing uniforms and flying the battle flag! Get it down!

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[during a tryst with Charlotte, she tells him she's sixteen]

Blue Boy: I like that you're so young. It gives us more time to be together.

[kisses her]

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Station-keeper: See'd your dust all day. What you drivin'? Buffalo?

Col. John Henry Thomas: Stage arrived yet?

Station-keeper: It's overdue. I ain't askin' cause I don't care, but if your name's Thomas there's a couple of poppinjays waitin' inside ta see ya. They been here for two days now. I give 'em water the first day and they've took'n root.

Col. John Henry Thomas: Government agents?

Station-keeper: I ain't asked. They ain't said.

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Col. John Henry Thomas: Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.

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Shortgrub: Where to, John Henry?

Col. John Henry Thomas: Shortgrub, I've been tryin' for three years to get you to call me Colonel. Now it's too late.

Shortgrub: Where to, John Henry?

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Cpl. Little George: Oh, no. Not again.

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Col. John Henry Thomas: [after seeing Cpl. Little George for the first time] You sure you wanna go through with this?

Bobby Joe: Biggest Reb I ever saw...

Col. John Henry Thomas: That's the biggest *anything* I ever saw.

[takes Bobby Joe's hat]

Col. John Henry Thomas: Here... I'll write your folks.

Bobby Joe: Huh? Oh... yeah.

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Col. James Langdon: [takes the bottle of whiskey from the Sargent] Let's just say we haven't seen the end yet.

Col. John Henry Thomas: [takes the bottle from Col. Langdon] You will if you keep drinkin' this stuff.

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Col. James Langdon: Y'all come back now... y'hear?

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