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Mrs. Sundance (TV Movie 1974) Poster

(1974 TV Movie)

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Charles Siringo: Well?

Mr. Spence: She came in two days ago - hied over to Amy Wilkens'. Didn't place her at first until they caught her rolling a customer. Hold your face up. Yeah, she's your one all right. I would have taken her to Denver myself, except it's a long ride and I heard you were in the field and... Hey, what I mean, if you want to hear a story, give me a few minutes with her and I'll have her confessin'!

Charles Siringo: Put her back in your corral, Mr. Spence.

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[Mrs. Lee checks the title of one of Etta's textbooks]

Mrs. Lee: "Knights of the Round Table" What's it about?

Etta Place: A way of life - ideas, enemies, friends...

Mrs. Lee: Lydia Cain didn't teach that in my day. Taught us we's here and they's there and you did Jesus' work with a whip.

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Mrs. Lee: What are you doing here, Miss Johnson? If I were younger, if I looked like you, I'd want to take the first train out. You have everything in the world and you come here. Well, that doesn't make any sense. No reason - except for one thing that I can think of.

Etta Place: What's that, Mrs. Lee?

Mrs. Lee: We're simple people, but kind - too kind. Even the deer come in to hide. You can do that here. I've been watching you since the first day you came. Every time a train stops, every time someone just passes through - the fear in your eyes. Hiding out; never showing till they're gone. Why? Hiding from what? Who wants you?

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Jack Maddox: The whole country's lookin' for you. You know that? They say you know where it's all at: money, people, all the guys that rode with Sundance and Butch from here to the Hole-in-the-Wall. They say what you know could fill a bank. That's what they say. What were you thinkin' about comin' back here?

Etta Place: It's my home.

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Jack Maddox: What's the matter? I thought you were a rambler?

Etta Place: I tried.

Jack Maddox: Shake your feet!

Etta Place: Not any more. I can't run any more.

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Jack Maddox: Sundance never taught you that.

Etta Place: Sundance was good at it. Even Siringo couldn't catch him - drove him out of the country, but he couldn't catch him. Took an army to do that. He taught me to hunt and ride and trap. He was... oh, how he could take my breathe away. There was never any talk of the future - we both seemed to know what it would be. And he was true to his name - Sundance. He spent more time in the air than on the ground - but then, of course, you knew him.

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Fanny Porter: Sundance isn't dead. He's alive and he's back.

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Charles Siringo: They say it's just across the border into Wyoming - a prehistoric lake. Receding waters left it hemmed in by mountains; honeycombed with passages where a man could hide forever. Only one of those passage leades in - the Hole in the Wall - and only one living person known to us knows the way... Etta Place.

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Jack Maddox: I don't know what the game is here...

Charles Siringo: The game, Mr. Maddox, is names.

Davis: Elzy Lay, Lonnie Logan, Ben Kilpatrick...

Charles Siringo: Familiar names, Mr. Maddox?

Merkle: Tom O'Day, Bob Lee...

Jack Maddox: They're Cassidy's bunch - the Wild Bunch!

Charles Siringo: Still raiding from their base in the Hole. Still wanted dead or alive for a combined reward of $200,000. Etta Place will lead us up there, we will follow her in - that's the plan, Mr. Maddox.

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[Etta is surprised when the broke Maddox arrives at Fanny's with two horses and plenty of supplies]

Etta Place: Where did all that come from?

Jack Maddox: I ran into a couple of local fellas who thought they could spell poker.

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Etta Place: What are you doing here with me now?

Jack Maddox: Well, I thought if I took you through, if I helped you get through, Sundance would show favor for it and take me on.

Etta Place: You get us up there and I get us through the Hole in the Wall, is that it?

Jack Maddox: That's it. It's a fair bargain, huh?

Etta Place: I don't know the way in.

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Etta Place: I'd be in here mostly and I'd hear him ride up, or he'd just be here when I'd come home. Just like that. Sometimes with pockets of money, broke sometimes. Money just ran through his hands... and so did I.

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Charles Siringo: We'll be comin' in one hour after you - exactly one hour.

Jack Maddox: How do we get past their outposts?

Charles Siringo: They know her. They'll let you in.

Jack Maddox: How do you get by 'em?

Charles Siringo: My problem.

Jack Maddox: Now once we get up there, there's goin' to be some pretty direct questions.

Charles Siringo: Your problem.

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[reading the names on the tombstones in the Hole-in-the-Wall graveyard]

Jack Maddox: There's Tom O'Day, Lonnie Logan, Bob Lee. No Wild Bunch. Dead.

Etta Place: How far is Siringo behind us, Mr. Maddox? That's what this is all about, isn't it? Blood money - I lead them up here and they collect the reward for those left.

[reading another gravestone]

Jack Maddox: "I am buried by old Walt Putnam, boys. They are chasing me, but I am in Hell. Ha ha." Nothin'. Nothin' here. Nobody knew - that was their joke. Old Walt bringin' 'em up here to bury. They're all dead and gone.

Etta Place: Except me, Mr. Maddox.

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Etta Place: What was in it for you?

Jack Maddox: I was in the Colorado State prison for attempted robbery. Attempted - I couldn't even do that right. Siringo sprung me. I don't know how he did - he has a way with these things. The deal was... well, you know what the deal was.

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[last lines]

Etta Place: There goes Jack Maddox, they'll say. He knew the Sundance Kid and I knew 'em both.

Jack Maddox: Just shows what a man can do in this country.

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