The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Script

SAY, BUDDY, WILL YOU STAKE A FELLOW AM--

HEY, MISTER.

WILL YOU STAKE A FELLOW AMERICAN TO A MEAL?

OCHENTA CENTAVOS.

OCHENTA CENTAVOS.

THE LOTTERY, SEÑOR?

BEAT IT. I AIN'T BUYING NO LOTTERY TICKETS.

GO ON, BEAT IT.

4,000 PESOS THE BIG PRIZE.

GET AWAY FROM ME, YOU LITTLE BEGGAR!

THE WHOLE TICKET IS ONLY 4 PESOS.

IT'S A SURE WINNER.

I AIN'T GOT 4 PESOS.

BUY A QUARTER OF A TICKET FOR 1 PESO SILVER.

IF YOU DON'T GET AWAY FROM ME, I'M GONNA THROW THIS WATER RIGHT IN YOUR FACE.

THEN 1/10 OF A TICKET, SEÑOR, FOR 40 CEN--

SEÑOR, BUY 1/20.

1/20 COSTS YOU ONLY 20 CENTAVOS.

LOOK, SEÑOR. ADD THE FIGURES UP.

YOU GET 13.

WHAT BETTER NUMBER COULD YOU BUY?

IT'S A SURE WINNER.

HOW SOON'S THE DRAWING?

ONLY 3 WEEKS OFF.

GIVE ME 1/20 SO'S I DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AT YOUR UGLY FACE.

ES UN NUMERO EXCELENTE, SEÑOR.

GRACIAS. COME AGAIN NEXT TIME.

I ALWAYS HAVE THE WINNERS, ALL THE LUCKY NUMBERS. GOOD LUCK.

13. [CHUCKLES]

EXCUSE ME.

CIGARETTE?

THANKS.

IT'S HOT.

YEAH.

WHAT A TOWN...

TAMPICO.

YOU SAID IT, BROTHER.

IF I COULD JUST GET ME A JOB THAT WOULD BRING IN ENOUGH TO BUY PASSAGE, I'D SHAKE ITS DUST OFF MY FEET SOON ENOUGH, YOU BET.

YEAH.

WELL, IF I WAS A NATIVE, I'D GET ME A CAN OF SHOE POLISH AND I'D BE IN BUSINESS.

THEY'D NEVER LET A GRINGO.

SIT ON A BENCH TILL YOU'RE THREE-QUARTERS STARVED.

YOU CAN BEG FROM ANOTHER GRINGO.

YOU CAN EVEN COMMIT BURGLARY.

YOU TRY SHINING SHOES IN THE STREET, PEDDLING LEMONADE OUT OF A BUCKET, AND YOUR HASH IS SETTLED.

YOU'LL NEVER GET ANOTHER JOB FROM AN AMERICAN.

YEAH, AND THE NATIVES WOULD HOUND AND PESTER YOU TO DEATH.

SOME TOWN TO BE BROKE IN.

WHAT TOWN ISN'T?

HEY, UH...

WILL YOU STAKE A FELLOW AMERICAN TO A MEAL?


[CASH REGISTER RINGS]


HEY, MISTER.

WILL YOU STAKE A FELLOW AMERICAN TO A MEAL?

SUCH IMPUDENCE NEVER CAME MY WAY.

EARLY THIS AFTERNOON I GAVE YOU MONEY.

WHILE I WAS HAVING MY SHOES POLISHED, I GAVE YOU MORE MONEY.

NOW YOU PUT THE BITE ON ME AGAIN.

DO ME A FAVOR, WILL YOU?

GO OCCASIONALLY TO SOMEBODY ELSE.

THIS IS BEGINNING TO GET TIRESOME.

EXCUSE ME, MISTER. I NEVER KNOWED IT WAS YOU.

I NEVER LOOKED AT YOUR FACE.

I JUST LOOKED AT YOUR HANDS AND THE MONEY YOU GAVE ME.

BEG PARDON, MISTER.

I PROMISE I'LL NEVER PUT THE BITE ON YOU AGAIN.

THIS IS THE VERY LAST YOU GET FROM ME.

JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T FORGET YOUR PROMISE, HERE'S ANOTHER PESO.

THANKS, MISTER. THANKS.

BUT FROM NOW ON, YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT MY ASSISTANCE.

HEY, BUDDY.

CAN YOU STAKE A FELLOW AMERICAN TO A MEAL?

I WON'T GIVE YOU A RED CENT, BUT IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY, I'LL GIVE YOU A JOB.

YEAH? WHAT'S THE CATCH?

THERE'S NO CATCH.

I GOT A JOB FOR YOU IF YOU WANT IT.

IT'S HARD WORK, BUT GOOD PAY.

DID YOU EVER RIG A CAMP?

SURE.

WELL, THE FERRY'S MAKING OFF.

ONE OF MY MEN HASN'T SHOWED UP.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED TO HIM.

HE'S PROBABLY FILTHY DRUNK IN SOME DIVE.

WHAT'S THE PAY?

8 BUCKS AMERICAN A DAY.

WELL, DON'T JUST STAND THERE. MAKE UP YOUR MIND.

THE FERRY DOESN'T WAIT.

I'M YOUR MAN.

COME ON.

HELLO THERE.

HELLO YOURSELF.

Man: OK, YOU GUYS. GET ABOARD.

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

[BELL CLANGING]

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU TWO?

CAN'T YOU TAKE IT?

WELL, IT'S 130 IN THE SHADE, AND THERE AIN'T ANY SHADE UP THERE ON THAT DERRICK.

WELL, JUST FIGURE YOU'RE A COUPLE OF MILLIONAIRES IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE STEAM BATH.

AND THE SOONER WE'RE THROUGH, THE SOONER WE'LL BE BACK IN TOWN DRINKING COLD BEER.

WE'LL BE FINISHED WITHIN 2 WEEKS.

I'M GIVING YOU FELLAS A BONUS.

YEAH, WELL, IT'S COMING TO US, WORKING 16, 18 HOURS A DAY LIKE WE DO.

AH, DON'T GO CRYIN' TO YOUR MAMAS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I'M PAYING TOP SALARIES AND A BONUS.

HOW ABOUT OUR PAY, ANYWAY? AND WHEN DO WE GET IT?

I AIN'T SEEN A BUCK OUT OF YOU YET, PAT.

AH, YOU'LL GET YOUR DOUGH, ALL RIGHT.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.

WHEN WE GET BACK TO TAMPICO.

WHAT COULD YOU DO WITH MONEY OUT HERE, ANYWAY, EXCEPT GAMBLE AND LOSE IT?

YOU'LL BE PAID AS WE STEP OFF THE FERRY.

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

THAT AGENT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE WITH THE DOUGH.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT COULD'VE HAPPENED.

THERE'S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, THOUGH.

I'LL GO OVER TO THE OFFICE AND PICK UP THE MONEY MYSELF. YOU MEN STAY HERE.

HEY, PAT, ANY OBJECTION TO A COUPLE OF US COMING ALONG WITH YOU?

WHAT'S THE MATTER, DON'T YOU TRUST ME?

YOU THINK I'D RUN OUT ON YOU?

NO, PAT, I DON'T THINK YOU'D DO A THING LIKE THAT, BUT I AIN'T GOT A CENT--

NOT EVEN ENOUGH TO BUY ME A GLASS OF BEER.

SAY, YOU TWO GUYS MEET ME OVER AT THE CANTINA MADRID.

IT'S A QUARTER OF 2:00 NOW, AND I'LL BE OVER THERE NO LATER THAN 3:00.

PAT McCORMICK? SI.

HE COME IN FROM TIME TO TIME.

I NO SEE HIM LATELY.

Man: PAT McCORMICK?

WHAT ABOUT PAT McCORMICK?

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET US HERE.

DOES HE OWE YOU ANY MONEY?

YEAH.

SAY, HOW LONG YOU GUYS BEEN AROUND TAMPICO, ANYWAY?

WHAT'S THAT GOT TO DO WITH IT?

ONLY FOREIGNERS AND HALF-BAKED AMERICANS FALL FOR McCORMICK'S TRICKS.

HOW DO YOU MEAN?

I MEAN HE HIRES DUMB GUYS LIKE YOU TO WORK FOR HIM.

WHEN IT COMES TIME TO PAY OFF, HE TAKES A POWDER.

HOW MUCH WE GOT LEFT OF THAT 10 HE GAVE US, DOBBSY?

$2.50.

NOT EVEN ENOUGH FOR ONE BED.

I KNOW A JOINT THAT'S FULL OF RATS, SCORPIONS, AND COCKROACHES.

THE COTS ARE ONLY 50 CENTAVOS A NIGHT.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

[MEN COUGHING]

...A DIME A DOZEN IF THEY CAN BE HAD AT ALL.

STREETS ARE FULL OF GUYS PUSHING EACH OTHER.

Man: GOLD IN MEXICO? WHY, SURE THERE IS.

NOT 10 DAYS FROM HERE BY RAIL OR PACK TRAIN, THERE'S A MOUNTAIN WAITING FOR THE RIGHT GUY TO COME ALONG, DISCOVER A TREASURE, AND THEN TICKLE IT TILL IT LETS HIM HAVE IT.

THE QUESTION IS, ARE YOU THE RIGHT GUY?

AH, REAL BONANZAS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.

THEY TAKE A LOT OF FINDING.

SAY, ANSWER ME THIS ONE, WILL YOU?

WHY IS GOLD WORTH SOME 20 BUCKS AN OUNCE?

I DON'T KNOW. BECAUSE IT'S SCARCE.

1,000 MEN, SAY, GO SEARCHING FOR GOLD.

AFTER 6 MONTHS, ONE OF THEM'S LUCKY--

ONE OUT OF THE 1,000.

HIS FIND REPRESENTS NOT ONLY HIS OWN LABOR BUT THAT OF 999 OTHERS TO BOOT.

THAT'S 6,000 MONTHS, OR 500 YEARS, SCRABBLING OVER MOUNTAINS, GOING HUNGRY AND THIRSTY.

AN OUNCE OF GOLD, MISTER, IS WORTH WHAT IT IS BECAUSE OF THE HUMAN LABOR THAT WENT INTO THE FINDING AND THE GETTING OF IT.

NEVER THOUGHT OF IT JUST LIKE THAT.

THERE'S NO OTHER EXPLANATION, MISTER.

GOLD ITSELF AIN'T GOOD FOR NOTHING EXCEPT FOR MAKING JEWELRY WITH, GOLD TEETH.

GOLD'S A DEVILISH SORT OF A THING, ANYWAY.

YOU START OUT, YOU TELL YOURSELF YOU'LL BE SATISFIED WITH 25,000 HANDSOME SMACKERS WORTH OF IT.

SO HELP MY LORD AND CROSS MY HEART.

FINE RESOLUTION.

AFTER MONTHS OF SWEATING YOURSELF DIZZY AND GROWING SHORT ON PROVISIONS AND FINDING NOTHING, YOU FINALLY COME DOWN TO 15,000, THEN 10.

FINALLY, YOU SAY, "LORD, LET ME JUST FIND $5,000.

I'LL NEVER ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE THE REST OF MY LIFE."

$5,000 IS A LOT OF MONEY.

YEAH, HERE IN THIS JOINT IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT, BUT, I TELL YOU, IF YOU WAS TO MAKE A REAL STRIKE, YOU COULDN'T BE DRAGGED AWAY.

NOT EVEN THE THREAT OF MISERABLE DEATH WOULD KEEP YOU FROM TRYING TO ADD 10,000 MORE.

10, YOU'D WANT TO GET 25. 25, YOU'D WANT TO GET 50.

50, 100.

LIKE ROULETTE, ONE MORE TURN--

YOU KNOW, ALWAYS ONE MORE.

IT WOULDN'T BE THAT WAY WITH ME.

I SWEAR IT WOULDN'T.

I'D TAKE ONLY WHAT I SET OUT TO GET, EVEN IF THERE WAS STILL A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH LYING AROUND WAITING TO BE PICKED UP.

I'VE DUG IN ALASKA AND CANADA AND COLORADO.

I WAS WITH THE CROWD IN THE BRITISH HONDURAS BEFORE I'D MADE MY FARE BACK HOME AND ALMOST ENOUGH OVER TO CURE ME OF THE FEVER I'D CAUGHT.

DUG IN CALIFORNIA AND AUSTRALIA, ALL OVER THE WORLD, PRACTICALLY.

I KNOW WHAT GOLD DOES TO MEN'S SOULS.

YOU TALK AS THOUGH YOU STRUCK IT RICH SOMETIME OR OTHER, POP.

HOW ABOUT IT?

THEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN HERE, A DOWN-AND-OUTER?

THAT'S THE GOLD. THAT'S WHAT IT MAKES OF US.

NEVER KNEW A PROSPECTOR YET THAT DIED RICH.

MAKE ONE FORTUNE, YOU'RE SURE TO BLOW IT IN TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER.

I'M NO EXCEPTION TO THE RULE.

AH, SURE, I'M AN ODD OLD BONE NOW, BUT, SAY, DON'T YOU GUYS THINK THE SPIRIT'S GONE.

I'M ALL SET TO SHOULDER A PICKAX AND A SHOVEL ANYTIME ANYBODY'S WILLING TO SHARE EXPENSES.

RATHER GO BY MYSELF. GOING IT ALONE'S THE BEST WAY, BUT YOU GOT TO HAVE A STOMACH FOR LONELINESS.

SOME GUYS GO NUTTY WITH IT.

ON THE OTHER HAND, GOING WITH A PARTNER, TOO, IS DANGEROUS--MURDER'S ALWAYS LURKING ABOUT, PARTNERS ACCUSING EACH OTHER OF ALL SORTS OF CRIMES.

OH, AS LONG AS THERE'S NO FIND, THE NOBLE BROTHERHOOD WILL LAST.

BUT WHEN THE PILES OF GOLD BEGIN TO GROW, THAT'S WHEN THE TROUBLE STARTS.

ME, NOW, I WOULDN'T MIND A LITTLE OF THAT KIND OF TROUBLE.

AH, I THINK I'LL GO TO SLEEP AND DREAM ABOUT PILES OF GOLD GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER AND BIGGER.

DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THAT OLD MAN WHO WAS DOING ALL THE TALKING AT THE OSO NEGRO SAID THE OTHER NIGHT ABOUT GOLD CHANGING A MAN'S SOUL SO'S HE AIN'T THE SAME KIND OF A GUY THAT HE WAS BEFORE FINDING IT?

GUESS THAT ALL DEPENDS ON THE MAN.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I SAY.

GOLD DON'T CARRY ANY CURSE WITH IT.

IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHETHER OR NOT THE GUY WHO FINDS IT IS THE RIGHT GUY.

THE WAY I SEE IT, GOLD CAN BE AS MUCH OF A BLESSING AS A CURSE.

HEY, UH, DOBBSY.

YEAH?

LOOK WHO'S COMING OUT OF THE HOTEL BRISTOL.

IS THAT PAT McCORMICK, OR AM I SEEING THINGS?

IT'S HIM.

LET'S GET HIM.

LET'S GET HIM HARD.

WHY DON'T YOU AND ME GO AND BUY ME SHOPPING THINGS, HUH?

FOR INSTANCE, I COULD USE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES. ZAPATOS.

HELLO, FELLAS. HOW ARE YOU?

I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU.

MR. DOBBS AND MR. CURTIN, SEÑORITA...

LOPEZ.

OH, YEAH. LOPEZ. I WANT YOU FELLAS TO COME AND HAVE A DRINK WITH ME.

PERDONA, MI VIDA.

I HAVE SOME BUSINESS TO ATTEND TO WITH THESE GENTLEMEN.

YOU GO BACK UP TO THE HOTEL AND WAIT, HUH?

I WON'T BE LONG.

UNOS MINUTOS, NO MAS, CHIQUITA.

Lopez: OK.

WELL, FELLAS, LET'S HAVE THAT DRINK.

WHERE YOU BEEN KEEPING YOURSELVES?

I'VE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR YOU.

3 SHOTS OF RYE.

MAKE MINE BRANDY.

2 BRANDIES.

RYE'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.

WELL, BOYS, I SUPPOSE YOU'RE WONDERING ABOUT THAT MONEY THAT'S COMING TO YOU.

THE FACT IS, I HAVEN'T BEEN PAID OFF ON THAT CONTRACT YET MYSELF.

IF I HAD THE MONEY, YOU'D GET IT FIRST THING. YOU KNOW THAT.

I'LL PUT YOU BOTH ON MY NEXT CONTRACT.

IT'LL COME THROUGH BY MONDAY AND WE CAN SET OUT FRIDAY.

HERE'S MUD IN YOUR EYE!

WE WANT WHAT'S COMING TO US, AND WE WANT IT RIGHT HERE AND NOW.

WELL, DIDN'T I JUST GET THROUGH TELLING YOU--

BETTER COME ACROSS, PAT.

WELL, BOYS, I TELL YOU WHAT I'LL DO.

I'LL GIVE YOU 25%.

I GUESS I CAN MAKE IT 30%, AND THE BALANCE, SAY, THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK, HUH?

NOTHING DOING. RIGHT HERE AND NOW.

EVERY CENT YOU OWE US OR YOU WON'T WALK OUT OF HERE.

YOU'LL HAVE TO BE CARRIED OUT.

OH, NOW, LET'S DON'T STOP BEING FRIENDS.

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER DRINK?

2 MORE BRANDIES FOR THE GENTLEMEN, AND PUT THE BOTTLE ON THE BAR.

IF YOU'VE GOT ANY IDEAS ABOUT GETTING US LIQUORED UP...

OH, NO. I'M JUST INVITING YOU TO HAVE A FRIENDLY DRINK WITH ME.


[PANTING]

I'M LICKED, BOYS. I'M LICKED.

Curtin: GIVE US OUR MONEY.

YEAH. GIVE US OUR MONEY.

I CAN'T SEE.

50...100...

200...300.

THAT'S IT, AIN'T IT, CURT?

YEAH, THAT'S IT.

LET'S BEAT IT BEFORE THE LAW ARRIVES.

HERE'S FOR THE DRINKS AND THE USE OF THE CANTINA.

YOU KNOW SOMETHING, CURT?

WHAT?

WE AIN'T VERY SMART, HANGING AROUND TAMPICO WAITING FOR A JOB.

THE MONEY'S GETTING SHORTER EVERY DAY, AND PRETTY SOON WE'RE RIGHT BACK WHERE WE WERE--

ON THE BUM AGAIN, PUSHING GUYS FOR DIMES AND SLEEPING AROUND IN FREIGHT CARS.

GOT ANY IDEAS?

YEAH. THAT OLD MAN IN THE OSO NEGRO STARTED ME TO THINKING.

WHAT ABOUT?

WHY NOT TRY GOLD DIGGING FOR A CHANGE?

WELL, IT AIN'T ANY RISKIER THAN WAITING AROUND HERE FOR A BREAK.

AND THIS IS THE COUNTRY WHERE THE NUGGETS OF GOLD ARE JUST CRYING FOR YOU TO TAKE THEM OUT OF THE GROUND, MAKE THEM SHINE IN COINS, ON THE FINGERS AND NECKS OF SWELL DAMES.

ONE THING, LIVING IN THE OPEN'S CHEAPER THAN IT IS HERE IN TAMPICO.

OUR MONEY WOULD LAST LONGER.

SURE. THE LONGER IT LASTS, THE GREATER OUR CHANCE OF DIGGING SOMETHING UP WOULD BE.

WE'D HAVE TO HAVE EQUIPMENT, ALL RIGHT--

PICKS AND SPADES, PANS, BURROS.

WONDER HOW MUCH IT WOULD ALL COST.

THAT OLD MAN WOULD KNOW.

YEAH. HE COULD GIVE US SOME POINTERS, ALL RIGHT.

HE'S TOO OLD TO TAKE ALONG WITH US, OF COURSE.

WE'D HAVE TO PACK HIM ON OUR BACKS.

YOU CAN'T TELL ABOUT SOME OF THOSE OLD GUYS.

IT'S SURPRISING SOMETIMES HOW TOUGH THEY ARE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT GOLD LOOKS LIKE IN THE GROUND.

I'VE ONLY SEEN IT IN JEWELRY STORE WINDOWS AND PEOPLE'S MOUTHS.

YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT PROSPECTING?

UH, NOT MUCH WHEN YOU COME RIGHT DOWN TO IT.

WE MIGHT HAVE REAL USE FOR AN EXPERIENCED GUY LIKE THAT OLD-TIMER.

LET'S GO HUNT HIM UP RIGHT AWAY.

WILL I GO? WHAT A QUESTION. OF COURSE I'LL GO.

ANY TIME, ANY DAY.

I WAS ONLY WAITING FOR ONE OR TWO GUYS TO ASK ME.

HUNT FOR GOLD? ALWAYS AT YOUR SERVICE.

I GOT 300 AMERICAN BUCKS READY CASH HERE IN THE BANK.

200 I'M ALL SET TO INVEST.

IT'S THE LAST MONEY I GOT IN THE WORLD, AND THAT'S ON ACCOUNT OF I'M ALL FINISHED UP.

BUT IF YOU DON'T TAKE A RISK, CAN'T MAKE A GAIN.

HOW MUCH DOUGH YOU GUYS GOT TO PUT IN?

I GOT 150 BUCKS, AND CURTIN HERE HAS GOT THE SAME.

500 BUCKS AIN'T HARDLY ENOUGH TO BUY THE TOOLS AND WEAPONS AND ESSENTIAL PROVISIONS.

WEAPONS? WHAT DO WE NEED WEAPONS FOR?

MEAT'S ONE THING AND BANDITS ANOTHER.

BANDIT COUNTRY'S WHERE WE'D BE GOING.

WE OUGHT TO HAVE 600 BUCKS BETWEEN US.

THAT MUCH, EH?

CAN'T YOU DIG UP ANY MORE?

NOT A RED CENT.

SEÑOR!

SEÑOR! GIVE ME MY MONEY, SEÑOR!

10% PERCENT I GET FOR SELLING THE WINNING TICKET!

GET AWAY FROM ME, WILL YOU?

AW, PLEASE, SEÑOR.

WHOEVER DRAWS THE LUCKY NUMBER ALWAYS GIVES A PRESENT TO THE SELLER--

I TELL YOU, I DON'T WANT ANY LOTTERY TICKET!

IF YOU DON'T, YOU HAVE BAD LUCK REST OF YOUR LIFE!

WAIT A MINUTE. WHAT DID YOU FIRST SAY?

HE'S TRYING TO TELL YOU HE SOLD YOU THE WINNING TICKET.

HEY--HEY, WAIT A MINUTE.

THIS WHAT YOU MEAN?

SI, SEÑOR.

YOU SAY IT'S A WINNER?

SI. A 200-PESO PRIZE. TRES-SIETE-DOS-UNO.

HEY! THAT'S MY NUMBER!

SURE ENOUGH!

OH, JUST LOOK AT THAT FAT, RICH, PRINTED NUMBER.

THAT'S THE KIND OF SUGAR PAPA LIKES.

OH, 200 PESOS. WELCOME, SWEET LITTLE SMACKAROOS.

HERE, SON. HERE'S A PRESENT FOR YOU, WITH MY BLESSING.

MUCHAS GRACIAS, SEÑOR.

WELL, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHAKE THE HAND THAT BOUGHT THAT TICKET?

CONGRATULATIONS.

CONGRATULATIONS YOURSELF.

YOU STAND TO PROFIT OUT OF THIS THE SAME AS I DO.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT OUT?

WELL, DIDN'T HE JUST SAY WE NEEDED 600 BUCKS?

WELL, THAT'S WHAT WE GOT NOW, AIN'T IT?

YEAH, BUT-- BUT WHAT?

HOW COME YOU'RE PUTTING UP FOR ME?

THIS IS AN ALL-OR-NOTHING PROPOSITION, AIN'T IT?

IF WE MAKE A FIND, WE'LL BE LIGHTING OUR CIGARS WITH $100 BILLS.

IF WE DON'T, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT YOU PUT UP AND WHAT I PUT UP AIN'T ENOUGH TO KEEP ME FROM BEING RIGHT BACK WHERE I WAS THIS AFTERNOON--

POLISHING A BENCH WITH THE SEAT OF MY PANTS.

PUT HER THERE, PARD.

[WHISTLE BLOWING]

WE'LL BUY OUR BURROS HERE, THEN HEAD NORTHWEST AWAY FROM THE RAILROAD.

NO USE LOOKING ANYWHERE NEARBY A RAILROAD OR ANY KIND OF ROAD AT ALL, FOR THAT MATTER, BECAUSE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS MAKE IT THEIR BUSINESS TO EXAMINE EVERY BIT OF GROUND AROUND THE ROAD WHILE THEY BUILD THEM.

WE GOT TO GO WHERE THERE'S NO TRAILS AT ALL, WHERE YOU CAN BE POSITIVE THAT NO SURVEYOR OR ANYBODY WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT PROSPECTING HAS EVER BEEN THERE BEFORE.

BEST PLACES ARE THOSE WHO...

ANYBODY WHO WORKS ON A SALARY WOULDN'T GO, BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T THINK IT WORTH HIS WHILE TO RISK HIS HIDE.

[LOUD JOLT]

[GUNSHOT]

''ECHENSE AL PISO PRONTO!

''MI VALIJA! ''ANDALE!


I GOT 3 OF THEM. CREDIT ME WITH 3.

HOW MANY DID YOU GET?

A COUPLE, I GUESS.

I'M ONE UP ON YOU.

BET I GOT MORE THAN YOU DID, POP.

I GOT 3. NICE SHOOTING, EH?

LOOK AT THAT BULLET HOLE ABOUT 2 INCHES FROM WHERE MY HEAD WAS.

THAT WAS CLOSE, EH?

THE BULLETS WERE SURE FLYING THICK AND FAST IN HERE FOR A MINUTE.

SOUNDED LIKE THERE WAS A SWARM OF BEES IN THIS COACH.

THAT BANDIT WITH THE GOLD HAT THAT RODE ALONGSIDE THE TRAIN--

I HAD MY SIGHTS ON HIM, NICE AS YOU PLEASE.

THE TRAIN GAVE A JOLT AND I MISSED HIM.

SURE WISH I'D GOT HIM.

BIG BOULDER ON THE TRACK, SO TRAIN STOP.

BANDITS GET BIG SURPRISE BECAUSE SOLDIERS ON THE TRAIN WAITING FOR THEM.

NOT MANY PASSENGERS GET KILLED.

HERE'S WHERE WE'RE BOUND FOR HEREABOUTS.

DON'T SHOW PROPERLY WHETHER IT'S MOUNTAIN, SWAMP, OR DESERT.

THAT SHOWS THE MAKERS OF THE MAP THEMSELVES DON'T KNOW FOR SURE.

ONCE ON THE GROUND, ALL WE GOT TO DO IS OPEN UP OUR EYES AND LOOK AROUND.

YEAH, AND BLOW OUR NOSES, TOO.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I KNEW A FELLOW ONCE WHO COULD SMELL GOLD LIKE A JACKASS CAN SMELL WATER.

¿ESTOS BURROS SON LOS MEJORES QUE HAY EN LA REGION?

SI.

[BRAYING]

UNA "A" CON UNA MEDIA LUNA ARRIBA.

ESE, LO MISMO.

UNA "A" CON UNA MEDIA LUNA ARRIBA.

ESTE OTRO, IGUAL.

ESTE TAMBIEN IGUAL.

ESE, LO MISMO.

UNA "A" CON UNA MEDIA LUNA ARRIBA.

OIGAN, POR ESE RUMBO QUE USTEDES LLEVAN, A CINCO DIAS DE JORNADAS DE AQUI, HAY UN RIO MUY CAUDALOSO EN EL VERANO, PERO SECO EN INVIERNO.

Y MAS ALLA, HAY MONTAÑAS TAN ALTAS COMO LAS NUBES.

OOH! EL TERRENO ES MUY PELIGROSO.

HAY QUE ABRIRSE PASO A MACHETE.

WHAT'S ALL THAT ABOUT?

WE'RE GOING TO A COUNTRY VERY WILD AND DANGEROUS.

HAVE TO CUT AWAY THROUGH JUNGLES AND CLIMB MOUNTAINS SO HIGH, THEY RISE ABOVE THE CLOUDS.

THE TIGERS SO BIG AND STRONG, THEY CAN CLIMB TREES WITH BURROS IN THEIR MOUTHS.

GOOD. GLAD TO HEAR SUCH TALL TALES, 'CAUSE THAT MEANS MIGHTY FEW OUTSIDERS HAVE EVER SET FOOT THERE.

WELL, LET'S GET GOING.

NO, SEÑOR.

OH.

ASI.


HEY...

IF THERE WAS GOLD IN THEM MOUNTAINS, HOW LONG WOULD IT HAVE BEEN THERE?

MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF YEARS, WOULDN'T IT?

WHAT'S OUR HURRY?

COUPLE OF DAYS MORE OR LESS AIN'T GONNA MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.

REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID BACK IN TAMPICO ABOUT HAVING TO PACK THAT OLD MAN ON OUR BACKS?

THAT WAS WHEN I TOOK HIM FOR AN ORDINARY HUMAN BEING, NOT PART GOAT.

LOOK AT HIM CLIMB, WILL YOU?

WHAT GETS ME IS HOW HE CAN GO ALL DAY LONG IN THIS SUN WITHOUT ANY WATER.

MAYBE HE'S PART CAMEL, TOO.

IF I'D KNOWN WHAT PROSPECTING MEANT, I'D HAVE STAYED IN TAMPICO AND WAITED FOR ANOTHER JOB TO TURN UP.

HEY.

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

LOOK.

LOOK AT IT GLITTER.

IT'S YELLOW, TOO, LIKE...

LIKE...

GOLD. GOLD.

HOWARD! HOWARD! HOWARD!

HOWARD! COME BACK! WE'VE FOUND SOMETHING!

HEY, LOOK! HEY, LOOK, CURT!

THERE'S A VEIN OF IT HERE IN THIS ROCK.

AND LOOK HERE!

LOOK, IT'S ALL AROUND.

IT'S PLENTY FOR YOU!

ONLY GOLD SHINES AND GLITTERS LIKE THAT.

WE'VE STRUCK IT, CURT.

LOOK.

FROM THE LOOKS OF THINGS, WE'VE STRUCK IT RICH.

LOOK, IT'S ALL OVER HERE.

I THINK WE'VE FOUND A--

A MOTHER LODE.

HOWARD! HOWARD! COME ON, LOOK!

LOOK! HERE!

LOOK AT THIS ROCK. IT'S FULL OF GOLD!

VEINS OF IT.

THAT WOULDN'T PAY YOUR DINNER FOR A CARLOAD.

IT AIN'T GOLD?

PYRITES. FOOL'S GOLD.

OH, NOT THAT THERE AIN'T PLENTY OF THE REAL STUFF HEREABOUTS.

WE'VE WALKED OVER IT 4 OR 5 TIMES.

THAT PLACE YESTERDAY LOOKED LIKE RICH DIGGINGS, BUT THE WATER FOR WASHING THE SAND WAS 11 MILES AWAY--TOO FAR.

AND THE OTHER PLACES--WELL, THERE WASN'T ENOUGH GOLD TO PAY US A GOOD DAY'S WAGES.

NEXT TIME YOU FELLAS STRIKE IT RICH, HOLLER FOR ME, WILL YOU, BEFORE YOU START SPLASHING WATER AROUND.

WATER'S PRECIOUS.

SOMETIMES IT CAN BE MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD.

BURRO!

[WIND HOWLING]

WHAT'S UP?

NORTHER, LOOKS LIKE.

A NORTHER? WHAT'S A NORTHER?

BIG WINDS FROM THE NORTH THIS TIME OF YEAR.

WHEN THEY BLOW HARD, THIS DESERT COUNTRY STANDS RIGHT UP ON ITS HIND LEGS.

RECKON THERE'S ONLY A FEW MORE MILES OF THIS HEAVY STUFF.

PRETTY SOON WE'LL BE OUT OF THIS VALLEY.

[BIRDS SQUAWKING]


[SNORING]

HEY, YOU FELLAS, HOW ABOUT SOME BEANS?

WANT SOME BEANS?

GOING THROUGH SOME MIGHTY ROUGH COUNTRY TOMORROW.

YOU BETTER HAVE SOME BEANS.

[PLAYS NOTES]

[PLAYING LIVELY TUNE]


YOU KNOW WHAT I'M THINKING?

I'M THINKING WE OUGHT TO GIVE UP, LEAVE THE WHOLE OUTFIT...

EVERYTHING BEHIND, AND GO BACK TO CIVILIZATION.

WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY? GO BACK?

HA HA! WELL, TELL MY OLD GRANDMOTHER!

I GOT 2 VERY ELEGANT BEDFELLOWS WHO KICK AT THE FIRST DROP OF RAIN AND HIDE IN THE CLOSET FROM THUNDER RUMBLES.

MY, MY, MY! WHAT GREAT PROSPECTORS!

2 SHOE CLERKS READING A MAGAZINE ABOUT PROSPECTING FOR GOLD IN THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN--

SOUTH OF THE BORDER OR WEST OF THE ROCKIES.

SHUT YOUR TRAP!

SHUT UP OR I'LL SMASH YOUR HEAD FLAT!

GO AHEAD! GO AHEAD! THROW IT!

IF YOU DID, YOU'D NEVER LEAVE THIS WILDERNESS ALIVE!

WITHOUT ME, YOU TWO WOULD DIE HERE MORE MISERABLE THAN RATS!

OH, LEAVE HIM ALONE!

CAN'T YOU SEE THAT THE OLD MAN'S NUTS?

NUTS? NUTS, AM I? HA!

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, MY 2 FINE BEDFELLOWS!

YOU'RE SO DUMB, THERE'S NOTHING TO COMPARE YOU WITH!

YOU'RE DUMBER THAN THE DUMBEST JACKASS!

LOOK AT EACH OTHER, WILL YOU?

YOU EVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE YOURSELF FOR BEING DUMB SPECIMENS? HA HA HA HA!

AH HA HA HA HA HA!

YOU'RE SO DUMB, YOU DON'T EVEN SEE THE RICHES YOU'RE TREADING ON WITH YOUR OWN FEET!

YEAH, DON'T EXPECT TO FIND NUGGETS OF MOLTEN GOLD.

IT'S RICH, BUT NOT THAT RICH.

AND HERE AIN'T THE PLACE TO DIG.

IT COMES FROM SOMEPLACE FURTHER UP. UP THERE.

UP THERE'S WHERE WE GOT TO GO.

UP THERE!

IS THAT IT?

THAT'S IT, ALL RIGHT. THE GOLD, I MEAN.

IT SURE DON'T LOOK LIKE I THOUGHT IT WOULD.

IT'S NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN SAND.

YEAH, IT'S JUST LIKE PLAIN SAND.

IT DON'T GLITTER.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD GLITTER.

OH, IT'LL GLITTER WHEN IT'S REFINED.

THAT'S SOME OTHER GUY'S JOB.

ALL WE GOT TO DO IS MINE IT AND GET IT BACK THERE.

YOU KNOW, GOLD AIN'T LIKE STONES IN A RIVER BED.

IT DON'T CRY OUT TO BE PICKED UP.

YOU GOT TO KNOW HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT.

AND FINDING IT AIN'T ALL-- NOT BY A LONG SHOT.

YOU GOT TO KNOW HOW TO TICKLE IT SO SHE'LL COME OUT LAUGHING.

YEAH, IT'S MIGHTY RICH. IT'LL PAY GOOD.

HOW GOOD?

OH, ABOUT 20 OUNCE TO THE TON.

THAT'S SOME $20 AN OUNCE.

HOW MANY TONS CAN WE HANDLE A WEEK?

DEPENDS ON HOW HARD WE WORK.

BETTER PITCH OUR CAMP DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE A BIT.

WHY DO THAT WHEN THE DIGGING'S UP HERE?

IN CASE ANYBODY HAPPENS BY, WE CAN TELL THEM WE'RE HUNTERS AND GET AWAY WITH IT, MAYBE.

WOULDN'T IT BE EASIER TO FILE A CLAIM?

EASIER MAYBE, BUT NOT SO PROFITABLE.

WOULDN'T BE NO TIME TILL A MAN FROM ONE OF THOSE BIG MINING COMPANIES WOULD BE UP HERE WITH A PAPER IN HIS HAND SHOWING WE HAD NO RIGHT TO BE HERE.

WELL?

HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU FELLAS, TO BE MEN OF PROPERTY?

THE TANKS WILL LEAK SOME AT FIRST TILL THE BOARDS BEGIN TO SWELL AND CLOSE THE SEAMS.

YEAH, I SURE HAD SOME COCKEYED IDEAS ABOUT PROSPECTING FOR GOLD.

IT WAS ALL IN THE FINDING, I THOUGHT.

I THOUGHT ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS FIND IT, PICK IT UP, PUT IT IN SACKS, AND CARRY THEM OFF TO THE NEAREST BANK.

YOU'RE LEARNIN'. PRETTY SOON, I WON'T BE ABLE TO TELL YOU A THING.

TANK FULL YET?

RIGHT TO THE TOP.

OPEN THE SLUICE GATE.


HOW MUCH DO YOU FIGURE IT TO BE NOW?

OH...

ABOUT $5,000 WORTH, I RECKON.

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO START DIVIDING IT UP?

ANYTIME YOU SAY.

WHAT'S THE USE OF DIVIDING IT AT ALL?

I DON'T SEE ANY POINT.

WE'RE ALL GOING BACK TOGETHER WHEN THE TIME COMES.

WHY DON'T WE WAIT UNTIL WE GET PAID FOR THE STUFF AND THEN JUST DIVIDE UP THE MONEY?

EITHER WAY SUITS ME. YOU FELLAS DECIDE.

I'M FOR DIVIDING IT UP AS WE'RE GOING ALONG.

MAKE EACH GUY RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN GOODS.

I RECKON I'D JUST AS SOON HAVE IT THAT WAY.

I DON'T LIKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF GUARDING YOUR TREASURE ANY TOO WELL.

WELL, WHO ASKED YOU TO?

HA HA! THAT'S RIGHT. YOU NEVER ASKED ME.

ONLY I THOUGHT I WAS THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY OF THE 3.

YOU?

HA! HOW COME?

I SAID THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY.

AS FAR AS BEING THE MOST HONEST, NO ONE CAN SAY.

I DON'T GET YOU.

ALL RIGHT, SUPPOSE YOU'RE IN CHARGE OF TAKING CARE OF THE GOODS.

ONE DAY, I'M DEEP IN THE BRUSH, AND CURTIN'S ON HIS WAY TO THE VILLAGE TO GET PROVISIONS.

THAT'D BE YOUR BIG CHANCE TO PACK UP AND LEAVE US IN THE COLD.

ONLY A GUY THAT'S A THIEF AT HEART WOULD THINK ME LIKELY TO DO A THING LIKE THAT.

RIGHT NOW, IT WOULDN'T BE WORTH YOUR WHILE, BUT WHEN THE PILE HAS GROWN, SAY, TO 300 OUNCES, THINK OF SUCH THINGS YOU WILL.

HOW'S ABOUT YOURSELF?

OH, I'M NOT QUICK ON MY FEET ANY LONGER.

YOU FELLAS ARE A LOT TOUGHER THAN WHEN WE STARTED OUT.

BY THE TIME THE PILE HAS GROWN TO BE REALLY TEMPTING, I WON'T BE ABLE TO RUN HALF AS FAST AS EITHER OF YOU.

YOU'D GET ME BY THE COLLAR AND STRING ME UP IN NO TIME.

THAT'S WHY I THINK I'M THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY OF THE OUTFIT.

LOOKING AT IT THAT WAY, I GUESS YOU'RE RIGHT.

BUT MAYBE IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO CUT THE PROCEEDS UP 3 WAYS EVERY NIGHT, TO RELIEVE YOU OF A RESPONSIBILITY YOU DON'T LIKE.

SWELL BY ME.

AFTER WE, SAY, WE'VE GOT A COUPLE HUNDRED OUNCES, IT'LL BE A NUISANCE CARRYING LITTLE BAGS HANGING FROM OUR NECKS.

AND EACH OF US WILL HAVE TO HIDE HIS SHARE OF THE TREASURE FROM THE OTHER TWO.

AND HAVING DONE SO, HE'D HAVE TO BE FOREVER ON THE WATCH THAT HIS HIDING PLACE IS NOT DISCOVERED.

WHAT A DIRTY, FILTHY MIND YOU'VE GOT.

OH, NO, NOT DIRTY. NOT DIRTY, BABY.

ONLY I KNOW WHAT KIND OF IDEAS EVEN SUPPOSEDLY DECENT PEOPLE GET WHEN GOLD'S AT STAKE.

ALL RIGHT...

HERE SHE GOES 3 WAYS.


[RUMBLING]


DOBBS!


DOBBS!


HOWARD!

HOWARD!

HOWARD!

HOWARD, COME QUICK!

[GROANING]

HE'S COMING AROUND.

[GROANING]

LAY STILL A MINUTE TILL YOU GET YOUR SENSES BACK.

WHAT HAPPENED?

PART OF THE MINE CAVED IN ON YOU.

[GROANING]

GOT A KNOCK ON THE HEAD.

NO BONES BROKEN?

NO, I...

I DON'T THINK SO.

WHO PULLED ME OUT?

CURTIN DID.

I OWE MY LIFE TO YOU, PARTNER.

FORGET IT.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY, OLD-TIMER, WHEN WE GET BACK AND CASH IN?

I'M GETTING ALONG IN YEARS.

OH, I CAN STILL HOLD UP MY OWN END WHEN IT COMES TO A HARD DAY'S WORK, BUT I'M NOT THE MAN I WAS ONCE.

NEXT YEAR, NEXT MONTH, NEXT WEEK, BY THUNDER, I WOULDN'T BE THE MAN I AM TODAY.

I RECKON I'LL SETTLE DOWN IN SOME QUIET PLACE, GET ME A LITTLE BUSINESS--

HARDWARE, GROCERY STORE--

SPEND THE BETTER PART OF MY TIME READING COMIC STRIPS AND ADVENTURE STORIES.

ONE THING'S FOR SURE--

I'M NOT GOING TO GO PROSPECTING AGAIN, WASTE MY TIME AND MONEY TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER GOLD MINE.

HOW ABOUT YOURSELF?

WHAT PLANS HAVE YOU, IF ANY?

OH, I FIGURE ON BUYING SOME LAND AND GROWING FRUIT-- PEACHES, MAYBE.

HOW'D YOU COME TO SETTLE ON PEACHES?

ONE SUMMER WHEN I WAS A KID, I WORKED AS A PICKER IN A PEACH HARVEST IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.

BOY, IT SURE WAS SOMETHING.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, OLD AND YOUNG--

WHOLE FAMILIES WORKING TOGETHER.

AT NIGHT, AFTER A DAY'S WORK, WE USED TO BUILD BIG BONFIRES AND SIT AROUND AND SING TO GUITAR MUSIC, TILL MORNING SOMETIMES.

YOU'D GO TO SLEEP AND WAKE UP AND SING, GO TO SLEEP AGAIN.

EVERYBODY HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.

EVER SINCE THEN, I'VE HAD A HANKERING TO BE A FRUIT GROWER.

IT MUST BE GRAND WATCHING YOUR OWN TREES PUT ON LEAVES, COME INTO BLOSSOM, AND BEAR--

WATCHING THE FRUIT GET BIG AND RIPE ON THE BOUGHS, READY FOR PICKING.

WHAT'S ALL THAT ABOUT?

WE'RE TELLING EACH OTHER WHAT WE AIM TO DO WHEN WE GET BACK.

OH.

ME, I GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.

TELL US ABOUT IT, DOBBSY.

WELL, FIRST OFF, I'M GOING TO A TURKISH BATH.

I'M GOING TO SWEAT AND SOAK TILL I GET ALL THE GRIME AND DIRT OUT OF MY SYSTEM.

THEN I'M GOING TO A HABERDASHER AND GONNA GET MYSELF A BRAND-NEW SET OF DUDS--

A DOZEN OF EVERYTHING.

THEN, I'M GOING TO A SWELL CAFE AND ORDER EVERYTHING ON THE BILL OF FARE.

AND IF IT AIN'T JUST RIGHT--

OR MAYBE EVEN IF IT IS--

I'M GOING TO BAWL THE WAITER OUT AND MAKE HIM TAKE THE WHOLE THING BACK.

WHAT'S NEXT ON THE PROGRAM?

WHAT WOULD BE?

IF I WERE YOU BOYS, I WOULDN'T TALK OR EVEN THINK ABOUT WOMEN.

IT AIN'T GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.

YEAH, MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT, SEEING AS HOW THE PROSPECTS ARE FAR OFF.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

WE OUGHT TO PUT SOME KIND OF A LIMIT ON OUR TAKE--AGREE BETWEEN OURSELVES, AND WHEN WE GET SO MUCH, WE JUST PULL UP STAKES AND BEAT IT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LIMIT OUGHT TO BE?

OH, SAY $25,000 WORTH APIECE.

25,000?

AH, SMALL POTATOES.

HOW MUCH DO YOU SAY?

OH, 50,000, ANYWAY.

75 WOULD BE MORE LIKE IT.

THAT WOULD TAKE A YEAR AT LEAST IF THE VEIN HELD OUT, WHICH WOULDN'T BE LIKELY.

WHAT'S A YEAR MORE OR LESS WHEN THAT KIND OF MONEY'S TO BE HAD?

25,000'S PLENTY AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, ENOUGH TO LAST ME OUT THE REST OF MY LIFETIME.

WELL, SURE. YOU'RE OLD. I'M YOUNG.

I NEED DOUGH, AND PLENTY OF IT.

25,000 IN ONE PIECE IS MORE THAN I EVER EXPECTED TO GET MY HANDS ON.

SMALL POTATOES.

THERE'S NO USE MAKING HOGS OF OURSELVES.

HOG, AM I?

MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW IT, BUT I'D BE WITHIN MY RIGHTS IF I DEMANDED HALF AGAIN AS MUCH AS YOU GET.

HOW COME?

THERE'S NO DENYING I PUT UP THE LION'S SHARE OF THE CASH, IS THERE?

SO YOU DID, DOBBSY, AND I ALWAYS MEANT TO PAY YOU BACK.

IN ANY CIVILIZED PLACE, THE BIGGEST INVESTOR GETS THE BIGGEST RETURN, DON'T HE?

THAT'S ONE THING IN FAVOR OF THE WILDS.

NOT THAT I INTEND TO DEMAND IT, BUT I'D BE WITHIN MY RIGHTS IF I DID.

NEXT TIME YOU GO CALLING ME A HOG, JUST REMEMBER WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE IF I'D WANTED TO.

I THINK IT'D BE WISE NOT TO PUT THINGS STRICTLY ON A MONEY BASIS.

HERE YOU ARE, DOBBS--

WHAT I OWE YOU... WITH INTEREST.

I JUST DON'T LIKE BEING CALLED A HOG, THAT'S ALL.

[BURRO BRAYS]


BETTER NOT GO JUMPING OUT ON ME LIKE THAT.

I MIGHT HAVE LET YOU HAVE IT.

YOU OUT FOR A MIDNIGHT STROLL?

TIGER OUT. I WANTED TO SEE IF THE BURROS WERE ALL RIGHT.

SO?

SORRY, DOBBSY.

I THINK I'LL SEE IF THE BURROS ARE ALL RIGHT.

GO AHEAD. HELP YOURSELF.

WHAT'S UP?

NOTHING'S UP.

WHERE'S DOBBS?

POKING AROUND IN THE DARK OUT THERE.

HE'S SURE TAKING A LONG TIME OUT THERE.

I THINK I'LL GO HAVE A LOOK-SEE.


WHERE'S CURTIN?

HE'S OUT THERE SOMEWHERE.

SAID HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A LOOK-SEE.


IT'S COME AROUND TO ME AGAIN, BUT I WON'T TAKE MY TURN IF YOU GUYS WILL STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR GOODS AND GO TO BED.

WE GOT WORK TO DO TOMORROW.

YOU CAN'T CATCH ME SLEEPING.

DON'T YOU EVER BELIEVE THAT.

I'M NOT THAT DUMB.

THE DAY YOU TRY TO PUT ANYTHING OVER ON ME WILL BE A COSTLY ONE FOR BOTH OF YOU.

ANY MORE LIP OUT OF YOU, AND I'LL HAUL OFF AND LET YOU HAVE IT.

IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU, YOU WON'T MONKEY AROUND WITH FRED C. DOBBS.

OUGHT TO GET A LOAD OF DOBBS.

HE'S DOWN THERE TALKING TO HIMSELF A MILE A MINUTE.

YEAH, SOMETHING'S EATING HIM, ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT.

HE'S JUST SPOILING FOR TROUBLE.

"WE'RE RUNNING SHORT OF PROVISIONS, DOBBSY.

HOW ABOUT YOU GOING TO THE VILLAGE?"

WHO DOES HOWARD THINK HE IS, ORDERING ME AROUND?

WHAT'S THAT, DOBBS?

NOTHING.

BETTER LOOK OUT. IT'S A BAD SIGN WHEN A GUY STARTS TALKING TO HIMSELF.

HELL, WHO ELSE AM I GOING TO TALK TO?

CERTAINLY NOT YOU OR CURTIN.

FINE PARTNERS YOU TWO ARE.

GOT SOMETHING UP YOUR NOSE?

BLOW IT OUT. IT'LL DO YOU GOOD.

DON'T GET THE IDEA YOU TWO ARE PUTTING ANYTHING OVER ON ME.

TAKE IT EASY, DOBBS.

I KNOW WHAT YOUR GAME IS.

WELL, YOU KNOW MORE THAN I DO.

WHY AM I ELECTED TO GO TO THE VILLAGE?

WHY ME INSTEAD OF YOU AND CURTIN?

DON'T THINK I DON'T SEE THROUGH THAT.

YOU TWO HAVE THROWN TOGETHER AGAINST ME.

THE 2 DAYS I'D BE GONE WOULD GIVE YOU PLENTY OF TIME TO DISCOVER WHERE MY GOODS ARE, WOULDN'T IT?

IF YOU FEEL ALONG THOSE LINES, WHY DON'T YOU TAKE YOUR GOODS ALONG WITH YOU?

AND RUN THE RISK OF HAVING THEM TAKEN FROM ME BY BANDITS?

IF YOU WAS TO RUN INTO BANDITS, YOU'D BE OUT OF LUCK ANYWAY.

THEY'D KILL YOU FOR THE SHOES ON YOUR FEET.

OH, SO THAT'S IT.

EVERYTHING'S CLEAR NOW.

YOU'RE HOPING BANDITS WILL GET ME.

THAT WOULD SAVE YOU A LOT OF TROUBLE, WOULDN'T IT?

AND YOUR CONSCIENCES WOULDN'T BOTHER YOU NONE, NEITHER.

ALL RIGHT, DOBBS. FORGET ABOUT IT.


AH, JUST LIKE I THOUGHT.

WHAT'S THE IDEA?

PUT YOUR HANDS UP.

I THINK I'M GOING TO HAUL OFF AND PUMP YOU UP, CHEST AND BELLY ALIKE.

GO AHEAD, BUT WOULD YOU MIND TELLING ME WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT FIRST?

YOU WON'T GET YOU ANYWHERES PLAYING DUMB!

WELL, I'LL BE.

SO THAT'S WHERE YOUR GOODS ARE HIDDEN, EH, DOBBSY?

WHAT'S THE TROUBLE HERE?

SEEMS LIKE I ACCIDENTALLY STUMBLED ON DOBBSY'S TREASURE.

ACCIDENTALLY?

WHY WERE YOU TRYING TO PRY UP THAT ROCK?

TELL ME THAT.

BECAUSE I SAW A GILA MONSTER CRAWL UNDER IT.

OH, BROTHER. I GOT TO HAND IT TO YOU.

YOU CAN CERTAINLY THINK UP A GOOD STORY WHEN YOU NEED ONE.

OK, I'M A LIAR.

THERE ISN'T A GILA MONSTER UNDER THERE.

LET'S SEE YOU STICK YOUR HAND IN AND GET YOUR GOODS OUT.

GO AHEAD.

SURE, I WILL.

DON'T YOU TRY ANY BAD MOVES.

DON'T WORRY. I'LL STAY RIGHT WHERE I AM.

I WANT TO SEE THIS.

REACH IN AND GET YOUR GOODS.

IF YOU DON'T, WE'LL THINK YOU'RE YELLOW, WON'T WE, HOWARD?

THEY NEVER LET GO, DO THEY, HOWARD, ONCE THEY GRAB ON TO YOU?

YOU CAN CUT THEM IN TWO, AND THE HEAD WILL STILL HANG ON TILL SUNDOWN, I HEAR.

BY THAT TIME, THE VICTIM DOESN'T USUALLY CARE, BECAUSE HE'S DEAD ANYWAY.

ISN'T THAT RIGHT, HOWARD?

I RECKON.

WHAT'S THE MATTER, DOBBSY? WHY DON'T YOU STICK YOUR HAND RIGHT IN AND GET YOUR TREASURE?

COULDN'T BE BECAUSE YOU'RE SCARED TO, COULD IT, AFTER THE WAY YOU'VE BEEN SHOOTING YOUR MOUTH OFF?

SHOW US YOU AIN'T YELLOW, DOBBSY.

I'D HATE TO THINK THAT MY PARTNER HAD A YELLOW STREAK UP HIS BACK.

I'LL KILL YOU, YOU DIRTY, THIEVING--

OK, HOWARD.

I GOT HIM COVERED.

DOBBS, ANOTHER BAD MOVE OUT OF YOU AND I'LL BLOW YOU TO KINGDOM COME.

HOWARD, TURN THAT ROCK OVER, WILL YOU?


[DOG BARKING]

Man: SON FORASTEROS, ¿VERDAD?

¿DE QUE PARTE SON? ''CONTESTEN!

¿DE QUE PARTE SON?

¿QUE MAS PRUEBAS?

LA CARTERA CON EL BOLETO.

NO CABE DUDA.

USTEDES SON LOS BANDIDOS.

DESPUES DEL ASALTO AL TREN LES SEGUIMOS LA PISTA.

LA MISMA FECHA.

VAN A VER LO QUE LES VA A PASAR POR BANDOLEROS.

''LEVANTALO!

¿Y DONDE ESTA EL CEMENTERIO DEL PUEBLO?

''POR ALLA!

''SARGENTO!

''CONDUZCALOS UST!

DE FRENTE. ''MARCHEN!

FEDERALES ARE VERY EFFICIENT.

YEAH. BANDIDOS, EH?

YEAH. SEEMS BETWEEN THEM THEY HAD A DIAMOND RING, PEARL EARRINGS, QUITE A LOT OF MONEY, AND A RAILWAY TICKET WITH THE DATE OF THE AGUAS CALIENTE TRAIN ROBBERY ON IT.

THEY'VE BEEN HERE SEVERAL DAYS DRINKING AND SHOOTING OFF THEIR CANNONS.

THE VILLAGERS ARE AFRAID TO STICK THEIR NOSES OUT OF THEIR HUTS.

WHERE ARE THEY TAKING THEM NOW?

THE CEMETERY.

OH.

BUENOS DIAS, AMIGO.

BUENOS DIAS, MERCANTE.

UN CASTOL DE MAIZ, HARINA, 12 KILOS, AZUCAR, 12 KILOS.

YOU KNOW, THE FEDERALES DON'T OPERATE IN OUR AMERICAN WAY.

THEY AREN'T FINGERPRINT EXPERTS, THAT IS.

THEY CAN FOLLOW ANY TRAIL.

AGAINST THEM, NO HIDEOUT'S ANY USE.

THEY KNOW ALL THE TRICKS OF THE BANDITS.

YEP, YOU CAN BET YOUR SWEET SOUL THEY'LL TRACE DOWN EVERY LAST ONE OF THAT GROUP THAT ATTACKED THE TRAIN.

IT'LL TAKE TIME-- MONTHS MAYBE--

BUT THEY'LL DO IT.

FRIJOLES, 10 KILOS. PETROLEO, 18 LITROS.

NOT MANY AMERICANS GET AROUND THIS WAY.

YOU'RE THE FIRST ONE I'VE BUMPED INTO FOR A LONG TIME.

IS THAT SO?

MIGHTY RUGGED COUNTRY HEREABOUTS.

YEAH.

MY NAME'S CODY.

I'M FROM TEXAS.

CURTIN.

WHAT'S YOUR GAME?

I'M A HUNTER.

PROFESSIONAL?

YEAH.

WHAT ALL DO YOU HUNT?

OH, TIGER CATS...

ANYTHING OF COMMERCIAL VALUE.

HOW LONG DID YOU SAY YOU'VE BEEN IN THESE MOUNTAINS?

OH, A FEW MONTHS.

EVER SEEN ANYTHING THAT LOOKED LIKE PAYDIRT?

NAH.

I'VE A HUNCH THERE'S LOADS OF THE REAL GOODS UP IN THOSE MOUNTAINS.

NO, I KNOW THE WHOLE LANDSCAPE AROUND HERE.

IF THERE HAD BEEN A SINGLE GRAIN OF GOLD, YOU CAN BET I'D HAVE SURE SEEN IT.

THERE'S NOTHING DOING HERE FOR GOLD.

LISTEN, BROTHER, I CAN LOOK AT A HILL 5 MILES AWAY AND TELL YOU WHETHER IT CARRIES AN OUNCE OR A SHIPLOAD.

¿CUANTO?

IF YOU HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING UP THERE YET, I'LL COME ALONG WITH YOU AND PUT YOUR NOSE IN IT.

THERE'S INDICATIONS IN THIS VALLEY, LOTS OF INDICATIONS.

BY TRACING THE ROCKS, I FIND THEY COME FROM THAT RIDGE UP THERE, WASHED DOWN BY THE TROPICAL RAIN.

YOU DON'T SAY SO?

YES, I SAY SO.

[GUNSHOTS]

SO MUCH FOR THOSE BANDITS.

YOU KNOW, YOU GOT TO HAND IT TO THE MEXICANS WHEN IT COMES TO SWIFT JUSTICE.

ONCE THE FEDERALES GET THEIR MITTS ON A CRIMINAL, THEY KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO WITH HIM.

THEY HAND HIM A SHOVEL, TELL HIM WHERE TO DIG.

WHEN HE'S DUG DEEP ENOUGH, THEY TELL HIM TO PUT THE SHOVEL DOWN, SMOKE A CIGARETTE, AND SAY HIS PRAYERS.

IN ANOTHER 5 MINUTES, HE'S BEING COVERED OVER WITH THE EARTH HE DUG OUT.

YEAH, YOU GOTTA HAND IT TO 'EM, ALL RIGHT.

I MEANT WHAT I SAID ABOUT GOING ALONG WITH YOU.

THOSE ARE MY TWO BURROS.

I'M ALL PACKED UP AND READY TO START IF YOU'LL LET ME GO WITH YOU BACK TO YOUR CAMP.

THANKS ANYWAY, BUT I PREFER GOING IT BY MYSELF.

GOOD LUCK. ADIOS.

BURROS!

I WENT A WAY AROUND AND STAYED ON HARD GROUND WHICH WOULDN'T SHOW THE TRACKS.

EVERY TIME I HIT A HIGH POINT AND LOOKED BACK, I COULD SEE HE WAS STILL COMING RIGHT ALONG.

I GUESS IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL HE SHOWS UP HERE.

I MOVE WE TELL HIM STRAIGHT OFF TO BEAT IT.

AH, NO, THAT WOULD BE FOOLISH.

HE'D SIT AROUND FOR AN HOUR OR SO PLAYING THE INNOCENT, THEN GO AND REPORT US TO THE OFFICIALS.

ONCE THEY WERE HERE, WE COULDN'T STAY ANY LONGER, AND WE COULDN'T TAKE OUR GOODS WITH US WHEN WE LEFT.

ALL RIGHT, THEN THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT PULL THE TRIGGER THE MINUTE HE APPEARS.

IT'S NO CRIME TO VISIT THESE MOUNTAINS.

HE MIGHT BE A GUY THAT JUST LIKES TO WANDER AROUND.

CAN'T SHOOT HIM FOR THAT.

BESIDES, IF YOU WERE TO SHOOT HIM, IT MIGHT COME OUT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO SHOOT HIM, NECESSARILY.

WE CAN PUSH HIM OFF ONE OF THEM ROCKS AND CLAIM IT AS AN ACCIDENT.

JUST WHO'S GOING TO DO THE PUSHING--

YOU, DOBBSY?

WE'D TOSS FOR IT.

YOU'RE SURE HE WAS TRAILING YOU, ARE YOU?

ABSOLUTELY.

HOW COME?

'CAUSE THERE HE IS.

COME OVER BY THE FIRE.

I KNOW QUITE WELL, YOU FELLAS, I'M NOT WANTED HERE.

BUT EVEN AFTER WHAT YOU TOLD ME, I SIMPLY COULDN'T RESIST THE DESIRE TO SIT AROUND AND JAW WITH AN AMERICAN.

WHY DON'T YOU GO WHERE THERE'S AMERICANS MIGHT WANT TO TALK TO YOU? DURANGO ISN'T TOO FAR OFF.

THEY GOT ONE OF THEM AMERICAN CLUBS THERE.

I'M NOT AFTER THAT.

I'VE GOT OTHER THINGS ON MY MIND MORE IMPORTANT.

SO HAVE WE.

DON'T YOU MAKE ANY MISTAKES.

OUR BIGGEST WORRY RIGHT NOW IS YOUR PRESENCE HERE.

WE GOT NO USE FOR YOU.

WE DON'T EVEN WANT YOU FOR A COOK OR A DISHWASHER.

WE'RE FULL UP. NO VACANCIES, UNDERSTAND?

AND IN CASE I DON'T MAKE MYSELF CLEAR, I THINK YOU'D BE DOING YOURSELF A FAVOR BY PACKING UP AND GETTING OUT OF HERE TOMORROW MORNING.

GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM. TAKE OUR BLESSINGS WITH YOU.

THANKS.

YEAH. GO AHEAD. HELP YOURSELF.

WE DON'T MIND. WE DON'T LET GUYS STARVE TO DEATH.

TONIGHT YOU'RE OUR GUEST.

BUT TOMORROW MORNING, LOOK OUT!

NO TRESPASSING AROUND HERE.

YOU KNOW, BEWARE OF THE DOGS, GET IT?

GOT MYSELF 5 FOXES AND A LION WHILE YOU WERE AWAY AT THE VILLAGE.

HOW ARE THE HIDES?

PRETTY GOOD.

WHERE'D YOU HIT THEM?

RIGHT THROUGH THEIR EYES.

EXCUSE ME FOR BUTTING IN, BUT THERE'S NO GAME AROUND HERE WORTH GOING AFTER.

IT WOULDN'T TAKE ONE WEEK FOR A REAL HUNTER TO CLEAN UP ALL AROUND FOR 5 MILES IN EACH DIRECTION.

YEAH, YOU'RE RIGHT. THERE'S NO GOOD HUNTING HERE.

THAT'S WHY I'VE MADE UP MY MIND TO QUIT THIS GROUND INSIDE A WEEK AND LOOK FOR SOMETHING BETTER.

YEAH, STRANGER, YOU'RE DEAD RIGHT.

IT'S AWFUL POOR GROUND.

TOOK US SOME TIME TO FIND IT OUT.

POOR GROUND, YOU SAY?

DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

FOR GAME, YES.

MIGHTY GOOD GROUND FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

YEAH? WHAT MIGHT THAT BE?

GOLD.

GOLD?

HA HA HA HA!

HA HA HA HA HA!

I TOLD YOU IN THE VILLAGE, MISTER, THERE'S NO GOLD AROUND HERE.

BOY, IF THERE HAD BEEN ONE SINGLE OUNCE OF IT, I'D HAVE SEEN IT, BELIEVE ME, I WOULD.

IF YOU HAVEN'T FOUND ANY GOLD HERE, THEN YOU'RE NOT AS SMART AS YOU APPEAR TO BE.

WELL, MAYBE.

YOU MAY BE RIGHT. WHO KNOWS?

YEAH. WE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT GOLD.

GIVES ME AN IDEA.

GUESS I'LL SLEEP ON IT.

WELL, I'LL HIT THE HAY.

YEAH. ME, TOO.

TILL IN THE MORNING, MISTER.

I CAN'T FIGURE THIS BIRD OUT.

IS HE WISE TO US OR ISN'T HE?

WELL, WHETHER HE IS OR NOT, HE LOOKS FAIRLY HARMLESS TO ME.

WELL, LOOKS CAN BE MIGHTY DECEIVING.

NO DENYING THAT.

I'M KEEPING MY BOOTS ON THIS NIGHT.

HE MIGHT TAKE IT IN HIS HEAD TO MURDER US ALL IN OUR SLEEP.

YEAH. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

WELL, THEN?

ALL RIGHT, TELL YOU WHAT.

YOU TWO GUYS GO TO SLEEP, AND I'LL BE WATCHDOG FOR A COUPLE HOURS.

THEN YOU AND CURTIN CAN TAKE YOUR TURNS.

OK. YOU GOT YOUR GUN HANDY?

YEAH. RIGHT HERE.


[BURROS BRAYING]

GOOD MORNING, FRIEND.

WHERE'D YOU GET THAT WATER TO MAKE COFFEE?

I JUST TOOK IT OUT OF THERE.

OH, YOU DID, DID YOU?

WE DIDN'T CARRY THAT WATER UP HERE FOR YOU TO MAKE COFFEE, SEE?

I'M SORRY. I DIDN'T KNOW WATER WAS SO HARD TO GET.

WELL, YOU KNOW IT NOW!

I'LL FILL IT UP FOR YOU.

WHAT'S UP?

I CAUGHT THIS GUY STEALING OUR WATER.

NEXT TIME YOU TRY THAT, I'LL LET IT OUT OF YOU THROUGH LITTLE ROUND HOLES.

I THOUGHT PERHAPS I WAS AMONG CIVILIZED MEN WHO WOULDN'T BEGRUDGE ME A LITTLE FRESH WATER.

WHO'S NOT CIVILIZED?

I COULD EASILY DO THE SAME FOR YOU.

IT'S NOT SETTLED YET WHO'D COME OUT ON TOP.

THIS TIME, I TOOK IT.

THANKS FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION.

IF I WERE YOU, STRANGER, I'D PACK UP AND GO WHILE THE GOING'S GOOD.

I MEAN TO STAY RIGHT HERE.

THE BRUSH AND THE MOUNTAINS ARE FREE, AREN'T THEY?

SURE. THAT'S RIGHT, TO WHOEVER'S FIRST ON THE SPOT.

THAT HOLDS FOR HUNTERS, BUT NOT FOR GOLD MINERS, UNLESS, OF COURSE, THEY HAPPENED TO HAVE REGISTERED THEIR CLAIM.

WHO SAYS WE HAVE A CLAIM TO REGISTER?

WHATEVER YOU SAY OR DON'T SAY, TOMORROW, I START TO DIG FOR GOLD HERE.

I KNOW VERY WELL YOU GUYS CAN BUMP ME OFF ANY MINUTE YOU WISH, BUT THAT'S A RISK WORTH RUNNING CONSIDERING THE STAKES.

LET'S LAY ALL OUR CARDS ON THE TABLE.

AS I SEE IT, YOU GUYS HAVE GOT TO DO ONE OF 3 THINGS--

KILL ME, RUN ME OFF, OR TAKE ME IN WITH YOU AS A PARTNER.

LET'S CONSIDER THE FIRST.

ANOTHER GUY MAY COME ALONG TOMORROW, MAYBE A DOZEN OTHER GUYS.

YOU START BUMPING PEOPLE OFF, JUST HOW FAR ARE YOU PREPARED TO GO WITH IT?

ASK YOURSELVES THAT.

ALSO, DON'T FORGET, THE ONE ACTUALLY TO DO THE BUMPING OFF WOULD FOREVER BE IN THE POWER OF THE OTHER TWO.

THE ONLY SAFE WAY WOULD BE FOR ALL 3 OF YOU TO DRAG OUT YOUR CANNONS AND BANG AWAY AT THE SAME INSTANT LIKE A FIRING SQUAD.

WE WOULDN'T STOP AT ANYTHING TO PROTECT OUR INTERESTS.

I CLAIM KILLING ME ISN'T IT.

BUT OF COURSE, THAT'S FOR YOU TO DECIDE.

AS FOR CHOICE NUMBER 2, IF YOU RUN ME OFF, I MIGHT VERY WELL INFORM ON YOU.

WE'D GET YOU IF YOU DID THAT.

WE'D GET YOU IF WE HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY TO CHINA.

25% OF THE VALUE OF YOUR FIND IS THE REWARD I'D GET PAID, AND THAT'D BE MIGHTY TEMPTING.

MIGHTY TEMPTING.

THAT'S A PRETTY STRONG ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF OUR DOING NUMBER ONE, MISTER.

I DON'T DENY IT, BUT LET'S SEE WHAT NUMBER 3 HAS TO OFFER.

IF YOU TAKE ME IN WITH YOU AS A PARTNER, YOU DON'T STAND TO LOSE ANYTHING.

I'LL NOT ASK TO SHARE IN WHAT YOU'VE MADE SO FAR, ONLY IN THE PROFITS TO COME.

WELL, WHAT DO YOU SAY?

DO YOU MIND, STRANGER, LETTING US TALK THIS OVER ALONE AMONG OURSELVES?

NOT AT ALL. GO AHEAD.

I HAVE TO LOOK AFTER MY BURROS, ANYWAY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

SENDING HIM AWAY IS OUT OF THE QUESTION.

EITHER WE BUMP HIM OFF OR MAKE HIM A PARTNER.

FRED C. DOBBS AIN'T A GUY LIKES BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.

DO THE MUG IN, I SAY.

TOLD US HOW, DIDN'T HE?

ALL 3 OF US HAUL OUT OUR CANNONS AND LET HIM HAVE IT.

WHAT DO WE GAIN BY BUMPING HIM OFF?

IF HE WAS ASKING TO SHARE IN WHAT WE MADE, IT'D BE DIFFERENT.

I DON'T MIND BEING TAKEN SOME ADVANTAGE OF, SO LONG AS IT ISN'T MONEY OUT OF MY POCKET.

AND WHOEVER ELSE HAPPENS ALONG--

THEY'RE TO BE INVITED IN, TOO?

COME ONE, COME ALL, EH?

YOU GOT A POINT THERE, DOBBSY, NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

BUT, UH, KILLING...

WHAT'S THE MATTER? AIN'T YOU UP TO IT?

SURE, I'M UP TO IT.

LET THE MAJORITY DECIDE.

WHAT'S YOUR VOTE, PARTNER?

FOR OR AGAINST?

FOR.

OK.

LET'S MAKE IT SHORT AND SWEET FOR HIM.


SO IT'S NUMBER ONE, IS IT?

BETTER TAKE A LOOK DOWN THAT HILL FIRST.

CAN'T MAKE OUT WHAT THEY ARE.

MUST BE SOLDIERS.

OH, SO THAT'S YOUR STINKING GAME, IS IT?

INFORMING. I KNEW YOU WAS AN INFORMER.

I KNEW IT ALL THE TIME.

YOU'RE WRONG, BROTHER.

THIS MEANS ALL OUR FUNERALS.

WHAT'S THAT?

IF THAT'S WHAT I THINK IT IS, MAY THE LORD BE WITH US.

THEY'RE NOT SOLDIERS. THEY'RE BANDITS, AND THEY'RE NOT AFTER GOLD, BUT AFTER GUNS AND AMMUNITION.

SOMEONE AT THE VILLAGE MUST'VE TOLD THEM ABOUT THE AMERICAN HUNTER UP HERE.

THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE SOLDIERS TO ME, EITHER.

THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE, ALL RIGHT--BANDITS.

WE'D BETTER START THINKING OF A WAY TO DEFEND OURSELVES, LIKE TRY AND HIDE IN THE ROCKS, BUT THEN WE LOSE THE BURROS AND THE WHOLE OUTFIT.

NO, THE BEST THING IS TO MAKE A FIGHT OF IT.

YOU SEEM TO HAVE GOOD EYES.

YOU STAY UP HERE ON THIS LOOKOUT FOR THE TIME BEING AND WATCH THEIR MOVEMENTS.

CURTIN, YOU ROUND UP ALL THE BURROS AND HERD THEM IN THAT THICKET OVER THERE.

DOBBS, LET'S YOU AND ME WRAP UP ALL OUR BELONGINGS AND DUMP THEM IN THE TRENCH.


THEY'RE TURNING ON THE TRAIL.

HOW MANY OF THEM ARE THERE?

ABOUT A DOZEN.

THEY'LL BE THE BEST PART OF AN HOUR GETTING HERE, SO WE'D BETTER HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT.

COME ON DOWN, FRIEND.


''ALTO!

HOWARD. LOOK, HOWARD.

THE ONE IN THE GOLD HAT. REMEMBER?

YEAH. BANDIT FROM THE TRAIN ROBBERY.

THEY THINK WHOEVER WAS HERE IS GONE.

...JEFE.

Y EN QUE FORMA.

AQUI TODO ES PIEDRA.

MIRE, JEFE...

SOME WANT TO GO BACK ON DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.

OTHERS WANT TO STAY UP HERE AND USE THIS SITE AS A HEADQUARTERS TO RAID THE VILLAGES IN THE VALLEY.

HOW ABOUT POURING IT INTO THEM AND BUMPING OFF AS MANY AS WE CAN REAL FAST?

NO, NO. LET'S HOLD OUR HORSES.

CALLATE LA BOCA NOMAS. SIEMPRE PENSANDO EN TRAGAR.

''ALTO!

''PARENLE, PARENLE!

[WHISTLES]

VENGAN ACA, TODOS.

VENGAN A VER ESTA PALOMITA QUE ME ENCONTRE EN SU NIDO.

ESTA ECHADITA.

OIGA, SEÑOR, WE ARE FEDERALES--

YOU KNOW, THE MOUNTED POLICE.

IF YOU'RE THE POLICE, WHERE ARE YOUR BADGES?

BADGES? WE AIN'T GOT NO BADGES.

WE DON'T NEED NO BADGES.

I DON'T HAVE TO SHOW YOU ANY STINKIN' BADGES!

BETTER NOT COME ANY CLOSER.

NO SEA TONTO, HOMBRE.

WE DIDN'T TRY TO DO YOU ANY HARM.

WHY DON'T YOU TRY TO BE A LITTLE MORE POLITE?

GIVE US YOUR GUN, AND WE'LL LEAVE YOU IN PEACE.

I NEED MY GUN MYSELF.

OH, THROW THAT OLD IRON OVER HERE.

WE'LL PICK IT UP AND GO ON OUR WAY.

YOU GO ON YOUR WAY WITHOUT MY GUN AND GO QUICK!

[GUNSHOT]

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

VAMONOS PARA ATRAS.

PARA ATRAS TODOS.

LOOK HERE, AMIGO.

YOU'VE GOT THE WRONG IDEA.

WE DON'T WANT TO GET YOUR GUN FOR NOTHING.

WE WANT TO BUY IT.

LOOK.

I HAVE A GOLD WATCH WITH A GOLD CHAIN, MADE IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY.

THE WATCH AND THE CHAIN, THEY'RE WORTH AT LEAST 200 PESOS.

I'LL TRADE YOU FOR YOUR GUN.

YOU BETTER TAKE IT.

THAT'S A GOOD BUSINESS FOR YOU.

YOU KEEP YOUR WATCH, I'LL KEEP MY GUN.

OH, YOU'LL KEEP IT?

YOU WILL KEEP IT? WE WON'T GET IT?

I'LL SHOW YOU!

ME LLEVA LA--

¿Y ESTO?

''BUENO, MUCHACHOS!

''VAMOS! ''AGARREN LA CABALLA Y ESCONDANLA ALLI ATRAS!

SE METEN A LA MALEZA. ''PRONTO!

''PIQUENLE!

''ADELANTELE!

[GUNSHOTS]


ANYBODY GET HURT?

LOOKS LIKE WE WON THAT ROUND.

THAT GUY WITH THE GOLD HAT, AIN'T HE--

YEAH, WE SPOTTED HIM, TOO. THE TRAIN ROBBER.

MAYBE THEY GOT ENOUGH, HUH?

NO. I DOUBT IT.

NOW THAT THEY KNOW THAT THERE'S ANYWAY 4 GUNS, THEY'LL BE MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER.

WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE THEY'LL PULL NEXT?

NO TELLING.

ALL WE CAN DO IS SIT TIGHT.

OH, CODY?

YOU ALL RIGHT?

[GUNSHOTS]


HE'S DEAD.

GOT IT RIGHT THROUGH THE NECK.

ONE LESS GUN.

[CHOPPING]

CHOPPING.

WOOD FOR CAMP. THAT'S FUNNY.

IF THEY'RE UP TO WHAT I THINK THEY ARE, IT AIN'T FUNNY AT ALL.

WHAT'S THAT?

BUILDING BARRICADES THAT MOVE.

IT'S AN OLD INDIAN TRICK.

CRAWL ALONG AND PUSH THE BARRICADES BEFORE THEM, YOU CAN'T SEE WHERE TO SHOOT.

BROTHER, I'D BE WILLING TO TRADE MY SHARE OF THAT GOLD MINE RIGHT NOW FOR 3 OR 4 HAND GRENADES.

BETTER GET TO YOUR POSTS.

[CHOPPING STOPS]

''VAMOS, MUCHACHOS! ''VAMOS!

[HOOFBEATS]

HEY, THEY'RE BEATING IT.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?

YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE.

WAIT A MINUTE, DOBBS.

MAYBE IT'S A TRICK TO LURE US OUT.

I DON'T THINK SO. THEY AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH ACTORS FOR THIS KIND OF A TRICK.

HEY, PARTNERS!

UP HERE! HERE'S A SIGHT IF THERE EVER WAS ONE!

[DISTANT GUNSHOTS]

FEDERALES. LOOK AT THEM.

I COULD KISS EVERY ONE OF THEM.

THEY MUST HAVE GOTTEN IT FROM THE VILLAGERS THERE WERE BANDITS HEADED UP THIS WAY.

WHY DIDN'T THE BANDITS WAIT UP HERE AND MAKE A FIGHT OF IT?

'CAUSE THEY KNOW ALL THE TRICKS, THAT'S WHY.

WITH US AT THEIR BACKS AND THE FEDERALES FACING THEM, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE A CHANCE.

OH, GO GET 'EM. SIC 'EM TIME.

CHEW 'EM UP AND DON'T SPIT 'EM OUT. SWALLOW 'EM.

BOY, AM I HAPPY.

TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I WAS ALREADY EATING DIRT.

WONDER WHO HE IS.

OH.

HAS HE GOT ANY FOLKS?

SUPPOSING HE HAS?

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT HIS BELONGINGS.

HMM. FEW HUNDRED PESOS.

NAME WAS JAMES CODY.

DALLAS, TEXAS.

THERE'S A LETTER FROM DALLAS, TOO.

MUST BE HIS HOME.

RECKON SHE'S HIS GIRL.

NOT BAD.

"DEAR JIM, "YOUR LETTER JUST ARRIVED.

"IT WAS SUCH A RELIEF

"TO GET WORD AFTER SO MANY MONTHS OF..."

SILENCE.

"SILENCE.

"I REALIZE, OF COURSE, "THAT THERE AREN'T ANY MAILBOXES

"THAT YOU CAN DROP A LETTER IN OUT THERE IN THE WILD."

YOU BETTER READ IT.

"BUT THAT DOESN'T KEEP ME FROM WORRYING ABOUT YOU.

"LITTLE JIMMY IS FINE, "BUT HE MISSES HIS DADDY ALMOST AS MUCH AS I DO.

"HE KEEPS ASKING, WHEN'S DADDY COMING HOME?

"YOU SAY IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A REAL FIND THIS TIME, "YOU'LL NEVER GO AGAIN.

"I CANNOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MY HEART REJOICES

"AT THOSE WORDS IF YOU REALLY MEAN THEM.

"NOW I FEEL FREE TO TELL YOU, "I'VE NEVER THOUGHT ANY MATERIAL TREASURE, "NO MATTER HOW GREAT, "IS WORTH THE PAIN OF THESE LONG SEPARATIONS.

"THE COUNTRY IS ESPECIALLY LOVELY THIS YEAR.

"IT'S BEEN A PERFECT SPRING--

"WARM RAINS AND HARDLY ANY FROST.

"THE FRUIT TREES ARE ALL IN BLOOM.

"THE UPPER ORCHARD LOOKS AFLAME

"AND THE LOWER LIKE AFTER A SNOWSTORM.

"EVERYBODY LOOKS FORWARD TO BIG CROPS.

I DO HOPE YOU ARE BACK FOR THE HARVEST."

"OF COURSE, I AM HOPING

"THAT YOU WILL AT LAST STRIKE IT RICH.

"IT IS HIGH TIME FOR LUCK TO START SMILING UPON YOU, "BUT JUST IN CASE SHE DOESN'T, "REMEMBER, WE'VE ALREADY FOUND LIFE'S REAL TREASURE.

FOREVER YOURS, HELEN."

WELL, I GUESS WE BETTER DIG A HOLE FOR HIM.

YEAH, NOT SO GOOD.

NOT SO GOOD AS YESTERDAY.

YOU WANT MY OPINION, IT'S GOING TO BE A WHOLE LOT LESS FROM NOW ON.

WE'VE TAKEN ABOUT ALL THE GOLD THIS MOUNTAIN HAS.

HOW MUCH DO YOU FIGURE WE GOT TO DATE?

NOT AS MUCH AS WE WAS AIMING TO COLLECT.

NOT 40,000. NOT THAT MUCH.

I'M WILLING TO LOWER MY HINDSIGHTS.

OH, WE GOT UPWARDS OF 35,000 APIECE, AND, I TELL YOU, WE OUGHT TO BE PLENTY THANKFUL.

LET'S CALL IT QUITS AND PACK UP AND LEAVE.

AND THE SOONER THE BETTER AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.

I DON'T WANT TO KEEP THAT DAME WAITING, WHOEVER SHE IS.

TAKE ANOTHER WEEK TO BREAK DOWN THE MINE AND PUT THE MOUNTAIN BACK IN SHAPE.

DO WHAT TO THE MOUNTAIN?

MAKE HER APPEAR LIKE SHE WAS BEFORE WE CAME.

I DON'T GET IT.

WE'VE WOUNDED THIS MOUNTAIN.

IT'S OUR DUTY TO CLOSE HER WOUNDS.

THE LEAST WE CAN DO TO SHOW OUR GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE WEALTH SHE'S GIVEN US.

IF YOU GUYS DON'T WANT TO HELP ME, I'LL DO IT ALONE.

YOU TALK ABOUT THAT MOUNTAIN LIKE IT WAS A REAL WOMAN.

SHE'S BEEN A LOT BETTER TO ME THAN ANY WOMAN I EVER KNEW.

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON, OLD-TIMER.

SURE, I'LL HELP YOU.


WELL, I RECKON THAT'S ABOUT EVERYTHING.

EACH MAN'S BURROS WITH HIS GOODS HAD BETTER BE HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITY.

WELL, BYE, MOUNTAIN, AND THANKS.

YEAH. THANKS, MOUNTAIN.

THANKS.

[PLAYING HARMONICA]

I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT HER--

CODY'S WIDOW, I MEAN, AND THE KID.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

WE OUGHT TO GIVE THEM A FOURTH, JUST AS IF HE'D BEEN OUR PARTNER FROM THE START.

WHAT, A FOURTH OF ALL OUR GOODS?

THAT'S RIGHT.

ARE YOU CRAZY?

HADN'T HAVE BEEN FOR CODY, WE WOULDN'T HAVE WALKED AWAY FROM THAT MOUNTAIN.

ASK HOWARD.

YEAH, THE BUZZARD WOULD HAVE GOT FAT ON US, ALL RIGHT.

YEAH, IT MIGHT JUST AS WELL HAVE BEEN ONE OF US, BUT IT WASN'T.

IT WAS OUR GOOD LUCK AND HIS BAD.

WHATEVER YOU GUYS DO, I'M GOING TO GIVE A FOURTH.

WELL, I GOT MORE THAN I NEED ANYHOW.

HALF WHAT I GOT'S ENOUGH TO LAST ME OUT.

A FOURTH? SURE.

YOU TWO GUYS MUST HAVE BEEN BORN IN A REVIVAL MEETING.

[PLAYING HARMONICA]

WE GOT COMPANY.

STEADY, BOYS.

BUENAS NOCHES.

SEÑORES, ¿PODEMOS SENTARNOS A DESCANSAR UN POQUITO?

POR FAVOR.

CON MUCHO GUSTO. COMO NO, AMIGOS.

¿QUIEREN TOMAR CAFE CON NOSOTROS?

SI. GRACIAS, SEÑORES.

CURTIN.

COFFEE.

GIVE THEM SOME TOBACCO.

HEY.

GRACIAS.

WE GIVE THEM OUR TOBACCO, THEY GIVE US THEIRS. I DON'T GET IT.

WHY NOT EVERYBODY SMOKE HIS OWN?

TAKE SOME AND THANK THEM.

THEY'RE AFTER SOMETHING.

TAKING THEM A WHILE TO COME TO THE POINT.

SAYING WHAT YOU WANT RIGHT OFF THE BAT ISN'T CONSIDERED POLITE AMONG INDIANS.


THEY GOT NOTHING BUT TIME, HUH?

PUES VERA USTED, SEÑOR.

MI HIJITO SE CAYO AL AGUA.

LO SACAMOS TAN PRONTO COMO PUDIMOS.

NO SE MUEVE NI NADA.

Y NO QUIERE REVIVIR.

PERO YO CREO QUE NO ESTA MUERTO.

NECESITAMOS AYUDA, POR FAVOR.

¿CUANDO SUCEDIO ESTO A SU HIJITO?

ESTA TARDE, SEÑOR.

OH. SAYS HIS LITTLE BOY FELL IN THE WATER AND THEY FISHED HIM OUT.

HE WON'T COME TO. HE AIN'T DEAD, BUT HE JUST WON'T COME TO.

OH, TOUGH.

I'LL GO HAVE A LOOK AT THE BOY.

I'LL BE BACK IN A LITTLE WHILE, BEFORE MORNING PROBABLY.

BUENO, AMIGOS.

LOOK AFTER MY GOODS WHILE I'M GONE, HUH?


TEQUILA.


EL ESPEJO.


[CHILD MOANS]


MILAGRO.

BENDITO SEA DIOS.

BUENAS NOCHES.

BUENAS NOCHES.

ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION DID IT AND A FEW BOY SCOUT TRICKS.

I THINK IT WAS MORE SHOCK THAN DROWNING.

HE HADN'T SWALLOWED MUCH WATER.

MAYBE HE WAS STUNG WHILE DIVING.

WHAT GETS ME IS HOW THESE INDIANS KNEW WE WERE IN THIS NECK OF THE WOODS, ANYHOW.

WHEN YOU'RE NEAR THEIR VILLAGES, THEY ALWAYS KNOW.

DON'T ASK ME HOW. THEY JUST KNOW.

[HOOFBEATS]

¿POR QUE SE VAN DE LA COMARCA?

TENEMOS NEGOCIOS IMPORTANTES EN DURANGO.

NO SE VAYAN TAN PRONTO.

QUEREMOS QUE ESTEN CON NOSOTROS UNA SEMANA.

MUCHAS GRACIAS POR LA INVITACION, PERO NECESITAMOS ESTAR EN DURANGO EN DOS SEMANAS.

WHAT'S UP?

HE'S INSISTING WE RETURN WITH HIM TO HIS VILLAGE AND BE HIS GUESTS.

TELL HIM TO FORGET IT.

TELL HIM HE DON'T OWE US A THING.

MI RECOMPENSA FUE EL GUSTO QUE SENTI CUANDO EL NIÑO ABRIO LOS OJOS.

TENGO QUE PAGARLE MI DEUDA.

SI NO, SE ENOJARIAN TODOS LOS SANTOS DEL CIELO.

IF HE DOESN'T PAY OFF HIS DEBT, ALL THE SAINTS IN HEAVEN WILL BE ANGRY.

THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER.

I'M AFRAID HE'S DETERMINED TO TAKE US WITH HIM, EVEN IF IT MEANS FORCE.

I'LL HANDLE THIS.

HOMBRE, NO PUEDE QUEDAR. NO. NO. ¿SABE?

WAIT A MINUTE, YOU GUYS.

YOU CAN'T FIGHT YOUR WAY OUT OF THIS.

PUT YOUR GUNS AWAY.

WE'LL HAVE EVERY INDIAN IN THE MOUNTAIN ON OUR TRAIL.

THEY'LL BE SCOUTING IN HALF AN HOUR.

AMIGOS.

NO HAGAN NADA.

EL SEÑOR Y EL SEÑOR NO IMPORTAN.

EL DOCTOR SI IMPORTA.

WELL, WHAT'D HE SAY THEN?

HE SAID IT DON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ABOUT YOU GUYS, BUT I HAVE TO COME.

OH, IT'S LIKE THAT, EH? HE JUST WANTS YOU?

LOOKS LIKE IT.

THEN WHY DON'T YOU GO ALONG WITH THEM, STAY A FEW DAYS, WE'LL MEET YOU IN DURANGO. WE'LL WAIT FOR YOU THERE.

WHAT ABOUT MY GOODS?

WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THEM WITH YOU?

IF THEY FOUND OUT, THEY MIGHT FORGET HE WAS THEIR HONORED GUEST AND BUMP HIM OFF.

WHAT DO I DO, DUMP THEM OUT HERE ON THE GROUND?

WE'LL TAKE THEM WITH US IF YOU WANT US TO AND WAIT FOR YOU IN DURANGO.

WELL...I GUESS THAT'S ABOUT THE ONLY SOLUTION.

NOW, LET'S YOU REMEMBER THIS THE NEXT TIME YOU TRY TO DO A GOOD DEED.

MAYBE AFTER I'VE STAYED WITH THESE FELLAS A LITTLE WHILE, THEY'LL GIVE ME A HORSE TO RIDE.

IN THAT CASE, I MAY BE A DAY OR 2 BEHIND YOU IN DURANGO.

OH, THAT'LL BE SWELL. GOOD LUCK, HOWARD.

YEAH. YEAH, ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD.

WE'LL BE LONESOME WITHOUT YOU.

BUT, YOU KNOW, MY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER USED TO--

USED TO SAY YOU GOT TO LEARN TO SWALLOW DISAPPOINTMENTS IN THIS SAD LIFE.

HURRY UP AND JOIN US.

YEAH, AND LOOK OUT FOR THOSE INDIAN DAMES.

THEY TELL ME THEY'RE PRETTY SMART.

ONE OF THEM SQUAWS MIGHT MARRY YOU.

MAYBE I'LL DO JUST THAT, PICK ME OUT A GOOD-LOOKING SQUAW AND MARRY HER.

THEY'RE EASY TO DRESS AND FEED AND ENTERTAIN.

THEY DON'T NAG AT YOU, EITHER.

WELL, SO LONG, PARTNERS.

HA HA HA! SEE YOU IN DURANGO.


HEY.

[BURRO BRAYING]

AIN'T IT ALWAYS HIS BURROS THAT WON'T MARCH IN LINE, STRAY OFF THE TRAIL, AND SMASH THEIR PACKS AGAINST THE TREES AND THE ROCKS?

I WISH THEY'D STRAY OFF FAR ENOUGH TO FALL DOWN ABOUT 2,000 FOOT OF GORGE.

WHAT WAS IN YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU OFFERED TO CARRY HIS GOODS FOR HIM IF HE COULDN'T MANAGE BY HIMSELF?

HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WHEN HE TURNED THEM OVER TO US.

MIGHTY CUTE OF HIM, WASN'T IT?

WHAT'S THE USE OF RAILING AGAINST THE OLD MAN?

IT WON'T DO ANY GOOD.

SAVE YOUR BREATH FOR THAT NEXT PIECE OF TRAIL.

I'M STOPPING HERE FOR THE NIGHT.

IF YOU WANT TO GO ON, IT'S OK WITH ME, BUT TAKE HIS BURROS WITH YOU.

AIN'T MY RESPONSIBILITY.

IT'S EARLY YET.

WE'LL MAKE 4 OR 5 MILES MORE BEFORE DARK.

NOBODY ORDERED YOU TO STAY HERE.

YOU CAN GO 20 MILES MORE FOR ALL I CARE.

ORDERED ME?

YOU?

WHO'S ORDERING WHO TO DO ANYTHING?

YOU TALK LIKE YOU'RE BOSS OF THIS OUTFIT.

MAYBE YOU ARE.

LET'S HEAR YOU SAY IT.

ALL RIGHT. WE CAN'T GO ANY FURTHER.

WHO SAYS I CAN'T? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH.

I CAN GO 4 TIMES AS FAR AS A MUG LIKE YOU, BUT I DON'T WANT TO. I COULD IF I WANTED, BUT I DON'T WANT TO, SEE, MUG?

OH, WHAT'S THE USE OF HOLLERING?

WE'RE STARTED ON SOMETHING AND WE GOT TO FINISH IT, LIKE IT OR NOT.

WE'LL CAMP HERE.

WONDER WHAT THE OLD MAN'S DOING NOW.

EATING A MEAL OF ROAST TURKEY AND DRINKING A BOTTLE OF TEQUILA, PROBABLY.

THIS THE FIRST DAY WE'VE HAD TO HANDLE EVERYTHING WITHOUT HIS HELP.

ONCE WE GET THE HANG OF IT, IT'LL BE A LOT EASIER.

HOW FAR AWAY DO YOU SUPPOSE THE RAILROAD IS?

OH, NOT SO FAR AS THE CROW FLIES.

WE AIN'T CROWS.

I FIGURE WE CAN REACH THE HIGH PASS IN 2 DAYS MORE.

AFTER THAT, IT'LL BE 3 OR 4 DAYS TO THE RAILROAD.

THAT'S FIGURING NO HARD LUCK ON THE TRAIL, OF COURSE.

[LAUGHING]

WHAT'S THE JOKE, DOBBSY?

AREN'T YOU GOING TO LET ME IN ON IT?

IN ON IT? SURE, I WILL.

SURE.

[LAUGHING]

WELL, GO AHEAD AND SPILL IT. WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

I WAS JUST THINKING WHAT A BONEHEAD PLAY THAT OLD JACKASS MADE WHEN HE PUT ALL HIS GOODS IN OUR KEEPING.

HOW DO YOU MEAN?

FIGURED LET US DO HIS SWEATING FOR HIM, DID HE?

WELL, WE'LL SHOW HIM.

WHAT ARE YOU GETTING AT?

OH, MAN, CAN'T YOU SEE? IT'S ALL OURS.

WE DON'T GO BACK TO DURANGO AT ALL.

¿SABE? NOT AT ALL.

I DON'T FOLLOW YOU, DOBBSY.

OH, DON'T BE SUCH A SAP.

WHERE DID YOU EVER GROW UP?

ALL RIGHT, TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO A DUMBHEAD LIKE YOU, WE TAKE ALL HIS GOODS AND GO STRAIGHT UP NORTH AND LEAVE THE OLD JACKASS FLAT.

YOU AREN'T SERIOUS, ARE YOU?

YOU DON'T REALLY MEAN WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

FRED C. DOBBS DON'T SAY NOTHING HE DON'T MEAN.

AS LONG AS I'M HERE AND CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, YOU WON'T TOUCH A SINGLE GRAIN OF THE OLD MAN'S GOODS.

I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN.

YOU WANT TO TAKE IT ALL FOR YOURSELF AND CUT ME OUT.

NO, DOBBS. I'M ON THE LEVEL WITH THE OLD MAN, JUST AS I'D BE ON THE LEVEL WITH YOU IF YOU WEREN'T HERE.

GET OFF YOUR SOAPBOX, WILL YOU?

YOU ONLY SOUND FOOLISH OUT HERE IN THIS WILDERNESS.

I KNOW YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE.

FOR A LONG TIME, I'VE HAD MY SUSPICIONS ABOUT YOU.

NOW I KNOW I'VE BEEN RIGHT.

WHAT SUSPICIONS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

OH, YOU'RE NOT PUTTING ANYTHING OVER ON ME.

I SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU.

FOR A LONG TIME, YOU'VE HAD IT IN YOUR MIND TO BUMP ME OFF AT THE FIRST GOOD OPPORTUNITY AND BURY ME OUT HERE IN THE BUSH LIKE A DOG, SO'S YOU CAN TAKE NOT ONLY THE OLD MAN'S GOODS, BUT MINE IN THE BARGAIN.

AND WHEN YOU GET TO DURANGO SAFELY, YOU'LL HAVE A BIG LAUGH, WON'T YOU, THINKING HOW DUMB THE OLD MAN AND I WERE.

YOU MAKE ANOTHER MOVE TOWARD ME AND I'LL PULL THE TRIGGER.

COME ON. GET YOUR HANDS UP.

COME ON! GET 'EM UP!

WAS I RIGHT, OR WAS I?

YOU AND YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL TALK ABOUT PROTECTING PEOPLE'S GOODS.

YOU.

COME ON, STAND UP AND TAKE IT LIKE A MAN.

COME ON! GET UP!

[GUNSHOT]

LET GO OF IT.

THE CARDS ARE DEALT THE OTHER WAY NOW, DOBBS.

YEAH.

NOW, LISTEN TO ME.

I-- DOBBS.

LOOK, YOU'RE ALL WRONG.

NOT FOR A MOMENT DID I EVER INTEND TO ROB YOU OR DO YOU ANY HARM.

IT'S JUST LIKE I SAID, I'D FIGHT FOR YOU AND YOURS JUST THE SAME AS I'D FIGHT FOR THE OLD MAN'S.

IF YOU REALLY MEAN THAT, GIVE ME BACK MY GUN.

MY PAL.

WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER THE WAY THINGS ARE TO SEPARATE TOMORROW, OR EVEN TONIGHT?

THAT WOULD SUIT YOU FINE, WOULDN'T IT?

WHY ME MORE THAN YOU?

SO YOU CAN PULL ONE ON ME FROM BEHIND, SNEAK UP AND SHOOT ME IN THE BACK.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL GO FIRST.

AND WAIT FOR ME ON THE TRAIL, AMBUSH ME?

WHY WOULDN'T I DO IT RIGHT HERE NOW IF I MEANT TO KILL YOU?

I'LL TELL YOU WHY-- BECAUSE YOU'RE YELLOW.

YOU HAVEN'T GOT NERVE ENOUGH TO PULL THE TRIGGER WHILE I'M LOOKING YOU STRAIGHT IN THE EYE.

IF YOU THINK LIKE THAT, THERE'S NOTHING TO DO BUT TO TIE YOU UP EVERY NIGHT.

[LAUGHING]

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

I'LL MAKE YOU A LITTLE BET.

3 TIMES 35 IS... 105.

I'LL BET YOU $105,000 YOU GO TO SLEEP BEFORE I DO.

[LAUGHING]


GET UP THERE AT THE HEAD OF THE TRAIN.


GET UP!

THE CARDS ARE DEALT THE OTHER WAY NOW AND FOR THE LAST TIME. NO MORE SHUFFLING.

WHAT CARDS YOU TALKING ABOUT?

I'M GONNA FINISH THIS RIGHT NOW.

NO MORE TAKING ORDERS FROM YOU LIKE I HAD TO DO TODAY, GET ME?

YOU GOING TO MURDER ME?

NO, BROTHER. NOT MURDER.

NO, YOU'RE MISTAKEN.

I'M DOING THIS TO SAVE MY LIFE THAT YOU'D BE TAKING FROM ME THE MINUTE I WASN'T LOOKING AT YOU.

THE OLD MAN WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU.

OH, HE WILL, WILL HE?

WELL, I GOT AN ANSWER FOR THAT ONE, TOO.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO TELL HIM?

I'M GONNA TELL HIM YOU TIED ME TO A TREE AND MADE YOUR GETAWAY, TAKING ALL THE GOODS-- YOURS, MINE, AND HIS.

HE'LL BE LOOKING FOR YOU AND NOT ME.

UP. MARCH.

TODAY I HAD TO MARCH TO YOUR MUSIC.

NOW YOU MARCH TO MINE.

WHERE?

TO YOUR FUNERAL.

COME ON. KEEP GOING.

GET UP.

SLEEPY, HUH? YOU'LL BE ASLEEP SOON ENOUGH.

SOUND ASLEEP.

[2 GUNSHOTS]


MAYBE I DIDN'T KILL HIM.

MAYBE HE JUST STAGGERED AND FELL DOWN WITHOUT BEING HIT.


YOU KEEP IT. IT'S YOURS, ANYHOW.

NO, NO.

NO, THEY WON'T FIND HIM.

I'LL DIG A HOLE FOR HIM FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.

THIS FIRE DON'T... DON'T GIVE MUCH HEAT.

CONSCIENCE.

WHAT A THING.

IF YOU GOT A CONSCIENCE, IT'LL PESTER YOU TO DEATH.

IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE YOU GOT ONE, WHAT CAN IT DO TO YOU?

MAKES ME SICK, ALL THIS TALKING AND FUSSING ABOUT NONSENSE.


[LEAVES RUSTLING]

NACHO, VEN A AYUDARME.

¿QUE LE PASO, SEÑOR?

AYUDAME A LLEVARLO A MI CHOZA.


MAYBE I BETTER LEAVE HIM LIKE HE IS.

AIN'T VERY LIKELY ANYBODY WILL FIND HIM.

IN A WEEK'S TIME, THE BUZZARDS AND THE ANTS WILL HAVE DONE AWAY WITH HIM ANYWAY.

[BURRO BRAYING]

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GETTING INTO ME.

MAYBE A TIGER.

UH-OH.

WHAT IF HIS EYES ARE OPEN, LOOKING AT ME?

THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO GET TO THE RAILROAD IN A HURRY.


BURRO!

IT'S BETTER NOT TO HAVE BURIED HIM.

I DID RIGHT. YEAH.

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE, MAYBE, IS BURY HIS CLOTHES AND LEAVE HIM TO THE ANTS AND THE BUZZARDS.

BUZZARDS.

IF SOMEBODY SAW THEM CIRCLING, THEY'D KNOW SOMETHING WAS DEAD.

BUZZARDS AIN'T SPOTTED HIM YET.

LUCKY FOR ME.


CURTIN! CURTIN!

CURTIN!

WHERE ARE YOU? CURTIN!

GOT TO GET HOLD OF MYSELF.

I MUSTN'T LOSE MY HEAD.

THERE'S ONE THING CERTAIN-- HE AIN'T HERE.

I GOT IT--A TIGER.

YEAH.

YEAH, THAT'S IT. THE TIGER.

MUST HAVE DRAGGED HIM OFF TO HIS LAIR, THAT'S WHAT.

PRETTY SOON, NOT EVEN THE BONES WILL BE LEFT TO TELL THE STORY.

[LAUGHING]

DONE AS IF BY ORDER.

[CHILDREN LAUGHING AND SHOUTING]

[ROOSTER CROWS]


AQUI LE TRAIGO ESTE PERICO.

OH.

MUCHAS GRACIAS.

[SQUEALING]

PARA USTED, DOCTORCITO.

BUENO. BUENO.

[CHUCKLING]


¿QUE DICE, AMIGO?

PUES VERA USTED, SEÑOR DOCTOR.

LAZARO, AQUI, ES CARBONERO.

OYO ALGO EN LA MALEZA.

Y AL FIJARSE, VIO UN HOMBRE CUBIERTO DE SANGRE Y CASI MUERTO.

¿COMO ES ESE HOMBRE?

PUES CREO QUE ES UNO DE SUS COMPAÑEROS.

ESTA MUY MALO.

MI PISTOLA.

I CAME TO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

MY GUN WAS ON THE GROUND BESIDE ME.

HE MUST HAVE LEFT IT THERE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SUICIDE.

I FIGURED HE'D COME BACK IN THE MORNING TO SEE IF I STILL HAD A FLICKER OF LIFE.

I THOUGHT ABOUT WAITING FOR HIM AND LETTING HIM HAVE IT THEN, BUT THERE WAS A GOOD CHANCE IN MY CONDITION I MIGHT MISS.

SO I DECIDED TO CRAWL AWAY LIKE A POISONED DOG.

TAKE IT EASY, SON. YOU'RE TALKING TOO MUCH.

DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT ME.

I'LL PULL OUT OF THIS IF ONLY TO GET THAT GUY.

SO IT APPEARS THAT OUR FINE MR. DOBBS HAS MADE OFF WITH OUR GOODS AND IS ON HIS WAY NORTH, HUH?

YEAH.

WELL, I RECKON WE CAN'T BLAME HIM TOO MUCH.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

I MEAN, HE'S NOT A REAL KILLER AS KILLERS GO.

I THINK HE'S AS HONEST AS THE NEXT FELLA. OR ALMOST.

THE BIG MISTAKE WAS LEAVING YOU TWO FELLAS OUT THERE IN THE DEPTHS OF THE WILDERNESS WITH MORE THAN 100,000 BETWEEN YOU.

MIGHTY BIG TEMPTATION, PARTNER, BELIEVE ME.

HE SHOT ME DOWN IN COLD BLOOD.

AFTER I WAS DOWN, HE SHOT ME A SECOND TIME JUST TO MAKE SURE.

MAYBE IF I'D HAVE BEEN YOUNG, BEEN OUT THERE WITH EITHER ONE OF YOU, I MIGHT HAVE BEEN TEMPTED, TOO.

MAYBE I WOULDN'T HAVE FOLLOWED THROUGH, BUT I RECKON I SURE ENOUGH WOULD HAVE BEEN TEMPTED.

THERE NOW. YOU'RE ALMOST AS GOOD AS NEW.

NOW TO FIND THAT THIEF AND GET OUR GOODS BACK.

YO VOY A DURANGO.

CAVARE TODA MI FORTUNA.

PRESTAME UN CABALLO.

SEGURO QUE SI.

Y HASTA VAMOS CON USTED PARA QUE NO LE PASE LO MISMO QUE A SU COMPAÑERO.

THEY'RE NOT ONLY GONNA GET ME A HORSE, BUT THEY'RE GOING ALONG WITH ME TO PROTECT ME FROM ANY HARM. AND YOU AIN'T GOIN'.

WHO SAYS SO?

NO, THERE'S A LOT OF HARD RIDING TO IT.

YOU WOULDN'T BE UP TO IT.

YOU AREN'T LEAVING ME BEHIND, SEE?

BUT YOU'RE WEAK AS A NEWBORN KITTEN.

DON'T WORRY. I'LL LOOK AFTER OUR INTERESTS.

I'M GOING.

WELL...I RECKON YOU'RE GOING.

ADIOS, SEÑORA. GRACIAS.


BURRO.

UHH.

BURRO.

BURRO.


OIGA, AMIGO, ¿NO TIENE UN CIGARRO?

HAVE YOU GOT ANY CIGARETTE?

NO, I HAVEN'T.

I GOT A LITTLE TOBACCO, IF THAT'LL DO.

BUENO.

NO PAPER TO ROLL IT IN?

YEAH.

RIGHT HERE.

HERE YOU ARE.

GOING TO DURANGO?

YEAH.

THAT'S WHERE I'M HEADED.

I GOT TO SELL MY BURROS.

GOT TO GET SOME MONEY.

I HAVEN'T GOT A RED CENT.

MATCHES.

MONEY?

WE NEED MONEY, TOO.

YEAH. I COULD USE A GOOD MULE DRIVER, MAYBE 2 OR 3.

HA HA HA HA!

QUIERE UNOS ARRIEROS.

[LAUGHING]

HOW MUCH IS THE PAY?

2 PESOS.

OF COURSE, I CAN'T PAY IN ADVANCE.

I GOT TO WAIT TILL I GET TO TOWN SO I CAN GET THE MONEY.

HEY, DID I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEPLACE?

MAYBE I KNOW YOU.

NO, I DON'T THINK SO.

ARE YOU ALONE?

OH, NO.

NO, I'M NOT ALONE.

I GOT A COUPLE OF FRIENDS COMING ALONG ON HORSEBACK.

YEAH. THEY OUGHT TO BE HERE ANY MINUTE.

PABLO, ASOMATE AL CAMINO A VER SI VES DOS HOMBRES A CABALLO.

HEY.

THAT'S FUNNY--

A MAN ALL BY HIMSELF IN A BANDIT COUNTRY WITH A STRING OF BURROS, AND HIS FRIENDS BEHIND HIM ON HORSEBACK.

[WHISTLING]

ESTAN MAS LEJOS DE LO QUE EL SE CREE.

NI SIQUIERA EL POLVO SE DIVISA.

YOUR FRIENDS MUST BE VERY FAR BEHIND YOU.

PABLO CANNOT SEE ANY DUST EVEN FROM THEIR HORSES.

THEY'LL BE ALONG ANY MINUTE, I TELL YOU.

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU'RE THE GUY IN THE HOLE.

THE ONE WHO WON'T GIVE US THE RIFLE.

HA HA HA!

I AIN'T NEVER LAID EYES ON YOU TILL NOW.

WHAT YOU GOT IN THE BAGS?

SEEMS TO ME LIKE HIDES.

YEAH.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE--HIDES.

OUGHT TO BRING QUITE A LOT OF MONEY, HUH?

YEAH.

SURE YOU DON'T WANT TO COME ALONG WITH ME AND HELP ME WITH THE BURROS?

BURRO.

BURRO.

BURRO.

BURRO.

[BRAYING]

GET AWAY FROM MY BURRO.

WE CAN SELL THOSE BURROS FOR JUST AS GOOD AS PRICES YOU GET.

GET AWAY FROM MY BURRO, I TELL YA!

YOU CAN'T FRIGHTEN EVEN A SICK LOUSE WITH THAT.

YOU CAN ONLY SHOOT ONE OF US, AND HE WOULDN'T MIND TOO MUCH BECAUSE THE FEDERALES ARE AFTER HIM ANYWAY.

SO WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

WE'LL TAKE THE CHANCE.

GET BACK THERE.

[ALL LAUGHING]

UHH!

TATA, DAME ESA BOTA.

ES LA COMPAÑERA DE ESTA. YO LA VI PRIMERO.

¿A MI QUE ME IMPORTA?

¿QUE NO VIO CUANDO LE DI EL PIEDRAZO?

LAS COSAS SON PARA MI. A USTED NO LE TOCA NADA.

''DAME ESA BOTA, TE DIGO!

¿PERO POR QUE?

TE JURO--

''QUE YA ESTAN PELEANDO!

''YA SE VAN LOS BURROS POR SU CULPA!

''VAYAN A DETENERLOS!

''BURROS!

''BURROS!

''BURROS!

''BURROS!

''BURROS!

''BURROS!

TOTAL POR ESTO NO NOS DAN NI 20 PESOS, HERMANO.

ESPERATE UN TANTITO.

A VER QUE HAY EN ESTOS BULTOS.

A LO MEJOR YA NOS SALVAMOS.

OYE, ACA HAY PURA ARENA.

¿POR QUE TENDRA...

''BURRO! ''BURRO!

''BURRO!

''BURROS!

VENGA, PATRON.

MIRELO PRIMERO.

¿CUANTO?

¿LE GUSTA?

TIENE LO NUEVECITO.

DEME 1.75. PARA QUE VEA QUE ANDO REGALANDO.

1.75 ES MUY CARO.

LE GARANTIZO QUE NO ENCUENTRA MEJOR EN TODA LA REGION.

A VER, ENSEÑELE LOS BURROS AL PATRON, MUCHACHOS.


MIRE, LLEVESE ESTE. SE LO ACONSEJO.

VAYA, VAYA.

SE LO ACONSEJO, JEFE. ANDELE.

MIRE AQUI. OTRA MAS BARATA.

ES MUY CARO.

[SILENCE]

PUES YA HACIA MUCHO QUE NO FUMABA DE ESTE.

Y DIGAME...

¿Y TIENEN FIERRO LOS BURROS?

SEGURO QUE TODOS TIENEN FIERRO, PATRON.

¿COMO ES?

¿QUE? EL FIERRO?

EL FIERRO.

ESTE...

SI, SABE USTED. ES UNA RUEDA ENCIMA CON UNA RAYA ATRAVESADA.

A VER SI ES CIERTO.

NO ES CIERTO, COMPADRE.

''AY, QUE MEMORIA LA MIA, HOMBRE!

¿NO SERA POR LA CALOR?

USTED NO CONOCE EL FIERRO PORQUE ESTOS BURROS NO SON SUYOS.

¿COMO QUE NO SON MIOS?

¿PUES NO CREE QUE ESTO YA ES MUCHO?

PUES A POCOS SOMOS BANDIDOS.

PRECISAMENTE ESO.

¿A POCO NO SON USTEDES LOS BANDIDOS QUE ASALTARON EL TREN?

''ANDEN! ''ARREAO CON ESTE!

[SHOUTING]

''DESGRACIADOS MONTONEROS!

[SHOUTING]

COMO ESTA HACIENDO CALOR.

COMO QUE VAMOS CAMINO AL INFIERNO.

''SARGENTO!

''COLOQUELOS EN SU SITIO!

VAMOS, AFUERA.

SALGAN DE AHI.

''PELOTON!

''POSICION DE TIRADOR!

''EN PIE!

''CARGUEN ARMAS!

MI SUBTENIENTE, ¿ME DEJA AGARRAR MI SOMBRERO?

''TOMELO!

''APUNTEN!

''FUEGO!

SHOOTING.

EXECUTION, PROBABLY.

SI, SEÑOR. DEBEN DE SER LOS FEDERALES.

SEÑORES.

SEÑORES, LES TENGO MUY MALAS NOTICIAS.

SU COMPAÑERO FUE MUERTO A SANGRE FRI POR TRES BANDIDOS.

DOBBS IS DEAD.

WHAT?

BANDITS GOT HIM.

OUR GOODS--

WHAT ABOUT OUR GOODS?

¿DONDE ESTAN NUESTRAS COSAS?

SUS COSAS Y LAS PIELES ESTAN EN MI OFICINA.

WHAT? WHAT?

HE SAYS OUR GOODS ARE SAFE IN HIS OFFICE.

IT'S NOT HERE, HOWARD. IT'S NOT HERE.

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON. KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON.

¿SABE ALGO SOBRE UNOS COSTALITOS?

COMO ASI.

Y MUY PESADOS.

NO. DE ESO NO SE NADA.

AH... YA ME ACUERDO.

¿DIJISTE UNOS COSTALITOS DE LONA?

SI.

SI. ¿DONDE ESTAN?

NO SE. NO LOS VI.

YO SOLO SE LO QUE DIJERON LOS BANDIDOS.

WHAT? WHAT?

¿ACUERDATE DE LO QUE DIJERON LOS SACOS?

ACUERDATE.

DIJERON QUE TENIAN UNOS COSTALITOS CON ARENA. QUE ERAN PARA QUE PESARAN MAS LAS PIELES CUANDO LAS VENDIERAN.

HE HEARD THE BANDITS TALKING WHILE THEY WERE WAITING TO BE SHOT.

HE SAID THAT THEY THOUGHT IT WAS BAGS OF SAND HIDDEN AMONG THE HIDE TO MAKE IT WEIGH MORE WHEN DOBBS WENT TO SELL THEM IN DURANGO.

WHERE ARE THEY?

SI, ¿DONDE ESTAN LOS SACOS?

EN EL CONVENTO POR EL PAREDON VIEJO.

ALLI ES DONDE DIJERON LOS BANDIDOS QUE ABRIRIAN LA CARGA.

THEY'RE IN THE RUINS OUTSIDE TOWN. COME ON.


LOOKS LIKE A NORTHER.


BUSCA A LOS COSTALITOS.


''ENCONTRE UNO! ''ENCONTRE UNO!

AQUI HAY OTRA BOLSA.


[LAUGHING]

OH, LAUGH, CURTIN, OLD BOY!

IT'S A GREAT JOKE PLAYED ON US BY THE LORD OR FAITH OR NATURE--

WHATEVER YOU PREFER--

BUT WHOEVER OR WHATEVER PLAYED IT CERTAINLY HAD A SENSE OF HUMOR!

THE GOLD HAS GONE BACK TO WHERE WE FOUND IT!

AH HA HA HA!

[ALL LAUGHING]

THIS IS WORTH 10 MONTHS OF SUFFERING AND LABOR, THIS JOKE IS.

[BOTH START LAUGHING AGAIN]

WELL, HOWARD, WHAT NEXT, I WONDER?

WELL, I'M ALL FIXED, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, AS A MEDICINE MAN.

I'LL HAVE 3 MEALS A DAY OR 5 IF I WANT THEM.

ROOF OVER MY HEAD AND A DRINK EVERY NOW AND THEN TO WARM ME UP.

I'LL BE WORSHIPPED AND FED AND TREATED LIKE A HIGH PRIEST FOR TELLING PEOPLE THINGS THEY WANT TO HEAR.

GOOD MEDICINE MEN ARE BORN, NOT MADE.

COME AND SEE ME SOMETIME, MY BOY.

EVEN YOU'LL TAKE OFF YOUR HAT WHEN YOU SEE HOW RESPECTED I AM.

WHY, ONLY DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, THEY WANTED TO MAKE ME THEIR LEGISLATURE, THEIR WHOLE LEGISLATURE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, BUT IT MUST BE THE HIGHEST HONOR THEY CAN BESTOW.

YEAH, I'M ALL FIXED FOR THE REST OF MY NATURAL LIFE.

HOW ABOUT YOURSELF? WHAT DO YOU AIM TO DO?

I HAVEN'T GOT ANY IDEA.

OH, YOU'RE YOUNG YET.

YOU GOT PLENTY OF TIME TO MAKE 3 OR 4 FORTUNES FOR YOURSELF.

YOU KNOW, THE WORST AIN'T SO BAD WHEN IT FINALLY HAPPENS--

NOT HALF AS BAD AS YOU FIGURE IT WILL BE BEFORE IT'S HAPPENED.

I'M NO WORSE OFF THAN I WAS IN TAMPICO.

IT ALL AMOUNTS TO A COUPLE OF HUNDRED BUCKS WHEN YOU COME RIGHT DOWN TO IT.

NOT VERY MUCH COMPARED TO WHAT DOBBSY LOST.

ANY SPECIAL PLACE YOU'RE BENT ON GOING?

NAH. ALL PLACES ARE THE SAME TO ME.

TELL YOU WHAT. YOU CAN KEEP MY SHARE OF WHAT THE BURROS AND THE HIDES WILL BRING IF YOU USE THE MONEY TO BUY A TICKET TO DALLAS.

SEE CODY'S WIDOW. BETTER THAN WRITING.

AND BESIDES, IT'S JULY AND...

THE FRUIT HARVEST.

HOW ABOUT IT?

IT'S A DEAL.

WELL, LET'S GET GOING.

WELL, GOOD-BYE, CURTIN.

GOOD-BYE, HOWARD.

GOOD LUCK.

SAME TO YOU.