True Grit (1969)
Glen Campbell: La Boeuf
[LeBoeuf is spanking Mattie]
Mattie Ross : Are you gonna let him do this?
Rooster Cogburn : I don't believe I will. Drop that switch, LaBoeuf. Put it down, I said. You're enjoying it too much.
LaBoeuf : You'll find I go ahead with what I start.
Rooster Cogburn : [Rooster draws and cocks his pistol] You do and it'll be the biggest mistake YOU ever made, you Texas brush-popper!
[LaBoeuf sits down for supper at the Monarch Boarding House]
Monarch boarder : Watch out for the chicken and dumplings. They'll hurt your eyes.
LaBoeuf : How's that?
Monarch boarder : They'll hurt your eyes lookin' for the chicken.
[he and other boarders laugh]
LaBoeuf : You squirrel-headed bastard!
[at McAlester's, Boots and Rooster are discussing the dead men; LaBoeuf walks up]
Capt. Boots Finch : So this is the man shot Ned Pepper's horse from under him.
Rooster Cogburn : Yeah! This is the famous horse killer from El Paso. He believes in puttin' everybody afoot. Says there'll be less mischief that way.
LaBoeuf : Fewer horses - fewer horse thieves.
[Mattie is frustrated with Rooster possibly throwing in with LaBoeuf]
Mattie Ross : Give me my $25 back. Hand it over!
Rooster Cogburn : I spent it.
Mattie Ross : You sorry piece of trash!
Rooster Cogburn : I'll get it for you. I'll send it to you.
Mattie Ross : Aw, that's a big story. If you think you can cheat me, you're mistaken. You've not heard the last of Mattie Ross. You may well hear from my lawyer, Daggett.
Rooster Cogburn : [to LaBoeuf] Lawyer Daggett? Who's lawyer Daggett?
LaBoeuf : I wouldn't worry about him. I'd worry about our business at hand.
[Rooster and LaBoeuf are on the ferry; Mattie comes over to get on board]
LaBoeuf : You're not gettin' on this ferry.
Mattie Ross : This is open to the public. I paid my ten cents for horse and rider.
LaBoeuf : Red, take this girl into town to the sheriff. She's a runaway. There's also a $50 reward.
Mattie Ross : That's a big story!
LaBoeuf : Ask the marshal.
Rooster Cogburn : Oh, she's a runaway, all right. Bound to be paper on her.
Mattie Ross : They're in this story together. Now, I've got business across the river and if you interfere with me you may land up in court which you don't want to be. I've got a good lawyer in J. Noble Daggett.
[Rooster nods to Red; Red pulls her off the ferry]
Rooster Cogburn : [to LaBoeuf] Lawyer Daggett again.
LaBoeuf : She draws him like a gun.
[at the camp, Mattie tastes the water]
Mattie Ross : That tastes like iron.
LaBoeuf : You're lucky to be where water's so handy. I've seen the time I've drank out of a filthy hoofprint - and was glad to get it.
Rooster Cogburn : If ever I meet one of you Texas waddies who ain't drunk water from a hoofprint, I think I'll... I'll shake their hand or buy 'em a Daniel Webster cigar.
[points to LaBoeuf's shaggy horse]
Rooster Cogburn : How long you boys down there been mounted on sheep?
[Rooster, LaBoeuf and Mattie are taking the bodies back to McAlester's]
Rooster Cogburn : [to LaBoeuf] What outfit were you with during the war?
LaBoeuf : Shreveport, with Kirby Smith.
Rooster Cogburn : Oh, I mean what side were you on?
LaBoeuf : I served with General Kirby Smith.
[Rooster starts to laugh]
LaBoeuf : And I don't have to hang my head when I say it either. Go ahead and make another joke about it. You want to make me look foolish in the girl's eyes anyway.
Rooster Cogburn : You don't need me for that.
LaBoeuf : I don't like the way you make conversation.
Rooster Cogburn : And I don't like your conversation about Captain Quantrill?
LaBoeuf : *Captain*? Captain of what? Bunch of thieves?
Rooster Cogburn : Young fella, if you're looking for trouble, I'll accommodate you. Otherwise, leave it alone.