In 1856, backwoods businessman Logan Stuart escorts Lucy Overmire, his friend's fiancée, back home to remote Jacksonville, Oregon; in t...更多>
Logan Stuart: This is Jacksonville, Clench. U.S.A. We sail with the tide. Clenchfield:
All Americans think that. They think the tide flows forever for them. But mark, me, Logan... gold veins run out, crops fail, men starve, wars come.
Logan Stuart: And businesses fail... until we get a new deck and deal again. Honey Bragg: What do you have against me? Logan Stuart: You ought to know. Honey Bragg: You're talking in riddles, Logan. What's in your mind? Logan Stuart: A picture of tree - with you swingin' from it. Logan Stuart: There was a lot of good in George. Johnny Steele: He sure panned out no color. Logan Stuart: There's a thin margin, Johnny, between what could be and what is. Johnny Steele: Yeah. It was thin for you last night. We were a mind to hang ya. Logan Stuart: You see how thin the margin is. Logan Stuart: George, when is this girl going to marry you? George Camrose: I doubt if she knows hereself, Logan. When are you taking me, Lucy? Lucy Overmire: George, do you like poetry? George Camrose: Must I like poetry to be your husband? Lucy Overmire: We'll be married when the leaves fall. George Camrose: You see, Logan, she strings me up and lets me swing. You mean the maple leaves that fall early, or the pine needles that never fall at all? Ben Dance: If you want to catch a man, you got to work at it. Lucy Overmire: I want no man I have to catch. Ben Dance: Why sure, you catch him and he catches you. A man always figures that he does the catching. The truth is, it's the woman that brings him up on the rope... and him not quite knowing it. George Camrose: You have strange friends, Jack. Jack Lestrade: I didn't say that I like him or that I trust him. George Camrose: What's your idea of a friend? Jack Lestrade: Any man, I suppose, who believes as I do that the human race is a horrible mistake. Logan Stuart: Do you make it a habit of spying on people? Hi Linnet: No, but I got a habit of observing people. Logan Stuart: Is that all you have to do? Hi Linnet: Well, Logan, you got a big store and no time. And I got a little store and lots of time. Lucy Overmire: It's so peaceful here. George Camrose: The illusion of peace is upon us. Lucy Overmire: You sound rather jaded. George Camrose: Oh, these cabin raisers jade me. People planting themselves in one rough spot for the rest of their lives. I'm more for mansions and plush furniture.