“The Ox-Bow Incident” quotes(1943)
Plot – In a small west village, an Irish breeder has mysteriously disappeared and the inhabitants are upset. Then a man shows up and pretends to be an army officer, meanwhile three innocent men are captured and sentenced. Immediately after the execution, the sheriff arrives and claims the disappeared man is still alive.
All actors – Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry Morgan, Jane Darwell, Matt Briggs, Harry Davenport, Frank Conroy, Marc Lawrence, Paul Hurstshow all
“The Ox-Bow Incident” Quotes 7 quotes
“God better have mercy on you. You won't get any from me.”
“There's truth in lies too, if you can get enough of them.”
“I saw your face. It was the face of a depraved, murderous beast. Only two things ever meant anything to you: power and cruelty. You can't feel pity. You can't even feel guilt.”
“- Major Tetley: Other men with families have had to die for this sort of thing. It's too bad, but it's justice.
- Donald Martin: What do you care about justice? You don't even care whether you've got the right men or not. All you know is you've lost something and somebody's got to be punished.”
“Law is a lot more than words you put in a book, or judges or lawyers or sheriffs you hire to carry it out. It's everything people ever have found out about justice and what's right and wrong. It's the very conscience of humanity.”
“A man just naturally can't take the law into his own hands and hang people without hurting everybody in the world, 'cause then he's just not breaking one law but all laws.”