109-“Never Help the Devil”

Have Gun – Will Travel: Season 3, Episode 31

Never Help the Devil (16 Apr. 1960)

When Doggie’s shooting arm is injured winning a gunfight, the impoverished citizens dig deep to rabidly bet on who will finish off their local menace (and when)as

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen, Writers: Archie L. Tegland, Herb Meadow.

JACK LAMBERT as Doggie Kramer, LEWIS MARTIN as Doctor, DICK RICH as Sheriff Jim Toby, WILLIAM WELLMAN JR. as Terry Gallagher, KELTON GARWOOD as Informer, JASON JOHNSON as Clerk

Filming Locations: Melody Ranch – 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA

Paladin rides into town just in time to witness a gunfight won by the town badman, Kramer (Jack Lambert, familiar as Joshua in “Riverboat”).

Kramer gets his gun hand wounded however, and the town smells blood. This may be their chance to get him. Paladin’s old friend Sheriff Toby (Dick Rich who played Sheriff Clyde in “Homecoming” the year before) isn’t about to go against the will of his friends for a villain like Kramer. So despite his dislike for Kramer, paladin agrees in the name of justice to help escort Kramer out of town at 4:30 in the morning.

Lewis Martin, who plays the doctor, also appeared with Dick Rich in “Homecoming”.
I broke a curb strap.

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They’re on the wall there.
Hang on. I’ll be with ya.

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Tom Gallagher’s havin’
a shootout with Kramer.

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Hey, he’s hurt.
Kramer’s hurt.

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Somebody’s finally showing some courage.

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He’s got a brother, Gallagher does. You know that?

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I expect he’ll be sorry to hear about your arm.

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Probably come himself to tell you how bad he feels.

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You still haven’t got the kind of guts to finish the job.

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Come on, doc.

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Give me a shotgun.

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Hold this in your arm before you bleed to death.

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No. The short one.

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Some shells.

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Kramer, I’m not gonna beg you.

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If I didn’t have more medical ethics than good sense, I’d like to sit and watch the gangrene set in.

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It ain’t gonna cure itself.

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Grab one of those straps. Strap that stock to my arm.

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Come on.

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Tighter!

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Who are you, mister?

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Gunfighter.

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You ever hear of Doggie Kramer?

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Nope. Well, that’s me.
Gallagher send for you?

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I never heard of Gallagher either… Till you shot him.

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What happens to you doesn’t concern me.

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Come on, doc.

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Sure. If you got
no more shopping to do.

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Gunfighter.

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Which way you ridin’ out?

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My own way.

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Put ’em on my bill.

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How much do I owe you?
Four bits.

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Jim toby still the
sheriff of this town? Yeah.

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Well, where was he?

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Ask kramer.

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He probably told him where to go
till the shootin’ stopped.

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That doesn’t sound
much like jim toby.

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Maybe yes.

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Maybe no.

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Paladin.

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Come up here.
I wanna talk to you.

44
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You got nothin’ to say to me.

45
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I got a job for you.

46
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I got nothing
to lose, paladin.

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No. Hold off on that.
Go ahead, doctor.

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I’m not staying.
No?

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I’m offering you $200
just to ride with me.

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60 miles. Santa fe.

51
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Take the cash
while you can get it.

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Doctor, your hippocratic oath
forces you to deal with him.

53
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I’ve taken no oath
and I don’t need his money.

54
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Maybe so. But I need you.

55
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You’re the only man around here
with any iron in his backbone.

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Besides, nobody
else will do it.

57
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What are you afraid of?
Gallagher’s friends?

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Or the men you shot
in the back for games.

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I don’t care if this town’s

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Crawling with guns
looking for you.

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Neither do I.

62
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They laid a wall.

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Ride out.

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You’ll be in santa fe
by morning.

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Tell him, doc.

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There’s bad initial reaction
with a wound like this.

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Probably last six, maybe twelve
hours. If he rides before then,

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He’ll fall out of the saddle
within five miles.

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That’s the gospel.

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I’m already beginning to feel
like the day after judgment.

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Of course you are.

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This town would be
grateful to any man

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Who did get him out of here.

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Even by means of a little
expedient back-shooting, hmm?

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gunfighter.

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Gallagher’s got
a brother. Just a kid.

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He’ll be after me.
I’ll have to kill him.

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The boy’s hardheaded. He will.

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By the time he finds you,
you’ll be helpless.

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You want protection?

81
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Get the sheriff to put you in
jail. That’s where you belong.

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Finish it up, doc.

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9:00. 9:00 for, uh…
For tompkins.

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Who’s next?
Let’s see your dollars.

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Nobody else gets kramer
before noon tomorrow.

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The gallagher kid’ll
be back by then.

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Put a dollar on…

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12:30.

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And another one at 1:00.

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And, uh, one at 1:30.

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All right. Put perkins
down for 1:00,

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12:30, and, uh, 1:30.

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You gonna blanket the board?

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Sure!

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Sinful, you think it’d
be possible to get a drink?

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All right. Put daly
down there for 4:00.

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All right. Who’s next?
You got one here?

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Put up a dollar and guess what
time kramer’s gonna get shot.

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“time” is what time he dies,
not when he gets hit.

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Hey, toby!

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6:30. All right.
Down for 6:30.

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Let’s see some more of
these dollars, men. Come on.

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Hello, paladin.

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Was it about kramer
or gallagher?

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I don’t know either.
Just on my way to santa fe.

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Got here for the excitement.

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In time for
the first act anyway.

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Toby, what’s wrong?

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Wrong?

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What are you gonna do
about kramer?

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It all depends
on what happens.

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He’s still here tomorrow,
they’ll tear him apart.

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You’ll be right
in the middle.

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That’s where the law belongs-
right smack in the middle.

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It gives people
somethin’ to shoot at.

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Bullets. Words.

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Depends on the man
doing the shootin’.

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Confounded new
cigarette papers.

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Nothing’s as good
as it used to be.

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I’d step down in a minute

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If I could get somebody
to take my place, but…

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Look at this town. Dirt-poor.

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We can’t afford
to import a top gun.

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In spite of everything,
for 364 days out of the year,

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I’m still
the best man available.

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Time was, that was 365 days.

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I know. I know.

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I still got those 364 days.

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And I got something else.
I got the right

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To choose the man I die for,
and it ain’t kramer.

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Toby, that mob will tear him
to pieces like a pack of dogs.

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He deserves it, don’t he?

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I can’t stop ’em.

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Why should I die tryin’?

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Put it down.

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Near blew your head off.

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You be ready to leave
at 4:30 in the morning.

138
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What if
I need you tonight?

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4:30. Take it or leave it.

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It’s a deal.

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You don’t get the 200
till we reach santa fe.

142
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Keep your money. You’re
not buying anything from me.

143
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I don’t figure.

144
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I do this for myself and for
the man jim toby used to be.

145
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What happens to you later
is not important.

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I still got the 200
if you want it.

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That you, jimmy johnson?

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Save your powder, kramer.

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Try again!

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Come in.

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Gettin’ time to take him out.

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Well, toby,

153
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You gonna do anything about your
friends out there in the street?

154
00:15:02,867 –> 00:15:04,869
Do you want this?

155
00:15:04,936 –> 00:15:06,787
You take it.

156
00:15:06,855 –> 00:15:12,042
See how it feels to risk
your life for a man like kramer.

157
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<i>Toby, I am risking
my life for him.</i>

158
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That’s your business.
Like you said,

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00:15:17,616 –> 00:15:21,451
They’re my friends and I
don’t want ’em killed either.

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All right, toby.

161
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You go on back out
there with your friends.

162
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Watch that weasel-faced one
that kicked kramer’s gun.

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Toby.

164
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You saw that gunfight?

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I was right here in this room.

166
00:16:30,789 –> 00:16:32,188
Yeah?

167
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put the shotgun down.

168
00:17:07,392 –> 00:17:09,827
Kramer, that mob
out there is looking

169
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For just any excuse at all
to blow you to pieces.

170
00:17:13,931 –> 00:17:17,735
I’m gonna let you keep that
shotgun till we get past them.

171
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Don’t you use it
unless you have to.

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And once we get
out of this town,

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You’re a prisoner
and don’t you forget it.

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Go ahead.

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Kramer.

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He tried to draw.

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<i>He did?</i>

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Ask him. Ask toby.

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I guess maybe he did.

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Well, toby, when you’re ready,
you come and get him.

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00:19:07,111 –> 00:19:11,015
He’ll be with the sheriff in
santa fe. Help him on the horse.

182
00:19:23,261 –> 00:19:26,730
You will remember
to come get me, toby.

183
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All right, kramer.

184
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You know you got one of the
meanest snapshots I ever saw?

185
00:19:55,610 –> 00:19:57,711
The way you cross
your body that way.

186
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Go ahead.

187
00:19:59,881 –> 00:20:01,815
No?

188
00:20:06,788 –> 00:20:09,723
You ain’t gonna take me
to no sheriff, paladin.

189
00:20:09,791 –> 00:20:12,226
Minute I don’t need you,
you’re dead.

190
00:20:25,473 –> 00:20:27,908
Wait a minute!

191
00:20:38,787 –> 00:20:40,720
What’s wrong with your arm?

192
00:20:42,824 –> 00:20:44,341
That any of your business?

193
00:20:44,409 –> 00:20:47,778
It is, if his name’s kramer.

194
00:20:49,013 –> 00:20:50,947
It is kramer, ain’t it?

195
00:20:51,015 –> 00:20:52,015
Ah.

196
00:20:59,023 –> 00:21:02,009
He murdered my brother.
Tom was no gunfighter.

197
00:21:02,126 –> 00:21:03,794
You’re gallagher.

198
00:21:03,861 –> 00:21:05,896
I’m gallagher.

199
00:21:12,971 –> 00:21:14,822
I got to kill him.

200
00:21:14,889 –> 00:21:17,708
He’s like a headache.
I can’t think of nothin’ else.

201
00:21:17,775 –> 00:21:20,811
Sounds like a chick
who’s grown a rooster tail.

202
00:21:20,879 –> 00:21:24,948
That sheriff and a town full of
yellow scum let you shoot tom.

203
00:21:25,049 –> 00:21:29,186
If I got to live like you, then
I will. You’re dead, kramer.

204
00:21:29,188 –> 00:21:30,787
Gallagher, get on the horse.

205
00:21:30,855 –> 00:21:33,222
What are you
protecting him for?

206
00:21:33,290 –> 00:21:35,692
I’m protecting you from him.

207
00:21:35,760 –> 00:21:37,044
And at the moment,

208
00:21:37,112 –> 00:21:39,963
You don’t look much better
to me than he does.

209
00:21:40,030 –> 00:21:43,132
You get on that horse
and get out of here.

210
00:21:47,371 –> 00:21:49,472
Can I have that back?

211
00:22:14,382 –> 00:22:16,616
Well, from
the look on his face,

212
00:22:16,684 –> 00:22:19,119
I’d say you’re a little
faster than he is.

213
00:22:19,187 –> 00:22:21,621
I should be. I’ve had
good reason to practice.

214
00:22:21,689 –> 00:22:24,708
Ropin’ a fence post ain’t
the same as ropin’ a steer.

215
00:22:24,775 –> 00:22:28,512
A lot of difference between a
tree limb and a man with a gun.

216
00:22:28,580 –> 00:22:30,847
Not you, kramer. Not you.

217
00:22:30,915 –> 00:22:34,517
To me, it’ll be like
shootin’ a rotten stump.

218
00:22:41,659 –> 00:22:43,760
Where you takin’ him, mister?

219
00:22:43,828 –> 00:22:46,629
You’ll find him with
the sheriff in santa fe.

220
00:22:46,697 –> 00:22:48,265
I’ll find him.

221
00:22:48,333 –> 00:22:51,301
You wanna be known as
the man who shot kramer.

222
00:22:51,369 –> 00:22:53,236
Maybe you ought
to find out

223
00:22:53,304 –> 00:22:55,772
How a thing like him
happened to get started.

224
00:22:55,840 –> 00:22:59,776
I shot the man that killed
my father in a barroom brawl.

225
00:22:59,844 –> 00:23:02,311
You and me are
just the same, kid.

226
00:23:02,379 –> 00:23:04,381
No, we’re not.

227
00:23:04,449 –> 00:23:06,516
I’ll push till
you’ve got to fight.

228
00:23:06,584 –> 00:23:09,152
You won’t get away.
Not after what you’ve done.

229
00:23:38,983 –> 00:23:41,185
You heard what he said.

230
00:23:41,252 –> 00:23:45,088
I heard. But we’re not the same.

231
00:23:45,156 –> 00:23:47,324
He would’ve been right.

232
00:23:48,793 –> 00:23:52,229
Want me to take him back?
It’s out of your way.

233
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That the reason?

234
00:23:55,165 –> 00:23:56,967
Or you still wanna be known

235
00:23:57,034 –> 00:24:01,638
As the man who brought doggie
kramer back wrapped in a poncho?

236
00:24:01,706 –> 00:24:03,773
I didn’t kill him.

237
00:24:03,842 –> 00:24:06,343
I didn’t even get my gun
out of my holster.

238
00:24:06,410 –> 00:24:09,446
Three or four tellings
wouldn’t make any difference.

239
00:24:09,514 –> 00:24:10,980
Gallagher and kramer.

240
00:24:11,048 –> 00:24:13,917
You’d be tied together
for the rest of your life.

241
00:24:13,985 –> 00:24:16,152
Just like brothers.

242
00:24:18,188 –> 00:24:20,123
Thanks.

243
00:24:21,659 –> 00:24:23,793
Yeah.