140-“The Fatal Flaw”

Season 4, Episode 23 – Original Airdate: (February 25, 1961)

<= 139 – “The Tax Gatherer == Fandango” – 141 =>

A snow blizzard strands Paladin, a marshal and his prisoner at a cabin. Horseless and wounded they must try to get the prisoner to jail before he can talk his way out of his
shackles.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen, Written by Jack Laird

ROYAL DANO as Curley Ashburne
JENA ENGSTROM as Cassandra Langford
ALLYN JOSLYN as Marshal Lyle McKendrick
MIGUEL ÁNGEL LANDA as Salazar (as Miguel de Anda)

A snow blizzard strands Paladin, a marshal and his prisoner at a cabin. Horseless and
wounded they must try to get the prisoner to jail before he can talk his way out of his
shackles. But what puzzles Paladin is why the prisoner was caught in the first place when he could have easily avoided capture.
You think you’re alone, Curley? You think you’ve looked virtue in the eye and thumbed your nose? Just remember this: Even Satan has to pay his dues.

EXT. ON THE RANGE – SNOWSTORM – DAY

PALADIN
Hello in there!

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
Nobody here.

PALADIN
Ashburne.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
That buscadero Salazar could be lurking in the tules.

[They enter the cabin]

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Sod busters…they have a stench all their own. You may not believe this-in my entire career, I’ve never kicked a dog but what it netted me at least a thousand dollars.
And look at what honest labor got.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
Light somewheres.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Red-letter day for you, Marshal. Green River Gang put to bed with pick and shovel, its leader captured. That’s what legends are made of.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
Don’t try that again, hear?

PALADIN
You all right?

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
Yeah. What’d you stir up?

PALADIN
Nothing. That stable’s empty. Not even a memory of a horse.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Well, that takes the aces out of your deck, doesn’t it? It’s over 20 miles to Tascosa.
You’ll never make it afoot in this weather.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
There’s still Huggins.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Paperback deputy. You’ll never see him again. I’m not saying he’s yellow. But he sure has cultivated a well-developed bump of caution.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
They’re sure to question him when he hits town. Somebody’ll send out a search party.

PALADIN
After the snow…that’s when they’ll send out a search party. Huggins folded before we lost the horses. He doesn’t even know we’re here. I don’t know what you’re so cheerful about. If we freeze to death out here, it’ll be a group effort.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Salazar’s still out there, you know. He won’t forget me.

PALADIN
Come on, McKendrick. Come on. There we go.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
More guts than you could string on a fence. And what’s it got him?

PALADIN
Marshal’s done all right.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Providing success is measured by the size of a hole a man leaves when he dies.
But we use a different yardstick, don’t we?

PALADIN
We do.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
You and McKendrick are cut of two kinds of leather. He’s here because he’s duty-bound. I still haven’t figured out why you’re here.

[Paladin hands him his card]

CURLEY ASHBURNE
The railroad threw my name into the pot. Whatever they’re paying you to ensure my capture, I’m prepared to double.

PALADIN
You are?

CURLEY ASHBURNE
I’ve got bank deposits scattered all over the country. I’ll make out a draft, you fill in the amount.

PALADIN
And what then?

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Once over the crest line, I’m home and dry.

PALADIN
Curley, you had a real fat lead on us. You could’ve made it to the ridge easy before we closed the gap, but you didn’t do that. You turned back and ran smack into us. Now, why?

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Why, I suddenly remembered I’d, uh, forgotten to pack a toothbrush.

[]

CURLEY ASHBURNE
You must have a price, Paladin. Every man has. Only Satan’s incorruptible.

PALADIN
You really believe that?

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Well, virtue’s a matter of degree. Or convenience. Everyone pays his dues in some form. Everybody but Satan.

PALADIN
You know, the way you keep mentioning that name, I think I detect a note of hero worship.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
Well, why not? If you’re going to model yourself after somebody, I’d say pick a winner. I learned a lesson when I was knee-high. Evil walks alone. It’s self-sufficient.

PALADIN
You say every man’s got his price. Well, here’s a man right here whose very existence shoots that theory full of holes. Take a look at this face. Look at it. That’s 30 years of frontier law enforcement, and he never touched a dime of tainted money or lost a prisoner.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
I take that as a challenge. You claim that that rooster can’t be had? Watch. Before there’s a crust on that snow outside, I’ll have him in my hip pocket.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
Ashburne, you take satisfaction
in seeing this?

CURLEY ASHBURNE
You’ve Salazar to thank for that one.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
I will someday.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
You’ll be meeting him.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
It’s cold in here.

PALADIN
Yeah. Try and keep covered up. I’ll get some wood and…What’s this? You don’t even read your own mail?

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
It’s from the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Washington. Twice a week, some politician that ain’t never been west of Boston sends out suggestions on how to handle things out here. And twice a week, I file ’em in the wastebasket.

PALADIN
You keep covered up. I’ll get some wood.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
McKendrick, I made an interesting wager with Paladin. I said before we quit this cabin, I’d own myself a marshal. He thinks different.

MARSHAL LYLE MCKENDRICK
I hope the stakes aren’t too steep for you, Curley.

CURLEY ASHBURNE
They don’t come any steeper. I’m betting my life.

PALADIN
Keep an eye on our mutual friend. I’ll be right back.

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Get up.

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Come on.

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Get up.

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Keep an eye on
this one, too.

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Only a runt kid.

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Can’t be more than 16.

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Paladin!

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What’s the matter with you two?

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Can’t you see she’s blue
as a wet stone?

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Let her cozy up by the fire.

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I seen what
happened.

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What happened?

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In the gulch below, all that
shootin’ and killin’.

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I watched you from the ridge,

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and when I seen you comin’,
I run and hid.

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Mama says I wasn’t to have
nothing to do with strangers.

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Where’s your mama now?

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Out behind the barn.

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I couldn’t bury her
deep as I should’ve.

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The ground’s too hard,
now winter’s come.

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But I did pile stones
around her, and they say

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if you do that, then the
wolves can’t get at her.

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You all alone here?

154
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What about your father?

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Had a hired man,
but he run off.

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Took all the livestock with him.

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He would’ve took me, too,
only I cut him with my knife.

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Here.

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That’s Mama.

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“Ellen Langford, 1867.”

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That’s your name,
Langford?

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Cassandra.

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Well, Cassandra,

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you should’ve started to hike
out of these hills

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into town
before the snow fell.

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Didn’t you know you
couldn’t make it

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out here by yourself
all during the winter?

168
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Ah, I ain’t never been
out of the hills afore.

169
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Ain’t you had no schoolin’?

170
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Oh, only what
Mama taught me.

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Oh, I can read print.

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That’s something she learned
me from a catalogue.

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Paladin?

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This raises a blister.

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It’s not only us now.

176
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We gotta puzzle some way
to get her safely out of here.

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You kill somebody?

178
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That why you’re
chained up?

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Oh, I’m chained, missy,
because they can’t kill me.

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And what won’t play dead,
they hang.

181
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Well, that don’t
make any sense.

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It’s a senseless world, missy.

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Instead of lying
with my face in the dirt,

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like everybody else,

185
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I choose to climb the tree
and pick my own apples.

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They don’t like that.

187
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It makes ’em
nervous.

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Nervous?

189
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The world favors little people.

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They’ll try to make you
like that, missy.

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Try to shape you
in their image.

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Don’t you let it happen.

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Oh.

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I ain’t never been around folks.

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I wouldn’t know what to do.

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Then come along
with me.

197
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There’s a schooner waiting
soon as I shake these shackles.

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We’ll swing a loop
around Europe, you and I.

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We’ll paddle a canoe
down the canals of Venice.

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You keep your filthy hands
off her!

201
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You can’t stay here
alone, child.

202
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Me and the missus’ll
take you in.

203
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On $40 a month?

204
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He’d have had a family before,
except he can’t afford it.

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We just never
got around to it.

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I was always
on the move.

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And I was always
on the dodge.

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Curley, are you saying
that you do have a family?

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No, but at least when I ran,
it wasn’t from the truth.

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The truth?

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What truth?

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You’re a failure, McKendrick…

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for all your fame and glory.

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You risked your life protecting
other folks’ property.

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Yet you have none
of your own to show for it.

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And I risked my life
attaching other folks’ property.

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I wear an $80 hat.

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$80, McKendrick!

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That’s two months’ sweat
for you.

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We’d manage.

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I’m not dipped in gold,
but I got a little put by.

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Against the day of your dying.

223
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Well, that could be tonight,
and then what?

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The girl can speak for herself.

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He can’t have her, Paladin.

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I’m outbidding him.

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That locket, missy-

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I’ll give you $5,000 for it.

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Oh, wait a minute, Ashburne.

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Now, why are you doing this?

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The girl doesn’t
mean anything to you.

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The marshal’s free
to top my offer, if he chooses.

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You know
I ain’t got that kind of money.

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Well, you could.

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You could have that and more.

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I’ve got a duty to do.

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May that be a comfort
to you in your old age.

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$5,000, missy.

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Think of all the fun
that could buy.

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You could live anyplace
you wanted to.

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$5,000.

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I could go to St. Louis.

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New York.

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Why, there ain’t hardly nothing
I couldn’t do with $5,000.

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You’d like my missus.

246
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She’s a fine woman.

247
00:15:17,582 –> 00:15:20,984
Get me that envelope,
missy…

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and I’ll make you out
a bank draft.

249
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We got a good school
in Tascosa.

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Two churches.

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There’s lots of activities
for young folks.

252
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“U.S. Marshal
Lyle McKendrick.

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Tascosa, Colorado
Territory.”

254
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You did that real good.

255
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Why don’t you open it
and read it to me?

256
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Can I?

257
00:15:51,049 –> 00:15:52,216
Sure. Go ahead.

258
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“Re… Recent…
discussions…

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indicate the im…”

260
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“Imminent.”

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Yeah, “…imminent…

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“ad-admission of
territorial Colorado

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to full state…”

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“Statehood.”
“…statehood.

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“Owing
to the administrative

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“reorganization of this
depar… partment,

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necess…”

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“Necessitated by this
development… “…sitated by…

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Devel…”

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“…your services will

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“no longer
be required.

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“Pending the arrival
of your replacement,

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“Deputy Earl Huggins

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“is to temporarily assume
the duties of interim marshal.

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With kindest regards,
Milton L. Bascomb.”

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The Mighty McKendrick-

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a political casualty.

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That’s enough, Ashburne.

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Somebody scribbles
his name in Washington,

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and 30 years of doglike service
is broken up for kindling.

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You say virtue’s
its own reward?

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Oh, right, brother.

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Its only reward.

284
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Earl Huggins-

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a greasy little grafter.

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He left us here.

287
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They’d trade me in
on a man like that.

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The world prefers a Huggins,
McKendrick.

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When you get right down to it,

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it’s not the villains
they’re afraid of.

291
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It’s the saints.

292
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Thank you just
the same, but I…

293
00:17:43,862 –> 00:17:46,396
I reckon I won’t be needing
that money, after all.

294
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Won’t be needing it?

295
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Child, I… I…

296
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There’s some turnips
and taters in the barn.

297
00:18:06,351 –> 00:18:08,686
I reckon you folks must
be famishing by now.

298
00:18:08,720 –> 00:18:09,853
That’s a good idea.

299
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I’ll go with you.

300
00:18:11,088 –> 00:18:12,590
Tell you what,
McKendrick.

301
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Just to show
my heart’s in the right place,

302
00:18:15,493 –> 00:18:17,728
I’m gonna treat you
and the little lady

303
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to a tin cup
and a box of pencils.

304
00:18:20,465 –> 00:18:22,399
I assume those
will be the tools

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of your new
profession.

306
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Over here in the bin.

307
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I’ll get it.

308
00:18:38,416 –> 00:18:41,652
Let me give you a word of
advice, señor- don’t.

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Salazar?

310
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Hmm. I see I’ve been expected.

311
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Bien. Drop it, señor.

312
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You do more damage
with those teeth of yours

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than most people do
with a load of buckshot.

314
00:19:11,349 –> 00:19:12,982
Look!

315
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Two of ’em!

316
00:19:22,093 –> 00:19:23,594
There was a man
in the barn,

317
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and Mr. Paladin shot him
with his little gun.

318
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And that ain’t all.

319
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Horse-
we got two horses now.

320
00:19:28,633 –> 00:19:31,268
Who says the devil doesn’t
take care of his own?

321
00:19:35,507 –> 00:19:37,541
Get his gun, missy.

322
00:19:37,575 –> 00:19:39,343
Uh, Mr. Paladin’s gun.

323
00:19:42,680 –> 00:19:44,614
A-And the
little one.

324
00:19:49,387 –> 00:19:50,721
Now, bring ’em over to me.

325
00:19:54,559 –> 00:19:56,927
He-He slipped
the cuff somehow

326
00:19:56,961 –> 00:19:58,562
and took me
by surprise.

327
00:19:58,596 –> 00:19:59,997
How much?

328
00:20:00,031 –> 00:20:01,665
The preliminary
haggling

329
00:20:01,700 –> 00:20:02,900
was very
interesting,

330
00:20:02,934 –> 00:20:04,334
but I missed
the final price.

331
00:20:04,368 –> 00:20:05,468
How much?!

332
00:20:12,010 –> 00:20:14,411
$10,000.

333
00:20:22,587 –> 00:20:24,154
That’s all
that he asked.

334
00:20:24,189 –> 00:20:27,825
Just enough to buy a tidy
little cattle spread.

335
00:20:27,859 –> 00:20:30,060
$10,000?

336
00:20:30,095 –> 00:20:33,330
It’d take me 20 years
to earn that on a marshal’s pay.

337
00:20:33,364 –> 00:20:35,532
Well, I put in those years
and more.

338
00:20:35,566 –> 00:20:38,235
And they tossed me aside
with empty pockets.

339
00:20:38,269 –> 00:20:40,904
And now they’re gonna
put you in prison.

340
00:20:40,939 –> 00:20:43,240
What becomes of me
don’t matter.

341
00:20:43,274 –> 00:20:47,244
It’s the missus
and this child here-

342
00:20:47,278 –> 00:20:49,046
that’s all that counts.

343
00:20:49,080 –> 00:20:52,249
Mr. Paladin is known for his rash nature.

344
00:20:54,452 –> 00:20:56,386
I’m counting on you
to detain him long enough

345
00:20:56,420 –> 00:20:58,756
for me to pack the horses
and get away from here.

346
00:21:01,225 –> 00:21:02,359
It’ll be done.

347
00:21:04,395 –> 00:21:06,263
There was no other way
it could end.

348
00:21:06,297 –> 00:21:08,231
I tried to tell you that.

349
00:21:14,205 –> 00:21:16,874
I’m going after him.

350
00:21:43,167 –> 00:21:46,302
If you accept the responsibility
of high places,

351
00:21:46,337 –> 00:21:48,805
then you have difficult
decisions to make.

352
00:21:48,840 –> 00:21:51,942
Show me the man who’d have acted
any different in my boots.

353
00:21:51,976 –> 00:21:54,043
There aren’t very many.

354
00:21:54,078 –> 00:21:56,580
Men like Marshal McKendrick.

355
00:21:56,614 –> 00:21:59,483
They set a mark for
other men to shoot at.

356
00:21:59,517 –> 00:22:01,418
Not very many of ’em
ever hit it,

357
00:22:01,452 –> 00:22:03,086
but at least they’ve tried.

358
00:22:03,120 –> 00:22:05,756
Are you gonna shoot me
in the back?

359
00:22:05,790 –> 00:22:08,291
All right, you go ahead
and do it.

360
00:22:08,325 –> 00:22:10,394
Paladin.

361
00:22:10,428 –> 00:22:12,896
You’ll be needing this,
I suppose.

362
00:22:16,067 –> 00:22:18,501
But that don’t
mean nothing.

363
00:22:18,536 –> 00:22:21,872
If I was younger,
if I still had time,

364
00:22:21,906 –> 00:22:24,908
I’d lean my weight
in Ashburne’s direction.

365
00:22:24,943 –> 00:22:27,010
Knowing what I do now,
I’d have to.

366
00:22:27,045 –> 00:22:28,912
You’d throw in
with the devil?

367
00:22:28,947 –> 00:22:31,014
I tell you, we’ve lost, Paladin.

368
00:22:31,049 –> 00:22:34,284
Even if you get him,
it’ll be because you’ve…

369
00:22:34,318 –> 00:22:36,686
you’re laying a gun on him.

370
00:22:36,721 –> 00:22:40,523
It don’t mean
everything he said isn’t right.

371
00:23:04,883 –> 00:23:07,184
Ashburne?

372
00:23:22,333 –> 00:23:25,803
All my life,
I-I been my own man.

373
00:23:25,837 –> 00:23:28,404
Whatever I did, it was
the way I wanted it.

374
00:23:28,439 –> 00:23:30,974
You’re lying, Curley.

375
00:23:31,009 –> 00:23:34,410
You could have gotten away,
and you turned back here.

376
00:23:34,445 –> 00:23:37,481
Why?

377
00:23:37,515 –> 00:23:39,283
Was it that girl?

378
00:23:40,351 –> 00:23:41,751
Was it the girl, Curley?

379
00:23:41,786 –> 00:23:42,920
Who is she?

380
00:23:42,954 –> 00:23:45,522
She-She’s my daughter.

381
00:23:47,625 –> 00:23:50,727
Tell me something.

382
00:23:50,761 –> 00:23:54,097
Don’t let that muddleheaded
old driveler

383
00:23:54,132 –> 00:23:57,267
throw away the money in a…

384
00:23:57,302 –> 00:24:00,403
in a sudden burst of conscience.

385
00:24:02,073 –> 00:24:03,640
Use it for the girl.

386
00:24:06,310 –> 00:24:08,945
So you weren’t your own man,
after all.

387
00:24:08,980 –> 00:24:11,948
I couldn’t even tell her
who I was.

388
00:24:11,983 –> 00:24:15,185
I… I was ashamed.

389
00:24:15,219 –> 00:24:18,388
Imagine,
Curley Ashburne ashamed.

390
00:24:19,623 –> 00:24:22,392
And even the devil
must pay his dues.

391
00:24:24,061 –> 00:24:26,629
I wish
you hadn’t a-said that…

392
00:24:28,032 –> 00:24:30,633
…just when I was looking
forward to meeting him.

 

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