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Quotations From LAMAR TROTTI

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  • 1.
    Many's the time I've seen Barney go off, just that same way. Goodbye. Sometimes he'd wave. Ten to one he wasn't even seein' me. He was thinkin' about all those men, you see. All those men who went out to fight, to kill, be killed. And blast his eyes, lovin' it.
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Mrs. McKlennan (Edna May Oliver), Drums Along the Mohawk, reminiscing about her dead husband as she watches the frontier army march off to fight (1939). Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.

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  • 2.
    Mr. Lincoln at least you're a man of honor. You said you wanted to dance with me in the worst way, and I must say that you've kept your word. That's the worst way I've ever seen.
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Mary Todd (Marjorie Weaver), Young Mr. Lincoln, commenting on Lincoln's (Henry Fonda) awkwardness on the dance floor (1939). Based on the life of Lincoln.

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  • 3.
    So that's our new flag. The thing we've been fighting for—thirteen stripes for the colonies and thirteen stars in a circle for the union.
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Dr. Petry (Russell Simpson), Drums Along the Mohawk, while the settlers watch the American flag being raised, after learning that Cornwallis surrendered to Gen. George Washington (1939). Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.
  • 4.
    I thought that's what this war was about. Making people pay taxes when they didn't have no say so about it.
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Adam Hartmann (Ward Bond), Drums Along the Mohawk, angry comment when a member of the frontier army may be taxed for not attending roll call (1939). Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.

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  • 5.
    Martin, a woman hasn't got any political opinions. I run this farm to suit myself. I'll shoot the daylights out of anybody—British, Indian or American—that thinks he can come around here monkeyin' in my business. That satisfy ya?
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Mrs. McKlennan (Edna May Oliver), Drums Along the Mohawk, response when Martin (Henry Fonda) asks if she belongs to the right party (1939). Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.

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  • 6.
    Barney McKlennan was a real man. When he kissed you, you stayed kissed.
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Mrs. McKlennan (Edna May Oliver), Drums Along the Mohawk, response to being kissed by Adam Hartmann (Ward Bond) at a wedding (1939). Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.
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