Alvin Dewey Quotes in In Cold Blood (1967)
Alvin Dewey Quotes:
Alvin Dewey: Someday, somebody will explain to me the motive of a newspaper. First, you scream, "Find the bastards." Till we find them, you want to get us fired. When we find them, you accuse us of brutality. Before we go into court, you give them a trial by newspaper. When we finally get a conviction, you want to save them by proving they were crazy in the first place.
Reporter: They say Nancy's boyfriend is the prime suspect.
Alvin Dewey: Is that what they say?
Reporter: Well, he was the last one to see them alive.
Alvin Dewey: Except for the killers.
Perry: Do you have any aspirin? They took my aspirin away.
Alvin Dewey: Fellin' bad?
Perry: My legs do.
Reporter: I see, the hangman's ready. What's his name?
Alvin Dewey: We the People.
Alvin Dewey: Murder's not mystery. Only the motive.
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