Dan Harder McCracken Quotes in Tanganyika (1954)
Dan Harder McCracken Quotes:
Abel McCracken: Dan, why did you come?
Dan Harder McCracken: To prove the things they said about my brother weren't true.
Abel McCracken: [Listening to the natives dancing] They have a dance for everything. Birds... death... sickness. That's how they solve their problems. What about us, Dan. Dance is not going to help us much, is it?
Dan Harder McCracken: Come on back with me, Abe.
Abel McCracken: Come back?
Dan Harder McCracken: Listen to me, Abe. I've saved a little money. We can hire a lawyer, doctors. We can plead insanity.
Abel McCracken: Insanity? Insanity, is it?
[Grabs a rifle]
Abel McCracken: Do you see these? These guns? So long as I have them, well, one bullet, with these hands, I'll fight to keep alive. Aye, there's madness for you. I'll soak this country in blood, Dan. But, by heaven, Abel McCracken is gonna live.
John Gale: That donkey could have cost Andolo his life.
Dan Harder McCracken: That's right. He did a pretty decent thing. Did you have to rob him of his dignity?
John Gale: Not much dignity in a corpse.
Dan Harder McCracken: [after they captured a Nugumbi native] Did you get anything out of him?
John Gale: He'll take us to McCracken.
Peggy Marion: How do you know you can trust him, John?
John Gale: Well, I think he has a great desire to stay alive.
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