Hopalong Cassidy Quotes in Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)

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Hopalong Cassidy Quotes:

  • Editor Bob Saunders: [dying] I want you to help make this part of the country a fit place for people to live.

    Hopalong Cassidy: [solemnly] I'll do my best, Bob.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: [threatingly to one of the gang] Don't you start anything unless you can pick it up!

  • [last lines]

    Hopalong Cassidy: Some women folk have a way of changing a man's mind without him even knowin' it. Funny...

    Windy Halliday: Yeah, ain't it?

  • Cal Howard: [with virulence to Hoppy] Don't feel safe without your guns - even at a paty, eh?

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [mockingly] Well, I'll tell yuh, I thought it was a costume party, so I came dressed as a badman.

    Cal Howard: Well, bad men, whether they're bandits or bank robbers are not wanted here.

  • California Carson: Where yuh goin', Hoppy?

    Hopalong Cassidy: Whatta you care?

    [angrily]

    Hopalong Cassidy: The Ranger Service! Forty dollars a month and free taps when you die! It's all yours! You can have it!... And this Captain Jennings we're supposed to respect! I'd have gotten a better deal from any sidewinding half-breed in the country!

    Ranger Captain Jennings: [suddenly appearing] Kind of sneaky, isn't it, talking about a man when his back is turned!

    Hopalong Cassidy: Well, your back isn't turned now!

    [he slaps Jennings across the face]

    Ranger Captain Jennings: We'll just make that suspension permanent.

    [he takes Hoppy's badge]

    Hopalong Cassidy: That's all right with me!

    [he leaves]

  • Superintendent: It's a simple matter of justice, Hoppy. These killers are ruthless. This last murder is the climax of many such cases that's happened on the Silver Trail.

    Hopalong Cassidy: Yes, I know. Some day those little trails out there are gonna become big highways. If we all stick together, we can make them a lot safer.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: But, it's a funny thing. All big killers have ways of getting out of jail doors.

    Superintendent: They don't have any luck getting out of the cemetary gate once they're planted.

    Hopalong Cassidy: I guess that's the best place to put 'em.

  • Waggoner: What're you aiming to do?

    Hopalong Cassidy: Shoot the next man that opens his mouth.

    Waggoner: Why, if you think- -

    [Hopalong shoots Waggoner in the arm]

    Windy: Maybe somebody else would like to say something.

  • 'Hopalong' Cassidy: [reacting to a knife that has been thrown at him by Slim] Where I come from, we don't like people that throw knives at men's backs.

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [after he knocks him down with a punch] That'll remind you not to do it again.

  • John Martindale: I was tryin' to dig this well when they came.

    Hopalong Cassidy: [grabbing a handful of soil and smelling it] You have any trouble diggin' this stuff?

    John Martindale: Always! Black gumbo keeps oozin' into the hole.

    Hopalong Cassidy: This is why Trimble wants your ranch and all the other land in the valley.

    California Carlson: You mean that smelly stuff?

    Jimmy Rogers: What's it good for?

    Hopalong Cassidy: [laughs] There's a young fellah in the East can tell yuh. He's on his way to bein' the richest man in the world on account of it. His name is Rockefeller... John D!

  • Hopalong Cassidy: [being held under gunpoint by a vengeful Nolan] Well, why don't you get it over with?

    Sam Nolan: I'm waitin' for you to beg me not to kill yuh.

    Hopalong Cassidy: Don't make it would do much good now.

    Sam Nolan: I'm not so sure about that. When a man's dead, nuthin' hurts no more. There must be somethin' that hurts worse than just killin'.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: Hold onto this land. Never sell Texas short. You know, what's under the ground might some day be more important to America than what's above it.

  • 'Hopalong' Cassidy: We're Texas Rangers, and we have authority to enter any town in the state.

    Henchman Quinn: Nobody enters Silver Bullet without a warrant from Sheriff Krebs!

    Johnny Travers: Did he give you a warrant to shoot a Mexican in the head?

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [after Quinn fires at them] There's your answer!

    [they ride off quickly]

  • 'Hopalong' Cassidy: I'm Cassidy of the Texas Rangers.

    Mayor Orestes Krebs: You are trespassin', Mr. Cassidy.

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: Not according to the laws of Texas.

    Mayor Orestes Krebs: I don't recognize the laws of Texas. I am the law here.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: Do you remember where the marshal's office is?

    California Carlson: Down the next block, if someone hasn't stolen it.

  • California Carlson: I reckon you think I'm plumb loco, huh?

    Hopalong Cassidy: Certainly not. Why, there's nothin' loco about a man tryin' to get a burro to raise his hands.

  • [The Gardner Gang has Hoppy and California trapped in a cross-fire]

    Hopalong Cassidy: Ain't nervous are you?

    California Carlson: Unh-unh. Just scared.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: There's no braver man than a scared one when he's cornered.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: How far is it into the town?

    California Carlson: Oh, maybe six or seven miles as the crow flies, but us not bein' crows, we'll cover about ten between here and there.

  • [to Johnny, who has a bad hangover]

    Hopalong Cassidy: You look like the tail end of a hard winter.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: You don't seem to know much, do you?

    Linda McHenry: I'm not the one who's lost.

  • [Hoppy has emerged from a gunfight]

    Johnny Nelson: You okay, Hoppy?

    Hopalong Cassidy: Sure! Just smoked up a bit.

  • Johnny Nelson: I guess I've been about the biggest fool in the world.

    Hopalong Cassidy: You're not the first, nor the last.

  • [last lines]

    Hopalong Cassidy: Well, Miss Linda, it looks like you'll need some help around here.

    Johnny Nelson: Just leave it to me, Hoppy!

    Hopalong Cassidy: That's just what I'm afraid of.

  • California Carlson: I'm worried

    Lin Bradley: What are you worried about?

    California Carlson: What chance have we got when the shooting starts?

    Hopalong Cassidy: We'll have as good a chance as Quirt had.

    California Carlson: Sure and look what happened to him! A man that would get himself killed to prove a point has got a mule beat for stubbornness.

  • California Carlson: You know, Hoppy, sometimes I wish I was a cow.

    Hopalong Cassidy: Why?

    California Carlson: Well, they always seem to be standin' knee deep in somethin' tuh eat.

    [he laughs]

    Hopalong Cassidy: [playing dumb] I don't get it.

    California Carlson: [after doing a take] You don't get it?

    Hopalong Cassidy: [Hoppy laughs heartily]

  • Hopalong Cassidy: Are you sure you've got everything you started out from town with?

    Johnny Nelson: Gosh all fish-hooks! The schoolmarm.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: Let's go in and see what's going on.

    Johnny Nelson: I thought you had no use for Kane and his gang.

    Hopalong Cassidy: That's just why we're going in.

  • 'Lucky' Jenkins: As far as I'm concerned, the law killed Buddy.

    'Windy' Halliday: [after a pause] Watcha gonna do about it, Hoppy?

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [after another pause] Whatta you think?

    'Windy' Halliday: Ah, by crickety, I'm with yeh!

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: I ain't hankering to get you into trouble, Windy.

    'Windy' Halliday: Awww, trouble don't mean nuthin' to me.

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [smiling slightly] All right, you figure it out while I get my riggin'.

    'Windy' Halliday: [to Lucky after Hoppy has left] Trouble? Why, I was hatched in trouble! Born on an open range in a howlin' blizzard! Cut my teeth on a gun barrel! Fed on cactus soup til I was six! Peh, he talks about herdin' me into trouble! Peh, heh, ha, huh!

  • Croupier: Number eight on the black.

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: That's me again.

    Faro Annie: Well, Bill, you must have been born with a silver horseshoe in your mouth!

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [humorously] Why, Annie, you ain't insinuatin' I got a big mouth, are you?

    Faro Annie: [flirtatiously] Big or little, good-lookin', you got a nice mouth.

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [he smiles]

  • 'Hopalong' Cassidy: Say, are you the big chief around here, or are you talkin' for somebody else?

    'Ace' Crowder: I'm the big chief's right hand man.

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: Oh... right hand man, hunh? That's fine...

    'Hopalong' Cassidy: [he walks toward the door and turns] You get this, Crowder - I don't do business with anybody's right hand man!

    [he leaves and slams the door behind him]

  • Hopalong Cassidy: You'll leave, all right: riding, walking or feet first.

  • [Doc Tate wants Hoppy to join his medicine show as a guitar-playing troubadour]

    Doc Rufus Tate: All cowboys nowadays play guitar.

    Hopalong Cassidy: Well, this is one cowboy that never played a gee-tar and never will.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: [referring to imposter Kit Moyer] I got a feeling that boy isn't in this alone.

    Jimmy Rogers: You mean someone else is pulling the strings?

    Hopalong Cassidy: My hunch seems to run that way. At least we're not tipping our hand just yet.

    California Carlson: And what's our next move, Hoppy? I'm just itchin' fer action.

    Hopalong Cassidy: Ease down, you old fire-eater. If I'm not far wrong, you'll get plenty of action and soon.

  • Hopalong Cassidy: Your ears didn't fool yuh.

    California Carlson: Nuthin' escapes me. I got ears like a mule.

    Hopalong Cassidy: Something to that too!

    California Carlson: [California realizes he has been insulted and does a double take]

  • California Carlson: [Talking in his sleep] I now pronounce you man and wife.

    Hopalong Cassidy: California, wake up!

    California Carlson: Sweetheart!

    [He throws his arms around Hoppy]

    Hopalong Cassidy: What are you doing?

    California Carlson: Excuse me. You ain't the bride!

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