Link Appleyard Quotes in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

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Link Appleyard Quotes:

  • Link Appleyard: Mr. Peabody's awful hurt and he needs you bad over at his office.

    Liberty Valance: What's the matter, Mr. Marshal? Somebody have an accident?

    Doc Willoughby: So that's it, another one of your 'accidents', huh Valance? I'm looking forward to the day when it's you they'll be calling me for.

    Liberty Valance: [tossing Doc a silver dollar] Paid in advance.

  • [Reese and Floyd are trying to get a lynch mob together after Stoddard kills Valance]

    Tom Doniphon: Can't a man have a drink around this town in peace?

    [grabs Floyd and throws him through the door]

    Reese: No one's bothering you, Doniphon.

    Tom Doniphon: *You* are.

    [Reese goes for his gun, and Doniphon decks him]

    Tom Doniphon: Marshal! What are you gettin' paid for? Drag this scum out of here.

    Link Appleyard: You heard him! Now, Kaintuck and High Pockets, I deputize you to give a hand and drag this scum out of here!

    Kaintuck: Give me that b-b-b-bung st-st-starter!

    [grabs Reese and hauls him out]

    Link Appleyard: You tell those ranchers north of the Picketwire that hired you that me, Link Appleyard, run you out of town, and I'll do it again if you ever come back!

  • Ransom Stoddard: Marshal, I was wrong the other day. But I was reading up on territorial law, and there it is, right there. Now, I'll draw up the complaint, take care of all the legal details - but you *do* have jurisdiction. Says so right there. So next time he sets foot in this town, you'll arrest him.

    Link Appleyard: Anything you say, Mr. Stoddard. I'll be tickled to... death... *what* was that? Arrest *who*?

    Ransom Stoddard: Liberty Valance.

    Link Appleyard: Arrest Liberty Val... you mean Liberty Valance? Just as I was startin' to get my appetite back.

  • Link Appleyard: The jail's only got one cell, and the lock's broke and I sleep in it.

  • Ransom Stoddard: [in Stoddard's classroom] How you feeling this morning?

    Link Appleyard: Just fine, fine, fine.

    Ransom Stoddard: Your head cold?

    Link Appleyard: Uh, no, no. I uh.

    [sheepishly removes hat]

  • Link Appleyard: As long as he behaves himself in this town, I ain't got no, ah...

    Ransom Stoddard: Jurisdiction.

    Link Appleyard: What he said is right. I ain't got none of it.

  • Link Appleyard: Did you know Liberty Valance is in town tonight?

    Dutton Peabody: I'd be a poor newspaperman indeed if I didn't know what everybody knows!

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