Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) quotes

Director
Sergio Leone.

Cast
Henry Fonda.
Charles Bronson.
Claudia Cardinale.

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

[facing three men] And Frank?
Harmonica
Frank sent us.
Snaky
Did you bring a horse for me?
Harmonica
Well… looks like we’re…
Snaky
…looks like we’re shy one horse.
Snaky
[shaking head] You brought two too many.
Harmonica

Not bad. Congratulations. Tell me, was it necessary that you kill all of them? I only told you to scare them.
Morton
People scare better when they’re dying.
Frank

How can you trust a man that wears both a belt and suspenders? Man can’t even trust his own pants.
– Frank

By the way, you know anything about a man going around playing the harmonica? He’s somebody you’d remember. Instead of talking, he plays. And when he better play, he talks.
– Cheyenne

Listen, Harmonica, a town built around a railroad – mm mm mm mmm – you could make a fortune, huh? Hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hey, more than that. Thousands of thousands.
Cheyenne
They call them “millions.”
Harmonica
“Millions.” Hm.
Cheyenne

The reward for this man is 5000 dollars, is that right?
Harmonica
Judas was content for 4970 dollars less.
Cheyenne
There were no dollars in them days.
Harmonica
But sons of bitches… yeah.
Cheyenne

You know, Jill, you remind me of my mother. She was the biggest whore in Alameda and the finest woman that ever lived. Whoever my father was – for an hour or for a month – he must have been a happy man.
– Cheyenne

If you want to, you can lay me over the table and amuse yourself, and even call in your men. Well, no woman ever died from that. When you’re finished, all I’ll need will be a tub of boiling water and I’ll be exactly what I was before – with just another filthy memory!
Jill
[sighs] You make good coffee, at least?
Cheyenne

[of Harmonica] He not only plays, he can shoot, too.
– Cheyenne

You don’t understand, Jill. People like that have something inside… something to do with death.
– Cheyenne