Mail Order Bride (2008) - full transcript

Diana McQueen notorious con-woman has had enough. She leaves town and her boss, Tom Rourke, behind. She takes the place of her dying friend, who was to become some man's mail-order bride. Can she pull off this last con?


[♪♪♪]

[SONGBIRDS TWITTERING]

[WOMAN'S VOICE]:
DEAR BEAU...

AS FOR ALL THOSE QUESTIONS
OF YOURS--

YES, I CAN SWIM,

YES, I CAN BAIT A HOOK.

DID I TELL YOU

I CAN TOSS A BLUEBERRY
IN THE AIR

AND CATCH IT IN MY MOUTH?

AND, YES,
I WILL BE YOUR BRIDE.

[♪♪♪]

$20.

I HAVE A $20 BID
FROM MRS. VAUGHN.

DO I HEAR $30
FOR THESE MAGNIFICENT,

ONE-OF-A-KIND MING DYNASTY
BLUE-AND-WHITE VASES?

$20, ONCE...

TWICE--

$30.

35.

35! DO I HEAR 40?

50.

$50 FROM THE ENCHANTING LADY
IN THE BACK!

60.

$60!

100.

$100.

$200!

WE HAVE A $200 BID
FROM MRS. VAUGHN!

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE...

SOLD TO MRS. VAUGHN FOR $200!

[CONGRATULATORY MURMURING
AND APPLAUSE]

DROWN YOUR SORROWS?

[CHUCKLES DRYLY]: NO.

BUT I'LL DRINK
TO THE OLD WITCH

WHO JUST SPENT $200
ON A PAIR OF FAKE VASES.

THEY'RE FAKE?

MM. THAT AUCTIONEER
SOLD THE SAME PAIR

IN NEW YORK LAST MONTH.

YOU DROVE UP THE PRICE.

AND MRS. VAUGHN
DROVE 10 FAMILIES

INTO THE STREET
IN THE DEAD OF WINTER,

JUST FOR A TAX BREAK
ON AN EMPTY BUILDING.

[CHUCKLES]

DIANA MCQUEEN.

[GLASSES CLINK]

AARON CARLYLE.

SEVEN, NARROW.

CARLYLE SHOES.

THOSE ARE MINE.

MR. CARLYLE...

HALF THE WOMEN HERE
ARE WEARING YOUR SHOES.

DID-- DID YOU COME HERE
WITH YOUR HUSBAND?

YOU MEAN,
DO I HAVE A HUSBAND?

DO YOU?

NOT THAT I RECALL.

MR. CARLYLE,

DO YOU THINK PEOPLE
SHOULD BE HONEST AT ALL TIMES,

NO MATTER WHAT?

ABSOLUTELY.

I'M A NINE.

THEY'RE BIG AS BOATS.

[LAUGHS]

[♪♪♪]

WELL, SINCE WE ARE...

BEING HONEST
WITH EACH OTHER--

MM-HMM?

I DETEST AUCTIONS.

WELL, THEN WHY DO YOU COME?

HABIT.
I'M ON THE LIST.

MY FATHER
NEVER MISSED ONE.

[SHRIEKS]

HEY! COME BACK HERE!

MY PURSE!
MY PURSE!

STOP THAT MAN!

COME BACK HERE!

[FRUSTRATED SIGH]

AHEM. HERE.

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

[BILLS RUSTLING]

OH, MY.

OH...

I'M IN THE WHISKEY BUSINESS.

IT RUNS ON CASH,
SOMETIMES A LOT OF IT.

DO YOU LIKE IRISH WHISKEY?

IT'S NEVER BEEN MY DRINK.

WELL, THEN I INSIST
THAT YOU--

NO.

...ACCEPT
A REWARD. YES.

WELL... BUSINESS
MUST BE VERY GOOD.

WELL, THIS $3,000
YOU JUST SAVED ME,

WILL BECOME 6,000 BY MORNING.

YOU DOUBLE YOUR MONEY
OVERNIGHT?

[TAKES A DEEP BREATH]

MR. CARLYLE...

GOOD TO MEET YOU.

PERHAPS WE'LL MEET AGAIN
SOMETIME.

WELL--

PERHAPS I CAN LEARN
TO LIKE IRISH WHISKEY...

BUSINESS HAS BEEN
OFF LATELY, AND...

YOU WANT IN?

YES.

YOU SHOULD KNOW
THAT THIS VENTURE

ISN'T EXACTLY...
LEGAL.

I DON'T CARE.

YOU SHOULD.

MY ASSOCIATE
BUYS BOOTLEG--

CUTS IT, RELABELS IT,
AND SELLS IT.

I PUT UP
THE FRONT MONEY.

HOW MUCH TO GET IN?

$3,000.

I COULD DO 2,000.

[♪♪♪]

I WAS BEGINNING TO WORRY.

ABOUT ME
OR THE MONEY?

I NEVER WORRY ABOUT MONEY.

1,500.

THE DEAL WAS 2,000.

I LET HIM IN
FOR 1,600

LESS A C-NOTE
TO PAY MY PEOPLE.

IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY,
I CAN GIVE IT BACK.

...LESS EXPENSES.

YOU THINK I CARE ABOUT
A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS?

YOU THINK
THAT'S WHY I DID THIS?

AS I RECALL,

YOU DIDN'T
DO ANYTHING.

[SIGHS]

CARLYLE'S LOAN IS DUE.

AND HE CAN
NO LONGER REPAY IT.

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

HE'S RICH.

[SCOFFS]: HARDLY.

YOU JUST
CLEANED HIM OUT.

WHAT?

THANKS TO YOU,

I CAN NOW FORECLOSE ON
HIS BELOVED SHOE BUSINESS.

I'VE GOT
A BUYER LINED UP

WILLING TO PAY ME

THREE TIMES
WHAT IT'S WORTH.

THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
A MONEY THING.

YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED
TO RUIN HIM!

DON'T TELL ME
YOU'RE DEVELOPING A CONSCIENCE?

I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE.

I'M THROUGH
MAKING YOU MONEY.

I'M THROUGH
STEALING FOR YOU.

YOU GOING BACK INTO BUSINESS
FOR YOURSELF?

AS I RECALL,
THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT TOO WELL.

I MAY HAVE BEEN
A PISS-POOR ORPHAN

SLEEPING IN DOORWAYS,

BUT AT LEAST
NOBODY OWNED ME.

NOBODY WANTED YOU!

THE DAY I CAUGHT YOUR HAND
IN MY POCKET

WAS THE LUCKIEST OF
YOUR MISERABLE LITTLE LIFE.

ANYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE
THROWN YOU IN JAIL.

I WISH YOU HAD!

I STILL CAN.

NOTHING'S CHANGED,
DIANA.

ALL YOU ARE
IS OLDER.

DON'T FORGET

WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST TIME
YOU TRIED TO LEAVE.

MR. ROURKE?

I GOT A WIRE
FROM MY RAILROAD SNITCH.

FRANCO'S ON THE 8:00 TRAIN,

HE'S RIDING FLUSH

AFTER A WILDCAT
MINING SCAM.

SUCKERED NEARLY
HALF A TOWN IN TEXAS.

FINE.
SET SOMETHING UP.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL HAVE
JIMMY HANDLE IT.

THAT MIGHT BE
QUITE A TRICK,

CONSIDERING HE'S AT

THE BOTTOM
OF THE HARBOR.

JIMMY'S DEAD?

WHAT HAPPENED?

HE WAS SKIMMING
FROM ME.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

DINNER TONIGHT.

WEAR THE RED DRESS.

KEEP AN EYE ON HER.

RIGHT.

[♪♪♪]

[SIGHS]

FORGIVE ME,
FATHER.

CONFESS YOUR SINS.

[SIGHS]

LIED, CHEATED,

GAMBLED, CURSED,

DRANK WHISKEY...

AND WHEN WAS
YOUR LAST CONFESSION?

YESTERDAY.

MM. ANYTHING ELSE?

I ROBBED A MAN
OF HIS LIFE'S SAVINGS.

A DECENT MAN.

CAN YOU FORGIVE ME
FOR THAT?

BECAUSE I'M NOT
SURE I CAN.

DIANA...

LOOK AT US, KEL.

WHAT HAVE WE BECOME?

WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN.

SURVIVORS.

EXCEPT YOU
USED YOUR MONEY FOR THE CHURCH,

AND I USED THE CHURCH
TO HIDE MY MONEY.

BUT YOUR HEART'S
IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT.

WHY,
BECAUSE YOU'RE MY SISTER?

IT'S BEEN
A LONG TIME

SINCE WE WERE KIDS, KEL.

YOU'RE THE ONLY THING
I HAVE GOOD IN MY LIFE.

WHAT'S WRONG?

I CAN'T TAKE HIM ANYMORE.

I'M GETTING OUT.

I'VE BEEN THINKING
SAN FRANCISCO.

THERE IS NO "OUT."

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED
LAST TIME YOU TRIED.

DIANA?

DIANA...

HERE...

YOUR TAKE.

FOR THE PARISH.

[♪♪♪]

THE LILIES, PLEASE.

[WEAK, OVERLAPPING COUGHING
FROM PEOPLE OF ALL AGES]

HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE
WHO VISITS ANYMORE.

[COUGHING DEEPLY]

DON'T LET MR. ROURKE
DO THIS TO YOU.

DON'T YOU
WORRY ABOUT ME.

CAN YOU
KEEP A SECRET?

SURE.

I'M GETTING MARRIED.

I'M GOING TO BE
A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE.

READ THEM TO ME.

[COUGHING]

"DEAR JEN...

"I WON'T LIE TO YOU,

"LIFE OUT HERE
ISN'T EASY.

BUT AS I SIT
ON MY PORCH-- "

[BEAU]:...WATCHING
THE SUNSET PAINT THE SKY...

ALL I CAN THINK OF

IS HOW I'D LIKE TO SHARE IT
WITH YOU.

EVEN THOUGH WE'VE ONLY BEEN
WRITING A FEW MONTHS,

I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU.

[BOISTEROUS LAUGHTER
AND CHATTERING]

[CHEERING]

OH, LOVELY.

[OVERLAPPING CHATTER]

[WHISPERS, INDISTINCT]

$10,000, MR. FRANCO.

THIS MUST BE
YOUR LUCKY NIGHT.

THEY ALWAYS ARE.

WELL, YOU'RE CASHED OUT, SIR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

LADIES?

[♪♪♪]

OOPS!
I'M SO SORRY.

PARDON ME.

[♪♪♪]

FRANCO JUST
CASHED OUT 10,000.

WELL, YOU KEEP
AN EYE ON HIM.

RIGHT.

[♪♪♪]

HE DIDN'T STOP ANYWHERE!

HE WASN'T OUT OF MY SIGHT
FOR A SECOND, I SWEAR.

WELL, THEN
WHERE IS IT?

WHERE IS MY MONEY?

I-I-I DON'T KNOW.

WE STRIPPED HIM CLEAN.

BETTER DO
SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

[SIGHS HEAVILY]

[BANGING ON DOOR]

DIANA!

GREAT.

[CHURCH DOORS OPENING]

[FOOTSTEPS HURRYING]

CONFESS YOUR SINS?

THERE'S NO TIME FOR THAT.
HE'S COMING FOR ME.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

HERE, FOR THE PARISH,
YOUR TAKE.

IT'S YOUR LIFE SAVINGS.

COME WITH ME!

[DOOR THUMPS]

MR. ROURKE.

WHERE IS SHE?

WHO?

[GRUNTS AND GASPS]

I'M NOT
A RELIGIOUS MAN, FATHER.

I BELIEVE WE MAKE
OUR OWN HEAVEN AND HELL.

[KELLY GROANS]

STOP IT! STOP IT!

WHERE'S
FRANCO'S MONEY?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT
YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!

OH, I THINK YOU DO.

I THINK YOU CLEANED HIM
BEFORE HE HIT THE STREET.

[WINCING]

LISTEN, DON'T
MAKE ME HURT YOU.

YOU CAN'T.
NOT ANYMORE.

OH, NO?

[COCKS TRIGGER]

NO!

[KELLY CRIES OUT]

YOU BASTARD!

[GROANING]

[DIANA GRUNTS]

[ROURKE GROANING]

GO! GO!

COME ON, COME ON!

DIANA, GO!

I CAN'T.

IT'S JUST MY ARM.
GO. GO!

[GUNSHOT]

[GROANS]:
I'LL FIND YOU, DIANA!

I DON'T CARE HOW FAR YOU RUN!

[PANTING]

[GRUNTS]

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S MAKE THIS EASY
ON BOTH OF US.

WHERE'S SHE GOING?

ONLY GOD KNOWS.

THEN YOU'D BETTER ASK HIM.

[TRIGGER COCKS]

[♪♪♪]

[TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS COUGHING]

JEN... JEN...

OH, MY GOD. JEN?

[BREATHING RASPILY]

JEN. JEN...

[WEAK, SHALLOW BREATH]

OH...

IT WAS GOING TO BE
SUCH A...

BEAUTIFUL WEDDING...

OH, I KNOW,
I KNOW, HONEY.

I LIED TO HIM...

[SOBBING SOFTLY]

SHH. BE QUIET NOW.

YOU SAVE YOUR BREATH.

SHH...

YOU... TAKE THESE...

TAKE THESE AND G--

...GO.

YOU BE MY SECOND CHANCE.

YOU... [WHEEZING]

[BREATHLESS COUGHING]

[SPUTTERS]

[BEGINS SOBBING DEEPLY]

[♪♪♪]

DON'T GO GETTING
TOO GOOD-LOOKIN'.

SHE MAY NOT SHOW.

SHE'LL SHOW.

SHE MIGHT.

AND SHE MIGHT JUST
TURN AROUND AND RUN OFF,

LIKE THE LAST ONE.

DON'T YOU HAVE
ANYTHING BETTER TO DO?

NOPE.

JEN'S NOT LIKE
THE LAST ONE.

SHE GREW UP ON A FARM,
SHE KNOWS THE LIFE.

SHE BEEN AROUND
MEN BEFORE?

I DON'T KNOW.

YOU DON'T KNOW?

WELL, WHAT THE HELL
ARE YOU WRITIN' ABOUT

IN ALL THEM LETTERS?

SHE'S A NICE GIRL.

YOU DON'T ASK NICE GIRLS
THOSE QUESTIONS.

YOU KNOW, A GIRL
GROWS UP ON A FARM,

SHE CAN GET TO HAVE

SOME MIGHTY
BIG EXPECTATIONS.

WHAT WITH BEING AROUND

THEM STALLIONS
AND BULLS ALL DAY...

I HAVE A RAZOR
IN MY HAND.

[SNICKERING]

NOBODY KILLS THE COOK.

YOU SLIT MY THROAT,
YOU STARVE.

I GOT WATER.

MAN CAN LIVE 40 DAYS ON WATER.

CAN'T LIVE ON LOVE
FOR 40 DAYS.

YOU COULD LIVE A LIFETIME
ON LOVE.

HOW THE HELL
WOULD YOU KNOW?

A GUY NAMED SHAKESPEARE.

EVER HEARD OF HIM?

YEAH, I HEARD OF HIM.

PAGE 72--

"TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE."

OH...

[CHUCKLES]

I'M GOING TO LOCK MY BOOKS UP.

[BEAU]: DEAR JEN--

I FINISHED THE BED TODAY.

IT OCCURRED TO ME,
I DON'T KNOW HOW TALL YOU ARE.

I GUESS AS LONG
AS YOU'RE NOT OVER SEVEN FEET,

WE SHOULD BE OKAY.

I CAN'T TELL YOU
HOW HAPPY I AM YOU SAID YES.

I KNOW YOU'LL FIT IN PERFECT
OUT HERE.

I'VE GOT TO ADMIT,
I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS...

BUT I'M SURE
ALL THAT WILL DISAPPEAR

WHEN WE SEE EACH OTHER
FACE TO FACE.

[HORSE SNORTS]

WELCOME TO TEARDROP.
WELCOME.

OHH. THANK YOU.

OH, DEAR.

THANK YOU, SIR.
MA'AM? YOUR LUGGAGE?

CARE TO HELP ME
WITH MY--

OH! SORRY!

OH, MY G--

I'M SO SORRY.
I'M SO SORRY.

UH, THESE ARE NOT
MY CLOTHES.

THESE ARE NOT MY CLOTHES!

THIS IS NOT MY--
THESE ARE NOT-- THIS IS--

SOMEONE MUST'VE
OPENED MY BAG!

MA'AM, I'M SURE
NOBODY TOUCHED YOUR BAG.

YEAH, WELL, THIS IS JUST...
NOT MINE.

THESE ARE NOT MINE.

THANKS, BOYS.

YEAH,
I KINDA GOT THAT.

[CARRIAGE SQUEAKS AND RUMBLES]

YOU'RE NOT, UM...

YES. I AM.

WOW.

BEAUDRAY CANFIELD.

OH.

JEN DELMAY.

I GUESS I SHOULD
TAKE IT ANYWAY?

OH, YEAH.
LET ME TAKE THAT.

HERE WE GO. UM...

THANKS.

LILIES.
YOUR FAVORITE.

OH, THANK YOU.

YES... LILIES.

WELL, I'M--
I'M JUST OVER HERE.

OKAY.

RIGHT... RIGHT--
RIGHT--

HOP IN HERE,
AND TOSS THAT IN THERE.

YOU WANT ME
TO GET IN THERE?

NO, I'LL GIVE YOU A HAND.

JUST PUT YOUR FOOT
RIGHT UP HERE.

CROSS-- HERE,
YOU COME OVER HERE,

AND I'LL GIVE YOU
A HAND.

STEP RIGHT UP THERE.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
PUT YOUR FOOT RIGHT UP THERE.

GET YOUR FLOWERS.

JUST PUT YOUR FOOT
RIGHT UP THERE, AND...

I'LL HELP YOU IN.

THAT'S IT.

SO HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

[GROANING]:
OH! IT'S GREAT.

YOU OKAY THERE?

AND I'LL GO UNTIE THE HORSES
AND OFF WE GO.

HOW WAS YOUR TRIP?

BUMPY.

[LAUGHING]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

SO, THAT'S IT?

THAT'S TEARDROP.

YEP. THAT'S IT.

I KNOW
WE'RE A LITTLE RUGGED,

BUT WE'RE THE FIRST
TO LET A WOMAN VOTE.

WE'RE THE FIRST
TO ELECT A WOMAN JUDGE.

WE'RE ALSO THE FIRST
TO HANG A WOMAN.

THAT'S COMFORTING.

THE RANCH ISN'T FAR--

COUPLE OF HOURS,
GIVE OR TAKE.

OKAY.

OHH...

GIDDYAP!

YOU HUNGRY?

YES, A LITTLE.

WHOA...

THERE'S REALLY NOT MUCH
AROUND HERE, IS THERE?

THE WAY I SEE IT,
THERE'S EVERYTHING.

[HOOVES CLOPPING]

[HORSE WHINNIES]

THERE A PROBLEM, JOE?

AFRAID YOU CAN'T CROSS HERE,
IT'S ASSOCIATION LAND.

SINCE WHEN?

I JUST CAME TO TOWN
THROUGH HERE.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO USE
OLD PASS TRAIL FROM NOW ON.

10 MILES OUT OF MY WAY!

BEST YOU GET GOING THEN,
CANFIELD.

[♪♪♪]

DO YOU HAVE
MANY BADGERS AROUND HERE?

NEVER SEEN ONE YET.

WHOA...

WELL...
HERE WE ARE.

[FLATLY]: IT'S JUST LIKE
YOU DESCRIBED IT.

WELL, I MAY HAVE
EXAGGERATED A BIT

IN MY LETTERS.

I PLAN TO ADD ON.

OH, YOU MUST
BE WILLY.

NICE TO MEET YOU,
MA'AM.

I SHOULD WARN YOU STRAIGHT OFF,
HE'S A LOUSY COOK.

I AIN'T
KILLED HIM YET.

I KEEP HIM ON
OUT OF PITY.

HE KEEPS ME ON
'CAUSE I'M ALSO

THE BARBER,
THE DENTIST,

THE VET,
AND THE UNDERTAKER,

WHEN NECESSARY.

WELL, HOPEFULLY,
IT WON'T BE.

YOU NEED
ANYTHING, MA'AM,

THAT'S WHERE I BUNK.

I PREFER THE COMPANY
OF HORSES... TO HIS.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU TWO
BEEN TOGETHER?

AW... LONGER
THAN MOST MARRIAGES.

WE RODE TOGETHER,
BACK IN KANSAS.

NICE BED.

IT'S BIG.

MIGHT'VE GOT CARRIED
AWAY A LITTLE BIT.

LOOK, I'VE PLANNED
AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY.

THE NEIGHBORS ARE KIND OF
ANXIOUS TO MEET YOU.

WOMEN ARE PRETTY SCARCE
AROUND HERE.

I NOTICED.

OH, YOU GET USED TO IT.

HOW USED TO IT ARE YOU?

WAY TOO USED TO IT.

UM...

THREE YEARS.

THREE YEARS?

YEAH. WELL, DON'T WORRY.

I'VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD MEMORY.

YEAH.

UH...

THERE'S A...

A BEDROLL OUT IN THE BARN.

I BUNK OUT THERE.

OH, I CAN'T
TAKE YOUR BED!

IT'S YOUR BED, JEN.

YOU WANT TO SHARE IT...

YOU LET ME KNOW.

[FOOTSTEPS RECEDING]

[♪♪♪]

[SIGHS]

[ROOSTER CROWING]

[CLEARING THROAT]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[SIGHS]

[ROOSTER CROWS]

[GROANS]

[♪♪♪]

[JEN'S VOICE]:
DEAR BEAU...

AS FOR ALL THOSE QUESTIONS
OF YOURS, WHERE DO I START?

YES, I CAN SWIM.

YES, I CAN BAIT A HOOK.

DID I TELL YOU

I CAN TOSS A BLUEBERRY
IN THE AIR

AND CATCH IT IN MY MOUTH?

AND, YES,
I WILL BE YOUR BRIDE.

[BEAU]: JEN?

THAT'S... SOME DRESS.

YEAH. AWFUL, ISN'T IT?

WELL, NOT EXACTLY
THE WORDS I'D USE.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO
RIDE A HORSE IN THAT?

WE'RE GOING RIDING?

WELL, YOU LOVE HORSES.

I FIGURED YOU COULDN'T WAIT
TO SADDLE UP.

I MAY HAVE
EXAGGERATED A LITTLE BIT

IN MY LETTERS.

HUH.

[DIANA GRUNTING AND STRAINING]

[GROANS AND SIGHS]

OKAY... YEAH,
THAT'S IT.

[GRUNTS, ANNOYED]

YOU HAVE A CHOICE--

YOU CAN EITHER
TAKE THAT OFF,

OR HIKE IT UP.

[LAUGHS]

YOU CHOOSE.

OKAY...

OKAY, GUESS WE'RE GOING
WITH THE HIKE.

OKAY.

[GRUNTS]: OKAY... OKAY.

ARE YOU SURE IT'S ONLY
BEEN THREE YEARS?

MAY HAVE LOST COUNT.

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

OH! YES.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WHOA.

WHOA.

FOLLOW ME.

OKAY. YEAH.

HERE WE GO.

HERE WE GO. OKAY.

THIS WAY, OVER HERE.

[DIANA]: WHOA!

WHOA!

STOP! OKAY, STOP.

GUESS YOU WERE

EXAGGERATING
A LITTLE BIT, HUH?

WE ONLY
HAD ONE HORSE.

REALLY?

IT WAS A DAIRY FARM.

YOU NEVER
MENTIONED THAT.

COMPARED
TO A CATTLE RANCH,

I THINK IT'S HARDLY
WORTH MENTIONING.

WHAT, ARE YOU KIDDING?

I'D TRADE A DOZEN CATTLE
FOR ONE HOLSTEIN.

I HAVEN'T HAD MILK
OR BUTTER FOR A YEAR.

WHAT'S WRONG
WITH THOSE?

THOSE ARE LONGHORNS.

YOU CAN'T SEE THEM?

WELL, MY GLASSES
WERE IN MY SUITCASE.

YOU WEAR GLASSES?

GUESS I FORGOT
TO MENTION THAT.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE
YOU FORGOT TO MENTION?

[♪♪♪]

GET GOING!

HEY. NO--

HYAH!

SO THIS IS ALL YOURS?

I GOT 320 ACRES
AS A HOMESTEADER.

ONCE WE GET MARRIED,

THE GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE US
ANOTHER 320.

DOUBLE DOWN?

WHAT?

NOTHING.

YEAH, I GOT
50 HEAD OF CATTLE...

THEY'LL NUMBER 200
IN FIVE YEARS...

AS LONG AS
THEY CAN BUCK THE WINTERS.

HEY!

HEY... [WHISTLES]

COME HERE.

[♪♪♪]

YOU CAN DO THAT
EVERY TIME?

YEAH.

TOSS AWAY.

A-HA! YOU CAN, TOO!

[SKIES RUMBLING]

IS SOMETHING
THE MATTER?

AW, I WAS JUST WONDERING,

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DRESS
WHEN IT GETS WET?

WHY? MM...

WELL...
IF IT'S WORTH

STANDING OUT HERE
IN A FLASH FLOOD.

WELL, HOW DANGEROUS
IS A FLASH FLOOD?

COULD BE LETHAL.

I'D SAY
IT'S WORTH IT!

[THUNDER CRASHING]

YOU'RE RIGHT.

IT'S WORTH IT.

[BOTH LAUGHING]

OHH!

JUST TAKE THE DAMN THING!

WON'T BE LONG.

I'D OFFER YOU
A DRINK,

BUT BEAU SAYS
YOU DON'T DRINK.

OH, IT'S NOT
THAT I'M AGAINST IT.

WHAT'S THE GUN FOR?

CATTLE RUSTLERS.

BUT HE DON'T
EVER TAKE IT.

DON'T BELIEVE
IN KILLING.

GOT HIS MIND SET

ON A LIFE OF PEACE
AND REASON.

YOU PLANNING
ON RUNNING?

WHAT?

BECAUSE IF YOU WAS
PLANNING ON RUNNIN',

IT WOULD BE BEST
IF YOU DID IT NOW,

AND DIDN'T DRAG IT OUT
LIKE THE LAST ONE DID.

[BIRDS TWITTERING]

[♪♪♪]

WHOA... WHOA, BOY.

GOOD BOYS. YEAH.

[DRIVER SHOUTING]:
HYAH! HYAH!

HYAH! HYAH!

SO HOW LONG
ARE YOU GOING TO BE?

AN HOUR OR SO.

GENERAL STORE'S THERE.

YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO
FIND A DRESS OR TWO.

PUT IT ON MY ACCOUNT.

OH! HAVE MAC

ORDER YOU A NEW
PAIR OF GLASSES.

BEAU...

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU
FOR EVERYTHING.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

HOW MUCH TO FRISCO?

$15.

[SIGHS]

SIR?

DO YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE
SHOULD BE HONEST ALL TIMES,

NO MATTER WHAT?

I GUESS.

I'M BROKE.

AND I'M DESPERATE.

AND I REALLY NEED TO
GET TO SAN FRANCISCO.

SORRY, MA'AM,
WISH I COULD HELP.

HOLD THAT STAGE!

SIR! SIR!

HURRY UP
WITH THAT TICKET!

HERE IT IS, SIR.

TICKET!

GOT IT RIGHT HERE.

I'M COMING.
HERE IT IS.

IDIOT!

OPEN THE DOOR!

HOLD ON, SIR,
I'LL HELP YOU.

[STAGECOACH BEGINS RUMBLING]

[♪♪♪]

STOP! I'VE JUST SEEN
WHAT I WAS LOOKIN' FOR.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW, I'VE SEEN RANGE WARS
BEFORE.

AND WE ALL KNOW
WHAT THEY LEAD TO.

NOBODY WINS.

MM-HMM, YEAH.

YEAH,
THAT'S RIGHT.

LET'S SEE
IF WE CAN'T WORK THIS OUT

LIKE CIVILIZED MEN.

YEAH.

OPEN RANGE
BELONGS TO THE ASSOCIATION!

YOUR WANT TO GRAZE YOUR HERD
ON OUR LAND,

THEN THOSE CATTLE

BELONG TO US.

[MEN MURMURING IN AGREEMENT]

LAST TIME I CHECKED,

OPEN RANGE
BELONGED TO EVERYONE.

ISN'T THAT RIGHT,
SHERIFF?

JUST KEEP YOUR CATTLE
OFF ASSOCIATION LAND.

ALL OF YOU.

AND IF WE DON'T,

THEY KEEP
RUSTLING OUR STOCK

UNTIL IT'S WIPED OUT?

YOU GOT A PROBLEM
WITH RUSTLERS, CANFIELD,

DO WHAT WE DO...

SHOOT 'EM.

YEAH, RIGHT.

OH, YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT--

YOU DON'T
USE A GUN NO MORE.

YOU'RE NOT DRIVING ME OUT.

NONE OF YOU ARE.

[MAN SNICKERS]:
YEAH, RIGHT.

I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT,
SHERIFF.

CALL IT A DAY.

[DOOR SLAMS]

[SIGHS HEAVILY]

BEAU?

LISTEN,
I'M DAMN SORRY

I DIDN'T STAND UP
WITH YOU BACK THERE.

I'VE GOT A WIFE
AND KIDS.

IF I WAS ALONE
LIKE YOU...

IT'S ALL RIGHT.

WELL, NO, NO,
IT ISN'T.

YOU PUT UP
HALF MY BARN

AND YOU HELPED
FENCE MY SPREAD.

IT'LL WORK ITSELF OUT.

[♪♪♪]

YOU DON'T LIKE IT?

NO. I LIKE IT.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

YES.

ARE YOU?

YES.

[♪♪♪]

[BOISTEROUS LAUGHTER
AND CHATTER]

WELL, ALL RIGHT, MR. WORDS,

GIVE US A SPEECH!

[LAUGHS]: ALL RIGHT.

SPEECH! SPEECH!

OH, A COUPLE OF WYOMING WINTERS

CAN TAKE THE POETRY
OUT OF A MAN...

BUT IT CAN'T TAKE AWAY
THE YEARNING.

IT IS A LONELY PLACE OUT HERE.

[MEN CHUCKLING AND AGREEING]

SOME PEOPLE SAY

THAT SOLITUDE'S
GOOD FOR THE SOUL.

I USED TO BELIEVE THAT.

THEN I REALIZED
THE EMPTINESS OF A SILENT HOUSE

AND WAKING UP ALONE.

WELL, I GUESS I'VE STILL GOT
A LITTLE POETRY LEFT IN ME.

THIS IS JEN--

HI THERE, JEN.

...MY BRIDE TO BE.

AW, MAN!

AND THESE GOOD PEOPLE...

THESE ARE MY FRIENDS.

[♪♪♪]

I KNOW YOU DON'T
LIKE TO DANCE,

BUT THEY'RE
EXPECTING US...

ARE THOSE
YOUR GOOD BOOTS?

THESE ARE
MY ONLY BOOTS.

I'LL TRY NOT TO
STEP ON THEM.

[CHUCKLES]

[♪♪♪]

YEEHAW!

DO YOU MIND?

ONE DANCE.

ONE DANCE.

THAT'S IT.

MY, MY...

DO YOU KNOW
WHAT YOU DANCE LIKE?

TELL ME.

LIKE A WOMAN THAT'LL
BREAK A MAN'S HEART.

OH-HO! NOW
YOU'RE HIS MOTHER TOO?

OH, WELL, SOMEBODY'S
GOT TO LOOK AFTER HIM.

[BOTH CHUCKLE]

[♪♪♪]

HE SAID ONE DANCE.

WELL, WELL.

[♪♪♪]

[WOMAN]: HO! MY FEET
ARE KILLIN' ME!

WHOO-WHEE!

LOVELY GIRL.

GUESS I GOT LUCKY.

I WOULDN'T PUSH THAT LUCK
WITH THE ASSOCIATION,

OR I'LL BE SHOWING UP
AT YOUR FUNERAL

INSTEAD OF YOUR WEDDING.

WHY DON'T YOU
DO THE RIGHT THING

AND SHOW UP
ON THE RANGE LAND?

YOU KNOW I CAN'T.

YOU CAN'T
OR YOU WON'T?

LOOK, BEAU, I HAVEN'T
FORGOTTEN WICHITA.

I KNOW WHAT
YOU DID FOR ME.

ARE THEY PAYING YOU?

YOU MIGHT
WANT TO RECONSIDER.

ENJOY THE PARTY, SHERIFF.

[♪♪♪]

[CHUCKLES WARMLY]

SEEMS LIKE
YOU HAD A GOOD TIME.

[SIGHS]: I DID.

I TRULY DID.

WHAT'S WRONG?

I WAS ENGAGED ONCE BEFORE,
A FEW YEARS BACK.

SHE TOOK OFF.

COULDN'T TAKE
THE LIFESTYLE.

DIDN'T TAKE TO ME
EITHER, I GUESS.

I'M SORRY.

AH, I WAS TOO.

FOR A TIME.

GUESS I'VE GOT A THING

ABOUT FALLING
FOR THE WRONG WOMEN.

HERE, WE'VE GOT A LITTLE
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

WE DO?

[QUILL SCRATCHING PARCHMENT]

IT'S JUST
AN APPLICATION.

YOU CAN BACK OUT
IF YOU WANT.

YES, UM...

FEELS GOOD. MM.

YOU DON'T
HAVE TO STOP.

YEAH, I DO.

THAT WAS WAY TOO LONG
FOR A KISS GOODBYE.

THESE ARE
DECENT PEOPLE...

PEOPLE WHO'VE
SACRIFICED EVERYTHING

JUST TO SCRATCH OUT
A LIVING.

PEOPLE WHO
TRAVELLED FOR MILES,

JUST TO WISH YOU WELL.

I KNOW.

SO WHEN WERE YOU
PLANNING ON LEAVING?

RIGHT AFTER
YOU CLEANED ME OUT?

I NEVER TOOK FROM YOU, BEAU.

OH, YEAH, YOU DID.

[DISHES CRASHING]

I DON'T KNOW
HOW YOU GOT MY LETTERS,

OR IF THERE EVER WAS A JEN,

BUT IF YOU CAME HERE
LOOKING FOR MONEY,

THEN YOU GOT OFF
AT THE WRONG STOP!

THERE WAS A JEN.
SHE WAS MY FRIEND.

YOU WOULD HAVE
LOVED HER.

SHE LOVED YOU.

THEN WHY ISN'T SHE HERE?

SHE DIED, BEAU.

I'M SORRY.

SHE WAS SICK, BUT...

YOU KEPT HER ALIVE
FOR SO LONG,

YOUR LETTERS
KEPT HER ALIVE.

I'M SO SORRY.

WHO ARE YOU?

I'M DIANA MCQUEEN.

I'M SORRY, I...

I SHOULDN'T HAVE
COME HERE, BUT...

I HAD NOWHERE ELSE TO GO.

LUCKY ME.

THERE'S A MAN IN BOSTON
WHO WANTS TO KILL ME.

HE THINKS
I STOLE $10,000.

DID YOU?

I TRIED.

HIS NAME IS ROURKE
AND HE OWNS ME.

[SCOFFS]

NOBODY OWNS PEOPLE.

HE DOES.

I HAVE A BROTHER.

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN JUST US TWO.

OUR FOLKS DIED
WHEN HE WAS A BABY,

AND IT WAS ALWAYS UP TO ME
TO TAKE CARE OF HIM,

AND I DID WHAT I HAD TO.

ONE DAY, I STUCK MY HAND
IN THE...

WRONG POCKET.

AND HE GAVE ME A CHOICE--

JAIL...

OR HIM.

HE WAS THE WORST
KIND OF PERSON

YOU'D EVER
WANT TO MEET.

HOW OLD WERE YOU?

12.

I DON'T EXPECT YOU
TO FORGIVE ME.

I WOULDN'T.

BUT IF HE SHOWS UP

AND I'M STILL HERE,

I DOUBT THIS PLACE
COULD SURVIVE.

I SHOULD TURN YOU IN
TO THE SHERIFF.

YOU CAN CATCH
THE NEXT STAGE OUT.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT STAGE IS IN TWO WEEKS.

MEET ME AT THE BARN.

WHAT?

AS LONG AS I'M STUCK WITH YOU,
YOU'RE GOING TO PAY ME BACK.

[SIGHS]

ONE... TWO... THREE.

[♪♪♪]

[DIANA PANTING]

CAN I ASK YOU
A QUESTION?

NO.

I THOUGHT
THIS WAS OPEN RANGE.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO
PUT UP A FENCE?

I DON'T.

I HATE THE WHOLE
IDEA OF IT,

BUT I DON'T
HAVE A CHOICE,

IF I WANT TO KEEP
MY CATTLE.

BREAK'S OVER, JEN.

IT'S DIANA.

GUESS IT DOESN'T MATTER
A WHOLE LOT, DOES IT?

[CATTLE LOWING LOUDLY
AS GUNS FIRE]

[RUSTLER]:
HYAH! HYAH! HYAH!

HYAH! WHOO!

[RUSTLERS CACKLING
AND SHOUTING]

HEY!

[GUNSHOTS FIRING]

HEY!

[WHOOPING AND CACKLING]

HYAH!

COME ON!

COME ON!

WHOA.

GET! GET! GET!

[SHOUTING CONTINUES]

YOU'RE JUST GOING TO
LET THEM GO OFF LIKE THAT?

THAT'S RIGHT.

LOOK, I UNDERSTAND
YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN KILLING,

BUT YOU CAN'T DO THIS,
THIS WON'T STOP.

YOU'LL HAVE NOTHING LEFT.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?

I KNOW IF I TRIED
TO LIVE ON PRINCIPLES,

I WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD
A LONG TIME AGO.

I NEVER SAID
I DON'T BELIEVE IN KILLING.

I STOPPED KILLING.

[DIANA SIGHS]

I'VE NEVER BEEN SO MISERABLE
IN MY WHOLE LIFE.

YEAH,
YOU'RE PRETTY CUT-UP.

I DON'T MEAN MY HANDS.

[SIGHS]: IT WON'T HELP.

SURE COULDN'T HURT.

YOU THINK
HE'LL FORGIVE ME?

HARD TO SAY.

I WOULDN'T.

GOOD TRIP, SIR?

[SCOFFS]:
YEAH. GREAT.

SO WHERE IS SHE?

SHE'S WITH
SOME HOMESTEADER.

HE'S A COUPLE HOURS'
RIDE FROM HERE.

WHO IS HE?

HIS NAME'S CANFIELD.

HE'S GOING TO MARRY HER.

WELL, THEN.

DID SHE BREAK
HIS HEART YET?

OR WILL I HAVE
THE PLEASURE?

SHOULDN'T MAKE
A DIFFERENCE EITHER WAY.

FROM WHAT I HEAR,

HE'S AFRAID
TO PICK UP A GUN.

THIS IS THE ONLY
HOTEL THEY'VE GOT,

BUT WE CAN GET A DRINK
RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.

STAY, HONEY.

WHEW.

[SIGHING]

I GOT TO WATCH
THE HERD TONIGHT,

SO YOU GO...

GET SOME WOOD, AND...

I'LL SET UP CAMP.

WAIT! WAIT, WAIT.

YOU MEAN...

WE'RE STAYING
OUT HERE TONIGHT?

UNLESS YOU SEE
A HOTEL.

[♪♪♪]

DRINKS FOR THE HOUSE!

[SHOUTING]: GENTLEMEN,
COMPLIMENTS OF MR. ROURKE!

[WILD CHEERING]

MIGHTY KIND OF YOU.

MEET MR. ROURKE.

MR. ROURKE.

JOINT'S A BIT FANCY
FOR YOU BOYS,

DON'T YOU THINK?

OH, WE'RE NOT
THAT PICKY, ARE WE?

THIS PLACE MAKES ME
FEEL SO SMALL.

NOT THAT YOU HAVEN'T

DONE A GOOD ENOUGH JOB
OF THAT ALREADY.

YOU EVER SLEPT
OUTSIDE BEFORE?

SURE.

DOORWAYS, ALLEYS.

IT'S NOT QUITE
THE SAME.

NO, I GUESS NOT.

WHAT?

I WAS JUST WONDERING,
IF WE HAD...

MET UNDER DIFFERENT
CIRCUMSTANCES,

IF YOU MIGHT
ACTUALLY LIKE ME?

NO.

[♪♪♪]

YOU BOYS LOOK LOST.

NEW YORK CITY'S DUE EAST--

ABOUT 3,000 MILES.

[CHUCKLING]

THANKS FOR THE GEOGRAPHY
LESSON THERE, POPS.

I'M LOOKING
FOR DIANA MCQUEEN.

NEVER HEARD OF HER.

YOU A CARD PLAYER?

YEAH.

THEN YOU WON'T MIND
IF I CALL YOUR BLUFF.

YEAH, I DO MIND.

[ROURKE CHUCKLES]

WELL, IF IT ISN'T
THE BLUSHING BRIDE...

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

I'M DOING YOU
A FAVOR, MR. CANFIELD.

SHE'S NOT
THE MARRYING TYPE.

DIANA, GET YOUR THINGS.

WE'RE GOING HOME.

NO.

I'M STAYING.

WHAT, YOU NEED
MORE TIME?

I'D HAVE THOUGHT

YOU'D FLEECED HIM
CLEAN BY NOW.

YOU HEARD HER.

SHE'S STAYING.

I DON'T THINK
YOU UNDERSTAND,

MR. CANFIELD.

YOU SEE,
SHE BELONGS TO ME.

THE SAME WAY YOU OWN
THOSE CATTLE OUT THERE.

GET THE HELL OFF
OF MY PROPERTY.

GO ON. GET.

BEEN A PLEASURE.

YOU CAN BET WE'LL SEE
EACH OTHER AGAIN.

HE'LL BE BACK.

I CAN HANDLE HIM.

YOU DON'T KNOW HIM.

I DON'T KNOW YOU
EITHER.

YOU SURE YOU WANT TO?

I'M STILL STANDING HERE.

DIANA MCQUEEN IS A CON-ARTIST.

SHE'S WANTED BY
THE BOSTON POLICE,

AND SHE'S RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE DEATH OF JEN DELMAY,

WHOSE IDENTITY
AND TICKET SHE STOLE

TO GET OUT HERE.

WHAT'S YOUR INTEREST
IN ALL THIS, MR. ROURKE?

WELL, SHE STOLE $10,000
FROM ME,

AND I WANT IT BACK.

THERE'S A REWARD IN IT,

FOR ANYONE WHO'S WILLING...

TO HELP ME
BRING HER IN.

NICE COLLECTION.

UH, YOU A GUN MAN?

YES.

GOT ALL BUT THE LONG BARREL.
WHAT IS IT?

WELL... IT'S A BUFFALO RIFLE.

ONLY A HANDFUL MADE.

TOOK IT OFF A BOUNTY-HUNTER
IN '73.

[CHUCKLES]

IT'S A BEAUT.

TAKE YOUR MONEY.

I'LL TALK TO CANFIELD.

IN THE MEANTIME,

I SUGGEST YOU STAY CLEAR
OF HIS PROPERTY.

FAIR ENOUGH.

THANK YOU, SHERIFF.

[♪♪♪]

[INDISTINCT,
OVERLAPPING CONVERSATIONS]

HERE HE COMES.

HERE YOU GO,
GENTLEMEN.

THIS IS
THE BIG ONE.

SHE DOESN'T HAVE YOUR MONEY.

HOW THE HELL WOULD YOU KNOW?

BECAUSE IF SHE DID,

THERE'D BE NO WAY
SHE'D BE STAYING WITH ME.

AND YOU STILL
WANT TO MARRY HER?

NO.

WELL, THEN,
WHAT DO YOU CARE?

WHAT'S SHE TO YOU?

NOT A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT,
BUT...

THE WAY I SEE IT,

YOU BRAND CATTLE...

NOT PEOPLE.

CANFIELD.

I'M TAKING HER
BACK WITH ME.

IF YOU'RE SMART,

YOU'LL STEP ASIDE
AND LET THAT HAPPEN.

MAYBE I'M NOT SO SMART.

I JUST MIGHT BE

THE STUPIDEST SON OF A GUN
YOU'LL EVER MEET.

MAYBE.

[BEAU GROANING]

[GROANING]

[PANTING]

[♪♪♪]

[WHISTLING SOFTLY]

BEAU!

[BEAU GROANING]

WHAT HAPPENED, BOY?

[GROANING]

OH, MY GOD!
OH, MY GOD.

OW, MY RIBS HURT!

EASY, EASY, EASY.

OHH...

EASY.

[FLOORBOARDS CREAKING]

I CAN TAKE IT
FROM HERE.

NO.

I WANT TO.

[SNIFFLING]

I NEVER SHOULD HAVE COME HERE.

YOU KNOW, I AIN'T SO SURE
ABOUT THAT.

[SNIFFLES]

[SIGHS]

I ALMOST GOT HIM KILLED.

I THINK MAYBE
HE NEEDED THIS FIGHT.

I THINK MAYBE YOU GAVE HIM
SOMETHIN' TO FIGHT FOR.

[SNIFFLING]

[♪♪♪]

HOW DO YOU FEEL?

PROBABLY NOT
AS BAD AS I LOOK.

YOU DON'T LOOK SO BAD.

THEY JUST...

STOOD THERE
AND WATCHED.

PEOPLE I'VE WORKED
SIDE BY SIDE WITH,

PEOPLE I'VE KNOWN
FOR YEARS.

GUESS I WAS WRONG
ABOUT THIS PLACE.

LOOK...

EVERYTHING WAS FINE
BEFORE I GOT HERE.

I'M LEAVING WITH ROURKE.

OH, I CAN'T
LET YOU DO THAT.

YOU CAN'T WIN THIS.

HE'LL DESTROY YOU.

HE'LL TAKE EVERYTHING
YOU'VE WORKED FOR.

LOOK, THERE'S SOMETHING
I HAVE TO ASK YOU.

DID YOU KILL JEN?

WHAT?

ROURKE TOLD THE SHERIFF
THAT YOU KILLED JEN.

JEN DIED
OF TUBERCULOSIS.

HE MADE SURE SHE WORKED
IN THE WORST PART OF TOWN.

SHE GOT INFECTED.

[SIGHS]

SHE WAS A...

A SALOON GIRL, BEAU.

I'M SORRY.

SHE DIDN'T
WANT YOU TO KNOW.

SORRY.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE
I SHOULD KNOW?

YES.

GOODBYE.

DON'T.

I CAN TAKE CARE
OF MYSELF.

I'VE BEEN DOING IT
MY WHOLE LIFE.

I LIED TO YOU
ABOUT THE STAGECOACH.

IT PASSES THROUGH HERE
THREE TIMES A WEEK.

SO... YOU NEEDED SOME HELP
WITH YOUR FENCES?

THREE YEARS
IS A LONG TIME.

STAY.

ARE YOU ASKING?

YEAH.

I'M ASKING.

THERE'S JUST...

ONE MORE QUESTION...

WHAT?

WHO TOOK OFF MY CLOTHES?

THAT WAS ME.

GOOD.

[♪♪♪]

I WANT TO BE CLEAR
ON ONE THING.

I DON'T CARE WHAT
HAPPENS TO CANFIELD...

BUT THE GIRL DOESN'T GET HURT.

HYAH!

GOOD MORNING.

YEAH.

YOU'RE LOOKING BETTER.

FEELING BETTER,
THANKS.

GLAD TO SEE YOU TWO

HAVE WORKED OUT
YOUR DIFFERENCES.

YOU GOING TO GIVE US
A RUNNING COMMENTARY?

ALL THIS
GOURMET COOKIN'

COMES WITH A PRICE.

WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY HERE,
WILLY, IS,

MAYBE IT'S TIME YOU MOVED ON.

THERE'S A JAILHOUSE
IN LARAMIE

LOOKING FOR A COOK.

A LOUSY COOK?

YEAH.
A LOUSY COOK.

NICE TRY,

BUT I DIDN'T RUN OUT
ON YA BACK THEN,

AND I SURE AS HELL
AIN'T GOING TO RUN NOW.

IF YOU DON'T
LEAVE NOW,

CHANCES ARE YOU WON'T
BE LEAVING AT ALL.

THIS IS MY HOME, TOO.

HELP YOURSELF.

[♪♪♪]

HYAH! HYAH!

[GUNSHOTS RING OUT]

[CUP TOPPLES]

WHOA...

DIANA!

I'M NOT LEAVING
WITHOUT YOU.

YOU'LL LOSE IT ALL,
CANFIELD.

SHE WORTH THAT TO YOU?

I'M GOING OUT.

STAY DOWN.

NOW! NOW!
COME ON!

GO AHEAD.

CANFIELD!

[SHOTS FIRING]

[GLASS SHATTERING]

COME ON!

[SHOT FIRES]

YEEHAW!

[GLASS BANGS]

WHERE ARE YOU AT?

COME ON OUT!

[SHOT FIRES]

[SHELL CASINGS RATTLING]

YEEHAW!

COME ON, MOVE BACK!
COME ON! HYAH! HYAH!

COME ON!

I THOUGHT YOU SAID
HE DIDN'T SHOOT.

THEY TOLD ME
HE PUT DOWN HIS GUNS.

HE'S A BLOODY
SHARP-SHOOTER.

WILLY.

I NEED YOU
TO GO FOR THE SHERIFF.

[CHUCKLES]: HELL, WE AIN'T
THAT DESPERATE!

TELL HIM IT'S FOR ME.

[FIRES SHOT]

TELL HIM HE OWES ME.

YOU SHOULD'VE
LET HIM HANG,

BACK IN WICHITA,

WITH ALL THEM OTHER
BOUGHT-OFF TIN-HORNS.

I SHOULD GO.

THIS IS ABOUT ME.

I'M THE ONE WHO SHOULD GO.

THE WAY YOU RIDE,

YOU'LL NEVER MAKE IT
OUT THE GATE.

SHE'S RIGHT.

SHE SHOULD GO.

[SHOTS FIRE]

WHAT'S HE USING?

BUFFALO RIFLE.

CAN KILL A MAN
AT A THOUSAND YARDS.

[ROURKE SIGHS HEAVILY]

ANY OF OUR MEN HAVE ANYTHING
THAT'LL SHOOT THAT DISTANCE?

BRING HER BACK!

GO!

[SHOT FIRES]

[SHOTS EXCHANGING]

[SHOT FIRES]

[HORSES SCREECHING]

[CHUCKLING]

DAMN, I STILL GOT IT.

GET OUTTA HERE!

GO ON, GET OUT.

[EXPLODING]

WHOO!

[CRASHING]

LET'S GO, CANFIELD!

[SCATTERS A FEW SHELLS]

ARE YOU WORRIED
ABOUT WILLY?

NO.

I'M WORRIED ABOUT
RUNNING OUT OF AMMO.

KEEP ME COVERED.

WILLY'S BEEN ITCHING
FOR TROUBLE.

NOTHING HE HATES MORE
THAN PEACE AND QUIET.

WHAT HAPPENED IN KANSAS, BEAU?

YOU MEAN, WHO DID I KILL?

[LOADING SLUGS]

36 MEN IN NINE YEARS...

AND ONE WOMAN.

I WORE A BADGE.

IT'S NOT LIKE
THEY WERE MODEL CITIZENS,

BY THE WAY.

THEY WERE MURDERERS
AND THIEVES.

AT LEAST
THAT'S WHAT I TOLD MYSELF

WHEN I TRIED TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.

WHAT TURNED YOU?

A KID...

RAN IN AN OUTLAW GANG.

LOOKED INTO HIS EYES
AS I SHOT HIM.

I WATCHED HIM DIE.

IT WAS HIS 16TH BIRTHDAY.

I KNOW,
BECAUSE HE WAS MY BROTHER.

WHAT WAS HIS NAME?

JOSIAH.

[SNAPS BARREL IN PLACE]

WE CALLED HIM "BADGER."

COVER FOR ME,
ALL RIGHT?

GOT YOU.

OKAY.

COME ON.

HERE WE GO.

COME ON. LET'S GO.
COME ON!

[MAN CRIES OUT AND GROANS]

KEEP GOIN'.

SOMETHING'S WRONG.

THEY SHOULD'VE
BEEN BACK BY NOW.

THEY'RE NOT BRINGING HER BACK
'CAUSE SHE'S IN THE HOUSE.

[GROANS]

LET'S GO!

COME ON!

[MAN GROANS]

COME ON.

THIS AIN'T WORTH
GETTIN' KILLED FOR!

HEY! COME BACK!

COME BACK!

[HOOFBEATS RECEDING]

GUESS THIS AIN'T
THEIR FIGHT.

IS IT YOUR FIGHT?

FOR ANOTHER 20
IT IS.

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER 40?

[CHUCKLING GREEDILY]

ALL RIGHT...
YOU BURN THE BARN,

AND WE FINISH THIS
WHEN I GET BACK.

COVER ME.

COVER ME!

WHOO-HOO!

[CACKLING]

OH! YEAH! WHOO!

THAT'LL DO THE JOB.

HOW DO YOU
LIKE THAT, CANFIELD?

I GOT TO
GO OUT THERE.

NO, DON'T, BEAU.
DON'T. DON'T!

I HAVE TO.

THE HOUSE IS NEXT
AND WE'RE OUT OF AMMO.

[CHUCKLES]

ALL RIGHT!

I GET AN EXTRA $40
FOR KILLING YOU.

I HOPE YOU GOT PAID
IN ADVANCE.

THAT THE SAME KNIFE

THE WHORE
CUT YOUR EYE OUT WITH

WHEN YOU WOULDN'T
PAY HER?

GO TO HELL, CANFIELD!

BEEN THERE.

HYAH!

HEY! HEY!

[DOOR BANGS OPEN]

BOSS! OVER HERE!

WHAT THE HELL
HAPPENED?

CANFIELD.
HE GOT RID OF JOE.

HERE,
CUT ME LOOSE.

[CUTS THROUGH BINDS]

[FLAMES CRACKLING]

YOU MAY THINK YOU KNOW HER,
CANFIELD,

BUT YOU DON'T!

[GLASS SHATTERS]

SHE'LL TELL YOU ANYTHING
YOU WANT TO HEAR!

SHE TELL YOU ABOUT THE PRIEST?

HOW SHE GOT HIM SHOT

OVER A WALLET?

[SHOT FIRES]

SHE LEFT HIM BLEEDING,
AND SHE'LL BLEED YOU TOO.

JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHERS.

[BEGINS SOBBING]

WHERE'D YOU FIND
A CANNON LIKE THAT

AROUND HERE?

THE SHERIFF.

SEND HER OUT,
CANFIELD!

I'M GOING TO BURN
YOUR LITTLE HOUSE DOWN!

COMING OUT!

DON'T SHOOT!

YOU CAN HAVE HER!

I JUST WANT OUT.

[SNICKERS]

YOU REALLY
ARE A COWARD,

AREN'T YOU, CANFIELD?

RECOGNIZE THIS?

YEAH.

RECOGNIZE THIS?

WELL, I SHOULD.
I GAVE IT TO HER.

TELL HIM TO DROP IT.

WHY WOULD I DO THAT?

YOU DON'T WANT TO DIE OUT HERE
ANY MORE THAN I DO.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I WANT
TO RIDE OUT.

ALONE.

THAT'S ALL?

THIS IS BETWEEN YOU AND HER.

DROP IT.

[♪♪♪]

[SNICKERS]

BURN THE HOUSE.

[ROURKE]: DIANA!

[GLASS SHATTERING]

COME ON OUT!

YOU DON'T
HAVE A CHANCE!

[♪♪♪]

PUT IT DOWN.

COME ON, NOW,
DON'T BE A HERO.

YOUR BOYFRIEND
SURE WASN'T.

NO. HE WASN'T.

ALL RIGHT,
WHERE'S MY MONEY?

I DON'T HAVE
YOUR MONEY.

YOU CAME ALL THIS WAY,

YOU CAUSED
ALL THIS HEARTACHE,

JUST TO GET BACK
$10,000?

I'VE SEEN YOU LOSE MORE
IN A HAND OF POKER

AND NOT EVEN BLINK.

OKAY, SO MAYBE
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.

MAYBE, AFTER
ALL THESE YEARS,

I CARE FOR YOU
A LITTLE BIT.

MAYBE YOU JUST
CAN'T STAND TO LOSE.

MAYBE THAT'S
WHAT IT IS.

EITHER WAY,

I'M TAKING YOU
BACK WITH ME.

I'D RATHER DIE.

[COCKS TRIGGER]

DIANA! NO!

[FIRES]

[ROURKE HYPERVENTILATING]

BOSS!

GET OUT!

DIANA?

WHAT DID YOU DO?

[ROURKE PANTING AND GASPING]

ON SECOND THOUGHT,
WE'LL SETTLE IT NOW!

[GRUNTING AND STRAINING]

[ROURKE, STUNNED]:
WHAT?

CHICKEN'S BLOOD.

YOU REMEMBER, DON'T YOU?

ALL THOSE FIXED FIGHTS,

ALL THOSE BOXERS
YOU PAID TO TAKE A FALL?

YEAH, I REMEMBER.

YEAH.

WHAT DO YOU WANT
TO DO WITH HIM?

I DON'T SUPPOSE
YOU'D LET ME SHOOT HIM?

YEAH, WHY DON'T YOU
SHOOT ME, DIANA?

IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO,
GO AHEAD, SHOOT ME.

YOUR CHOICE.

[COCKS TRIGGER]

[SIGHS]

YOU'RE A LITTLE LATE!

AW, HELL.

I KNEW YOU'D HAVE IT
ALL HANDLED

BY THE TIME I GOT BACK.

THAT LOOKS GREAT ON YOU.

YOU SHOULD KEEP IT.

KINDA DOES,
DON'T IT?

MM-HMM.

I THINK
IT MAY BE TIME FOR YOU

TO GET
YOUR OWN WOMAN.

YOU KNOW ANY?

[LAUGHS]:
I DO IN BOSTON.

PURTY?

PRETTIER THAN YOU.

[LAUGHS]: SHUCKS!

CAME TO GET YOUR RIFLE?

HE STOLE IT.

WHILE I WAS ROUNDING UP
HELP FOR YOU.

YOU LOST EVERYTHING?

WELL, NOT EVERYTHING.

WELL, BOSTON POLICE
RETURNED MY WIRE.

SEEMS ROURKE'S
A BIG HITTER

IN THE IRISH MOB,

SUSPECTED OF MURDER,
LARCENY, EXTORTION...

THEY'VE BEEN
AFTER HIM FOR YEARS,

HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO
MAKE ANYTHING STICK.

FORTUNATELY,

WE WORK A LITTLE
DIFFERENTLY OUT HERE.

HE WAS TRESPASSING,
WASN'T HE?

YEAH.

TRESPASSING?

THAT'S ALL
YOU'RE HOLDING HIM FOR?

LAST MONTH,

WE HANGED A MAN IN CASPER
FOR TRESPASSING,

AND ALL HE DID WAS
STEAL A FEW CHICKENS.

I TOLD
THE ASSOCIATION

OPEN RANGE
STAYS OPEN...

IF I HAVE TO BRING IN
THE FEDERAL MARSHALS.

THANKS FOR COMING.
IT'S A MESS.

WE'LL START ON
THE BARN TOMORROW.

THANK YOU.

[SIGHING HEAVILY]

WHAT'S WRONG?

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

I CAN NEVER BE THAT GIRL
IN YOUR LETTERS.

I DON'T WANT THAT GIRL.

ARE YOU SURE?

I HAVE ONE MORE
QUESTION.

I HAD THAT RING
IN MY HAND ALREADY ONCE.

I ALMOST STOLE IT.

NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO.

I CAN'T THINK OF TWO PEOPLE
MORE...

ILL-SUITED.

[ALL LAUGHING]

OR MORE IN LOVE.

MAY YOU CHERISH EACH OTHER
A LONG, LONG TIME.

BY THE LOOKS OF THINGS,
IT'S GOING TO BE A HARD LIFE,

BUT SOMETHING TELLS ME
AN EASY ONE ISN'T HALF AS FULL.

I NOW
PRONOUNCE YOU...

MAN AND WIFE.

WONDERFUL!

CONGRATULATIONS!

DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO CALL YOU
"FATHER" OR "BROTHER."

BROTHER IS GOOD.

THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS,
YOU TWO!

[WILLY]:
LISTEN UP, EVERYBODY!

WE GOT A NICE SPREAD
DOWN HERE.

I'M SO GLAD IT WAS YOU.

I WOULDN'T HAVE
MISSED IT.

HOW'S YOUR ARM?

WELL, I WON'T BE
PICKING MANY POCKETS.

[BOTH LAUGHING]

OH, I GOT
SOMETHING FOR YOU.

OH?

YOU DIDN'T
HAVE TO DO THAT.

WHAT KIND OF FAMILY
SHOWS UP

WITHOUT A WEDDING
PRESENT? HMM?

OH...

IT'S KIND OF BIG!

I'M SURE YOU'LL FIND
A PLACE FOR IT.

IT'S OPEN.

[EXHALING]

I DON'T KNOW
HOW TO THANK YOU!

YOU CAN THANK ME
IN THE USUAL WAY.

[GASPING]

ARE YOU GOING TO TELL BEAU?

NO.

I'M GOING
TO GIVE IT TO HIM.

WE HAVE A LOT OF CATTLE
TO BUY.

OH, YOU HAVE CHANGED.

ABOUT TIME.

50-50 SPLIT?

I CAN LIVE WITH THAT.

AND THE CHURCH THANKS YOU.

I THOUGHT
YOU LEFT THE CHURCH.

I'M LOOKING
FOR A NEW ONE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO
LOOK ANY FARTHER.

MANY CHURCHGOERS AROUND HERE?

NO, BUT IT HAS
ITS SHARE OF SINNERS.

THEN I SHOULD
BE RIGHT AT HOME THEN.

LET'S GO
FIND MY HUSBAND.

[♪♪♪]

EXCUSE ME, SHERIFF?

BEST NOT KEEP THAT
IN YOUR BACK POCKET.

YOU NEVER KNOW
WHO COULD DRIFT INTO TOWN.

[♪♪♪]

IT'S A SHAME
ABOUT THAT BIG BED.

[CHUCKLES]: REAL SHAME.

[♪♪♪]

I THINK I'VE FOUND
THE PERFECT PLACE

FOR OUR NEW HOME.

OHH...

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

[♪♪♪]