Riders of the Rio Grande
(first lines) (reading the plaque on a statue) Older Boy: "Timothy Owens, Founder of Owensville" Younger Boy: What does it mean "founded it"? Was it losted?
Pop Owens: When we rode you out of town, Skelly, it was on a one-way ticket and that still holds. Sam Skelly: Mr Owens, it just happened that I have business to attend to here. Pop Owens: I doubt that. We don't do business with gamblers and gunmen. We leave that to Canyon City. Sam Skelly: Well, at least Canyon City has life it in. They bury their dead instead of letting them roam the streets.
(the Three Mesquiteers enter a rough-looking saloon) Stony Brooke: Three sarsaparillas. (One of the Cherokee Boys breaks the Mesquiteers' three bottles of pop) Sarsaparilla, 1st 'Cherokee Boy': Had enough Sarsaparilla? Stony Brooke: Just enough! (a barroom brawl ensues and the Three Mesquiteers knock out the bad guys) Barfly: That Sarsaparilla is powerful stuff!
(Owens mistakes the Three Mesquiteers for the villainous Cherokee Boys) Stony Brooke: Let's get this straight. You want somebody killed and you're willing to pay a $1000 for the job? Pop Owens: That's it, and I hired you killers to ensure against any bungling. The man must be killed expertly and painlessly and not later than tomorrow. Tucson Smith: Who's the man? Lullaby Joslin: Yeah, we gotta warn him. Pop Owens: Warn him? Tucson Smith: Uh, sure! We always give 'em a sportin' chance. We like to do things the hard way. Pop Owens: This time I don't want the man warned. Stony Brooke: Who is he? Pop Owens: The man I want killed is... me.
(the Cherokee Boys try to ambush the Three Mesquiteers) Tucson Smith: It's those guys hauntin' us again! Lullaby Joslin: We'll show 'em what happens when the Cherokees meet their ghosts!
(when Tom Owens mistakes the Mesquiteers for the Cherokee Gang, the Sheriff arrests them) Stony Brooke: Why he's crazy. The guys we plugged back on the road are the real Cherokees! The Sheriff: I'll settle for the Cherokees we got. Head 'em for jail! Lullaby Joslin: Your tombstones are gonna read, "Here lie the Cherokee Boys" and mine will read, "I Told You So!"
Sarsaparilla, 1st 'Cherokee Boy': Me and Thumber and Butch are the original and only Cherokees. These hombres are impersonatin' us and you know Sheriff, that ain't legal! Janet Owens: You're right, it ain't! (Janet slaps Skelly) Janet Owens: And that's for impersonating a gentleman.
(last lines) Pop Owens: Thank you boys for this Owens family reunion. You know, I don't think I made such a bad mistake in hiring you after all!