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Rio Grande

Rio Grande(1950)

Remind Me

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  • Mrs. Kathleen York  

    To my only rival, the United States Cavalry.

  • Lt. Col. Kirby York  

    I don't want you men to be fooled about what's coming up for you. Torture, at least that. The War Department promised me 180 men. They sent me eighteen. You are the each of you will have to do the work of ten men. If you fail, I'll have you spread-eagled on a wagon wheel. If you desert, you'll be found, tracked down and broken into bits. That is all.

  • Lt. Col. Kirby York  

    But put out of your mind any romantic ideas that it's a way of glory. It's a life of suffering and hardship, an uncompromising devotion to your oath and your duty.

  • Lt. Col. Kirby York  

    But he must learn that a man's word to anything, even his own destruction, is his honor.

  • Gen. Philip Sheridan  

    I'm going to issue you an order and give it to you personally. I want you to cross the Rio Grande, hit the Apache and burn him out. I'm tired of hit-and-run. I'm sick of diplomatic hide-and-seek.