Swamp Water (1941) Poster


Dana Andrews: Ben



  • Ben : You tryin' to get me killed?

    Tom Keefer : I'm tryin' to find out if there's anyone in the world who kin speak the honest truth.

  • Tom Keefer : Say Ben, tell me - how does she look, is she pretty?

    Ben : Well, Tom, I wouldn't exactly say she took after you.

  • Ben : This here's Miss Julia... Miss Gordon.

    Hannah : Sure, I seen you at Mrs. McCord's. You look a sight pretty child, I've been a' watching you with Ben.

    Julie : Thank you.

    Thursday Ragan : Ain't you Tom Keefer's young 'un?

    Julie : Yes sir.

    Ben : I brung her to this dance and I ain't going to have nobody runnin' her down.

    Thursday Ragan : I don't aim to have words with none of my kin in public. I mean no offense against this young 'un, but you're the one that seemed ashamed to say her name, not me.

  • Ben : It's gettin' where I'll expect nothing from you but a bossified tongue and a cussin' out.

    Mabel MacKenzie : You ain't felt my tongue yet Ben.

  • Ben : It's funny I never noticed - but you're a heap prettier than Mabel is - if you was a little bigger.

    Julie : I could grow more maybe!

  • Thursday Ragan : If you'd a minded me, and kept outen that swamp like I told you Ben, you wouldn't be in no fix like you're in... What's the matter boy?

    Ben : If you'll be giving me my clothes, I'll be takin' myself offen your hands.

    Thursday Ragan : No, you won't - you'll be quiet now. You're sick Ben.

    Ben : I ain't so sick I have to lay here and listen to you give me down the country. I knowed that was all you drug me out of that crick for.

    Thursday Ragan : I drug you out because you was my boy.

  • Sheriff Jeb McKane : [admiring a panther hide]  Where'd you catch him, Ben?

    Ben : Back in the swamp.

    Marty McCord : How'd you get him?

    Ben : We got him with a load of buckshot.

    Tim Dorson : Oh, so you was with somebody.

    Ben : I mean me and my dog.

    Tim Dorson : I knowed you had a smart dog, Ben, but I never heard he could handle a shotgun.

  • Ben : I never in my life asked for no kiss, always just took 'em. I'll be dogged if I ain't asking you now, Julie.

  • Ben : We'll get out Keefer - if I have to bash you in the head when you ain't looking.

    Tom Keefer : Bud, there ain't no man livin' can catch me when I ain't lookin'.

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