The Big Trail (1930)
John Wayne: Breck Coleman
Pa Bascom : What did they do, Coleman?
Breck Coleman, Wagon Train Scout : Killed my best friend. And I've been on their trail ever since.
Pa Bascom : That's a serious charge. If you're sure, we'll call a settler's meeting in the morning to try 'em.
Breck Coleman, Wagon Train Scout : You can call a settler's meeting to bury 'em!
Pa Bascom : What do you mean?
Breck Coleman, Wagon Train Scout : I kill my own rats.
Breck Coleman, Wagon Train Scout : We can't turn back! We're blazing a trail that started in England. Not even the storms of the sea could turn back the first settlers. And they carrie dit on further. They blazed it on through the wilderness of Kentucky. Famine, hunger, not even massacres could stop them. And now we picked up the trail again. And nothing can stop us! Not even the snows of winter, nor the peaks of the highest mountain. We're building a nation and we got to suffer! No great trail was ever built without hardship. And you got to fight! That's right. And when you stop fighting, that's death. What are you going to do, lay down and die? Not in a thousand years! You're going on with me!
[Breck speaking over Wendy's grave]
Breck Coleman, Wagon Train Scout : Well, Zeke, old Wendy has gone on another trail.
Breck Coleman, Wagon Train Scout : Say, Zeke, who was the he-grizzly that just went by?
Zeke : That's Red Flack. He's bullwhackin' for Wellmore. He's gonna whack Wellmore's train clear through to Oregon.
Windy Bill : You reckon you'll ever find out who downed old Ben?
Breck Coleman, Wagon Train Scout : It's just possible that a certain low-down coyote left his sign there.