Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Poster

Henry Fonda: Frank



  • Morton : Not bad. Congratulations. Tell me, was it necessary that you kill all of them? I only told you to scare them!

    Frank : People scare better when they're dyin'.

  • Frank : How can you trust a man that wears both a belt and suspenders? Man can't even trust his own pants.

  • Frank : Morton once told me I could never be like him. Now I understand why. Wouldn't have bothered him, knowing you were around somewhere alive.

    Harmonica : So, you found out you're not a businessman after all.

    Frank : Just a man.

    Harmonica : An ancient race. Other Mortons'll be along, and they'll kill it off.

    Frank : The future don't matter to us. Nothing matters now - not the land, not the money, not the woman. I came here to see you, 'cause I know that now you'll tell me what you're after.

    Harmonica : Only at the point of dyin'.

  • Frank : Keep your lovin' brother happy.

  • Frank : What do you want? Who are ya?

    Harmonica : Dave Jenkins.

    Frank : Dave Jenkins is dead a long time ago.

    Harmonica : Calder Benson.

    Frank : What's your name? Benson's dead, too.

    Harmonica : You ought to know, Frank, better than anyone. You killed 'em.

  • Harmonica : Your friends have a high mortality rate, Frank. First three, then two.

    Frank : So, YOU'RE the one who makes appointments.

    Harmonica : And you're the one who doesn't keep 'em.

  • [Frank sits at Morton's desk] 

    Morton : How does it feel sitting behind that desk, Frank?

    Frank : It's almost like holding a gun... only much more powerful.

  • Morton : You'll never succeed in becoming like me.

    Frank : Why?

    Morton : Because there are many things you'll never understand.

    [Frank draws on Morton as he pulls out money from a drawer] 

    Morton : This is one of 'em. You see, Frank, there are many kinds of weapons, and the only one that can stop that is this.

    [Morton's train stops as Frank's men ride up to it] 

    Morton : Now, shall we get back to our little problem?

    Frank : My weapons might look simple to you, Mr. Morton, but they can still shoot holes big enough for our little problems.

  • Frank : Who are you?

    Harmonica : Jim Cooper, Chuck Youngblood.

    Frank : More dead men.

    Harmonica : They were all alive until they met you, Frank.

  • [Frank and his gang are standing in front of Timmy McBain, after killing the other family members] 

    Frank's lieutenant : What are we going to do with this one, Frank?

    Frank : Now that you've called me by name?

  • Frank : Surprised to see me here?

    Harmonica : I knew you'd come.

  • Frank : You paid five thousand dollars for something belongs to me.

    [puts down a bunch of dollar bills] 

    Frank : Five thousand...

    [pulls out a silver dollar] 

    Frank : ...plus one.

    [puts the dollar on the table] 

    Frank : You got a right to make a profit, too.

  • Frank : You've made a big mistake, Morton. When you're not on that train, you look like a turtle out of its shell. It's funny. Poor cripple talkin' big so nobody'll know how scared ya are.

  • [Frank knocks Morton off of his crutches] 

    Morton : Is that sufficient to make you feel stronger?

    Frank : I could squash you like a wormy apple.

    Morton : Sure, but you won't do it... because it's not to... your advantage.

    Frank : Hmm. Who knows how far you'd have gone with two good legs, huh?

  • Frank : [trying to convince Harmonica to sell him the land Harmonica just won]  Pick any method you like, just make the deal.

    Harmonica : Which deal, Frank? We have more than one, you and me.

  • Morton : I got on board within sight of the Atlantic, and before my eyes close I want to see the blue of the Pacific outside that window.

    Frank : I know where you got on. I was there too remember? To remove small obstacles from the track you said. Well there were a few.

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