Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Poster

Gabriele Ferzetti: Morton - Railroad Baron



  • 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 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's lieutenant : [seeing Morton deal out 500 dollars each to four of Frank's men as if they were playing cards]  How do you, uh... how do you play this game, Mr. Morton?

    Morton : It's very simple. As long as you use your head, you never lose.

  • [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?

  • Morton : [to Wobbles]  Hm. You should learn to live as if you didn't exist.

  • 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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