Goin' South

Synopsis: Texas, shortly after the Civil War. Henry Moon is an outlaw, on the run from the law. He is captured trying to escape to Mexico and taken back to town to be hanged. The town has a special law that a condemned man can walk free if one of the single women of the town offer to marry him. Henry is in luck - at the last moment Julia Tate offers to marry him, and pretty soon they are married. However, Henry soon discovers that Julia's motives are purely business-orientated - she needs someone to work the mine on her property. This makes for a very cold marriage.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Jack Nicholson
Production: Paramount Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

I mean like the dickens.

- Hello, son.

- Go to hell.

I understand.

Henry Lloyd Moon,

you've been found guilty of horse

thievery and sentenced to be hanged.

Do you have any final last words?

Just this:

I wanna tell you good

people of Longhorn,

especially you lovely ladies,

that the old saying, "You can't

judge a book by its cover",

it's true.

Some books are all

scruffed up on the outside,

but when you turn around

and look inside, why,

the words is just wonderful.

Is that it, Moon?

Isn't there anybody

else got anything to say?

"The Lord is my Shepherd,

I shall not want.

"He maketh me to lie

down in green pastures.

"He leadeth me beside

the still waters.

"He restoreth my soul."

That's not right.

"The Lord is my Shepherd,

I shall not want.

"He maketh me to lie

down in green pastures.

"He restoreth my soul.

"He leadeth me beside

the still waters.

"Yea, though I walk

through the valley..."

I'm a veteran of the great Civil War.

The only reason why I turned to

crime was there wasn't no jobs.

Not one single job for a

man who risked his life...

...for his country.

In the Confederacy!

This one's dumb, he'll swing for sure.

He's better off.

"And I will dwell in the

house of the Lord forever."


Ready to go.


I'll take him.

Florence! Now...

Don't you think that you're...

...a mite too elderly to take

on a responsibility like this?

I've got a good feeling

about him, Andrew.

The boy's a veteran. He

deserves a second chance.

Somebody take this

son-bitchin' blindfold off me

and let me see my bride.

Where is she?



Mrs Henry Moon.

Let me look at you.

- Stand back, folks.

- Florence!

Stand back, please.

Just ain't your day.

Maybe she just fainted.

- I made her dizzy.

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