Three Violent People

Synopsis: Former dance hall girl Lorna, masquerading as a lady, meets and marries Confederate ex-officer Colt Saunders, returning to his rich Texas ranch. Everyone there is enchanted with Lorna. But the carpetbag government is set to grab all the big ranches, unless the ranchers (led by Colt) decide to fight. And one of the carpetbaggers knows Lorna's secret.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Rudolph Maté
Production: Paramount Pictures
100 min

the evening at Waterloo.

Capt. Saunders never spoke very much

of the war.

You must get him to, ma'am.

His 14th Cavalry was an illustrious unit.

- Thank you again, Lieutenant.

- Your servant, ma'am.

Good day, Lieutenant.

- Mrs. Saunders.

- Yes?

Here, let me help you with those boots.

I just wanted to say, ma'am...

that you mustn't judge

the people of the North...

by those scum, those carpetbaggers.

We're not like that at all.

Those cheap politicians

that scurried down here...

to take advantage of the chaos...

Ma'am, what I mean is, we soldiers...

I'm sure no Southerner

would ever misjudge you, Lieutenant...

or your kind.

Your servant, ma'am.

Good day.

- Lieutenant.

- Ma'am?

I don't believe you'll be needing those.

- Good day, ma'am.

- Good day.

Yes, ma'am?

- I'd like to see Miss LaSalle.

- Miss Ruby LaSalle?


I'll get her if you'll wait a minute, ma'am.

Will you sit down, please?

Thank you.

I woke up this morning

and my money belt was gone.

So you made moo-moo talk

with one of the entertainers...

and now your head hurts

and your money's gone. What is it?

- There's a lady to see you in the office.

- Who is it?

I don't know.

When I said "lady," I meant it.

- Keep an eye on the drunk, Tod.

- Right.

- Ma'am, you said...

- Yes, I did, didn't I? Matty.

- You wanted to see me?

- Miss LaSalle...

I have a matter to discuss which

may be embarrassing to both of us.

I hesitate to offend but...

You old hag.

You've got your hair too blonde.

It's better

when it's more on the reddish side.

Lorna, you got my letter.

I was afraid you wouldn't

with the way mails are these days.

Honey, it's like I told you:

This town is knee-deep in money.

The carpetbaggers

are stealing a ranch a day.

I'll shut up. You sit down and tell me

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James Edward Grant

James Edward Grant (July 2, 1905 – February 19, 1966) was an American short story writer and screenwriter who contributed to more than fifty films between 1935 and 1971. He collaborated with John Wayne on twelve projects, starting with Angel and the Badman (which he also directed) in 1947 through Circus World in 1964. Support Your Local Gunfighter was released in 1971, five years after his death. more…

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