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Sergeant Rutledge (1960) was a Western - Crime Film directed by John Ford and produced by Willis Goldbeck.

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Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

By Beatrice on Jan 7, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Sergeant Rutledge Directed by John Ford Written by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck 1960/USA John Ford Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Two years before To Kill a Mockingbird, John Ford gave us this courtroom drama/Western about a Buffalo solider accused of raping and killing a whi... Read full article

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Lt. Tom Cantrell: [Complaining about the prosutor's tactics] A soldier's life is at stake and this man is playing cheap legal tricks!

1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Anyone come, you ain't gonna be in here with me.
Mary Beecher: What are you talking about?
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: I'm talking about you. A white woman. White women only spell trouble for any of us.
Mary Beecher: That's nonsense. We're just two people trying to stay alive.
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Lady, you don't know how hard I'm trying to stay alive.

1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Soldier can never think by his heart, ma'am. He got to think by the book.

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Jeffrey Hunter's character refers early on in the film to the Jorgensen Ranch. Director John Ford's classic western The Searchers, also starring Hunter, ended with Hunter's character arriving at the Jorgensen Ranch.
Billie Burke, age 76, played Cordelia Fosgate, the wife of Col. Fosgate, played by Willis Bouchey, who was only 53.
WILHELM SCREAM: An Indian rides alongside a soldier and stabs him with a spear.
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