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The Story of Seabiscuit

The Story of Seabiscuit

George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms: I hear you're a magician, Shawn. You can look at a yearling and tell like that whether he'll turn out champion or cow.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: You exaggerate my abilities, George, but...
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: But that's exactly why you're here, Shawn.
George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms: Oh, brother! Why, we can't even tell when they're two-year-olds. Even after we've tested them plenty against each other we sometimes let a future winner go to the sales.
Margaret O'Hara: Perhaps you've let too many winners get away, Mr. Carson.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: Now, Maggie, naturally George is doubtful.
Margaret O'Hara: If it's proof you want, Mr. Carson, listen to this: In all the years Uncle Shawn trained for Lord and Lady Maitland in Ireland, devil a colt that turned the trick was sold by them.
George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms: All right, Miss Margaret. Let me in on the secret, will you?
Margaret O'Hara: Of course. 'Tis simple. When it comes to a thoroughbred horse, Uncle Shawn is fey.
George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms: Fey? What's that?
Margaret O'Hara: It has to do with the little people: elves, gnomes, fairies.
George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms: So we're going to have the fairies pick our horses for us. Well, I give up. Boss, you can have my resignation whenever you want it.
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: Of course not. Don't fly off the handle. You and Shawn will make a great team.


--William Forrest (as Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms) in The Story of Seabiscuit

The Horse Soldiers

The Horse Soldiers

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Have you thought about how you're going to get back?
Col. John Marlowe: Have you, sir?
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Well, I guess I asked for that. I just hate to think of you spending the rest of the war in Andersonville; it's a hell-hole.


--William Forrest (as ) in The Horse Soldiers

The Story of Seabiscuit

The Story of Seabiscuit

Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: Did you buy anything?
Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner: No, but I'm going to buy one now, if you'll sell. I saw a three-year-old of yours running in a selling race this afternoon, smallish sort of colt with big knees, Seabiscuit.
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: Seabiscuit? Why do you want him?
Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner: Well, you can't shoot for the stakes all the time. I gotta have some horses for cheap races. He was entered for 6000. Will you take 8000 for him?
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: Well, I think so. How about it, George?
George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms: The string's pretty large, boss. We've got a lot like him.
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: It's a deal, Charlie.
Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner: Good. We'll get him tomorrow. By the way, Tom, I hired Shawn O'Hara on the strength of your letter.
[Mr. Milford and George look at each other and laugh]
Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner: What's the joke?
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: Oh, nothing. Only George and I know now why you want the Biscuit. And listen, Charlie, when you get him back to California, don't let Shawn stable him in the living room!


--William Forrest (as Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms) in The Story of Seabiscuit

The Story of Seabiscuit

The Story of Seabiscuit

Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: I agree with you, Margaret, he should get to a warmer climate.
Margaret O'Hara: Where should I be taking him for a warmer climate?
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: You'll go with him?
Margaret O'Hara: Oh, indeed'n I will, sir.
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: Well, what about your nursing?
Margaret O'Hara: I'll be nurse to him and him alone until he's well.
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: Well, then. I think we'd better make it California. Charlie Howard bought a stock farm out there. He could use a man like Shawn.


--William Forrest (as Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms) in The Story of Seabiscuit

Rage at Dawn

Rage at Dawn

William Peterson: They're shrewd, those Renos, and vicious. Control the whole county in southern Indiana. Judge, prosecutor, constable - all on their side! Renos had 'em elected.
Monk Claxton: I still wonder how a thing like that could happen.
William Peterson: Well, people who have had freedom for as long as we've had sometimes take it for granted. Come election day, they're lazy, or callous. Same thing. However, it's done. Our job is to get it undone.


--William Forrest (as ) in Rage at Dawn


Rage at Dawn

Rage at Dawn

Monk Claxton: [Discussing former Confederate spy James Barlow] I'm still wondering how he got hold of so many secrets.
William Peterson: Certain generals' wives found him very charming.
Bill Peterson Jr.: Irresistible is the word, Dad. as a matter of fact, I recall...
William Peterson: Oh, I wasn't the only one who invited him to dinner. Secretary Stanton had him, too. Immodest as it may sound, man could fool Stanton and me could fool the Reno boys.


--William Forrest (as ) in Rage at Dawn

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy

[first lines]
Critic #1: I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
Critic #2: I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.


--William Forrest (as Critic #1) in Yankee Doodle Dandy

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