"There's right and there's wrong. You gotta do one or the other. You do the one and you're living, You do the other and you may be waking around, but in reality you're dead as a beaver hat."
"It was like I was empty. Well I'm not empty anymore. That's what's important, to feel useful in this old world, to hit a lick against what's right even though you get walloped."
"Republic, I like the sound of the word. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat, same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first steps, or his baby shaves, makes his first sound as a man. Some words can give you a feeling that that makes your heart warm....Republic is one of those words."...John Wayne as Colonel Davy Crockett, "The Alamo"
These words were written by James Edward Grant, Duke's favorite screenwriter. "The Alamo" was a labor of love for Wayne. Cost over runs caused him to go broke, even mortgaging his house.
"The Alamo" was the first film...