The Far Country (1954) Poster

John McIntire: Gannon


  • Skagway Sheriff Gannon : Now it becomes my duty to carry out the sentence which I have imposed on these men for killing and stealing within the territory under my jurisdiction. However, I want it strictly understood that there will be no undo shooting or cheering or drunken talk when I pull that lever on account it would offend the dignity of the occasion.

  • Capt. Benson : This man is wanted for a murder in Seattle.

    Skagway Sheriff Gannon : Well, Seattle will have to wait. He's wanted here for bustin' up a hanging.

  • Skagway Sheriff Gannon : Take his gun. Lock him up.

    [Jeff reaches for his gun, but Gannon outdraws him] 

    Skagway Sheriff Gannon : Were you thinkin' about usin' that?

    Jeff Webster : Nooo, I was just showin' your deputy where to find it.

  • [after Gannon fines Jeff his entire cattle herd for disturbing the peace, Jeff steals the herd back] 

    Jeff Webster : Is there somethin' you want, Mr. Gannon?

    Skagway Sheriff Gannon : Yeah, mostly I want you. I also want that herd - it's government property.

    Jeff Webster : Yeah, well, I'm sorry. I reversed your decision.

  • [Jeff accidentally drives his cattle through a crowd attending a hanging] 

    Skagway Sheriff Gannon : What's going on here? You there!

    Jeff Webster : They got a little out of hand. I'm sorry!

    Skagway Sheriff Gannon : You're sorry? You just busted up a function of the law, that's what you did. The people of Skagway don't like lawbreakers. They go to a lot trouble and expense to prove it! New gallows, new rope, thirteen steps all counted out right and proper, with each step costin' not less than twelve dollars per each and you drive a herd of cattle through the population. You busted up everything, that's what you did. And you're sorry!

  • Official at Scales : Eighty-five - you're fifteen pounds light.

    Bearded Miner : But I can get by on eighty-five. I don't eat much - hardly nothin'!

    Skagway Sheriff Gannon : You'll eat - and when you run short you'll go killin and stealin' what belongs to somebody else on account of you won't have enough. Now get in there and buy another fifteen pounds of food.

  • Skagway Sheriff Gannon : Have a nice trip! I'll hang you when you come back!

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