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  • The charming Mr. Potter (the town drunk) as he gets ready to go and join the posse who have gone after the stage robbers.
    Mr. Potter: Ain't cha gonna help catch 'em?
    Ben Wade: Ah, wish I could.
    Mr. Potter: What'd they look like?
    Ben Wade: Oh, they'll be easy to catch. That's three big men on three white horses.
    Mr. Potter: ...Three white fellas... on three big horses, huh?
    • What makes it even better is the look on Ben's face following Potter's last line - it's essentially a combination of Flat "What" and You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!. It gets even funnier when you realise that it's quite literally the only moment in the entire film that Ben is visibly caught off-guard by anything, including being captured.
  • "Safe! Who knows what's safe? I knew a man dropped dead from lookin' at his wife. My own grandmother fought the Indians for sixty years... then choked to death on lemon pie. Do I have two volunteers?"
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  • Charlie Prince starts a conversation with the proprietor/bartender in the lobby of the hotel where they're holding Wade. The pair's conversation unknowingly drifts into some Dark Humor.
    Prince: I might as well go along. She won't come now.
    Hotel Proprietor: Who was you plannin' to meet?
    Prince: My wife, she ran off with a travelin' man.
    Hotel Proprietor: She did?
    Prince: That's why I've been sittin' up all night. I figgered he'd bring her here.
    Hotel Proprietor: Well, whaddaya know? Mine ran off, too. I wonder why they do that.
    Prince: I don't know. I've always treated mine alright, never hit her too hard.

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