California Passage (1950)
Whalen: Funny you two being partners. I've never been able to explain that. You don't like him.
Mike Prescott: Very simple, Whalen. I don't like people.
Mike Prescott: There's a thousand unpleasant things about running a dump like this, but there's one pleasant thing. I can keep out anybody I want to. That's a description of you. Now find somewhere else to pretend you're a big, bad gunfighter with a gun slung down low.
Bob Martin: Why you...
[Bob tries to draw his pistol, but Mike takes it away from him]
Mike Prescott: Keep on chasin' drunken cowboys or slow movin' miners, 'cause you're just not very fast. Now get going before I have one of the smaller waiters throw you out.
Bob Martin: I'll kill you for this!
Mike Prescott: I wish you had money; I'd make you a sizeable bet on it. Vamoose.
Sheriff Willy: Been gone about four months, wasn't it, Mike?
Mike Prescott: About.
Sheriff Willy: The stage has been held up five times during those months - every time when the gold has gone out with it.
Mike Prescott: I went back east.
Sheriff Willy: You could say that, hid out in the hills and taken those five shipments. I'm workin' by process of elimination. A real smart lad is workin' those hold-ups and there's very few real smart people around. You're one of 'em... see what I mean?
Mike Prescott: I'm torn between being flattered and being indignant.
[the sheriff has just shot two gunfighters]
Sheriff Willy: See what I mean about civilization comin' to Coarse Gold by degrees?
Bess Martin: I'm sorry for my opinion about you, Sheriff. I thought you were incompetent.
Sheriff Willy: Oh, no. I'm irregular, even off maybe, but I'm not incompetent.
[Linc inquires about a special dinner he's ordered]
Chinese cook: Everything's kosher.
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey: It better be, or I'll put a pleat in your skull.
Mike Prescott: Hasn't that girl got enough trouble without adding you to her list?
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey: Well, maybe my intentions are honorable.
Mike Prescott: Well, I guess you can spell the word.