This film helped to solidify Bette Davis as a leading lady in Hollywood. It also paired her with Henry Fonda and George Brent, a favorite collaborator of hers.
“Don’t you think that everyone looks back on their childhood with a certain amount of bitterness and regret about something?” – Katharine Hepburn as Ethel
“Law is a lot more than words you put in a book, or judges or lawyers or sheriffs you hire to carry it out. It’s everything people ever have found out about justice and what’s right and wrong.” – Henry Fonda as Gil Carter
“I ain’t gonna kill you. I hope you live a hundred years… so you’ll feel just a little what my pa’s gonna feel.” – Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp
“I been thinking about us, too, about our people living like pigs and good rich land layin’ fallow. Or maybe one guy with a million acres and a hundred thousand farmers starvin’. And I been wonderin’ if all our folks got together and yelled…” – Henry Fonda as Tom Joad
“You remember it. Remember every bit of it, ’cause we are on the eve of a day that people are going to talk about long after we are dead and gone.” – Rod Steiger as a Destroyer Commander
“Do you know anything about a guy going around playing the harmonica? He’s someone you’d remember. Instead of talking, he plays. And when he better play, he talks.” – Jason Robards as Cheyenne