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Marshal Dan Troop Lawman

Marshal Dan Troop

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John RussellJohn Russell
Handsome, rugged American leading man John Russell (whose credits are often confused with those of child ...

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Marshal Dan Troop Quotes

04x41 - The Witness Season 4 / Episode 41: - The Witness

Marshal Dan Troop: They say revenge can be sweet. He only came close to getting his. It made him sick.
04x02 - The Juror Season 4 / Episode 2: - The Juror

Marshal Dan Troop: I've been Marshal here a couple of years, but this is the first time I've been ashamed of my badge. Before I leave here one of two things is going to happen. Either I get a jury out of this crowd to try Bob Cawley or I drop my badge in the dirty sawdust where it belongs. Now the Lord refused to spare Sodom and Gomorrah for the want of ten good men and I tell you Laramie will not be spared either. I'm not the law here, you are. This badge rests on you. I only wear it.
03x23 - The Promoter Season 3 / Episode 23: - The Promoter

Marshal Dan Troop: [after shooting and killing a mobster that was trying to force saloon owners to sell] Well, he's bought his last saloon.
03x17 - Firehouse Lil Season 3 / Episode 17: - Firehouse Lil

Deputy Johnny McKay: [Questioning Dan's suggestion that Lily be made fire chief] A lady fie chief?
Marshal Dan Troop: Sometimes I talk when I should listen.
03x13 - Cornered Season 3 / Episode 13: - Cornered

Lily Merrill: [after Johny kills a notorious fast gun at the Birdcage] That's quite a Deputy you've got there, Dan.
Marshal Dan Troop: He'll do.
02x30 - The Lady Belle Season 2 / Episode 30: - The Lady Belle

Marshal Dan Troop: I'll tell you boy, hell hath no fury like a woman whose dress has been scorned.
02x14 - The Showdown Season 2 / Episode 14: - The Showdown

Marshal Dan Troop: If men are going to fight, they'll fight. Now you check their guns, they'll think that you're afraid of them... These men aren't riff-raff. They're honest men. If you go telling them they can't be trusted, things'll get way out of hand. Maybe some day men won't have to wear guns. the way things are now, they do.
01x36 - The Wayfarer Season 1 / Episode 36: - The Wayfarer

Marshal Dan Troop: What's your name?
Doc Holliday: Holliday. Doc Holliday.
Marshal Dan Troop: Medical doctor?
Doc Holliday: No. But I could use a doctor. Medical, Marshal.
01x36 - The Wayfarer Season 1 / Episode 36: - The Wayfarer

Marshal Dan Troop: Now you get in that hotel room and stay there.
Doc Holliday: Protective custody? Your town furnishes nothing but the best.
Marshal Dan Troop: We also offer fine funerals to men who refuse to listen.
01x36 - The Wayfarer Season 1 / Episode 36: - The Wayfarer

Doc Holliday: Some day I'll be sitting there holding a flush and Cates'll show up.
Marshal Dan Troop: Well, men hunt just so long.
Doc Holliday: Animals hunt just so long. Men hunt all their born days.
Marshal Dan Troop: Doc, I can't figure you.
Doc Holliday: Don't try.
01x14 - The Outsider Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Outsider

Rene Lebeau: That's my land and I'm going to hold onto it. And you print that same advertisement, Mr. Tate. And you put a line under the part that says man. There must be one somewhere in Wyoming.
Marshal Dan Troop: I heared Josh Teller offered you a fair price for that place, Rene. Maybe your mother would be happier in town.
Rene Lebeau: I was born on that land, Marshal. I love it. My roots go real deep and nothin's going to change that.
01x14 - The Outsider Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Outsider

Fane - Storekeeper: Hmph. Savages, that's what they are.
Marshal Dan Troop: Are they? You didn't think so when her father was alive.
Fane - Storekeeper: Well, he kept them in line. And that's what they need, somebody to keep them in line. Uh, what can I do for you, Marshal?
Marshal Dan Troop: [disgusted] Not a thing.


Marshal Dan Troop: Better keep this open. Air's bad in here.
01x14 - The Outsider Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Outsider

Rene Lebeau: It isn't easy to live in two worlds. And she follows the Indian way.
Marshal Dan Troop: There are worse things than being honest.
Rene Lebeau: Should I be honest? Would you like that?
Marshal Dan Troop: No.
Rene Lebeau: And my Indian blood has nothing to do with it, of course.
01x14 - The Outsider Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Outsider

Marshal Dan Troop: Just so there's no doubt, you're all woman Rene. And the man that gets you will be lucky.
Rene Lebeau: But you don't turn love on and off like water from a pump.
Marshal Dan Troop: I came along when you needed me. You're young. There'll be someone else.
01x14 - The Outsider Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Outsider

Marshal Dan Troop: I, uh, I wouldn't plan on leaving town.
Stan Bates: I'll drop by and see you as soon as I can ride.
Marshal Dan Troop: No hurry. Take all the time you want. In the meantime, I'd listen to Miss Lebeau. She's got all kinds of... interesting ideas. [turning to Rene] Remember that lucky man we were talking about? How lucky can ya get? He's still alive.
01x01 - The Deputy Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Deputy

Marshal Dan Troop: What do you want with all this?
Deputy Johnny McKay: I wasn't cut out to be a rancher, Marshal. Now the way I figure it, nowadays, a fella's got about two ways he can go in order to amount to anything - the way Billy the Kid took... and your way.
Marshal Dan Troop: Well, it's not a bad life... if you don't mind strapping one of these on every day and not knowing whether you're going to have to use it or somebody's going to use it on you. 'Course, it's not much of a social life, either. You don't get invited to parties and such. People just naturally shy away from a paid gunman, badge or not. About the only time you really become popular is when some drunk cowboy starts shooting things up. Now that's one party you're invited to. The way things go, the chances are pretty much against any lawman blowing out forty candles on his birthday cake but, all in all, it's not a bad life - providing you can take it.
01x01 - The Deputy Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Deputy

Marshal Dan Troop: How far to town?
Deputy Johnny McKay: Just over the next rise.
Marshal Dan Troop: Was there something you wanted?
Deputy Johnny McKay: Just lookin'.
01x01 - The Deputy Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Deputy

Walt Hawks: Dan Troop... Say, you're not the same Dan Troop that made himself such a reputation down in Kansas, uh, ten - twelve years back?
Marshal Dan Troop: I've been in Kansas.
Walt Hawks: And you need a man to back you up? Big famous gun like you?
Marshal Dan Troop: That's what it says.
Walt Hawks: One thing bothers me.
Marshal Dan Troop: Yeah?
Walt Hawks: Who's going to back your deputy up?
01x01 - The Deputy Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Deputy

Marshal Dan Troop: Seeing as I'm new here, you're all entitled to one mistake. You just had yours.
01x01 - The Deputy Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Deputy

Walt Hawks: Don't you know who I am?
Marshal Dan Troop: Yep. I never walked into a town yet where I didn't have to lick somebody who thought he was real tough. You're him.
01x01 - The Deputy Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Deputy

Dru L. Lemp: You're a stubborn man, aren't you marshal? You're bound to stay here no matter what, isn't that right?
Marshal Dan Troop: If it weren't here, it'd be someplace else like it.
01x01 - The Deputy Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Deputy

Dru L. Lemp: I don't suppose I'll ever understand.
Marshal Dan Troop: Understand what?
Dru L. Lemp: Why a man would take on a job like this when he hasn't got a chance. What keeps you going?
Marshal Dan Troop: Maybe because I knew someone a long time ago that got killed in a town like this by a stray bullet in a pointless gunfight.
Dru L. Lemp: It must have been somebody very special.
Marshal Dan Troop: She was.

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