Rio Grande

Too bad about your son.
I hadn"t heard.
I"m sorry, Kirby,
I thought you knew.

He faiIed mathematics
at West Point and...

and they"ve dropped him
from the miIitary academy.

Oh, it"s no disgrace
faiIing mathematics.

I just missed it myseIf
by the skin of my teeth.

I haven"t seen my son
in fifteen years.

Yes, I know, it"s...
Look, Kirby, this coffee"s weak,
but it"s aII we have, more?

if it"s aII we have...
You're in the army now,
you're not behind a plough.

You'll never get rich
by digging a ditch.

You're in the army now.
You're in the army now,
you're not behind a plough.

You son-of-a gun,
you're on the bum.

You're in the army now.
Knock it off, knock it off.
Left face!
Aye, you"re a fine body of men.
Now, put your bags down.

This is your home,
so make yourseIves comfortabIe.

Aye, I bid you aII weIcome
to Fort Stark.

Recruits that you are...
but in no time at aII,
you"II be soIdiers.

why in Iess than six months,
with good behaviour and hard work...

you"II be wearing yeIIow stripes
on your breeches.

WouId you mind be putting
your cap back on your head, son?

Not at aII, Doc.
Did any of yous ever ride a horse?
Yeah, some.
Now, answer the roII caII.


-Yes sir?


Just say ""yo"".