Quotation by Willis Goldbeck

Hallie: Ranse, do you think I could, I, I mean, grown up and all? Do you think I could learn to read?
Ranse: Why sure you can, Hallie. Why, there's nothing to it. It'd be, it'd be easy. Can you learn how to read? Why, I, I can teach you. A smart girl like you. Of course you can learn how to read. Now you wanna try? Hallie, I'll teach ya how. In no time you'll be reading everything.
Hallie: It's awful worrisome not knowin' how. I know the good book from preacher talk. But it'd be a sole comfort if I could read the words for myself.
Willis Goldbeck (1900–1979), U.S. screenwriter, James Warner Bellah, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Hallie (Vera Miles), Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, embarrassed when Ranse (James Stewart) learns she cannot read, Hallie asks him to teach her (1962).

Based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson.
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