Quotation by Laurence Stallings

That poor little thing was a good woman, Judge. But she just sort of let life get the upper hand. She was born here and she wanted to be buried here. I promised her on her deathbed she'd have a funeral in a church with flowers. And the sun streamin' through a pretty window on her coffin. And a hearse with plumes and some hacks. And a preacher to read the Bible. And folks there in church to pray for her soul.
Laurence Stallings (1804–1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Mallie Cramp (Eve March), The Sun Shines Bright, telling Judge Priest (Charles Winniger) about the deathbed promise she made to a prostitute who died shortly after returning home to see the illegitimate daughter she gave up years before (1953).

Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.
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