Deputy: Yeah, in Dallas they do it in a barn outside town.
Judge Roy Bean: ln a barn? Like they was ashamed of it? Why, l’d rather give up hanging. No, sir. The law says that the guilty shall be punished. And l say it shall be done
in broad daylight…in the open, not sneaking around. Like you was the ones that was guilty, not them.
Deputy: What about the ladies, Judge? Their delicate sensibilities?-And the children?
Judge Roy Bean: -The children? lt’s exactly what children need. lt sets an example. lt shows what happens if they don’t walk the straight and narrow.
Screenplay, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Stacy Keach gives an over the top comic performance in the classic film The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972). The film gets both the life and times wrong, but the movie is vastly entertaining from start to finish with Paul Newman demonstrating why he was the last of the great Hollywood stars.