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Old 04-29-2004, 12:56 PM
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Who first Said "Never bring a knife to a gun fight"?

Who first Said "Never bring a knife to a gun fight"? I know Sean Connery said something like "Leave it to an Italian to bring a knife to a gun fight" in the Untouchables, but there is some debate in my office as to whether or not this phrase was made famous by someone else.
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:58 PM
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:05 PM
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:30 PM
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Jim Bowie at the Alamo?
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:42 PM
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Old 04-29-2004, 10:29 PM
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:32 PM
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No idea who first said it, but came across this quote while searching google that I found quite amusing :

"Those who live by the sword get shot by those that don't."
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Old 04-30-2004, 02:11 AM
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Was it in West Side Story? Or am I just remembering someone actually bringing a knife to a gun fight in that movie? I haven't seen it in years.
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Old 04-30-2004, 05:41 AM
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I think Sean might've said that line more than once in The Untouchables, but the word was wop, not Italian.
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Old 04-30-2004, 05:55 AM
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Darned if I can give a cite, but my tiny little brain is telling me that this is a quote from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". One of the Hole in the Wall gang has challenged Butch's leadership, brandishing a knife and challenging him to a fight. Butch's response was classic.
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:51 AM
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Yeah, that would be Harvey Logan (played by Ted Cassidy, who had also played Lurch) challenging Butch to a guns-or-knives fight near the beginning of the movie. The quote the OP cites is nowhere expresssed here, though:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0064115/quotes
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:42 AM
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I think Sean might've said that line more than once in The Untouchables, but the word was wop, not Italian.
I'm well aware of the original quote. I chose to use an approximate quote because the offensive word 'wop' was not important to context of the quote that I was hunting down.
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