Agarn: You're pointing that gun at my heart!
O'Rourke: Oh, he's just trying to scare us.
Agarn: And what a swell job he's doing!
O'Rourke: If they get that paybox, it'll be over our dead bodies.
Agarn: "Our" dead bodies?
O'Rourke: Yeah, we may have to shoot it out with them, Agarn.
Agarn: You shoot it out with them, Sarge. I'd rather reach for the sky than be there.
O'Rourke: Never mind, Agarn. I guess it's true what the Apaches have been saying behind his back.
Wild Eagle: What Apaches say behind my back?
O'Rourke: Oh, nothing except that you're a cheap, miserly skinflint who wouldn't give his mother a piece of dried buffalo.
Wild Eagle: Apaches say Wild Eagle a cheap, miserly skinflint who wouldn't loan his mother a piece of dried buffalo?!?
Agarn: That's right.
Wild Eagle: (under his breath to Crazy Cat) Never knew Apaches such good judge of character.
When Agarn sarcastically asks the grumpy Mr. McGuire if he would play Santa, McGuire replies, "Bah, humbug," Ebenezer Scrooge's standard response from Charles Dickens' novel, A Christmas Carol. Despite his grumpy on-screen demeanor, actor Charles Lane never played Scrooge in any screen version of the story.
The title is a common phrase from western movies, used by robbers as a colorful alternative to "Hold up your hands."