The clip father's testimony from To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Place your hand on the Bible, please.
Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, so help you God?
Sit down, please.
Now, Mr. Ewell...
you tell us, just in your own words...
what happened on August 21.
I was comin' from the woods with a load of kindlin'...
and I heard Mayella screaming as I got to the fence.
I dropped my kindlin', and I run as fast as I could, but I run into the fence.
But when I got loose, I run up to the window...
and I seen him with my Mayella!
What did you do...
after you saw the defendant?
I run around the house tryin' to get in...
but he done run through the front door just ahead of me!
But I seen who it was, all right!
I seen him.
And I run in the house and...
poor Mayella was layin' on the floor squallin'.
Then I run for Mr. Tate just as quick as I could.
Would you mind if I just ask you a few questions, Mr. Ewell?
No, sir, Mr. Finch, I sure wouldn't.
Folks were doin' a lot of running that night.
You say that you ran to the house, you ran to the window...
you ran inside, you ran to Mayella and you ran to Sheriff Tate.
Did you, during all this running, run for a doctor?