American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"The Wizard of Oz" (1939)

 

The Cowardly Lion On Courage

Audio mp3 of Address delivered by Bert Lahr

Cowardly Lion:

Courage. What makes a King out of a slave? Courage.

What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage.

What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?

What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage.

What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage.

What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage.

What makes the Hottentot so hot?

What puts the "ape" in ape-ricot?

Whatta they got that I ain't got?

Dorothy & Friends:  Courage!

Cowardly Lion: You can say that again.

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