What Jesse Owens line?
“Jesse Owens was supposed to be mentioned in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with the Butler’s original line before Jones knocks him out as “If you are a Scottish lord then I am Jesse Owens!” It was changed to Mickey Mouse because the filmmakers thought that many people would be unfamiliar with who Jesse Owens was. The line as originally intended is retained in the film’s novelization.”
The line on the story CD is “Mae West.”
In the theatrical version of Last Crusade, when Donovan is trying to convince the Sultan of Hatay to allow him to move across his land to recover the Grail, he brings the Sultan a chest of gold treasures and says, “Precious valuables, Your Highness, “donated” by some of the finest Jewish families in all of Germany.”
In all subsequent releases of the movie, the word “Jewish” is removed.
They simply muted the audio for the duration of the word, which is why there now is a pause between “finest” and “families”.
I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have access to a theatrical print of Last Crusade?
I think you’re mis-remembering. I don’t think it was ever included. It might have just been in a novelization or comic book.