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Quotations From BEN MADDOW


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  • After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Alonzo D. Emmerich (Louis Calhern), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
  • It sounds like a soul in hell.
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Maria Ciavelli (Teresa Celli), The Asphalt Jungle, about the police sirens passing through her neighborhood after the jewel heist her husband participated in (1950).
  • One way or another we all work for our vice.
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).

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  • If you want fresh air, don't look for it in this town.
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Louis Ciavelli (Anthony Caruso), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
  • You can always go home, and when you do, it's nothing. Believe me, I've done it. Nothing.
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle, talking with Dix Handley about their plans after their jewel heist (1950).

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  • Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right, he turns legit.
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).

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  • I got hungry. Greed made me blind.
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).

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