Quotations From DUDLEY NICHOLS


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  • Chris! You're a caveman! I like you to like me, but there's a limit.
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, Fouchardière, and Fritz Lang. Kitty March (Joan Bennett), Scarlet Street (1945).
  • It's not a matter of revenge, you know that. When a man turns informer, it's his life or ours.
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Dan (Preston Foster), The Informer, to Mary (Heather Angel) (1935).

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  • This is no time for sentiment. This is war.
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Dan (Preston Foster), The Informer, to Katie (Margot Grahame), who is pleading for Gypo's (Victor McLaglen) life (1935).

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  • You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
    Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. Major Von Keller (Walter Slezak), This Land Is Mine (1943).

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  • And not an hour ago you hadn't a penny to warm your pocket. Did someone die and leave you a pot of gold?
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Katie (Margot Grahame), The Informer, to Gypo (Victor McLaglen) after she sees his reward money (1935).

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  • Frankie! Frankie! Your mother forgives me.
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Gypo (Victor McLaglen), The Informer, after Mrs. McPhillip (Una O'Connor) gives him absolution, at the fade-out (1935).

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  • Our duty now is to keep alive—to exist. What becomes of a nation if its citizens all die?
    Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. George Lambert (George Sanders), This Land Is Mine, advocating collaboration with the Nazi occupiers (1943).
  • I want everybody to come and have some fish and chips with King Gypo.
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Gypo (Victor McLaglen), The Informer, drunkenly showing off the reward money he got for informing on Frankie (Wallace Ford) (1935).

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  • Well, they're saved from the blessings of civilization.
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Dr. Josiah Boone (Thomas Mitchell), Stagecoach, end of the film, as Dallas (Claire Trevor) and the Ringo Kid (John Wayne) ride off together (1939). Based on the story "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox Thomas.
  • Pilot to crew. Take a good look at Pearl Harbor. Maybe it's something you'll want to remember.
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. author, screenwriter. Howard Hawks. Captain Quincannon (John Ridgely), Air Force, as they fly over Pearl Harbor, after it was bombed by the Japanese (1943).

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