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Anthony Pélissier


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Harry Anthony Compton Pelissier (1912 – 2 April 1988) was an English actor, screenwriter, producer and director.

Pelissier was born in Barnet and came from a theatrical family. His parents were the theatre producer H. G. Pelissier (who presented Pelissier's Follies) and the distinguished actress Fay Compton. His uncle was Compton MacKenzie, who wrote Whisky Galore.

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  • ''If you're lucky, you have money. That's why it's better to be born lucky than rich. If you're rich, you can always lose your money, but if you're lucky, you'll always get more money.''
    Anthony Pélissier. Explaining her philosophy of life to her son (1949). From the short story by D.H. Lawrence.
  • ''We must have more money, that's all there is to it. There must be more money.''
    Anthony Pélissier. The constant complaint of the spendthrift Mrs. Grahame (1949). From the short story by D.H. Lawrence.
  • ''But poor devil, poor devil, he's best gone out of a life where he has to ride a rocking horse to find a winner.''
    Anthony Pélissier. Anthony Pélissier. Oscar (Ronald Squire), The Rocking Horse Winner, at the end of the movie (1949). From the short story by D.H...
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