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Dudley Nichols

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Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter who first came to prominence after winning and refusing the screenwriting Oscar for The Informer in 1936.

The reason for Nichols' refusal was the fact that the Screen Writers Guild was on strike at the time.

Nichols wrote the screenplays for over sixty movies including such classics as Stagecoach ... more »

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  • Now look, Winocki. There are two other men on this ship who washed up as pilots. But Martin's a bombardier and Hauser went in for navigation. And they're both good. You're a good gunner or you wouldn'...
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Informing Winocki (John Garf...
  • Major Bagley: So they really got the Arizona.
    Captain Quincannon: Yes, sir. Hickham Field was hit just as bad as Pearl Harbor, lot of fifth column work.
    Major Bagley: I've studied all th...
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Having been injured in the b...
  • Is there any place on land or sea where there is no war?... Blackout. Blackout. Blackout. Blackout. Everywhere people stumblin' in the dark. Is there to be no more light in the world? Is there no plac...
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Aloysius Driscoll (Thomas Mitchell), The Long Voyage Home, drunken reflections on the wa...
  • Brown: Gentlemen, I am the bearer of joyful tidings. We leave this charming paradise tomorrow.
    Quincannon: Paradise! It's the devil's own backyard.
    Sanders: Don't jest Quincannon. You kn...
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, Garrett Fort, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Brown (Reginald Denny), Quincannon (J.M. Kerrigan), Sanders ...
  • ''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 Rid...
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