Edmund Hall North


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Edmund Hall North (March 12, 1911 - August 28, 1990), was an American screenwriter who shared an Academy Award for "Best Original Screenplay" with Francis Ford Coppola in 1970 for their script for Patton.

He was a son of Bobby North and Stella Maury who performed in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies. North began writing plays while attending Culver Military Academy in Indiana and at ... more »

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  • ''The world only remembers the winners.''
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek), Sink the Bismarck! 1960. Based on a true story. Based ...
  • ''Never forget that you are Germans. Never forget that you are Nazis!''
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek), Sink the Bismarck! Addressing the Bismarck crew, 1960. ...
  • ''They have to prove their superiority every day. It's their one tremendous weakness.''
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More), Sink the Bismarck! Referring to the Nazis, 1960. Based o...
  • ''It's simple: either you have discipline or you haven't.''
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More), Sink the Bismarck! 1960. Based on a true story. Based On...
  • ''Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it's much too painful.''
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More), Sink the Bismarck! Asked why he shows no emotion, 1960. ...
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