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John Lee Mahin


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John Lee Mahin (August 23, 1902, Evanston, Illinois – April 18, 1984, Los Angeles) was a prolific screenwriter and producer. He was the son of John Lee Mahin, Sr. (1869-1930), a Chicago newspaper and advertising man, and Julia Graham Snitzler.

He was active in films from the 1930s to the 1970s. He worked on such films as Scarface and The Wizard of Oz, but his name does not appear on the... more »

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  • ''Good and evil are so close as to be chained together in the soul. Now suppose we could break that chain, separate those two selves. Free the good in man and let it go on to its higher destiny.''
    John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dr. Henry Jekyll (Spencer Tracy), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, expounding his theory at...
  • Yes, dance. Dance and dream. Dream that you're Mrs. Henry Jekyll of Harley Street, dancing with your own butler and six footmen. Dream that they've all turned into white mice and crawled into an etern...
    John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dr. Henry Jekyll (Spencer Tracy), "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"., Taunting the barmaid ...
  • Listen, Buster you and your quick-change acts aren't going to hang orange blossoms all over me just because you feel the cold weather coming on. No thank you. I'll go back where I can be honest withou...
    John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Eloise "Honeybear" Kelly (Ava Gardner), Mogambo, response to Victor Marswell's (Clark Ga...
  • ''Look, Buster. Don't you get over-stimulated with me. I'm the little gal that flew all the way from New York to this lousy place, this dark continent.''
    John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Eloise "Honeybear" Kelly (Ava Gardner), Mogambo, Kelly's retort after big game hunter Vi...
  • ''This is no Sir Galahad who lives from afar. This is a two- legged boa constrictor.''
    John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Eloise "Honeybear" Kelly (Ava Gardner), Mogambo, warning the proper and married Linda No...
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