Quotations From LAURENCE STALLINGS


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  • Boy, you'll have a fair trial. Race, creed or color, justice will be done in my courtroom.
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, assuring a young black boy accused of raping a white girl that he'll be treated fairly (1953). Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.

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  • Is that the Craig Jurgesen that Teddy Roosevelt gave you?... And you used it at San Juan Hill defending liberty. Now you want to destroy it.
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, reproaching the member of a lynch mob who wants to hang a black youth accused of raping a white girl (1953). Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.
  • All you've got is the word of a fool dog. It's been my experience that a bloodhound is the foolishest dog that is. I don't remember of anybody ever keeping a bloodhound for a yard dog. They're such dad blasted fools.
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, commenting on the stupidity of bloodhounds, after one corners a young black boy, providing the only evidence that links him to the rape of a white girl (1953). Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.

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  • I declare Billy. I like you so much personally I wish I could vote for you. But bein' a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, I just as leave cut my throat as to vote for a Democrat.
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Jody Habersham (Henry O'Neill), The Sun Shines Bright, reminding his friend and fellow Civil War veteran that political sympathies still fall along old battle lines (1953). Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.

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  • The blue and the gray. Let us march together beneath the star- spangled banner.
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, as a former Confederate soldier, speaking at the encampment of the town's Union veterans (1953). Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.

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