Robert N. Lee


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Robert N. Lee (12 May 1890 – 18 September 1964) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 31 films between 1922 and 1945. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay at the 4th Academy Awards for Little Caesar.

He was born in Butte, Montana and died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack. more »

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  • ''It's an old axiom of mine: marry your enemies and behead your friends.''
    Robert N. Lee. Rowland V. Lee. King Edward IV (Ian Hunter), Tower of London, explaining his strategy to Richard (1939).
  • ''Some friendship is closely akin to treachery.''
    Robert N. Lee. Rowland V. Lee. King Edward IV (Ian Hunter), Tower of London, suspicious of John Wyatt's seeming sudden loyalty (1939).
  • ''Oh, I know my family's not of royal blood, but you needn't throw it in my face all the time.''
    Robert N. Lee. Rowland V. Lee. Queen Elyzabeth (sic) (Barbara O'Neil), Tower of London, to her husband, the king, in the course of an argument (1939)....
  • ''Better have a black face than be worried about black deeds.''
    Robert N. Lee, and Rowland V. Lee. Tom Clink (Ernest Cossart), Tower of London, to his young apprentice, who wants to watch an execution (1939).
  • ''A body would think that your heart was as black as your face. People thinks now that sweeps is black all through instead of black all over.''
    Robert N. Lee, and Rowland V. Lee. Tom Clink (Ernest Cossart), Tower of London, to his young apprentice, who wants to watch an execution (1939).
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