Abraham Polonsky


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Abraham Lincoln Polonsky (December 5, 1910 - October 26, 1999) was an American film director, Academy-Award-nominated screenwriter, essayist, and novelist blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s, in the midst of the McCarthy era.

Abraham Polonsky was born in New York City, the eldest son of Russian-American Jewish immigrants, Henry and Rebecca (née Rosoff) Polonsky, he ... more »

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  • ''I want to be a fighter. So fight for something! Not for money.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Charley Davis (John Garfield) to Anna Davis (Anne Revere), Body and Soul (1947).
  • ''I do wish you'd stop reading my mind.... It's so frightfully disconcerting—like being followed up one's trousers.''
    Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Col. Deniston (Ray Milland), Golden Earrings, British soldier t...
  • ''If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Joe Morse (John Garfield), Force of Evil (1948).
  • ''A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember what he shouldn't have said.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Joe Morse (John Garfield), Force of Evil, narrating (1948).
  • ''Money has no moral opinions.''
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Joe Morse (John Garfield), Force of Evil (1948).
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