Ben Maddow


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Ben Maddow (b. August 7, 1909, Passaic, New Jersey - d. October 9, 1992, Los Angeles, California) was a prolific screenwriter and documentarian from the 1930s through the 70s. Educated at Columbia University, Maddow began his career working within the American documentary movement in the 30s.

In 1936 he co-founded the short-lived left-wing newsreel The World Today. Under the pseudonym ... more »

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  • ''I got hungry. Greed made me blind.''
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
  • ''Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right, he turns legit.''
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
  • ''One way or another we all work for our vice.''
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
  • ''You can always go home, and when you do, it's nothing. Believe me, I've done it. Nothing.''
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle, talking with Dix Ha...
  • ''If you want fresh air, don't look for it in this town.''
    Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Louis Ciavelli (Anthony Caruso), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
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