Borden Chase


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Borden Chase (January 11, 1900 – March 8, 1971) was an American writer.

Born Frank Fowler, he went through an assortment of jobs, including driving for gangster Frankie Yale and working as a sandhog on the construction of New York's Holland Tunnel, before turning to writing, first short stories and novels, and later, screenplays. When 20th Century Fox produced Under Pressure (1935), his... more »

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  • ''You know there's only two things more beautiful than a good gun—a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere.''
    Borden Chase [Frank Fowler] (1900-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Charles Schnee, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Cherry Valence (John Ireland), Red River, ...
  • ''Never like seein' strangers. Guess it's cause no stranger ever good newsed me.''
    Borden Chase [Frank Fowler] (1900-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Charles Schnee, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Groot Nadine (Walter Brennan), Red River, ...
  • ''There are three times in a man's life when he has the right to yell at the moon—when he marries; when his children come; and when he finishes a job he had to be crazy to start.''
    Borden Chase [Frank Fowler] (1900-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Charles Schnee, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Melville (Harry Carey, Sr.), Red River, af...
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