Charles Schnee


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Charles Schnee (6 August 1916 Bridgeport, Connecticut - 29 November 1963 Beverly Hills, California) gave up law to become a screenwriter in the mid-1940s, crafting scripts for the classic Westerns Red River (1948) and The Furies (1950), the social melodrama They Live By Night (1949), and the cynical Hollywood saga The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), for which he won an Academy Award.

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  • ''Look, twenty-dollar weddings. What a way to get married.... Keechie, would you marry me?''
    Charles Schnee (1916-1963), U.S. screenwriter, and Nicholas Ray (1911-1979). Bowie Bowers (Farley Granger), They Live by Night, at a roadside justice ...
  • ''In a way, I'm a thief just the same as you are. But I won't sell you hope when there ain't any.''
    Charles Schnee (1916-1963), U.S. screenwriter, and Nicholas Ray (1911-1979). Justice of the Peace Hawkins (Ian Wolfe), They Live by Night, to bank rob...
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