Daniel Taradash


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Daniel Taradash (January 29, 1913 – February 22, 2003) was an American screenwriter.

Daniel Taradash was born in Kentucky and raised in Chicago and Miami Beach. He attended Harvard University, where he met his future producing partner Jules Blaustein. He graduated with a law degree and passed the New York State bar. But when his play The Mercy won the 1938 Bureau of New Plays contest ... more »

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  • ''Looks to me as if you're trying to acquire a reputation as a lone wolf, Prewitt. You should know that in the Army, it's not the individual that counts.''
    Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Captain Dana Holmes (Philip Ober), From Here To Eternity, to Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) (1953).
  • ''Only my friends call me wop.''
    Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Maggio (Frank Sinatra), From Here To Eternity, to Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).
  • ''Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse.''
    Daniel Taradash, U.S. screenwriter, and John Monks, Jr., screenwriter. Nicholas Ray. Nick Romano (John Derek), in Knock On Any Door (film) (1949).
  • ''Ain't nothing the matter with a soldier that ain't the matter with everyone else.''
    Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Prewitt (Montgomery Clift), From Here To Eternity (1953).
  • ''Leva tells me you've been eyeing the Captain's wife like a hound dog at hunting time.''
    Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Sergeant Stark (George Reeves), From Here To Eternity, to Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) (1953).
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