David Boehm


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David Boehm (1 February 1893 in New York – 31 July 1962 in Santa Monica, California) was an American screenwriter.

He is best known for the 1944 World War II heavenly fantasy A Guy Named Joe (remade by Steven Spielberg in 1989 as Always), for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He also contributed scripts to Gold Diggers of 1933, Ex-Lady (1933), and Knickerbocker Holiday ... more »

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  • When a man of genius is denied of his great love, he goes mad. His brain, instead of being clear to do his work, is tortured, so he begins to think of torture. Torture for those who have tortured him....
    David Boehm, and Louis Friedlander. Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi), The Raven, speaking to his houseguests (1935). Suggested by the Edgar Allan ...
  • ''A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain. And how much pain a man can endure.''
    David Boehm, and Louis Friedlander. Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi), The Raven, to a man he is about to torture (1935). Suggested by the Edgar Al...
  • ''I am the sanest man who ever lived. But I will not be tortured. I tear torture out of myself by torturing you.''
    David Boehm, and Louis Friedlander. Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi), The Raven, to his victim (1935). Suggested by the Edgar Allan Poe story; the...
  • ''The raven is my talisman.... Death is my talisman, Mr. Chapman. The one indestructible force. The one certain thing in an uncertain universe. Death.''
    David Boehm, and Louis Friedlander. Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi), The Raven, near the beginning of the movie (1935). Suggested by the Edgar Al...
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