Dudley Nichols

(1895_1960 / New York City, New York)

Dudley Nichols Quotes

  • ''Pilot to crew. Take a good look at Pearl Harbor. Maybe it's something you'll want to remember.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. author, screenwriter. Howard Hawks. Captain Quincannon (John Ridgely), Air Force, as they fly over Pearl Harbor, after it was bombed by the Japanese (1943).
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  • ''It's not a matter of revenge, you know that. When a man turns informer, it's his life or ours.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Dan (Preston Foster), The Informer, to Mary (Heather Angel) (1935).
  • ''This is no time for sentiment. This is war.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Dan (Preston Foster), The Informer, to Katie (Margot Grahame), who is pleading for Gypo's (Victor McLaglen) life (1935).
  • ''We're the victims of a disease called social prejudice, my child. These dear ladies of the law and order league are scouring out the dregs of the town. C'mon be a glorified wreck like me.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Dr. Josiah Boone (Thomas Mitchell), Stagecoach, comment to Dallas (Claire Trevor), a good-hearted prostitute, as the two are being forced to leave town (1939). Based on the story "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox Thomas.
  • ''Well, they're saved from the blessings of civilization.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Dr. Josiah Boone (Thomas Mitchell), Stagecoach, end of the film, as Dallas (Claire Trevor) and the Ringo Kid (John Wayne) ride off together (1939). Based on the story "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox Thomas.
  • ''I devoutly believe it is the writer who has matured the film medium more than anyone else in Hollywood. Even when he knew nothing about his work, he brought at least knowledge of life and a more grown-up mind, a maturer feeling about the human being.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. "Film Writing," Theatre Arts (December 1942).
  • ''Our duty now is to keep alive—to exist. What becomes of a nation if its citizens all die?''
    Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. George Lambert (George Sanders), This Land Is Mine, advocating collaboration with the Nazi occupiers (1943).
  • ''I want everybody to come and have some fish and chips with King Gypo.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Gypo (Victor McLaglen), The Informer, drunkenly showing off the reward money he got for informing on Frankie (Wallace Ford) (1935).
  • ''Frankie! Frankie! Your mother forgives me.''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Gypo (Victor McLaglen), The Informer, after Mrs. McPhillip (Una O'Connor) gives him absolution, at the fade-out (1935).
  • ''And not an hour ago you hadn't a penny to warm your pocket. Did someone die and leave you a pot of gold?''
    Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Katie (Margot Grahame), The Informer, to Gypo (Victor McLaglen) after she sees his reward money (1935).

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