Howard Estabrook

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Howard Estabrook (July 11, 1884 - July 16, 1978) was an American actor, film director and producer, and screenwriter.

Born Howard Bolles in Detroit, Michigan, Estabrook began his career in 1904 as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1914 during the silent era, and would go on to appear in several features including Four Feathers. Estabrook left films in 1916 for a try ... more »

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  • ''Yancey Cravat! You let that hussy in black tights have your claim after having been gone a whole month, away from your wife and child!''
    Howard Estabrook (1884-1978), U.S. screenwriter. Felice Venable (Nance O'Neil), Cimarron, to her son-in-law (Richard Dix) who has returned from the Ok...
  • ''You know, some of these folks look as queer in church as a mule does in the front parlor.''
    Howard Estabrook (1884-1978), U.S. screenwriter. Jesse Rickey (Roscoe Ates), Cimarron, at the first church service in Osage, Oklahoma (1931).
  • ''A Cherokee is too smart to put anything in the contribution box of a race that's robbed him of his birthright.''
    Howard Estabrook (1884-1978), U.S. screenwriter. Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix), Cimarron, explaining why Native Americans wouldn't contribute to the chu...
  • ''I'd rather plead to a Texas jury than preach to this gang.''
    Howard Estabrook (1884-1978), U.S. screenwriter. Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix), Cimarron, on his way to conduct a church service (1931).
  • ''We've had enough of this Wichita. We're going to a brand-new, two-fisted, rip- snorting country full of Indians, rattlesnakes, gun-toters and desperadoes. Whoopee!''
    Howard Estabrook (1884-1978), U.S. screenwriter. Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix), Cimarron, of his plans to move to the Oklahoma territory (1931).
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