Irving Ravetch


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Irving Ravetch (November 14, 1920 – September 19, 2010) was an American screenwriter and film producer who frequently collaborated with his wife Harriet Frank, Jr.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Ravetch was an aspiring playwright when he enrolled at University of California, Los Angeles. Following graduation, he joined the young writer's training program at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he ... more »

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  • ''Boys with impure thoughts come out knock-kneed. Did you know that?''
    Irving Ravetch (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter, Harriet Frank, and Martin Ritt. Alma (Patricia Neal), Hud, to the adolescent, Lon (Brandon De Wilde) (196...
  • ''Well, I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner. And that's what I try to do, is sometimes I lean to one side of it, sometimes I lean to the other.''
    Irving Ravetch (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter, Harriet Frank, and Martin Ritt. Hud (Paul Newman), Hud (1963).
  • ''You have another little drink, and I'll have another little drink, and maybe we can work up some real family feeling here.''
    Irving Ravetch (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter, Harriet Frank, and Martin Ritt. Hud (Paul Newman), Hud, to his nephew, Lon (Brandon De Wilde) (1963).
  • ''Happens to everybody. Horses, dogs, men. Nobody gets out of life alive.''
    Irving Ravetch (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter, Harriet Frank, and Martin Ritt. Hud (Paul Newman), Hud, to his nephew Lon (Brandon De Wilde), whose grand...
  • ''Lon: Know what trains always make me think about?
    Hud:No, but I got a strong feeling you're gonna tell me.''
    Irving Ravetch (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter, Harriet Frank, and Martin Ritt. Lon (Brandon De Wilde) and Hud (Paul Newman), Hud (1963).
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