John Monks, Jr.


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John Cherry Monks, Jr. (born Pleasantville, New York 24 February 1910 died Pacific Palisades, California, 10 December 2004) was an author, actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and a U.S. Marine.

He attended the Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.) and became a stage actor. Together with a fellow former cadet Fred Finklehoffe, he co-wrote a play in 1936 Brother Rat. The success of ... more »

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  • Right now he's suffering the cruelest tortures the Germans can devise. But he won't talk—not as long as he can stand that punishment. And no human body can stand it too long—not even this wo...
    John Monks, Jr., U.S. screenwriter, Sy Bartlett, and Henry Hathaway. Gibson (Frank Lattimore? Walter Abel? Melville Cooper?), 13 Rue Madeleine, explai...
  • ''I concede nothing until they throw dirt on my face.''
    John Monks, Jr., U.S. screenwriter, Sy Bartlett, and Henry Hathaway. Robert Sharkey (James Cagney), 13 Rue Madeleine (1947).
  • ''The average American is a good sport, plays by the rules. But this war is no game. And no secret agent is a hero or a good sport—that is, no living agent.''
    John Monks, Jr., U.S. screenwriter, Sy Bartlett, and Henry Hathaway. Robert Sharkey (James Cagney), 13 Rue Madeleine, to new OSS agents (1947).
  • ''There are no comrades. Turn on a comrade; accuse him; even destroy him if necessary.''
    John Monks, Jr., U.S. screenwriter, Sy Bartlett, and Henry Hathaway. Robert Sharkey (James Cagney), 13 Rue Madeleine, to new OSS agents, supposedly qu...
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