John Monks, Jr.


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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 wonderful, tough guy from Minnesota.''
    John Monks, Jr., U.S. screenwriter, Sy Bartlett, and Henry Hathaway. Gibson (Frank Lattimore? Walter Abel? Melville Cooper?), 13 Rue Madeleine, explaining to pilots why they must bomb house where American agent is being held (1947).
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  • ''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 quoting from German intelligence manual (1947).

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