Jules Furthman


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Jules Furthman (March 5, 1888 – September 22, 1966) was a magazine and newspaper writer before working as a screenwriter.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the brother of writer Charles Furthman. During World War I Jules wrote under the name "Stephen Fox." He wrote screenplays for a number of important or popular films, including: The Docks of New York (1928), Thunderbolt ... more »

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  • Didn't spill a drop. The shakes are gone just because of a piece of music. Until they played that piece, I, I forgot how I got into this thing. Keep on playin' it. I don't think I'll ever forget again...
    Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, Leigh Brackett, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Dude (Dean Martin), Rio Bravo, after he pours a drink b...
  • You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You ju...
    Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. novelist, and Howard Hawks. Marie Browning (Lauren Bacall), in To Ha...
  • ''There are many things a man will do, but betrayal for a price is not one of yours.''
    Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Paul de Bursac (Walter Molna...
  • ''It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.''
    Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Josef von Sternberg. Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich), in Shanghai Express (film) (1932).
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