Lamar Trotti


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Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive.

Early life and education

Trotti was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He became the first graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, when he received a Bachelor of... more »

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  • ''I thought that's what this war was about. Making people pay taxes when they didn't have no say so about it.''
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Adam Hartmann (Ward Bond), Drums Along the Mohawk, angry comment when a memb...
  • ''So that's our new flag. The thing we've been fighting for—thirteen stripes for the colonies and thirteen stars in a circle for the union.''
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Dr. Petry (Russell Simpson), Drums Along the Mohawk, while the settlers watc...
  • ''Mr. Lincoln at least you're a man of honor. You said you wanted to dance with me in the worst way, and I must say that you've kept your word. That's the worst way I've ever seen.''
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Mary Todd (Marjorie Weaver), Young Mr. Lincoln, commenting on Lincoln's (Henry Fonda) awkw...
  • Martin, a woman hasn't got any political opinions. I run this farm to suit myself. I'll shoot the daylights out of anybody—British, Indian or American—that thinks he can come around here mon...
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Mrs. McKlennan (Edna May Oliver), Drums Along the Mohawk, response when Mart...
  • Many's the time I've seen Barney go off, just that same way. Goodbye. Sometimes he'd wave. Ten to one he wasn't even seein' me. He was thinkin' about all those men, you see. All those men who went out...
    Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Mrs. McKlennan (Edna May Oliver), Drums Along the Mohawk, reminiscing about ...
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