Laurence Stallings


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Laurence Tucker Stallings (November 25, 1894 - February 28, 1968) was an American playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, literary critic, journalist, novelist, and photographer. Best known for his collaboration with Maxwell Anderson on the 1924 play What Price Glory, Stallings also produced a groundbreaking autobiographical novel, Plumes about his service in World War I, and published an ... more »

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  • ''I declare Billy. I like you so much personally I wish I could vote for you. But bein' a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, I just as leave cut my throat as to vote for a Democrat.''
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Jody Habersham (Henry O'Neill), The Sun Shines Bright, reminding his friend and fell...
  • ''The blue and the gray. Let us march together beneath the star- spangled banner.''
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, as a former C...
  • ''Is that the Craig Jurgesen that Teddy Roosevelt gave you?... And you used it at San Juan Hill defending liberty. Now you want to destroy it.''
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, reproaching t...
  • All you've got is the word of a fool dog. It's been my experience that a bloodhound is the foolishest dog that is. I don't remember of anybody ever keeping a bloodhound for a yard dog. They're such da...
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, commenting on...
  • ''Boy, you'll have a fair trial. Race, creed or color, justice will be done in my courtroom.''
    Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, assuring a yo...
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