Lester Cole


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Lester Cole (June 19, 1904 - August 15, 1985) was an American screenwriter.

Born in New York City, Lester Cole began his career as an actor but soon turned to screenwriting. His first work was "If I had a Million." In 1933, he joined with John Howard Lawson and Samuel Ornitz to establish the Writers Guild of America.

In 1934, Cole joined the American Communist ... more »

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  • ''What do you know what goes on inside a man's mind? Outside he may look like a gentleman, but inside ' e may 'ave the 'ankering for murder.''
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German. Joe May. Chauffeur, The Invisible Man Returns, to the butler, who is...
  • I couldn't find the spot where Frank had hidden the bag with the clothes. You can't imagine how cold I was until I found them. You know, I'm beginning to understand why ghosts moan so in this sort of ...
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German, and Joe May (1880-1954). Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price), The Invisib...
  • ''Don't you see what my power does for me? I could sit in on the councils of kings and dictators. It makes me king. It makes me—Nemesis.''
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German. Joe May. Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price), The Invisible Man Retur...
  • ''It's no good talking to a man with an apology for a brain.''
    Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German, and Joe May (1880-1954). Mr. Cotton, The Invisible Man Returns, to the c...
  • ''The Japanese say, "If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated."''
    Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Nick Condon (James Cagney), Blood on the Sun (1945).
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