Martin Goldsmith


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Martin Goldsmith (November 6, 1913 – May 24, 1994) wrote several classic B-movies including Detour (1945), Blind Spot (1947) and The Narrow Margin in 1952 for which he was Oscar-nominated.

Goldsmith — at one time the brother-in-law of Anthony Quinn — also contributed some stories to The Twilight Zone TV series in the 50s and related to Anthony Goldsmith. more »

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  • ''Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me, for no good reason at all.''
    Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Al Roberts (Tom Neal), Detour (1945). Based on Goldsmith's original story.
  • ''That's life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you.''
    Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Al Roberts (Tom Neal), Detour (1945). Based on Goldsmith's original story.
  • ''Give a lift to a tomato, you expect her to be nice, don't ya? After all, what kind of dames thumb rides, Sunday school teachers?''
    Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Charles Haskell, Jr. (Edmund MacDonald), Detour (1945). Based on Goldsmith's original story.
  • ''Life's like a ball game. You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you wake up and find out it's the ninth inning.''
    Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Vera (Ann Savage), Detour (1945). Based on Goldsmith's original story.
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