Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – In Cold Blood (1967) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).
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''That big gun in your hand makes you look grown upyou think! I'll bet you spend hours posing in front of a mirror holding it, trying to look tough!... You scum!''Richard Brooks (1912-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), Key Largo, to the gunsel Toots (1948).
''You're not big enough to do this to Rocco! I'll kill you. You'll never bring me in! Never!''Richard Brooks (1912-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), Key Largo, to Frank McCloud (Humphrey B...