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Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897 – September 20, 1955) was an American screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra.

Riskin began his career as a playwright, writing for many local New York City playhouses. Two of his plays, Bless You, Sister and Many a Slip, managed to have successful runs on Broadway. He moved to Hollywood in 1931 ... more »

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  • ''No matter what we see, we don't see nuthin', see?''
    Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter. Bodyguard (Edward Gargan), Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, explaining how a bodyguard operates (1936).
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  • ''You shouldn't be looking at the bottom of the mountain. Why don't you try looking at the top some time?''
    Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter. Frank Capra. Chang (H. B. Warner), Lost Horizon, speaking to Gloria Stone who is looking down from her w...
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  • ''Age is a limit we impose upon ourselves. You know, each time you Westerners celebrate your birthday you build another fence around your minds.''
    Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. Chang (H. B. Warner), Lost Horizon, talking to the stranded travelers (1937). From ...
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  • ''You've been making love to a double dose of cyanide.''
    Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter. Cobb (Lionel Stander), Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, revealing Mary's true identity to Longfellow Deeds (Gary ...
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  • ''How did you feel feeding doughnuts to a horse? Had a kick out of it, huh? Got a big laugh. Did you ever think of feeding doughnuts to a human being? No!''
    Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter. Farmer (John Wray), Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, while threatening Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) (1936).
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