Robert Riskin

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  • ''Gentlemen, I give you a toast. Here's my hope that Robert Conway will find his Shangri-La. Here's my hope that we all find our Shangri-La.''
    Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter. Frank Capra. Lord Gainsford (Hugh Buckler), Lost Horizon, at the end of the movie (1937). From the novel by James Hilton (1900-1954).
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  • ''Behold the walls of Jericho. Maybe not as thick as the ones that Joshua blew down with his trumpet, but a lot safer. See, I have no trumpet. Now just to show you my heart's in the right place, I'll give you my best pair of pajamas. Do you mind joining the Israelites?''
    Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter. Peter (Clark Gable), It Happened One Night, to Ellie after dividing their room with a blanket on a clothesline (1934).

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