Sidney Carroll


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Sidney Carroll (May 25, 1913-November 3, 1988) was a film and television screenwriter. Although Carroll wrote most frequently for television, he is perhaps best remembered today for writing the screenplay for The Hustler (1961) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He has also won Emmys for the documentaries The Louvre (1978) and China and the Forbidden City (1963). In 1957, Carroll won... more »

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  • ''Besides, you start drinking whiskey gambling, it gives you an excuse for losing. That's something you don't need, an excuse for losing.''
    Sydney Carroll, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Bert Gordon (George C. Scott), The Hustler, to Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) (1961).
  • ''Where do you think you're going? Eddie? You owe memoney.''
    Sydney Carroll, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Bert Gordon (George C. Scott), The Hustler, to Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) (1961).
  • ''Yeah, percentage players die broke too, don't they, Bert?''
    Sydney Carroll, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Eddie Felson (Paul Newman), The Hustler, to his former manager, Bert Gordon (George C. Scott) (1...
  • ''I mean, that ever happen to you? When all of a sudden you feel like you can't miss?''
    Sydney Carroll, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Eddie Felson (Paul Newman), The Hustler, to Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) (1961).
  • ''When I pass people on the street I want to stop them and say, listen, I got a fella.''
    Sydney Carroll, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Sarah (Piper Laurie), The Hustler, to Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman), her "fella," (1961).
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