James Curtis
James Curtis
James Curtis was a British author who was best known for his novels, They Drive By Night and There Ain't No Justice, both of which were made in to feature films.
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Gate shuts on AFC's unbeaten home record - NW Evening Mail
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Gateshead: Paul Farman, Eddie Odhiambo (Craig Baxter 79), Chris Carruthers (Sam Rents 53), James Curtis, Ben Clark, Kris Gate, Micky Cummins, Phil Turnbull, Chris Moore, Yemi Odubade, Jon Shaw (Gary Mulligan 65). Subs not used: Tim Deasy,
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Gateshead's Curtis refuses to get carried away - ChronicleLive
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JAMES CURTIS insists Gateshead are refusing to get carried away by their table-topping start to the season. But the Tynesiders are determined to maintain their fine form at Southport tonight – and exact revenge for
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Gateshead's Curtis feeling on top of the world - ChronicleLive
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JAMES CURTIS insists he is revelling in life at the top – and intends to stay there. The Gateshead stalwart has helped his side to the summit of Blue Square Bet Premier with two wins – and a goal in Tuesday's 3-0 win
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Suspects charged in I-beam thefts - Shelbyville Times-Gazette
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The brothers took the beams Saturday morning from a bridge on a private lane on the property of James Curtis Smith, Eady Road, Barrett said. Smith saw a blue Ford truck Barrett said belonged to James Henson leaving his farm
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Vannatta denies guilt in steel theft - Shelbyville Times-Gazette
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Vannatta, 74, said he was in his bean field on Eady Road at the same time Saturday that three persons were stealing the beams from the nearby farm of James Curtis Smith Jr. "While that was happening I was unlucky enough to be in the bean field,"
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Curtis Adds Perfect Game to Strong Series at Orange Lanes - The Ledger
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The Classic Scratch League at Orange Bowl was host to a perfect effort from James Curtis. Curtis rolled 300 and added 266 and 964 for four games. Other notable games were scored by Trevor Bryant, Rashaud Cook, Travis Thrasher, Bryan Mathers,
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Thieves target aluminum in old Orangeburg school; trio arrested - The State
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Joe Anthony Golden, 53, Eutawville; James Curtis Baker, 49, also of Eutawville; and Antonio Little, 44, Holly Hill, were arrested and charged with trespassing, petit larceny and malicious injury to real property. Golden also is charged with driving
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Movie review and insider report: Dirty Laundry at TexFest - Pegasus News
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Joining them on stage for an after-movie Q/A session were production designer Lynne Moon and editor James Curtis. Sabra's husband Pat Young served as emcee, firing off a few prepared questions of his own to the cast and crew before opening the floor to
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Notes on WC Fields (for Jim Gardner) - Brooklyn Rail
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In his fine biography of Fields, James Curtis recounts an incident during production of You Can't Cheat an Honest Man where, working together for the first time since that incident, the tension between Fields and Bergen still lingered
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Niagara Falls Employee Back in Court - WGRZ-TV
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James Curtis was charged two years ago with a hate crime, after prosecutors say he posted a "whites only" sign on a water fountain at the city department of public works building. His latest charge stems from an incident in April when city police
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Clongeen call halt to unbeaten record - Wexford People
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Paul O'Grady (0-1) for T. Bennett, inj., Declan Redmond (0-2) for Cullen, inj., James Curtis for McDonald. Starlights: George O'Connor; James Buckley, Joe Cullen, Fran O'Gorman; Anthony Roche, Adrian Fenlon, Christy Doyle; Nicky Kehoe, Willie Dunne;
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Seminary grads receive Wandell Scholarship Award - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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Wyoming Seminary graduates John Cartwright, Moosic; James Curtis, Dallas; Bijoy Ghosh, Dallas; and Omeed Firouzi, Shavertown received the Mabel and Sterling Wandell Scholarship Award during the school's 167th commencement
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Michael Curtis - Paducah Sun
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He is survived by five brothers, James Curtis of Caldwell County, Buddy Curtis of Booneville, Ind., Roger Curtis of Evansville, Ind., Melvin Curtis of Dawson Springs and Joe Curtis of Caldwell County; and one sister, Paula Dunning of Caldwell County
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Newark High School students awarded - Wayne Post
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•The James Curtis Scofield Memorial Award was established in 1959 to commemorate a Newark High School graduate whose qualities of quiet kindness, thoughtfulness, sincerity and loyalty were outstanding. This year's recipient is one who possesses these
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Dorothy "Dot" Brown Floyd - Spartanburg Herald Journal
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Surviving are her husband of 64 years, James Curtis Floyd; four daughters Lila Price (Ray) of Spartanburg, Barbara Shaffer (David) of Lexington, SC, Debbie Floyd of Florence, SC, and Tammie Matthews (David) of Spartanburg; two sons Wayne Floyd (Kay) of
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Win has Gildersome on up - Morley Observer
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Ben Garner made 24, Stewart Donohoe 21, James Curtis 22 and late on Neil Laycock 35. Mark Simpson impressed again taking 4-32 while Ian Dawson (2-37), Shaun Horan (2-48) and Martin Morley (2-52) were also among the wickets. James Glover (37 with eight
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Curtis
    TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 19
    In 1977, James Curtis died in Camden, North London after suffering a heart attack in a chemist shop.
    More Details Hide Details He is buried in St Pancras cemetery. Novels The Gilt Kid (1936) You’re in the Racket Too (1937) There Ain't No Justice (1937) They Drive By Night (1938) What Immortal Hand (1939) Look Long Upon a Monkey (1956) Screenplay They Drive By Night (1938) There Ain't No Justice (1939) Ten Days in Paris (1940)
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  • 1938
    Age -20
    In 1938, They Drive By Night was released as a feature film with the screenplay provided by Curtis himself.
    More Details Hide Details It was directed by Arthur Woods and starred Emlyn Williams and Ernest Thesiger. The following year his second novel was made into a film of the same name, There Ain't No Justice (1939). The author again provided the screenplay with Pen Tennyson acting as director.
    In 1938 he published his fourth novel, They Drive By Night followed in 1939 by his penultimate novel, What Immortal Hand.
    More Details Hide Details After a 17 year absence he published his final published work in 1956, the novel Look Long Upon a Monkey. In 2007, London Books republished his 1936 novel, The Gilt Kid to coincide with the 30th anniversary of his death. It featured an interview with his daughter, Nicolette Edwards. In 2008 a reissue of They Drive By Night followed as part of their London Classics series.
  • 1937
    Age -21
    In 1937 he published two novels, You’re in the Racket Too and There Ain't No Justice.
    More Details Hide Details You’re in the Racket Too is notable for being one of the earliest examples in print of the expression ”Gordon Bennett!” 1937 also saw the publication of his only non-fiction work, A Guide to British Liberties, featuring left-wing political observations.
  • 1936
    Age -22
    His debut novel The Gilt Kid was published in 1936 by Penguin Books.
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  • 1934
    Age -24
    In 1934, Curtis appeared in two films, Manhattan Melodrama and Fugitive Lady, in uncredited roles.
    More Details Hide Details He later adopted the pseudonym of James Curtis and began a career as an author. In total he wrote 6 novels as well as, at least, one work of political observations. Curtis was forced to stop writing when World War II broke out. He would go on to tour France and Burma and rose to the rank of Major. After the war, his marriage had failed and his literary momentum never recovered. Curtis used his plots to highlight society's unfairness and the lack of opportunity that often led people to break the law in times of poverty. The lexicographer Eric Partridge frequently cited Curtis as a source of new slang words in his A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English.
  • 1907
    Age -51
    James Curtis was born Geoffrey Basil Maiden, in Sturry, Kent on 4 July 1907.
    More Details Hide Details He was privately educated in Kent and after leaving school he moved to London.
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