Quotation by John L. Balderston

He was laughing when your father found him. He died laughing—in a strait-jacket.
John L. Balderston (1899–1954), U.S. screenwriter, and Karl Freund. Prof. Pearson (Leonard Mudie), The Mummy, talking to Frank Whemple about his father's assistant, who went mad when the mummy walked (1932).

From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.
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