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Dudley Field Malone


Dudley Field Malone (June 3, 1882 – October 5, 1950) was an American attorney, politician, liberal activist, and actor. Malone is best remembered as one of the most prominent liberal attorneys in the United States during the decade of the 1920s and for his unsuccessful 1920 campaign for Governor of New York.

After being admitted to the bar in 1907, he began practicing law and became active in the Democratic Party in New York, specifically in the reform faction opposed to the Tammany Hall organization. In 1912, he helped organize Woodrow Wilson's successful primary and general election campaign for US president.

In 1925, Malone accepted an invitation to join Clarence Darrow as co-counsel for the defense of John T. Scopes in the famous "Monkey Trial." In response to Bryan's argument against admitting scientific testimony, Malone gave arguably the best speech of the trial in defense of academic freedom. "I have never learned anything from any man who agreed with me" was one of his famous quotes.

Malone declared bankruptcy in New York and moved to Westwood, Los Angeles, California. He claimed his debts consisted mostly of sums owed to personal friends, including William K. Vanderbilt, Edward F. Hutton and the late Otto H. Kahn.

He served as counsel to 20th Century Fox and appeared in a few movies as a character actor. As Malone bore a strong resemblance to Winston Churchill, he was called on to play Churchill in the film adaptation of Joseph E. Davies's book Mission to Moscow (1943).

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Dudley Field Malone (3 de junho de 1882 - 5 de outubro de 1950) foi um advogado, político, ativista liberal e ator americano. Malone é mais lembrado como um dos advogados liberais mais proeminentes nos Estados Unidos durante a década de 1920 e por sua campanha malsucedida em 1920 para governador de Nova York.

Depois de ser admitido na ordem em 1907, ele começou a praticar a advocacia e se tornou ativo no Partido Democrata de Nova York, especificamente na facção reformista que se opunha à organização Tammany Hall. Em 1912, ele ajudou a organizar a campanha eleitoral primordial e geral de Woodrow Wilson para presidente dos Estados Unidos.

Em 1925, Malone aceitou o convite para se juntar a Clarence Darrow como co-advogado de defesa de John T. Scopes no famoso "Julgamento do Macaco". Em resposta ao argumento de Bryan contra a admissão de um testemunho científico, Malone fez indiscutivelmente o melhor discurso do julgamento em defesa da liberdade acadêmica. "Nunca aprendi nada com nenhum homem que concordasse comigo", foi uma de suas famosas citações.

Malone declarou falência em Nova York e mudou-se para Westwood, Los Angeles, Califórnia. Ele alegou que suas dívidas consistiam principalmente em somas devidas a amigos pessoais, incluindo William K. Vanderbilt, Edward F. Hutton e o falecido Otto H. Kahn.

Ele serviu como advogado da 20th Century Fox e apareceu em alguns filmes como ator de personagens. Como Malone tinha uma forte semelhança com Winston Churchill, ele foi chamado para interpretar Churchill na adaptação cinematográfica do livro de Joseph E. Davies, Mission to Moscow (1943).

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