Vernon Harris


Biography

Vernon Harris brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Harris began his writing career for film with such titles as "The Good Die Young" (1954) and the drama "Albert R.N." (1955) with Anthony Steel. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "Three Men in a Boat" in 1956. He followed this recognition with scripts for "Friends" (1971) with Sean ...

Biography

Vernon Harris brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Harris began his writing career for film with such titles as "The Good Die Young" (1954) and the drama "Albert R.N." (1955) with Anthony Steel. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "Three Men in a Boat" in 1956. He followed this recognition with scripts for "Friends" (1971) with Sean Bury and the Anicee Alvina romance sequel "Paul et Michelle" (1974). Harris last edited "Shirley Valentine" (1989) with Pauline Collins. Harris passed away in February 1999 at the age of 94.

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Paradise Lagoon (a.k.a The Admirable Crichton, 1958) - White Sands And Palm Trees In the South Seas, separated from their yacht, butler Crichton (Kenneth More) with maid Tweeny (Diane Cilento), employer Lord Loam (Cecil Parker), his daughters (Sally Ann Howes, Mercy Haystead, Miranda Connell) and suitors (Jack Watling, Gerald Harper), in Paradise Lagoon, 1958, better known as The Admirable Crichton.
Paradise Lagoon (a.k.a The Admirable Crichton, 1958) - You're Doing Splendidly Sally Ann Howes as Lady Mary is gaining some nerve, though she’s the last holdout of the shipwrecked Loam family in recognizing that their butler Crichton (Kenneth More) is best equipped to lead their party, and her attempted swim brings her around, in Paradise Lagoon, 1958, better known as The Admirable Crichton, from the J.M. Barrie play.
Oliver! (1968) - I'd Do Anything The Dodger (Jack Wild), title character (Mark Lester), Nancy (Shani Wallis)and Fagin (Ron Moody) perform Lionel Bart's hit "I'd Do Anything" in Carol Reed's musical version of the Dickens tale, Oliver!, 1968.
Good Die Young, The (1954) - Leave Me To Die! American Joe (Richard Basehart) just arrived in London, has been worried about his Brit wife Mary (Joan Collins, only 21 at the time), but finds out his mum-in-law (Freda Jackson) is the problem, the first back-story in director Lewis Gilbert's The Good Die Young, 1954.
Good Die Young, The (1954) - We Were All Good Boys Much grit as boxer Mike (Stanley Baker) is introduced, cynical manager Stookey (Leslie Dwyer) and trainer Bunny (George Rose) commenting, as director Lewis Gilbert fills in the background on the second in his band of desperadoes, in The Good Die Young, 1954.
Good Die Young, The (1954) - I Killed Well Narration describing the fourth and maybe most sinister member of the criminal band seen in the opening, Laurence Harvey as slick "Rave," Margaret Leighton his older and well-heeled wife, in director Lewis Gilbert's The Good Die Young, 1954.
Good Die Young, The (1954) - A Film Actress Opening the third back-story vignette of the men in on the heist, John Ireland as American service-man Eddie, with Gloria Grahame, probably the biggest name in the cast, as his movie actress wife, in director Lewis Gilbert's British-made The Good Die Young, 1954.
Paradise Lagoon (a.k.a The Admirable Crichton, 1958) - That Was The French After an extended domestic pantomime for the credits, Crichton (Kenneth More) awakens Lord Loam (Cecil Parker), who has a surprise for his daughters (Sally Ann Howes, Mercy Haystead, Miranda Connell), in Paradise Lagoon, 1958, from J.M. Barrie's better-known play The Admirable Crichton, 1958.
Reach For The Sky (1956) - Give Us A Show 1931, Reading, England, RAF pilots Bader (Kenneth More) and Sanderson (Lyndon Brook) are goaded by civilian fliers (Jack Taylor, Jeremy Longhurst) to disobey orders, Alexander Knox the surgeon in the ensuing scene, in director Lewis Gilbert's bio-pic Reach For The Sky, 1956.

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