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Garrett Fort


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Garrett Elsden Fort (June 5, 1900 - October 26, 1945) was an American short story writer, playwright, and Hollywood screenwriter. He was also a close follower of Meher Baba.

Fort made his screenwriting debut with the silent film, One of the Finest (1917). Early in his career, Fort co-wrote the Broadway play Jarnegan (1928), based on the novel by Jim Tully. Fort's first talkie effort was... more »

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  • ''The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him.''
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Tod Browning. Abraham Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), Dracula, trying to convince Mina's father and f...
  • ''They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have me doubts about you.''
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Attendant, Dracula, watching the inhabitants of the house trying to ward off the vampire (1...
  • ''For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you are a wise man, Van Helsing.''
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, to Van Helsing, who has discovered his secret (1931)....
  • ''The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.''
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, speaking to Renfield at his castle (1931). From t...
  • ''To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious.... There are far worse things awaiting man than death.''
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, talking to Lucy and Mina at the opera (1931). Fro...
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