Quotations From GARRETT FORT


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  • You can't murder a man who's been dead for five centuries.
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Lambert Hillyer. Prof. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), Dracula's Daughter, defending himself against the charge of having murdered Count Dracula (1936). Story suggested by Oliver Jeffries; the character's name is Von Helsing here, although it was Van Helsing in Dracula. Based on a story by Bram Stoker.

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  • She was beautiful when she died—a hundred years ago.
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Lambert Hillyer. Prof. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), Dracula's Daughter, at the end of the movie (1936). The character's name is Von Helsing here, although it was Van Helsing in Dracula; story suggested by Oliver Jeffries. Based on a story by Bram Stoker.

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  • You do not quite get what I mean. Herr Frankenstein was interested only in human life. First to destroy it, then recreate it. There you have his mad dream.
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and 1954). James Whale. Dr. Waldman (Edward Van Sloan), Frankenstein, explaining why Frankenstein left the University (1931). From the novel by Mary Shelley (1797-1851); adapted from the play by Peggy Webling.

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  • Look, it's moving. It's alive, it's alive, it's alive. It's moving. It's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive!
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, Francis Edwards Faragoh (1898-1954), and James Whale. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), Frankenstein, when the monster first comes to life (1931). from the novel by Mary Shelley (1797-1851); adapted from the play by Peggy Webling. Based on the composition by John L. Balderston (1899-1954).
  • I am Dracula.... I bid you welcome.
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, welcoming Renfield to his castle (1931). From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).
  • 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 fiance that vampires do exist (1931). From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).

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  • Why, even when I was innocent her hatred of me hurt a good deal. Now that I'm guilty, her belief in me would hurt even more.
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Tod Browning (1882-1962). Paul Lavond (Lionel Barrymore), The Devil-Doll, talking to Toto at the end of the movie (1936). Based on the novel, Burn Witch Burn!, By Abraham Merritt.

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  • I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you. So if any of you feel that you do not care to subject your nerves to such a strain, now is your chance to—Well, we warned you.
    Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, Francis Edwards Faragoh (1898-1954), and James Whale. Prologue (Edward Van Sloan), Frankenstein, before the movie starts (1931). Edward Van Sloan actually comes out from behind an on-screen curtain to deliver this speech; from the novel by Mary Shelley (1797-1851); adapted from the play by Peggy Webling. Based on the composition by John L. Balderston (1899-1954).
  • 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). From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).
  • 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 the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).

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