Daniel Mainwaring


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Daniel Mainwaring (22 July 1902 – 31 January 1977) was a novelist and screenwriter. A native of Oakland, California, he began his professional career as a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle and enjoyed a successful career as a mystery novelist (under the name Geoffrey Homes). He also worked as a film publicist and eventually abandoned fiction for a successful career as a ... more »

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  • ''I want to love and be loved.... I don't want a world without love or grief or beauty. I'd rather die.''
    Daniel Mainwaring (1902-1977), U.S. screenwriter, and Based On The Collier'. Don Siegel. Becky Driscoll (Dana Wynter), Invasion of the Body Snatchers,...
  • ''Love, desire, ambition, faith. Without them life's so simple, believe me.''
    Daniel Mainwaring (1902-1977), U.S. screenwriter, and Based On The Collier'. Don Siegel. Dan Kauffman (Larry Gates), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, t...
  • ''I found out that a doctor's wife needs the understanding of an Einstein and the patience of a saint.''
    Daniel Mainwaring (1902-1977), U.S. screenwriter, and Don Siegel. Dr. Miles Bennel (Kevin McCarthy), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, explaining to Bec...
  • ''At first glance, everything looked the same. It wasn't. Something evil had taken possession of the town.''
    Daniel Mainwaring (1902-1977), U.S. screenwriter, and Don Siegel. Dr. Miles Bennel (Kevin McCarthy), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955). In his...
  • ''Look. You fools, you're in danger. Can't you see? They're after you. They're after all of you. Our wives, our children, everyone. They're here already. You're next!''
    Daniel Mainwaring (1902-1977), U.S. screenwriter, and Based On The Collier'. Don Siegel. Dr. Miles Bennel (Kevin McCarthy), Invasion of the Body Snatc...
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