David Mercer


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David Mercer (27 June 1928 – 8 August 1980) was an English dramatist.

Mercer was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. Like the central characters of his plays Where the Difference Begins and After Haggerty, he was the son of an engine-driver. After failing to get into grammar school, Mercer left school at 14, worked as a technician and in the Merchant Navy before attending Kings ... more »

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  • ''You don't know Leonie. She married me to achieve insecurity, and now you're trying to take it away from her.''
    David Mercer, British screenwriter, and Karel Reisz. Morgan (David Warner), Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, to his ex-wife's fiancé.
  • ''I'm an exile, waiting for the icepick.''
    David Mercer, British screenwriter, and Karel Reisz. Morgan (David Warner), Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, areference to Trotsky's assassinati...
  • ''I'm a bad son. Is it the chromosomes, do you think, or is it England?''
    David Mercer, British screenwriter, and Karel Reisz. Morgan (David Warner), Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment.
  • ''You know, he wanted to shoot the Royal Family, abolish marriage, and put everybody who'd been to public school in a chain gang. Yeah, he was a idealist, your dad was.''
    David Mercer, British screenwriter, and Karel Reisz. Mrs. Dell (Irene Handl), Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, to her son, Morgan (David Warner)...
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