Garrett Fort

(1900_1945 / New York City, New York)

Garrett Fort Quotes

  • ''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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  • ''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).

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