Harry Essex


Harry Essex Quotes

  • ''Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.''
    Harry Essex (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter. Jack Arnold (underwater sequences directed by James C. Havens). David Reed (Richard Carlson), Creature from the Black Lagoon, reacting to Mark Williams' insistence that they bring back a significant find (1954). Story by Maurice Zimm.
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  • ''It wasn't the right time for us to meet. But there'll be other nights, other stars for us to watch. They'll be back.''
    Harry Essex (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Jack Arnold. John Putnam (Richard Carlson), It Came from Outer Space, as he watches the aliens leave (1953). Story by Ray Bradbury (b. 1920) [born Ray Douglas Spaulding]...
  • ''It's alive and waiting for you. Ready to kill you if you go too far. The sun will get you, or the cold at night. A thousand ways the desert can kill.''
    Harry Essex (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Jack Arnold. John Putnam (Richard Carlson), It Came from Outer Space, looking out over the desert (1953). Story by Ray Bradbury (b. 1920) [born Ray Douglas Spaulding]...
  • ''Well, it seems to me a scientist has need for both vision and confidence.''
    Harry Essex (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter. Jack Arnold (underwater sequences directed by James C. Havens). Kay (Julia Adams), Creature from the Black Lagoon, giving reasons why the Institute should fund the expedition to the black lagoon (1954). Story by Maurice Zimm.
  • ''Putnam, you frighten them. And what frightens them they're against, one way or another.''
    Harry Essex (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Jack Arnold. Sheriff Matt Warren (Charles Drake), It Came from Outer Space, explaining to Putnam why the townspeople don't like him (1953). Story by Ray Bradbury (b. 1920) [born Ray Douglas Spaulding]...

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