Harry Segall


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Harry Segall (April 10, 1892 – November 25, 1975) was an American playwright, screenwriter and television writer.

Segall was born in Chicago.

Harry Segall's writing career spans 1933 to 1959. Segall's plays, including Lost Horizons, appeared on Broadway in the mid-1930s. In 1933, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer brought Segall to Hollywood as a contract writer. In 1936, he moved to RKO ... more »

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  • ''He's the biggest two-timing, double-crossing candidate that ever ran for office. He's even worse than our own mayor.''
    Harry Segall, Archie Mayo, and Roland Kibbee. Denby, Angel on My Shoulder, Talking to his political cronies. (1946).
  • ''Not all people are ready to accept psychiatry as a normal branch of medicine. The general impression, as I believe, is that a man who needs a psychiatrist must be crazy.''
    Harry Segall. Archie Mayo. Dr. Max Higgins (Onslow Stevens), Angel on My Shoulder, explaining to Barbara why he cannot openly treat the Judge (1946).
  • ''Heed not Mephistopheles, my children, lest you suffer eternal damnation. When he whispers in your ear, turn away your head and hearken instead to the angel on your shoulder.''
    Harry Segall, Archie Mayo, and Roland Kibbee. Minister (Erskine Sanford), Angel on My Shoulder, Practicing his sermon. (1946).
  • ''Be good. Do good. The devil wields no power over a good man.''
    Harry Segall, Archie Mayo, and Roland Kibbee. Minister (Erskine Sanford), Angel on My Shoulder, Giving guidance to Eddie. (1946).
  • ''Well, there are some who claim I'm more of one nation than another, but that's not true, Eddie. I'm of all nations, I play no favorites.''
    Harry Segall. Archie Mayo. The Devil (Claude Rains), Angel on My Shoulder, when he and Eddie are leaving Hell (1946). Eddie, on being told his fri...
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