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John L. Balderston (October 22, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - March 8, 1954 Los Angeles, California) was an American playwright and screenwriter best known for his horror and fantasy scripts.

Balderston began his career as a journalist in 1912 while still a student at Columbia University; he worked as the New York correspondent for the Philadelphia Record. He worked as European ... more »

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  • ''What girl could fail to make a conquest who collapsed at a man's feet in the moonlight?''
    John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter, and Karl Freund. Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), The Mummy, to Frank Whemple, who claims to have fal...
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  • ''Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?''
    John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter. Karl Freund. Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), The Mummy, to young archaeologist Frank Whemple (1932)....
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  • ''Don't you think I've had enough excitement for one evening, without the additional thrill of a strange man making love to me?''
    John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter. Karl Freund. Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), The Mummy, to Frank Whemple, who claims to have fallen ...
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  • ''He was laughing when your father found him. He died laughing—in a strait-jacket.''
    John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter, and Karl Freund. Prof. Pearson (Leonard Mudie), The Mummy, talking to Frank Whemple about his fathe...
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  • ''He went for a little walk!''
    John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter, and Karl Freund. Ralph Norton (Bramwell Fletcher), The Mummy, Norton has just been driven mad by se...
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  • Kathleen Barnicoat (3/12/2019 6:59:00 PM)

    He wrote the best TWILIGHT ZONE episode " A Nice Place to Visit" . season 1 episode 28

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