Vernon Harris


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Vernon Harris (26 February 1905, Folkestone - November 1989, Surrey) was a British screenwriter. more »

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  • ''Mother came to us destitute. She brings a child into the world, takes one look at him and promptly dies. Without leaving so much as a forwarding name and address.''
    Vernon Harris (c. 1910), British screenwriter. Bumble (Harry Secombe), Oliver! Selling Oliver Twist to an undertaker (1968).
  • ''You overfed the boy, Ma'am. You raised an artificial spirit in the lad, unbecoming to his station on life. This would never have happened if you kept him on gruel.''
    Vernon Harris (c. 1910), British screenwriter. Bumble (Harry Secombe), Oliver! Explaining why Oliver Twist became difficult to handle at the funeral h...
  • ''I'm an orphan. I've come to London to make my fortune.''
    Vernon Harris (c. 1910), British screenwriter. Oliver Twist (Mark Lester), Oliver! (1968).
  • ''You see, my dear, it occurred to me that he'd make a delightful coffin follower. That, that expression of melancholy. It's very interesting, don't you think so, my love?''
    Vernon Harris (c. 1910), British screenwriter. Sowerberry (Leonard Rossiter), Oliver! Explaining why he bought Oliver Twist (1968).
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