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Vernon Harris

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Vernon Harris (26 February 1905, Folkestone – February 1999, Surrey) was a British screenwriter. He often worked with the film director Lewis Gilbert.[1] Harris was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his script for film Oliver! (1968). [2]

He also worked extensively for radio at the BBC, notably on PC49 and Band Waggon.[3][4]



As script editor

Storyboard artist


Radio Writer


  1. ^ "Lewis Gilbert obituary: director who entertained Britain for decades | Sight & Sound". British Film Institute.
  2. ^ 'Friends' Together Again Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 7 Aug 1974: f16.
  3. ^ CRIME DOES PAY: --for Alan Stranks, the writer who created radio's famous characters P.-c. 49 and Flint of the Flying Squad Shirley Long, H W. Answers; London Vol. 122, Iss. 3164, (Dec 20, 1952): 6.
  4. ^ "Vernon Gilbert Harris | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
  5. ^ "Film in 1959 | BAFTA Awards".
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