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Harry Essex (1910–1997)

New York-born Harry Essex planned on a writing career throughout his young life. Among his first jobs were stints on the New York newspapers "The Daily Mirror" and "The Brooklyn Eagle", short stories for "Collier's" and "The Saturday Evening Post" and even a Broadway play titled "Something for Nothing" (which Essex later called "a resounding ... See full bio »

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 1996 It Came from Outer Space II (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay)
 1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (writer)
 1972 The Cremators (screenplay)
 1971 Octaman (written by)
 1971 Man and Boy
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Moving Finger (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder (screenplay)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Nobody Will Ever Know (1965) ... (teleplay)
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- 5: The Conclusion (1963) ... (writer)
- 5: Part 4 (1963) ... (writer)
- 5: Part 3 (1963) ... (writer)
- 5: Part 2 (1963) ... (writer)
- 5: Part 1 (1963) ... (writer)
  Target: The Corruptors (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1962)
- Yankee Dollar (1962) ... (writer)
- My Native Land (1962) ... (teleplay)
- Babes in Wall Street (1962) ... (teleplay)
- Play It Blue (1962) ... (writer)
- Prison Empire (1961) ... (writer)
  The Untouchables (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (written by - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Lily Dallas Story (1961) ... (story)
- The Larry Fay Story (1960) ... (written by)
- Nicky (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Jack 'Legs' Diamond (1960) ... (story)
- The Frank Nitti Story (1960) ... (story)
 1959-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Cattle and Cane (1960) ... (written by)
- Bat Plays a Dead Man's Hand (1959) ... (written by)
- Lady Luck (1959) ... (written by)
- Incident in Leadville (1959) ... (written by)
 1956 Raw Edge
 1955 Teen-Age Crime Wave (screenplay)
 1954 Dragnet (screenplay - uncredited)
 1954 Southwest Passage (idea) / (screenplay)
 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon (screenplay)
 1953 I, the Jury (writer)
 1953 Devil's Canyon (adaptation)
 1953 It Came from Outer Space (screenplay)
 1953 The 49th Man (screenplay)
 1952 Kansas City Confidential (screenplay)
 1952 Models Inc. (screenplay)
 1952 The Las Vegas Story (screenplay)
 1951 The Fat Man (screenplay)
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York (adaptation and screenplay)
 1950 Wyoming Mail (screenplay)
 1948 He Walked by Night (additional dialogue)
 1948 Bodyguard (screenplay)
 1947 Dragnet (screenplay)
 1947 Desperate (screenplay)
 1946 Boston Blackie and the Law (original screenplay - as Harry J. Essex)
 1946 Dangerous Business (play "Corpus Delecti" - as Harry J. Essex)
 1941 Man Made Monster (story "The Electric Man" - as H.J. Essex)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Something for Nothing", produced on Broadway.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

H.J. Essex | Harry J. Essex

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army Signal Corps on 28 November 1942 during World War II.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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