Vernon Sylvaine

Vernon Sylvaine (1896–1957) was a British playwright and screenwriter. He is known for writing several popular stage farces. He began working in film in 1937 when his stage hit Aren't Men Beasts! was turned into a film of the same title starring Robertson Hare and Alfred Drayton. Hare and Drayton starred in two further adaptations of his plays A Spot of Bother (1938) and Women Aren't Angels (1943). He adapted his own play for the 1943 comedy-thriller Warn That Man [1] starring Gordon Harker, Basil Radford and Judy Kelly. His 1948 play One Wild Oat was turned into a 1951 film of the same title.

Vernon Sylvaine
Born9 August 1896
Died22 November 1957
Sussex, United Kingdom
Other namesWilliam Vernon Scotchburn
OccupationWriter

He was the father of the actress June Sylvaine.

Selected filmography

Selected plays

References

  1. Murphy p.309

Bibliography

  • Murphy, Robert. British Cinema and the Second World War. A&C Black, 2005.


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