Garrett Elsden Fort
American screenwriter Garrett Fort started out around 1927, contributing to such silent productions as White Gold. Fort's first talkie effort was the ground-breaking Rouben Mamoulien production Applause (1929). Many of his 1930s projects were in the horror/melodrama category, notably Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Dracula's Daughter (1936) and The Devil Doll (1936). In these efforts, as well as his 1941 thriller Among the Living, Fort was adept at alternating horrific highlights with bits of unexpected humor. Other Garrett Fort credits of note include The Lost Patrol (1934), Panama Lady (1939), The Mark of Zorro (1940) and Blood on the Sun (1945).
~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide