Vernon Harris's talent for screenwriting gave him a Hollywood career. With such film writing credits as the crime thriller "The Good Die Young" (1954) with Laurence Harvey and "Albert R.N." (1955), Harris was an established screenwriter. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "Three Men in a Boat" in 1956. He continued his focus on film through the fifties and the sixties, penning the scripts for the comedy adaptation "The Admirable Crichton" (1957) with Kenneth More, "A Cry From the Streets" (1958) with Max Bygraves and the Virginia McKenna dramatic adaptation "Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958). He also appeared in the Curt Jurgens adventure "Ferry to Hong Kong" (1959) and "Almost Angels" (1962) with Peter Weck. He followed this recognition with scripts for "Friends" (1971) and the Anicee Alvina romance sequel "Paul et Michelle" (1974). Harris last edited the comedic adaptation "Shirley Valentine" (1989) with Pauline Collins.