Harry J. Essex
Date of Birth
Nov 29, 1910
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


A scriptwriter by the '40s, Harry J. Essex wrote such memorable '50s crime films as The Killer That Stalked New York, The Fat Man, and Kansas City Confidential, as well as two which he directed, I, the Jury and Mad at the World. He also scripted Jack Arnold's landmark science-fictioners It Came from Outer Space and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and several sturdy westerns, including...