Ben Hecht Movies List

Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht
28-02-1894
New York City, New York, USA
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The Great Gabbo

Ben Hecht Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 61 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 61 movies
Switching Channels
Switching Channels ( English )
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 05-03-1988
The Front Page
The Front Page ( English )
Director: Billy Wilder
Music Director: Robert Martin , Robert L. Hoyt
Release date: 01-12-1974
Gaily, Gaily
Gaily, Gaily ( English )
Artist: Melina Mercouri , Brian Keith , George Kennedy , Hume Cronyn , Margot Kidder
Director: Norman Jewison
Release date: 16-12-1969
Circus World
Circus World ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Claudia Cardinale , Rita Hayworth , Lloyd Nolan , Richard Conte
Music Director: Dimitri Tiomkin
Release date: 25-06-1964
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
7 Faces of Dr. Lao ( English )
Director: Kevin Tate
Release date: 18-03-1964
Billy Rose's Jumbo
Billy Rose's Jumbo ( English )
Artist: Doris Day , Stephen Boyd , Jimmy Durante , Martha Raye , Dean Jagger
Director: Charles Walters
Release date: 06-12-1962
North to Alaska
North to Alaska ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Stewart Granger , Ernie Kovacs , Fabian , Capucine
Director: Henry Hathaway
Music Director: Lionel Newman
Release date: 07-11-1960
Queen of Outer Space
Queen of Outer Space ( English )
Director: Edward Bernds
Music Director: Marlin Skiles
Release date: 08-09-1958
Legend of the Lost
Legend of the Lost ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Sophia Loren , Rossano Brazzi , Kurt Kasznar , Ibrahim El Hadish
Director: Henry Hathaway
Music Director: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Release date: 17-12-1957
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Showing 1 to 10 of 61 movies

Ben Hecht Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ben Hecht (/hɛkt/; February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films. At the age of 16, Hecht ran away to Chicago, where, in his own words, he "haunted streets, whorehouses, police stations, courtrooms, theater stages, jails, saloons, slums, madhouses, fires, murders, riots, banquet halls, and bookshops". In the 1910s and early 1920s, Hecht became a noted journalist, foreign correspondent, and literary figure. In the 1920s, his co-authored, reporter-themed play, The Front Page, became a Broadway hit. The Dictionary of Literary Biography - American Screenwriters calls him "one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of motion pictures". Hecht received the first Academy Award for Original Screenplay for Underworld (1927). Many of the screenplays he worked on are now considered classics. He also provided story ideas for such films as Stagecoach (1939). Film historian Richard Corliss called him "the Hollywood screenwriter", someone who "personified Hollywood itself". In 1940, he wrote, produced, and directed Angels Over Broadway, which was nominated for Best Screenplay. In total, six of his movie screenplays were nominated for Academy Awards, with two winning. He became an active Zionist shortly before the Holocaust began in Germany, and wrote articles and plays about the plight of European Jews, such as We Will Never Die in 1943 and A Flag is Born in 1946. Of his seventy to ninety screenplays, he wrote many anonymously to avoid the British boycott of his work in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The boycott was a response to Hecht's active support of paramilitary action against British forces in Palestine and sabotaging British property there (see below), during which time a supply ship to Palestine was named the S. S. Ben Hecht. According to his autobiography, he never spent more than eight weeks on a script. In 1983, 19 years after his death, Ben Hecht was posthumously inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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