"No Civil War movie ever made a dime," says writer Ben Hecht (David Manis), in response to the compulsive, near-psychotic desire of David O. Selznick (Dan Castellaneta) to produce "Gone With the…
Ben Hecht's pseudo-reminiscences of a cub reporter in 1910 Chicago emerges on the screen as a lushly staged, handsomely produced, largely unfunny comedy.
New version of the Ernest Hemingway World War I story conveys some of the Hemingway spirit that speaks of the futility of war and a desperate love that grips two strangers in its midst. But sweep and…
Story, by Ben Hecht [adapted by Victor Trivas, Frank P. Rosenberg and Robert E. Kent from the novel Night City by William Stuart], unwinds with a maximum of suspense and swiftly-paced action and is…
Ben Hecht is listed as producer and scripter of this original by Melville Crossman, which is usually Darryl Zanuck's nom de plume when screen-scripting.
A man loves 'em and leaves 'em but a woman carries the torch for an early romance down through the years. Proceeding on this premise Lydia displays the life span of a woman from 20 to 60, and her…
No doubt aiming to dodge the stigma of having His Girl Friday termed a remake, Columbia blithely skips a pertinent point in the credits by merely stating 'From a play by Ben Hecht and Charles…
"Wuthering Heights" will have to depend on class audiences. Its general sombreness and psychological tragedy is too heavy for general appeal. With that setup, and lacking socko marquee dressing…
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