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Ben Hecht



Hecht began writing for films in the late '20s, and over the next four decades worked on scripts for such notable directors as Lewis Milestone (Hallelujah, I'm a Bum), Ernst Lubitsch (Design for Living), Howard Hawks (Barbary Coast, Monkey Business), William A. Wellman (Nothing Sacred), George Stevens (Gunga Din), William Wyler (Wuthering Heights), Alfred Hitchcock (Spellbound, Notorious), Henry Hathaway (Kiss of Death, Circus World), and Otto Preminger (Whirlpool, Where the Sidewalk Ends). In collaboration with Charles MacArthur, Hecht wrote several notable plays, including The Front Page and Twentieth Century; the two also co-wrote and co-directed the films Crime Without Passion, The Scoundrel, Once in a Blue Moon, and Soak the Rich. Lee Garmes lensed and served as associate director on the first two films; he also shot and co-directed with Hecht Angels Over Broadway and Actors and Sin. Hecht also directed the ballet drama Specter of the Rose, and produced or co-produced all the films he directed; he also produced Ten Gentlemen from West Point and China Girl.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% Gaily, Gaily
  • Screenwriter
1969
29% Casino Royale
  • Screenwriter
1967
40% Circus World
  • Screenwriter
1964
No Score Yet The Fiend Who Walked the West
  • Screenwriter
1958
No Score Yet Legend of the Lost
  • Screenwriter
1957
0% A Farewell To Arms
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet The Iron Petticoat
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet The Indian Fighter
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet Ulysses
  • Screenwriter
1954
88% Monkey Business
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Actors and Sin
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Screenwriter
1950
100% Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Screenwriter
1950
No Score Yet Westinghouse Studio One - "Miracle in the Rain"
  • Screenwriter
1950
90% Whirlpool
  • Screenwriter
1949
97% Rope
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Screenwriter
1947
86% Kiss of Death
  • Screenwriter
1947
100% Ride the Pink Horse
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet Specter of the Rose
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1946
97% Notorious
  • Screenwriter
1946
83% Spellbound
  • Screenwriter
1945
80% The Black Swan
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Comrade X
  • Screenwriter
1940
60% Angels over Broadway
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Lady of the Tropics
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet It's a Wonderful World
  • Screenwriter
1939
100% Wuthering Heights
  • Screenwriter
1939
100% Stagecoach
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet The Goldwyn Follies
  • Screenwriter
1938
100% Nothing Sacred
  • Screenwriter
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Screenwriter
1937
100% Barbary Coast
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet The Scoundrel
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1935
No Score Yet Crime Without Passion
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Reporter
1934
88% Twentieth Century
  • Screenwriter
1934
80% Viva Villa!
  • Screenwriter
1934
75% Design for Living
  • Screenwriter
1933
100% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Topaze
  • Screenwriter
1933
100% Scarface
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet The Unholy Garden
  • Screenwriter
1931
91% The Front Page
  • Screenwriter
1931
67% The Great Gabbo
  • Screenwriter
1929

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Eddie Bernero

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