May 01, 2017

Great Screenwriters #1: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)

Despite having watched thousands of great movies and discovering and reading about several film-makers from around the world, my knowledge of screenwriters and their respective filmographies remains non-existent. This series is an attempt to correct this.

BEN HECHT (1894-1964)

Six Oscar nominations. Two wins.

Ben Hecht contributed as a writer to several legendary American classics. His contribution ranged from working as a story-writer, screenplay-writer, and a contributing writer including several uncredited work.

Movies I have watched: Scarface (1932), Nothing Sacred (1937), Gunga Din (1939), Stagecoach (1939), Wuthering Heights (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Rope (1948) and Strangers on a Train (1951).

Notable movies I should watch: Underworld (1927), The Front Page (1931), Viva Villa! (1934), Twentieth Century (1934), The Scoundrel (1935), Angels Over Broadway (1940), Kiss of Death (1947), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) and Monkey Business (1952).


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