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Ben Hecht

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Ben Hecht (I) (1894–1964)

Ben Hecht, one of Hollywood & Broadway's greatest writers, won an Oscar for best original story for La ley del hampa at the first Academy Awards in 1929 and had a hand in the writing of many classic films. He was nominated five more times for the best writing Oscar, winning (along with writing partner and friend Charles MacArthur... See full bio »


  (age 70) in New York City, New York, USA

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1995El sabor de la muerte (1947 screenplay)
1992Notorious (TV movie) (earlier screenplay / earlier story)
1988Interferencias (play "The Front Page")
1986Je hais les acteurs (based on the novel by)
1983El precio del poder (1932 screenplay - uncredited)
1982Spéciale dernière (TV movie) (play "The Front Page")
1974Primera plana (play)
1970The Front Page (TV movie) (play)
1969Los locos años de Chicago (novel)
1967Spéciale dernière (TV movie) (play)
1967Casino Royale (uncredited)
1964El fabuloso mundo del circo (screenplay)
1964Destry (TV series)
– Ride to Rio Verde (1964) (original screenplay)
19647 Faces of Dr. Lao (uncredited)
1963Reporter (TV movie)
1963Cleopatra (uncredited)
1962Rebelión a bordo (uncredited)
1962La gata negra (uncredited)
1960Alaska, tierra de oro (uncredited)
1959Goodyear Theatre (TV series)
– Hello, Charlie (1959) (adaptation / book "Charlie")
1959El capitán Jones (uncredited)
1959The Ten Commandments (TV movie)
1958The Gun Runners (uncredited)
1958La reina del espacio exterior (story "Queen of the Universe")
1958The Fiend Who Walked the West (1947 screenplay Kiss of Death)
1957Adiós a las armas (screenplay)
1956Nuestra señora de París (uncredited)
1956Faldas de acero (screenplay)
1956Trapecio (uncredited)
1956Ford Star Jubilee (TV series)
– Twentieth Century (1956) (play)
1956Milagro bajo la lluvia (novel / screenplay)
1955El proceso de Billy Mitchell (uncredited)
1955Pacto de honor (screenplay)
1955El hombre del brazo de oro (uncredited)
1955/IEllos y ellas (uncredited)
1952-1955TV de Vanguarda (TV series)
– A Flor Eterna (1955) (play)
– O Espectro da Rosa (1953) (story)
– Crime Sem Paixão (1952) (screenplay "Crime Without Passion")
1954Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV documentary)
1954Viviendo su vida (play "Hazel Flagg")
1953The Ford Television Theatre (TV series)
– The World's My Oyster (1953) (written by)
– Double Exposure (1953) (story)
1953Broadway Television Theatre (TV series)
– The Front Page (1953) (play)
– Twentieth Century (1953) (play)
1953Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City (TV series)
– Episode #1.7 (1953) (written by)
– Count Bruga (1953) (story)
– Miracle in the Rain (1953) (story)
– Episode #1.4 (1953) (story)
– Actor's Blood (1953) (story)
1953Estación Termini ( - uncredited / titles)
1952Cara de ángel (uncredited)
1952El fabuloso Andersen (uncredited)
1952Me siento rejuvenecer (screenplay)
1952Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (TV series)
– Double Exposure (1952) (story)
1952/ICuatro páginas de la vida (segment "Ransom of Red Chief" - uncredited)
1952/ICorazón salvaje (uncredited)
1949-1951Studio One (TV series)
– The Pink Hussar (1951) (story)
– Miracle in the Rain (1950) (story)
– Concerning a Woman of Sin (1949) (story)
– The Rival Dummy (1949) (story)
1951El secreto de Convict Lake (uncredited)
1951Extraños en un tren (uncredited)
1951El enigma... de otro mundo (uncredited)
1950The Billy Rose Show (TV series)
– The Murder Club (1950) (original story)
1950September Affair (uncredited)
1950Nube de sangre (uncredited)
1950Al borde del peligro (screenplay)
1950Perfect Strangers (play "Ladies and Gentlemen")
1949-1950The Front Page (TV series)
– Episode #1.18 (1950) (play / screenplay)
– Episode #1.17 (1950) (play / screenplay)
– Episode #1.16 (1950) (play / screenplay)
– Episode #1.15 (1950) (play / screenplay)
– Episode #1.14 (1949) (play / screenplay)
1949El inspector general (uncredited)
1949Vorágine (screenplay)
1949Roseanna McCoy (uncredited)
1949Amor en conserva (uncredited)
1949The Ford Theatre Hour (TV series)
– The Twentieth Century (1949) (play)
1949Big Jack (uncredited)
1949Actor's Studio (TV series)
– Concerning a Woman of Sin (1949) (story)
1948Jennie (uncredited)
1948Una vida marcada (uncredited)
1948La soga (uncredited)
1948The Front Page (TV movie) (play)
1948El milagro de las campanas (writer)
1947El proceso Paradine (additional dialogue - uncredited)
1947Persecución en la noche (screenplay)
1947El beso de la muerte (screenplay)
1947Pasión que redime (uncredited)
1946Duelo al sol (uncredited)
1946Encadenados (written by)
1946El espectro de la rosa (written by)
1946Gilda (uncredited)
1945Venganza (uncredited)
1945The Front Page (TV movie) (play)
1945Recuerda... (screen play)
1945Watchtower Over Tomorrow (short)
1944Náufragos (uncredited)
1943El forajido (uncredited)
1943Estambul (uncredited)
1942Infierno en la tierra (written by)
1942El cisne negro (screenplay)
1942Seis destinos
1942Diez héroes de West Point (uncredited)
1942Roxie Hart (uncredited)
1941Lydia (screenplay and dialogue)
1941The Mad Doctor (uncredited)
1940Camarada X (screenplay)
1940Al fin solos (uncredited)
1940Angels Over Broadway (written by)
1940Enviado especial (uncredited)
1940Esta mujer es mía (uncredited)
1940El Bazar de las sorpresas (uncredited)
1940Luna nueva (play "The Front Page")
1939Lo que el viento se llevó (contributing writer - uncredited)
1939Lady of the Tropics (screenplay)
1939Some Like It Hot (play "The Great Magoo")
1939En este mundo traidor (screenplay / story)
1939Cumbres borrascosas (screenplay)
1939Let Freedom Ring (original story and screenplay)
1939La diligencia (uncredited)
1939Gunga Din (story)
1938Ángeles con caras sucias (uncredited)
1938Así nace una fantasía (story and screenplay)
1937La reina de Nueva York (screen play)
1937Huracán sobre la isla (uncredited)
1937El prisionero de Zenda (uncredited)
1937Quien conquista es la mujer (contributing writer - uncredited / unconfirmed)
1937King of Gamblers (uncredited)
1937Ha nacido una estrella (contributing writer - uncredited)
1936Soak the Rich
1935Spring Tonic (play)
1935The Scoundrel (story)
1935The Florentine Dagger (novel)
1934The President Vanishes (uncredited)
1934Crime Without Passion (screenplay / story "Caballero of the Law")
1934Shoot the Works (play)
1934La comedia de la vida (play - uncredited / screenplay)
1934Upperworld (story)
1934Viva Villa (screenplay)
1934Deslices (uncredited)
1933Una mujer para dos (screenplay)
1933La reina Cristina de Suecia (uncredited)
1933Turn Back the Clock (screenplay)
1933Soy un vagabundo (story)
1932Rasputin y la zarina (uncredited)
1932Back Street (uncredited)
1932A todo gas (uncredited)
1932Scarface, el terror del hampa (screenplay)
1932The Beast of the City (uncredited)
1931El paraíso del mal (novel / screenplay)
1931The Sin of Madelon Claudet (uncredited)
1931Pistoleros de agua dulce (story - uncredited)
1931Homicide Squad (uncredited)
1931Quick Millions (uncredited)
1931Un gran reportaje (play)
1930Le spectre vert (story)
1930Roadhouse Nights (story)
1930Street of Chance (uncredited)
1929The Unholy Night (story)
1929El otro yo (story "The Rival Dummy")
1928Cuidado, peatones (story)
1927La presumida (uncredited)
1927La ley del hampa (story)
1926The New Klondike (uncredited)
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 (1928) Stage: Wrote (w/Charles MacArthur) "The Front Page", produced onBroadway. Comedy. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Times Square Theatre: 14 Aug 1928-Apr 1929 (closing date unknown/276 performances). Cast: Walter Baldwin (as "Bensinger, of The Tribune"), George Barbier (as "The Mayor"), Violet Barney, Eduardo Ciannelli (as "Diamond Louis"), Frank Conlan, Claude Cooper, Jessie Crommette, Matthew Crowley, Larry Doyle, George Fleming, William Foran (as "McCue, City Press"), Frances Fuller, Allen Jenkins (as "Endicott, of The Post"), George Leach, Osgood Perkins (as "Walter Burns"), Willard RobertsonJoseph Calleia (as "Kruger, of The Journal of Commerce"), Dorothy Stickney (as "Mollie Malloy"), Lee Tracy (as "Hildy Johnson, of The Herald Examiner"), Carrie Weller, Gene West, Jay Wilson, Vincent York (as "Wilson, of The American"), Tammany Young (as "Schwartz, of The Daily News"). Produced by Jed Harris. NOTE: Filmed as Un gran reportajePrimera planaLuna nuevaSee more »

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 Hollywood is to sex what the major leagues are to baseball. The glamorous Hollywood figures perform in a sort of World Series sex math. See more »


 Before working as a script writer, he was a crime reporter and columnist in Chicago.See more »

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