Ben Hecht

Biography

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 credi...

74 titles Writing Directing Acting

5.9

Switching Channels

1988 · Writer

7.3

The Front Page

1974 · Theatre Play

5.5

Gaily, Gaily

1969 · Novel

7.3

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

1964 · Writer

6.2

Circus World

1964 · Screenplay

6.3

Billy Rose's Jumbo

1962 · Theatre Play

7.0

North to Alaska

1960 · Screenplay

4.6

Queen of Outer Space

1958 · Story

6.5

The Fiend Who Walked The West

1958 · Writer

6.1

Legend of the Lost

1957 · Writer

5.3

The Iron Petticoat

1957 · Screenplay

5.9

A Farewell to Arms

1957 · Screenplay

6.9

Trapeze

1956 · Writer

7.2

Miracle in the Rain

1956 · Screenplay, Novel

6.4

The Indian Fighter

1955 · Screenplay

7.5

The Man with the Golden Arm

1955 · Screenplay

6.7

Ulysses Ulisse

1954 · Writer

7.0

Monkey Business

1952 · Screenplay

8.0

Strangers on a Train

1951 · Screenplay

6.9

The Secret of Convict Lake

1951 · Writer

6.0

Perfect Strangers

1950 · Theatre Play

7.6

Where the Sidewalk Ends

1950 · Screenplay

6.5

Edge of Doom

1950 · Writer

6.9

Whirlpool

1949 · Screenplay

8.0

Rope

1948 · Writer

6.7

The Miracle of the Bells

1948 · Screenplay

6.1

Her Husband's Affairs

1947 · Writer

6.6

Dishonored Lady

1947 · Writer

7.5

Kiss of Death

1947 · Screenplay

7.3

Ride the Pink Horse

1947 · Screenplay

5.9

Specter of the Rose

1946 · Writer

8.0

Notorious

1946 · Screenplay

7.6

Spellbound

1945 · Screenplay

7.8

Lifeboat

1944 · Screenplay

5.5

The Outlaw

1943 · Screenplay

6.6

Journey Into Fear

1943 · Screenplay

7.4

Tales of Manhattan

1942 · Writer

6.9

The Black Swan

1942 · Screenplay

6.3

China Girl

1942 · Screenplay

6.5

Lydia

1941 · Screenplay

6.7

Angels Over Broadway

1940 · Writer

8.0

His Girl Friday

1940 · Screenplay, Theatre Play

6.4

I Take This Woman

1940 · Writer

8.1

The Shop Around the Corner

1940 · Screenplay

6.6

Comrade X

1940 · Screenplay

8.2

Gone with the Wind

1939 · Writer

7.5

Gunga Din

1939 · Story

7.9

Stagecoach

1939 · Writer

6.8

Some Like It Hot

1939 · Theatre Play

6.1

Lady of the Tropics

1939 · Screenplay

7.7

Wuthering Heights

1939 · Screenplay

7.1

It's a Wonderful World

1939 · Screenplay, Story

6.4

Let Freedom Ring

1939 · Screenplay, Story

5.4

The Goldwyn Follies

1938 · Screenplay, Story

7.6

A Star Is Born

1937 · Writer

7.3

Nothing Sacred

1937 · Screenplay

6.0

The Florentine Dagger

1935 · Novel

6.6

The Scoundrel

1935 · Story

6.8

Barbary Coast

1935 · Writer

6.5

Upper World

1934 · Story

7.0

Shoot the Works

1934 · Theatre Play

7.2

Crime Without Passion

1934 · Screenplay

6.4

The President Vanishes

1934 · Writer

7.8

Twentieth Century

1934 · Screenplay

6.5

Viva Villa!

1934 · Screenplay

6.9

Topaze

1933 · Screenplay

6.8

Turn Back the Clock

1933 · Screenplay

7.0

Hallelujah I'm a Bum

1933 · Story

7.6

Design for Living

1933 · Screenplay

7.1

Million Dollar Legs

1932 · Writer

7.8

Scarface

1932 · Screenplay

6.8

The Front Page

1931 · Writer

6.0

The Unholy Garden

1931 · Screenplay, Dialogue

6.9

Street of Chance

1930 · Writer

6.6

Roadhouse Nights

1930 · Story

5.9

The Unholy Night

1929 · Story

7.7

Underworld

1927 · Story

5 titles Writing Directing Acting

5.5

Actors and Sin

1952 · Director

5.9

Specter of the Rose

1946 · Director

6.7

Angels Over Broadway

1940 · Director

6.6

The Scoundrel

1935 · Director

7.2

Crime Without Passion

1934 · Director

2 titles Writing Directing Acting

6.7

Angels Over Broadway

1940 · Man in Night Court

6.6

The Scoundrel

1935 · Flop House Bum