Joyful Amorality: Films written by Ben Hecht

Talented screenwriters, like the best directors, put their own stylistic fingerprints onto the films they make. And few did it as well as former Chicago newspaperman Ben Hecht. At his best, Hecht's pre-war work showed a playful approach to ethics. Many of his protagonists, such as Paul Muni's gang leader in the original Scarface, appear … Continue reading Joyful Amorality: Films written by Ben Hecht