The Great Magoo. Drama. Written by Ben Hecht
and Gene Fowler
. Directed by George Abbott
. Selwyn Theatre: 2 Dec 1932- Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/11 performances). Cast: Violet Barney (as "Dowager/La Sylphe"), Eddie Bergman (as "Weber's Band"), John Butler (as "Leo McCafferty"), Muriel Campbell (as "Pauline"), Claire Carleton
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There are millions of Americans who belong by nature in movie theaters as they belong at political rallies or in fortuneteller parlors and on the shoot-the-chutes. To these millions the movies are a sort of boon--a gaudier version of religion. All the parables of right living are paraded before them tricked out in gang feuds, earthquakes and a thousand and one near rapes. The move from cheap ...
If uncredited work is included, he is the best represented screenwriter in the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider). The films credited to Hecht on the list are Scarface
(1932), Gunga Din
(1939), Wuthering Heights
(1939), His Girl Friday
(1940) (his credit is for writing the original "The Front Page"), Spellbound
(1945) and Notorious