Wrote / directed "Lily of the Valley", produced on Broadway. Scenic Design / Lighting Design by Harry Horner
. Windsor Theatre: 26 Jan 1942-31 Jan 1942 (8 performances). Cast: Katharine Bard (as "Frances"), Clay Clement
(as "Lt. Balboa"), Edmund Dorsey (as "Smaley"), Minnie Dupree
(as "Emma Jolonick"), David Hoffman (as "Willie"...
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Did You Know?
The job of turning good writers into movie hacks is the producer's chief task.
Hecht wrote Scarface
(1932), a thinly disguised biography of Chicago gangster Al Capone
. After the script had been finished, but before shooting had begun, Hecht was in his Hollywood hotel room when he was "visited" by two of Capone's gunmen, who had somehow managed to obtain a copy of the script and wanted to "discuss" its portrayal of their boss. A nervous Hecht told them that the only thing it...