Wrote (w/Charles MacArthur
) "The Front Page", performed at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England. Revival. Cast included Alun Armstrong
, Ian Gelder
, Martin Marquez, Hilton McRae, Adam Godley, Tim McMullan, Griff Rhys-Jones, Lizzy McInnerny, Ian Bartholomew, and Christopher Benjamin in the cast. Sam Mendes
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[on movie moguls, studio heads and New York senior executives who care about profits and nothing else] Most of them were nitwits on a par with the lowest run of politicians I had known as a reporter.
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...