Tales of Manhattan Script

Year:1942
Director:Julien Duvivier
Written by:Henry Blankfort (Writer), Alan Campbell (Writer), Ladislas Fodor (Writer), László Görög (Writer), Ben Hecht (Writer), Samuel Hoffenstein (Writer), Ferenc Molnár (Writer), Donald Ogden Stewart (Writer), Lamar Trotti (Writer), László Vadnay (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.
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Gone with the Wind Script

Year:1939
Director:Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
Written by:Margaret Mitchell (Novel), Sidney Howard (Screenplay), Oliver H.P. Garrett (Writer), Ben Hecht (Writer), Jo Swerling (Writer), John Van Druten (Writer)

Script Synopsis:An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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Nothing Sacred Script

Year:1937
Director:William A. Wellman
Written by:James H. Street (Original Story), Ben Hecht (Screenplay), Ring Lardner, Jr. (Writer), Budd Schulberg (Writer)

Script Synopsis:The hotshot newspaper reporter Wallace Cook (Fredric March) tries to get in the good graces of his boss, Oliver Stone (Walter Connolly) by exploiting the "imminent" death of an ailing young woman, Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard). By way of newsprint the doomed young lady becomes the toast of New York City until her health situation is revealed as a hoax.
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The Black Swan Script

Year:1942
Director:Henry King
Written by:Ben Hecht (Screenplay), Seton I. Miller (Screenplay), Rafael Sabatini (Novel)

Script Synopsis:When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.
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Spellbound Script

Year:1945
Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Written by:Ben Hecht (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.
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The Front Page Script

Year:1974
Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Ben Hecht (Theatre Play), Charles MacArthur (Theatre Play), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The Front Page is a comedy from director Billy Wilder from 1974 starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Susan Sarandon. A journalist named Johnson is suffering from burn-out and wants to finally say goodbye to his office except for the fact that his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
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Switching Channels Script

Year:1988
Director:Ted Kotcheff
Written by:Ben Hecht (Writer), Charles MacArthur (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Sully is the producer of a cable news network program. Christy is his ex-wife and best reporter. Her desire to quit the news business and marry Blaine, a sporting goods manufacturer comes as an innocent man is about to be executed. Sully's attempts to keep her in town and break up her upcoming marriage happen against the backdrop of a botched execution, a prison break and a possible pardon.
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His Girl Friday

Year:1940
Director:Howard Hawks
Written by:Ben Hecht (Theatre Play), Charles MacArthur (Theatre Play), Charles Lederer (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Hildy Johnson has divorced Walter Burns and visits his office to tell him that she is engaged to another man and that they are going to get married the day after. Walter Burns can't let that happen and frames the other man, Bruce Baldwin, for a lot of stuff getting him into trouble all the time, while he tries to steer Hildy back into her old job as his employee (editor of his newspaper).
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The Thing From Another World

Year:1951
Director:Howard Hawks, Christian Nyby
Written by:Howard Hawks (Screenplay), Charles Lederer (Screenplay), Ben Hecht (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
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7 Faces of Dr. Lao

Year:1964
Director:George Pal
Written by:Charles Beaumont (Screenplay), Charles G. Finney (Writer), Ben Hecht (Writer)

Script Synopsis:An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.
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