Ben Hecht, 1894–1964, Writer, Journalist & Screen Writer, Screenplay for Ben Hur
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Ben Hecht was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films.