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Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht (/ˈhɛkt/ HEKT; 1894–1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, and novelist. Called "the Shakespeare of Hollywood", he received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films and as a prolific storyteller, authored thirty-five books and created some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. Film historian Richard Corliss called him "the" Hollywood screenwriter, someone who "personified Hollywood itself." The Dictionary of Literary Biography - American Screenwriters calls him "one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of motion pictures."

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    What’re you always trying to push me in the gutter for, Dixon? I got as much right on the sidewalk as you have. Don’t talk to me about “rights.” You’re a hood and a murderer.
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    When long ago I saw her ride
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    an endless wind
    Whips at the headstones of the dead and wails
    In the trees for all who have and have not sinned.
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