Hecht, Ben 1894-1964
Most widely held works about Ben Hecht
Most widely held works by Ben Hecht
Notorious ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he has loved her all along.
A child of the century by Ben Hecht ( Book )
43 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Scarface ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the prohibition era. This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow."--Container.
Wuthering Heights ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 857 libraries worldwide
"Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon and David Niven star in this internationally-acclaimed masterpiece based on Emily Brontë's classic story of passion, hatred and revenge. Olivier and Oberon are brilliant as Heathcliff and Cathy, whose tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar (David Niven). Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax."--Jacket.
Erik Dorn, a novel by Ben Hecht ( Book )
20 editions published between 1921 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Portrays the successful but empty life of a brilliant journalist.
The front page by Ben Hecht ( Book )
34 editions published between 1928 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
When troubled beauty Alicia Huberman is recruited by American agent T.R. Devlin to infiltrate a German spy ring in postwar Rio, she accepts. When she receives orders to seduce a Nazi kingpin, Alicia must sacrifice the only happiness she's ever known for a perilous mission that could ultimately cost her and Devlin their lives.
Gunga Din ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Three English soldier comrades battle the punjabs in India while accompanied by their lowly water-bearer Gunga Din, who longs to be a fighter himself.
Spellbound ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 721 libraries worldwide
A psychologist falls for a suspect in a murder, which she tries to solve by unlocking the clues hidden in his mind.
Charlie; the improbable life and times of Charles MacArthur by Ben Hecht ( Book )
4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Gaily, gaily by Ben Hecht ( Book )
11 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Letters from Bohemia by Ben Hecht ( Book )
6 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Memoir of some men of his generation: Sherwood Anderson, H. L. Mencken, Gene Fowler, Charles MacArthur, and others.
A guide for the bedevilled by Ben Hecht ( Book )
12 editions published between 1943 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Monkey business ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
A chemist discovers a potent rejuvenation drug that restores youth but with some hilarious results.
Wuthering Heights ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 445 libraries worldwide
The story of the impact of the abused waif, Heathcliff, on two Yorkshire families, the Earnshaws and Lintons, at the close of the 18th century. When Heathcliff loses Cathy Earnshaw, the woman he obsessively loves, to the wealthy but inferior Edgar Linton, he plans a savage retaliation upon both families, extending into the second generation.
A thousand and one afternoons in Chicago by Ben Hecht ( Book )
32 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 402 libraries worldwide
In 1921, Ben Hecht wrote a column for the Chicago Daily News that his editor called "journalism extraordinary; journalism that invaded the realm of literature." Hecht's collection of sixty-four of these pieces, illustrated with striking pen drawings by Herman Rosse, is a timeless caricature of urban American life in the jazz age, updated with a new Introduction for the twenty-first century. From the glittering opulence of Michigan Avenue to the darkest ruminations of an escaped convict, from captains of industry to immigrant day laborers, Hecht captures 1920s Chicago in all its furor, intensity, and absurdity.
Nothing sacred ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
A young woman diagnosed with "radium poisoning" is given a last fling in New York City for two weeks, but it all turns into a publicity hoax.
Twentieth century ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
A temperamental Broadway producer trains an untutored actress, but when she becomes a star, she proves a match for him.
A farewell to arms ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and French and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Romance of an American ambulance driver wounded in World War I who falls in love with his nurse.
Perfidy by Ben Hecht ( Book )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in English and Hebrew and held by 379 libraries worldwide
In an account of the Kastner Greenwald trial, the author condemns what he feels were perfidious compromises in the establishment of Israel.
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Hekhṭ, Ben, 1894-1964
הכט, בן, 1894-1964
העכט, בען, 1894-1964הכט, בן
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