Quotation by Ben Hecht

Hm, the beacon of the press. In the hell to which all journalists must descend when they die, Mr. Wiggam, we shall sit at red hot desks with quills of fire in our hand and spend eternity on eternity writing about the salubrious weather of that region. Let us serve our apprenticeship here thoroughly and intelligently.
Ben Hecht (1893–1964), U.S. writer, screenwriter, Charles Macarthur U.S., screenwriter, Edward Chodorov U.S., screenwiter, and Howard Hawks. Colonel Cobb (Frank Craven), Barbary Coast, Having given in to pressure not to expose Louis Chamalis' (Edward G. Robinson) illegal activities, newspaper editor Cobb sarcastically comments on the role of the press. (1935).
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