Quotation by Ben Hecht

I spent my life mixin' with your breed, and I don't like it. Get me. You can hide behind a lot of red tape, crooked lawyers and politicians with the gimmes, writs of habeas corpus, witnesses that don't remember overnight, but we'll get through to you, just like we got all the rest.
Ben Hecht (1893–1964), U.S. writer, screenwriter, Seton I. Miller, screenwriter, John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, and W.R. Burnett, screenwriter. Chief Detective (Edwin Maxwell), Scarface, scornful warning to gangster Tony Camonte (Paul Muni), as he is about to be released from jail on a writ of habeas corpus (1932).

Additional author Howard Hawks.
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