Quotation by Ben Hecht

Mr. Wiggam, I want you to change the policy of The Clarion. I want you to write a story I should have written myself long ago. I want you to tell the people of San Francisco that no city can exist without law and order. Write a story about that flag, write about what verifies and brings a promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There are some people in this town who don't seem to know that. Let The Clarion tell them.
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, as he lay dying, having been shot by one of Louis Chamalis' (Edward G. Robinson) men (1935).
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