Quotation by Ben Hecht

There they are at last, Miss Rutledge. The will-o-the-wisps with plagues of fortune. San Francisco, the latest newborn of a great republic.
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, speaking to Swan/Mary Rutledge (Miriam Hopkins) as their ship arrives in San Francisco (1935).
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