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    Howard Hughes signed Caddo Company contract hiring writer Ben Hecht for Scarface, countersigned by Hecht. (Caddo Company, 1932) 2-page 8.5 x 11 in. contract, dated April 28, 1931, securing the services of Hecht for "writing of the dialogue for the motion picture produced under the title, 'Scarface'". Signed "Howard R, Hughes" and countersigned "Ben Hecht". Hecht loosely based the screenplay on the 1929 novel Armitage Trail, which was inspired by Al Capone. This pre-code gangster film directed by Howard Hughes set the standard for the genre and is considered among the most significant films of the era. Exhibiting usual folds with staple and punch holes at top. From the personal collection of Howard Hughes.

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